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Why is this question about creating a second instagram account off topic?

How can I create a second instagram account? The question clearly requires some operation in Android, either setting up new android profiles, or using a particular software. Is questions about ...
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Android Enthusiast or Super User: Android device to boot an ISO file on Windows suite

I have a question regarding to boot an ISO file from an Android device. The boot is to be done for Windows 8.1. So is this question suited here or on Super User?
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Please help reword my OS upgrade question such that it can be reopened

I've attempted to reword this question several times to make it on-topic, but the moderators keep rejecting my flags for re-opening. Please help me re-word the question such that it is on-topic. ...
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Is it justifiable to tag a moderator in the comment on an asker's question?

I came across this question on AE here which explicitly doesn't involve anything related to Android. Its all about creating a wifi hotspot on a Linux machine where a command didn't work for him. I ...
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What about a sort button?

As I login to Android Enthusiasts Stack Exchange, I browse through the list of newest questions. Some are answered, some are unanswered, some are put on hold, some are duplicate ... and I look up, and ...
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Is asking requirements for a specific Android-related thing off-topic?

If any user asks for the requirements of any specific thing (like requiring a newer kernel version for installing Android Lollipop), is it off-topic? The user is just asking the requirements, not the ...
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Major design updates are now live!

Today we moved the site's CSS to a newly refactored LESS system so that it's easier for us to fix SE network CSS bugs globally and launch new features in the future! The updates also allow us to use ...
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Questions about Android Accessories on topic?

I have a troubleshooting questions for a smart bracelet I've purchased, and would like to ask here. I don't see in the Tour that it's strictly on or off topic. The device interfaces directly with my ...
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Redundancy in Motorola tag names

I've seen tags like motorola-moto-g. What's the point in redundantly prefixing motorola- there? Moto is just an abbreviation of Motorola.
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Looking for your thoughts on this usage of the DroidExplorer tag

I am releasing a new version of my application Droid Explorer. With this new release, I have incorporated the use of the droidexplorer tag. Right from the title bar of the application, users that are ...
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Can we ask for genuine reviews of an Android Phone here?

Currently I am using Google's Android One device and I am about to purchase a new Smart phone soon. I was researching on the options available and noticed that some online retailers have fake ...
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Shall we really close questions on permission meanings as duplicates to the “general list”?

I've just noticed What is the Android Permission “WRITE_GSERVICES” doing? with a long discussion in its comments whether it should have been closed. True, there is a "general list" in What do android ...
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Should we keep or delete or keep this answer?

While reviewing, I came across this answer as a late answer. Even if the question does not answer the OP's question directly, it provides some clear and detailed insight on the question on hand. If ...
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Should we have a canonical question for retrieving data from devices with broken screens?

Lately I have noticed a TON of these questions. It seems to me that the process is basically the same for any device —use ADB to pull files, or install a custom recovery and do a Nandroid ...
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Why did my question on Google Play Games get closed?

I asked a question on Google Play Games, which is an Android application. It got closed as off-topic. https://android.stackexchange.com/help/on-topic says that "Using a particular app on your Android ...
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Explanation of different flag types

We just got some flags on this "answer": sáng sadsadsadsafsafsafsafsafsafsafsafsa There were 6 flags, of all types. Some of the wrong ones were from longtime users who ought to know by now what ...
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Merge “cifs” and “smb” tags

cifs x7 and smb x1. They are the same thing. When people use either SMB or CIFS, are talking about the same exact thing. The two are interchangeable not only in discussion, but also in ...
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Community Promotion Ads - 2015

The dawn of a new year, 2015, now approaches, or has already approached, either way it means that it is now time to reset our Community Promotion Ads! What are Community Promotion Ads? Community ...
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Merge the “volume” and “volume-control” – or eliminate the ambiguity?

I've just discovered we've got another pair of obviously very similar or even duplicate tags: volume (×30): "For questions related to volume control (audio). Do not confuse it with disk volumes....
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Can I ask questions like “How to do X in application Y”?

For example I want to ask the following question: How to move items up and down in a Winamp playlist?
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Split up the Moto X tags?

It's recently come to my attention that there are two different generations of the Moto X, thanks to TomG's suggested edit. I would assume that these devices are pretty different. Should we split ...
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What should we do with answers that specify directions for a different device/version from the question?

A question was posted several years ago asking for directions on turning off auto-complete for their keyboard on their device. In the question, a specific device is stated (Droid X). Recently, a new ...
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Non-answer by promoter?

I had asked for some way to counter aggressive bait and switch advertising by Mobogenie. Their rep (unaware of SE conventions) posted a answer that was less than helpful, promising nothing much. I ...
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Required to post comments as answers

Due to the restrictions on posting comments, I am often forced into adding an answer and stating that I am unable to add comments. (Here is an example of an 'answer' that is more a comment: https://...
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Voice-recognition vs. speech-to-text tag

Is there any difference between the voice-recognition tag and the speech-to-text tag?
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Are questions about durability and/or resistance of android devices and the materials used (like gorilla glass, SD cards, batteries) offtopic?

Are questions about durability of android devices and the materials used (like gorilla glass) offtopic? I know that asking for battery durability (how long battery needs to be replaced instead of how ...
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Why does SE say I've raised two types of flags?

I flagged this question for being off-topic (app development) when I was working through one of the queues. When I was browsing later, I looked at the question again and started to flag it, when I saw ...
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How can we attract new solutions to old questions that have already been answered?

The following question received an answer more than three years ago. It was a fine answer at the time, but I can't help but wonder if it could be improved on now. Is there a good way to incentivize ...
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Merge 'clockworkmod-recovery' into 'clockworkmod'

I just saw we've got another dupe here: clockworkmod-recovery (× 9) and clockworkmod (× 236). I don't think we need them both. The latter has a decent tag-wiki already, and is the more ...
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How can we improve the chat room description?

Currently, it's General discussion for android.stackexchange.com which is accurate but a bit... flat. I think it could be improved in two ways: It could be more inviting. The description is our ...
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Please help users to clarify their questions

I often see questions in the close queue that people have VTC'ed or flagged as "unclear what you're asking" without leaving a comment. I've adopted my own policy about this, and I'd like to see more ...
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Are questions about modifying hardware on topic?

If you read the question title, the question is pretty obvious....are questions about modifying the hardware of Android devices on-topic on this site?
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Should we introduce 'disable-app' as synonym to 'freeze-app'?

The official way to "disable" an app (usually bloatware or other system-apps) was only introduced with Android 4.0. Before that, apps could be "frozen" with e.g. Titanium Backup on rooted devices. ...
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Feature request to avoid code on AE from novice users

After going through this post thoroughly I am asking for a feature which may be valid/invalid.(based on the moderator to accept it) I prefer something more or less the ability to post a question ...
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When will my device get Android L?

I know we don't have a codename yet, but I'm already seeing rumors about what devices will get the next version of Android, so I've created a "When will my device..." Community Wiki question. When ...
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What kind of enthusiasm? [duplicate]

What is the difference between Stack Overflow and android.stackexchange.com? When should Android questions in SO be directed to android.stackexchange.com? Is this site for Java/XML programming ...
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split “unbricking” tag: hard-bricked vs soft-bricked devices

The answers concerning unbricking are substantially different depending on whether it is a hard-brick/coma or a soft-brick. An example of a possible hard-brick or coma vs an example of a soft-brick. ...
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Moderator change: Flow retired

Just wanted to let you know that we've had a moderator step down due to time constraints: Please join me in thanking Flow for his hard work over the past nearly two years!
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Why are some posts filtered for Thanks

We normally come across posts where it is filtered /avoided to say thanks ,tq , thanks a lot etc. Why is it that any posts containing thanks are deleted or filtered ? If so then why don't we raise a ...
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How am I able to chat inspite of having just 13 rep on Android Stack overflow

I know that for a user to Chat he must have +20 Rep but me having hardly +13 rep can chat very easily without any restrictions(Participate in a chat and also reply back) .I wonder how is this possible?...
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Should softwarerecs.stackexchange.com be added as a redirect site?

Many questions come to this site for recommendations for Android applications that matches a specified need. Usually these questions for recommendations are closed as "too localized" because they meet ...
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Are questions regarding the Android L developer preview on topic?

Google released a developer preview of Android "L" Wednesday at their I/O conference. Is that developer preview on topic?
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Merge opera-mini into opera-mobile

As just pointed out by Add separate Opera tag for the new Opera browser, we currently have two Opera tags: opera-mini × 17 opera-mobile × 13 I not only see no good reason in creating a ...
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Add separate Opera tag for the new Opera browser

Right now there is only opera-mini and opera-mobile tags. Can we add the opera tag for the new Opera browser for Android (that uses WebKit)? I don't have the reputation to do it myself right now. I'...
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Should tag description be required when creating a tag?

I was recently browsing tags when I entered "protect" in the tag search field. It came back with three results: password-protection protected-apps screen-protector Not a single one of them has a ...
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What happens to guest accounts?

I posted as a guest, and I was wondering, do these guest accounts get deleted after a day? Or does it just stay there until you delete it yourself?
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Where are the canonical questions? Should I ask one?

I've just started with Android (just bought my first smartphone) and I would like to know answers to the questions that I'm sure should me already answered on any Android resource: How do I revert ...
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Is there a way to access and edit Apple's Reminders.app database from Android?

Reminders.app for Android Questions seeking app recommendations, device recommendations, or other purchasing advice are off-topic as they become obsolete quickly. Instead, describe your ...
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Is this question off-topic?

I've recently asked a question and it was put on hold for being an Android Independent question. I don't believe the question is actually Android Independent and it seems to fit the help center ...
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Isn't this an invalid edit?

I am referring to this edit to my answer by a moderator. The edit has removed many useful info from the post. Of course I've just copied and pasted most of my answer from the source which I had ...

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