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Questions tagged [questions]

For questions about, well, questions: how to ask, whether specific questions are appropriate, and so forth.

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What should I do about this question?

To begin with, see this question. Note that it has no answers. Note also that I no longer care about the question, and would probably accept any answer, as the problem at hand has been fixed. Finally, ...
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Create a canonical question for “what is this icon”?

I recently realized that there are a lot of questions asking "what is this notification icon?": The Tour page says they are a good fit for the website: However, the subject is so broad, there could ...
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Questions revolving around trust issues

Every now and then, we do see some question like this one, which revolves around trust issues in a couple, asking us to collaborate as to "unmask" the unfaithful party. I personally believe that the ...
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Questions about unofficial Xposed

As everyone knows, back in the CyanogenMod days, we flagged questions about nightly releases, as they used to become obsolete fairly quickly and were too unstable to discuss. Now, a similar situation ...
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are question related to app or rom availability and install guide allowed

Are questions related to specific custom rom or specific availability to a specific device allowed? Example: This question Are questions related to install guides for specific device allowed?
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Is the list of rooting methods supposed to contain bloatware?

I had a rather unpleasant experience with rooting my phone using KingoRoot as described here. I ended up installing some bloatware which now I can't remove. I would like to know what I should have ...
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How to mark a question as solved?

Recently I asked a question about Android. It was answered the next day. Now I would like to mark the question as answered or solved. Is there a standard way to do it? If yes, where to find it?
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Questions about issues in a nightly that were also present in a stable build

Sometimes, there are issues that affects one or many nightlies, and that are carried over since a stable release, or even before it. For example, I'm currently running a CM13 nightly build, and have ...
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What shall we do with “how to bypass FRP” questions?

Factory reset protection is a hot new feature, and one that's catching a lot of people out, judging by how many questions we get about how to get around it. These questions are all asking pretty much ...
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Is it acceptable practice to hijack questions?

Is it acceptable/good practice to hijack questions instead of improving them? For instance, consider this question: What are the minimum hardware specifications for Android?. Looks pretty innocent at ...
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Is it possible to remove a flag?

In case you flagged a question incorrectly*, would it be possible for you to remove that flag yourself, before a moderator sees it? If not, how could you notify others that it was an incorrect flag? *...
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Recommendation for questions pertaining to a problem specific to a nightly build of a ROM

How does the questions limited to the scope of a nightly build of a ROM are helpful to site in long-run? There are questions we receive that are more or less specific to a nightly build of a ROM. (In ...
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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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Are questions about what hardware is available on topic?

Would it be on or off topic to ask a question about what hardware options are available? For example, I'd like to replace a pocket-sized, non-phone Android device that I lost, but have had little luck ...
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Title disappears when editing a particular question

I made a small edit to Missing "Visibility" option on Lollipop Calendar and hit Submit, and got an error due to there being no title. Upon refreshing the page and hitting Edit again, I ...
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Is “What is an app that does X, Y, and Z?” a valid question?

Just another angle at defining the fuzzy boundaries of things here. Say I'm looking for a Books app with barcode scanning and GoodReads integration, is asking whether one exists and what it is on ...
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Are questions looking for apps on topic? As in: “I need an app that does XYZ?” or “I want a widget that does ABC”

The FAQ doesn't currently discuss shopping. In the faq question: FAQ: "What kind of questions should I NOT ask here?" there is an answer that says that shopping recommendations are not ...
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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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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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Seeing different featured question numbers depending on section

I'm seeing different numbers for the 'featured' questions depending on what page I'm on. If I'm on the main page the featured link shows (5) But if i click on it I only see 3 questions, although it ...
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Are questions asking for app alternatives on-topic?

Basically, I found an application that fits my use case but I do not like it for certain reasons. Can I ask for similar apps on this site?
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Questions whose answer was posed in the question body, or in the comments below, what should one do?

In the effort to "clean" the unanswered questions (credits to all of you), one bumps into questions already answered by the querist, either within the question body, or in the comments below. Some ...
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Time Stamps on Old Questions Show as New

I am fairly new around here, although not new to Android. Forgive me if I am wrong in posting this. I searched and can't find a question that addresses this. When viewing the questions list, the ...
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Why can't I ask “What's the best ROM for me?”

Preamble I have read the META and the WIKI product of it and then followed by the self answered META so just wanted to make clear I am not asking this question lightly or without extensive reading ...
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Should we install a universal question for “Where is the Play Store on <insert name of device which was usually bought in china here>?”

Where is the Play Store on device X? Is a recurring type of question related to different devices but mostly caused by the same reason which can be answered the same way. See if you can root the ...
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Asking questions about the command line

Is this the best site to be asking about the Android command line? Because many of the commands are different than on my Unix-like system.
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How to stop users from posting development questions on Android Enthusiasts?

Everyday I see too many development questions coming up on AE. Users are responsible for this but they are not to be blamed entirely for to any new user AE seems to be a site related to "Everything ...
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Add a note to the “Ask a Question Page” to reinforce that dev questions are off-topic

The "Ask a Question" page currently has the following notice on the right side near the question box: How to Ask Is your question about Android? We prefer questions that can be answered,...
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Are “What Apps Should I Get?” Questions Appropriate?

Are questions that belong to the category "What Apps Should I Get?" appropriate Android Enthusiasts? How about if they're asking for specific apps, such as "What are good RSS aggregator apps that ...
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Can I retrieve my question that was deleted?

Recently I deleted my own question because somebody pointed out it was off-topic according to the FAQ. Is there anyway I can retrieve the question (title and body)?
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What to do if a fitting question already exists but for a slightly different platform?

The question How do I get rid of the "Battery fully charged, unplug charger" popup screen? is very much what I would like to ask too. However, I have a Galaxy-S3 and not a Galaxy Note 2. And ...
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Is this an acceptable question for AE? “Why does the android documentation forbid devices with external thermometer sensors?”

I have a question I'd like to ask, but I'm not sure if it fits within the Android Enthusiasts policy, so I thought I'd post the question here to see if it is acceptable to post on the actual site. ...
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“How to root” questions for different builds?

I know we allow 1 "How do I root" question per device and in this meta post it says: ....one post per device. These questions should each have one answer with a complete rooting guide that ...
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A better way to manage questions about rooting particular devices

I'm finding it frustrating (to say the least) to find a definitive and up-to-date set of instructions for rooting my phone. The problem I'm having is exactly what StackExchange excels at solving. This ...
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Are app specific questions appropriate?

Are questions like the following appropriate? "I'm using application X, can you tell me how to do Y with app X?"
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Are specific model/service provider questions appropriate?

e.g. I want to ask a question if anyone has more details or has seen any update on when Sprint will be rolling out 4G to New York. This is because I have an EVO 4G, which is an android phone. But ...
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Are questions like “App X is great, are there other apps like it?” appropriate?

If you have some app for something that you like and are looking for other similar apps, is that an appropriate question?
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I want an app that does X and works on both Android and iOS. Can I ask that here?

Specifically I want an app that does what Pocket does that I can use on Android and iOS without using a web app. Would such a question be on topic here and or Ask Different? If so, which site is ...
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When is it appropriate to answer “no” to “is there an app that does ABC?” questions?

Looking at this answer which essentially says "No, there is not an app" but got comments saying "You know for a fact there are no coding games for Android?" implying that to answer "No" you must ...
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Purchasing questions

Are purchasing recommendations allowable? Here's an example: Joe wants a new Android 3 tablet. He asks a question that says: I'm in the market for a new Android 3 tablet. I want one with a 1GHz ...
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Why are some questions highlighted red in the feeds?

I can't seem to find a pattern that explains what I'm seeing. If necessary I can cobble together a screen shot upon request. Edit: Here's a screenshot.
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Would a tips and tricks section be welcome on the site?

Sorry that this is not a question, and perhaps being posted in the wrong area. I was thinking that it would be great if instead of a questions column we could have a tips n tricks column where we ...
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Asking several related questions

I have several small-ish questions about the viability of rooting a Nook Color for use as a general purpose tablet. I am considering getting one, and these are technical questions about the root ...
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More general title or more specific title?

I recently posted this question: How to share internet among 2 android devices? And through the miracle of Android Enthusiasts, came up with the answers needed. However, the question started as, ...
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are non-android, phonemodel-specific questions appropriate here?

For example, which (if any) of these questions are appropriate? These questions are specific to android phones, but not android-related. Questions about Droid spec Questions about connecting Samsung ...