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Questions tagged [scope]

Questions and discussions about the scope of android.stackexchange.com.

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FAQ: “What kind of questions should I NOT ask here?”

I'd like to reword the Android.SE FAQ a bit to clarify what kind questions should be asked and what kind of questions should NOT be asked. I'd like to follow Superuser's FAQs format. This thread is ...
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FAQ: “What kind of questions should I ask here?”

I'd like to reword the Android.SE FAQ a bit to clarify what kind questions should be asked and what kind of questions should NOT be asked. I'd like to follow Superuser's FAQs format. I'll start a ...
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Are Android programming questions for this site or Stack Overflow?

Stack Overflow already has lots of questions regarding Android programming. Should this site try to stick to questions about using/owning an Android device, rather than developing for it? Or is the ...
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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 the FAQ be expanded in terms of what's on topic?

I've been trying to figure out if a particular question I have is on topic, and haven't been able to find much in the way of guidance. I found the question, Should the FAQ section on off-topic ...
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Gameplay questions within scope?

(Prompted by this question.) Games are big on Android. They're a huge category on the Play Store, and the Play Store app shows Games at the same level as Apps (as well as Movies & TV, Music, ...
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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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What should we do with generic hardware questions that are clearly relevant to Android users?

We currently have this line under the off-topic things in the FAQ: Android-independent phone questions, such as "Does Carrier X have prepaid plans?" I think that specific example is ...
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Questions that are on the fence between development and power use

Clearly questions like... "How do I register the someThingTechincal() intent within the framework by daisy chaining the java.tree before I compile the MySQL class..." ...are off topic and ...
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More Discussion on the Scope of Android.SE

I'd like to see more discussion on the scope of topics for Android.SE. We have established that the site is for "enthusiasts, power users, and regular people too using the Android operating system" ...
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Are questions on Kindle Fire on-topic for Android?

AFAIK the Kindle Fire runs on a custom version of Android - would questions on these be on-topic when it's released? (I ask this mainly because because there was a question on Kindle Fire on Super ...
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Should unethical questions be closed?

Following this question, someone wants to "trial for ever" by tricking an app with false date/time. Of course that's unethical (but not illegal, we have closed a few "obviously illegal" questions). ...
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Development Questions: where to draw the line

This is a followup to Matt's question Questions that are on the fence between development and power use In that question, there is a general agreement that we "keep a big tent" and allow some types of ...
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Should we handle questions about Ubuntu for phones?

Ubuntu announced at CES their plans to release a version of their operating system for phones. As it turns out, one of the first phones they intend to officially support is the Galaxy Nexus - an ...
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What should we do about questions involving other operating systems on Android hardware?

This question is pretty terrible, IMO: Can I use dual boot in my Android mobile phone? I want to know is there any boot loader modifying tool for android so that I can use my cell as dual boot....
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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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“Where can I find X ROM” questions should be treated like shopping questions

...because that's what they are. Granted, there's not a "store" but it's the same idea as "where can I get the cheapest Android phone". If nothing else, it's someone trying to crowdsource their web ...
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Can SE make tags that block a question from being asked if the tag is used?

I was thinking recently about how often this site gets questions related to android development that are instantly closed (because they are off-topic). And I thought of how the meta sites require a ...
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Is Google Glass within this site's scope?

(Mostly prompted by this question: How to upload images onto Google Glass device and view them?) Are questions regarding Google Glass on-topic for Android Enthusiasts? Google Glass at Wikipedia It ...
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Are absolute newbies welcome?

I see that the site is for enthusiasts and power users. But are absolute newbies welcome to ask beginner questions? I hope I'm not completely in the wrong place, I meant newbie programmers.
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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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Discussion on the Google Stack Exchange proposal

There is a Google proposal in Area 51. It was proposed on December 11th so it's still quite new. It's scope is currently defined as: Google web apps, desktop software, and Android and Chrome OS ...
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Are carrier-specific questions appropriate in AE?

How should we divide the line between questions that are more about specific carriers rather than Android? An example question https://android.stackexchange.com/questions/4490/prepaid-cards-for-the-...
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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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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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Are questions about LINE on-topic here?

LINE is a sort of Skype/Facebook utility, with PC/Mac/Android/iOS clients. Most LINE questions do not depend on the operating system, so asking here sounds off-topic. If LINE had a web interface, I ...
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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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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 ...