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Where can I ask questions that aren't Android Enthusiast questions?

Thank you for your confidence in our abilities! But have you read the Android Enthusiasts FAQ? This site is primarily a source to help people use their Android devices, whether it's an issue with ...
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Should the FAQ section on off-topic questions be clarified?

I marked this question as off-topic and was overridden by Al as indicated in the comments. I'm not questioning his decision as a mod at all (Al and I are totally cool! I swear! lol :-D), but I think ...
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What are “meta tags”?

I have heard this term bandied around, but I have not seen a good definition. What are "meta tags"?
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How do I ask a question that may require recommending a product?

I have a problem that I need to solve, and it may require the recommendation of an app. How do I ask this type of question so that it isn't closed? (Inspired by this question at meta.superuser.com.)
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How should we handle the flash tag?

Update: The split is done. Whats still on the ToDo list is the blacklisting of flash. There was/is some inconsistency with the flash tag. It meant either: To flash a new ROM Adobe Flash The camera's ...
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Why can't I answer a question

This question is protected and requires at least 10 reputation to answer. I have 101 reputation, but I am not able to enter an answer. Why is this?
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More tag redundancy - phone models

We've got a lot of different tags referencing phone models: droid, motorola-droid, incredible, htc-incredible, htc-droid-incredible, droid-x, etc etc etc. How do we want to unify these?
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Is it acceptable to ask a question with the express purpose of answering it yourself?

I have a few experiences with my phone that I think others might find useful, but I haven't seen questions relating to those particular issues. Is is considered bad form to ask and answer your own ...
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Dealing with obvious spam

I saw a post that is obvious spam. How should I deal with it? What is the proper action to take?
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Revise tag prompt text to encourage fewer device tags?

I was preparing to ask a question and noticed that the tag prompt on main says at least one tag such as (2.1-eclair samsung-galaxy-s 2.3-gingerbread), max 5 tags which means we're actively ...
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How are questions about security concerns 'subjective'?

Android security, like any computer systems security, is an exact science. If an app has a security issue, that is an objective fact, and someone with appropriate expertise can describe the risks ...
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Please make “low-disk-space” a synonym for “internal storage”

Android devices don't have "disks". As such, low-disk-space should be a synonym of internal-storage. The latter is for all issues dealing with internal storage, not just its lack.
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Are device specific “what is your experience” questions on-topic on Android.SE?

I'm considering buying a Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9, with the main use as a portable "table phone". It has GSM phone functionality built-in, but not enabled out of the box. I'm very distrustful of ...
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Merge android-market, market [closed]

market 19 android-market 11
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Starting to Deal with Duplicate Tags

How are other beta sites dealing with duplicate tags? For example, applications (most popular) vs. apps vs. android-app. These bring up three different sets of questions that are all about apps. (...
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Merge 'alarm' and 'alarms' tags

Don't know which should win; they both have three questions. alarm alarms I lean toward the singular.
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How to filter questions with particular tags

Can I filter the questions with particular tags from the Questions list?
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Answered bounty in comment, not answer

On this question user abhioxic came up with the solution in a comment, not in an answer. This comment was one hour before the bounty expiration, so had it been an answer I could accept it and award ...
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What causes the browser's notification badge updates on this site?

As you might have inferred, I am fairly new here and not yet familiar with the site's functions. I noticed there was a "1" indicated here (which has turned into a "5" during the time it took to write ...
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Can a bounty be started twice on the same question?

I want to place a bounty on this question but I think I already did that some time ago. Is it why I don't see the "start bounty" link at the bottom of the question, despite the question being ...
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Merge widget, widgets

Widget 8, Widgets 1