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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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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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Why is the “edit” option for questions not available?

I just noticed this today, and it is only on the Android Enthusiasts site. The "edit" option for questions is not clickable. This "edit" for questions was active before today. The "edit" option on ...
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Vote for only 1 candidate in the moderator election?

I was looking at the candidates for the 2012 Community Moderator Election and I only like one candidate. Is it possible to vote only for this candidate or do I have to make a second and third choice ...
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Are we English language only?

I'm pretty sure that the answer is that Android.StackExchange only accepts questions and answers written in English, but I can't seem to find anything in the FAQ or Meta that definitively states this. ...
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Is it a 'bad' thing to have flags denied?

I have had 2 flags denied now, and I always wondered - is this a bad thing? Should I be disheartened if my flag gets denied? Should I worry about wasting the time of a moderator, because it shouldn't ...
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Is there any way to accept answers on the unowned questions that have been migrated from another SE site?

There are a number of questions that have been migrated over from the old Gadgets.SE as well as other sites that are attached to users that aren't registered here. Some of them are quite old. Is ...
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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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Question not automatically protected

I direct your attention to this question: How to import contacts from symbian mobile to android mobile? It has, as of this moment, five deleted answers. All are of the "me too" or "thanks that worked!...
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How to re-own my posts

I came across some posts on android.stackexchange.com which seem to be migrated from the previously closed Electronic Gadgets site. I saw my name under the post but it was grayed out. For example: ...
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Project Reduplication of Deduplication - Android

Stack Exchange recently started a collaboration project with the University of Melbourne, in an attempt to improve the automatic detection of duplicate questions. More information on the project and ...
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How to reverse a suggested edit after mistakenly approving it

Whilst in the process of reviewing suggested edits, I mistakenly approved an edit that did not aim to improve the post. Before I could do anything to fix, the link is gone and I fear this mistake ...
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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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10k tools: How to disagree with a flag?

Being quite new to the 10k mod tools, I just discovered a question being flaggt OT 3 times (as the question's phrasing was misunderstood, IMHO). Below the question, I see two buttons: flag or ...
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Why do we have an “India” tag?

It has come to my attention that we have questions tagged india. Why do we need this tag?
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Can't answer protected question despite meeting reputation requirement

Having seen this question, which is answered as, paraphrased: You need to have earned 10 rep on this site. The 100 rep association bonus does not count towards that, as explained in this question ...
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What does this error mean: This edit would have to be a suggested edit

When I was reviewing a question today, I tried to make some changes to the title and content of the question. This is something I have done before with no problem, but this time I ran into an error ...
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Link to my flags

On Stack Overflow, on my profile page I can access the list of my flags, but not here, on Android Enthusiasts: I know that on SO the link appears after at least one helpful flag, but I have ...
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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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Help with bounty on an answer

I wanted to reward a bounty for this answer. Intent was to reward 50 of my rep, but the minimum I could reward was 100 (it's a first time bounty on that question, so subsequent bounty clause doesn't ...
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Does deleting a downvoted answer that you made cause you to lose rep?

I deleted this answer, which had been downvoted once. I just checked, and it seems I have lost another 6 rep for removing it. I never knew deleting answers removed rep. Can someone please confirm?
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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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Banned from editing question even if suggested edits are mostly approved

I am banned from editing question in AE. My total edits in Android Enthusiasts are 28 and 26 edits got approved while only 2 got rejected. But still I don't know I am being banned from editing ...
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Tips for editing other people's posts

Users with reputation 2,000 and over can edit other people's questions and answers. Additionally, a feature was recently added to allow people to propose edits that need to be approved. How does that ...
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“storage” should probably be a synonym for “internal-storage”

It seems to me most of the questions using storage would be better using internal-storage. Those that don't usually talking about the sd-card. Can anyone see why the two shouldn't be synonymed?
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Why are you so rigorous and why we have so many questions closed

Firs at all I like android enthusiasts very much, I am kinda scared that if you keep going like this, you are going to close this site. My questions are : Why do you so often closing questions ? Does ...
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What's with all the users with 101 rep?

Why does this site have a load of people with rep of 101 who haven't asked/answered any questions? Am I missing some Stack Exchange new user policy?
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Why is the font weight bold?

This is a question regarding the theme of android.stackexchange.com and meta.android.stackexchange.com. Why is the font weight bold for almost everything on the sites? Am I the only one who finds ...
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How to shrink the image when asking quesions

I realized that I need to shrink the image when I asked this question. I checked by clicking the edit. I could not find. How to shrink the image.
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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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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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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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Where is the review button/link?

About a week ago I could click "review" near the search bar to review posts from new users. Now, that button/link is gone. What happen? Did I lose those privileges? If so, how can I earn them back?
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Flag Weight as an integer or decimal? [closed]

My Flag weight is 4 decimals. Is this supposed to be this way? I've only ever seen it as an integer.
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Tag mismatch (or rather “technical glitch”)

Looks like there's a little glitch in our tags: IMHO there should be either a tag or a synonym named "reset", but never both. The screenshot is from the "edit tags" dialog. If I select the left red-...
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Please merge [gps] and [internal-gps]

Can you please merge these tags. I believe they are redundant. internal-gps gps
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Motorola Droid 4 synonym

We have an extraneous tag (droid4) that should be synonymized to motorola-droid-4.
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Updating “How to Root” Format Question

I was going to update the wiki question How do I root my Android device? to include the Samsung Galaxy S4, but I wanted to make sure the update I was going to add was following the proper formatting, ...
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Change my own suggested edit

Is there any way to change/ withdraw a suggested edit I made, while it's in the review process? I started to edit a post, but in the same time another user with edit privileges changed it even better,...
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What is “Serial Voting Reversed?”

I noticed my rep went down by -70 points, and is the first have heard of that, what does it mean? Edit: I am a StackOverflow user and has never come across it before!
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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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What does “User was removed” means in a profile?

What does "User was removed" mean in a user profile? I just noticed in my reputation tab that I was "awarded" -5 points with this explanation. Which user (I guess it's me) was removed from where, and ...
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Turn off animations on the voting button

When my mouse hovers over a vote (up/down) button or “favorite” in Chrome 53, there is a very annoying visual effect where the button “pops out” (becomes slightly bigger, then back to the original ...
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Change in reputation noticed 20 FEB 2011 - 22 FEB 2011

About 2 days ago, I noticed my rep was 1897 points. Today it's even lower than yesterday at 1642. Going thru the graph in my profile, however shows no indication that my rep ever touched the 1800 ...
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How do I search this site from my phone?

I can type into the search box, but I can't seem to get it to submit. When I click the Enter or OK buttons it just seems to change focus to another field. Similarly, I can't figure out how to close ...
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who are those people with no profile page or rep?

Like the poster of this question th3dude and several of its answerers (tektor, etc)
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Synonymize 'osx' and 'mac-os-x' (and possibly 'mac'?)

Can we synonymize osx to point to mac-os-x? It doesn't make sense to have both, and the latter seems to fit our scheme best. Also, can we do something with mac while we're at it? We have mac-address ...
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Unlock protection on protected question

Currently, I want to answer the question here, but it's locked. As my comment was accepted as answer, would you like to unlocked it..?
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How do I indicate that a post is a duplicate?

This post what are the disadvantages of rooting your device was migrated over from StackExchange. It's (not surprisingly) a question that has been answered before. What is the right way to indicate ...
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How did this question get past the quality filter?

I refer you to this question. Here, I'll quote it below in case it gets edited. Title: hanged samsung tab and restarting i use a samsung galaxy tab GT-P1000 RECENTLY TWO WEEKS BACK I ...