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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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Please make [ics] a synonym for [4.0-ice-cream-sandwich]

Lots of people are abbreviating Ice Cream Sandwich as "ics". I've fixed about a half-dozen questions today. Please make ics a synonym of 4.0-ice-cream-sandwich.
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Bounty not awarded on accepted answer?

first off sorry if this isn't the right place for this but I find an alternative. I recently posted an answer to this question which had a 100 rep bounty on it: Contacts with and without ...
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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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How to search for title containing multiple words?

Go to Android Enthusiasts site. Then type in title:calendar search into the search field. Expect to only see answers in the returned results that contain titles that have both calendar and search in ...
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Retag Clarification: Tagging of Distribution Code Names

Could someone please clarify when a post should include the Android version, and when they should not? This question stems from a retag on a question I recently posted. The workaround/solution that I ...
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Copyright violation, dirty pool, or just a coincidence?

There's a new Google+/Blogspot Android resource offering, among other things, a weekly Hangout to talk about Android stuff. Its name? Android Enthusiasts https://plus.google.com/...
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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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How to filter questions with particular tags

Can I filter the questions with particular tags from the Questions list?
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Is this question acceptable to migrate here?

I'm a moderator on software quality assurance (sqa.stackexchange) and we had a post that came to the board over there. https://sqa.stackexchange.com/questions/2390/tree-structure-for-android-open-...
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Synonymize “google-chrome-to-phone” and “chrome-to-phone”

Title basically says it. google-chrome-to-phone and chrome-to-phone should probably be synonymized somehow. I'd personally say I have no real opinion either way, though chrome-to-phone seems clear to ...
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Why is my accept rate 88% [closed]

I have accepted an answer on every question that I posed, except for the question that got closed? Do closed questions count towards the accept rate?
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Tag merge/synonym request: “services” and “service”

We currently have a service tag as well as a services tag. Since the only difference appears to be the pluralization of the latter, I think they should be merged and synonymized somehow.
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What to do with off topic questions not belonging on meta or stackoverflow

Once in a while I see questions that are off topic but not belonging to either meta or stackoverflow. On such case, how should we mark the off topic question? Edit: What I'm asking is when marking as ...
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Please merge Kyle Cronin with Kyle Cronin

We have several posts on the site, listed below, which belong to Kyle Cronin but aren't associated with his account (the username is greyed out), presumably due to migration from the Electronic ...
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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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Another tag merge request: system-numbers and dialer-codes

system-numbers should be a synonym for dialer-codes
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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 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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Please merge [gps] and [internal-gps]

Can you please merge these tags. I believe they are redundant. internal-gps gps
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Why did my reputation decrease?

Why does my reputation decrease when I downvote an invalid answer? Does it mean whenever I down vote someone's answer my reputation decreases even though I was doing nothing wrong except helping out ...
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What's with the strange account icons?

I've been noticing lately that certain users (myself included) have been given different account pictures when displayed as a small icon: The account pictures are alright on the profile pages, but ...
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Why there is a must-have tag?

It is clear that questions with must-have tag will be very subjective and localized. Why there is a must-have tag?
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Where do “modified” .apk files stand?

This question is directly related to my answer to a question on the main site: Mobile to PC skype video chat? The timeline for the sake of relevancy: The questioner was looking for a way to make a ...
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Possible tag blacklist candidates [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Should we merge mobilephones with cellphones? I've been digging around in Tags quite a bit (mostly to write wikis for them) and have been running across several that probably ...
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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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May you merge these user accounts?

May you merge https://android.stackexchange.com/users/5521/kiamlaluno (the current account I am using), with https://android.stackexchange.com/users/4765/kiamlaluno. As you can see, both the ...
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Vague error message: “Sorry, we cant accept this question”

I have received the an error message when trying to post the following question: If i update the rom on my nexus s to a third party rom (like cyanogen for example), is there anyway to restore ...
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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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Question closed dispute [closed]

I found a problem in a Sprint Android, and got an answer from Android.StackExchange... How do you get carriers to fix android os bugs Strangely, this question was closed as 'not a real question' ...
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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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Can a user receive the Suffrage badge more than once?

Fairly self-explanatory, I think. I had the Suffrage badge from long ago and yesterday I used all 30 of my daily votes, but I don't see a x2 next to the badge on my user page. Just curious.
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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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Does a closed question count towards the accept rate ? [closed]

The following question was closed without any answer : https://android.stackexchange.com/questions/7755/i-have-to-send-my-new-archos-101-pad-for-repair-screen-wont-display-anyone-an Does this ...
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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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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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Merge migration, data-migration

They're being used as synonyms. migration data-migration
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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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Can someone please explain flag weight or link me to the appropriate page?

This may be a more StackExchange-centric question rather than one specific to Android.SE, but I'd like to understand that metric on my profile page.
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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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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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Tag Wiki Privileges - why does my tag wiki need to be peer approved when I have the same privilege?

I have the required rep to edit tag wikis (2006 at the time of writing) and it shows as such in my profile, yet whenever I'm editing and adding info to a tag, the banner at the top says - "You do not ...
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Is there any way to contact an individual user?

Is there any way by which a user can be sent a private message or is there some other way of contacting them say, via email ?
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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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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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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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How should we tag posts on Meta discussing what should be in the parent site's FAQ?

We've got a number of questions here on the Meta discussing what should be in Android.SE's FAQ. Is there a particular tag that should be used for these discussions? Should I just make one called "AE-...
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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 ...