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Help test the Alpha version of the StackExchange Android App

This is a cross post from meta.SO: Help us test the alpha version of our Android app To register for alpha testing sign up here. After you register we will send you an invite to a private Google ...
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2016 Community Moderator Election Results

Android's fourth moderator election has come to a close, the votes have been tallied, and the 2 new moderators are: They'll be joining the existing crew shortly — please thank them for ...
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It's tablet week!

Earlier this week, we kicked off a "Topic of the Week" series, and this week is tablet week! How it works: Each person who asks a question about an Android tablet will be entered into a drawing to ...
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2012 Moderator Election: Town Hall Chat

In connection with the moderator elections, we will be holding a Town Hall Chat session with the candidates. This will be an opportunity for members of the community to pose questions to the ...
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Removing old, closed questions

Closed questions aren't necessarily supposed to stay around forever. On the non-Beta Stack Exchange sites, two days after a question is closed a "Delete" link goes live on the question, allowing ...
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Can we remind our beloved Stack Overflow not to throw garbage on us?

The question here (deleted; record) was migrated from Stack Overflow to our site. It was moved by a moderator of Stack Overflow and per the [currently deleted] comments there, the migration was ...
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Topic of the week: It's Apps Week! Ask and win prizes~ Now closed

Last month, we kicked off a "Topic of the Week" series, and this week is applications week! How it works: Each person who asks a question about/relating to any Android app will be entered into a ...
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Haste or Prudence: which one is it?

The help center for When shouldn't I comment? states Compliments which do not add new information ("+1, great answer!"); instead, up-vote it and pay it forward; which means comments like "thank ...
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Android Food Fight Winners!

Ice Cream Sandwich was the clear winner, with over 5 times the page views as Gingerbread! As for individual winners... In the Ice Cream Sandwich tag: The prize for the most viewed question goes ...
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2019 Moderator Election Pre-Announcement and Interest Check

It hasn't been long since this community's most recent election, barely more than 2 months ago. However, for personal reasons, moderator elect beeshyams has had to step down from the position. Though ...
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Handling questions about using device X on carrier Y

As some of you may have noticed, I recently posted a community wiki question/answer Can I use my device on a different carrier? My intent in doing this was to try to pare down the number of questions ...
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2016 Community Moderator Election

The 2016 Community Moderator Election is now underway! Community moderator elections have three phases: Nomination phase Primary phase Election phase Most elections take between two and three weeks,...
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Please help users to clarify their questions

I often see questions in the close queue that people have VTC'ed or flagged as "unclear what you're asking" without leaving a comment. I've adopted my own policy about this, and I'd like to see more ...
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Watch out for amzn.to links

amzn.to is Amazon.com's URL shortener. While it can only be used to shorten links to Amazon.com, it can disguise affiliate tags in those links.
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Tag cleanup for October, 2013

The following tags are overly broad, misapplied, meta tags 12, ambiguous or are otherwise problematic. untaggedThese are questions that are missing any sort of tag whatsoever. Either the question was ...
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How can we manage and organise our “broken screen” questions?

We have a lot of questions on the broken-screen tag, and they're all pretty similar but different. There are basically n variables, and you get a slightly different set of possible answers for each ...
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Rename 'moto-x' to 'motorola-moto-x'?

Generally, our device-specific tags follow the pattern <manufacturer>-<device>, which is the case for all Motorola devices as well – with the exception of the Moto-X. Shouldn't we … ...
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URL shortener clean-up project

For the most part, URL shorteners should not be used here. Their primary benefit—fitting long URLs into artificially scarce text spaces—is of no use here. The Question and Answer spaces are plenty ...
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Manufacturer tag cleanup

We have tags for individual device manufacturers. This makes sense because there is the occasional question that covers multiple/all devices from the same manufacturer. However, they are often ...
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The SO Android Tag Updated

I'm not certain when it was updated but the Android Tag on SO now lists AE for user-related questions. The tag's About page was also updated. This should help bring devs to the site for user-related ...
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2018 Community Moderator Election - Nomination Phase Extended

The nomination phase of the moderator elections was scheduled to end today. However, we have insufficient candidates - for a 2 slot election, 3 candidates minimum is required. This ensures that the ...
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Is the tag “7.1-nougat” necessary?

This one comes to mind after seeing this question. Historically almost every bump of Android API version warrants a new tag, but when Android 4.0.3 dawned as a "minor" version of Android 4.0 but ...
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Can ASE have the answered/unanswered indicator in Related Questions?

Every question page has a list of related questions on the left. A few months ago, a change was rolled out on all SE sites to add a score indicator to each question in the list. On some other sites, ...
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Lower comment restrictions for new users?

The system prevents new users from doing some actions until they have enough repution. One of these restrictions is the ability to comment on any other answers (needs 50+ reputation). I frequently ...
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Getting over the hump

This isn't really a question. I was about to post it in chat but figured not many people would see it there. Recently I've noticed several questions being closed by 5 regular close voters, without ...
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Does AE have a different mentality when it comes to voting?

I recently started joining other SE sites, and I noticed that getting votes on answers, is much easier and faster than here. It seems like a good answer will always get upvotes. I do understand that ...
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First Post review queue going ridiculously big. Need more reviewers?

Half a year ago I raised a similar Meta post, and very fortunately the queues has been kept at a reasonable size (10~40) since then. I just checked back here and WHOA! The queue has far overtaken ...
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Handling possible duplicate of very old questions?

Android as an operating system dates back to 2008, and the first viable Android version (arguably), Gingerbread, was out circa 2011, 6 years earlier. Android.SE itself also has a ~7-year history. ...
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Is there any difference between “Android-independent” and BOT (in the recommend closure reason selection list)?

When I vote that a question should be closed, there are (as of April 2017) 5 options. The 2nd reads "Question is Android-independent) while the 4th reads "Blatantly Off-topic". I can still recall a ...
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Off-site resources off-topic?

One of our VTC-reasons reads: Questions asking us to find or recommend an app, device, ROM, accessory or off-site resource are off-topic for Android Enthusiasts as they tend to attract opinionated ...
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Merge 'clockworkmod-recovery' into 'clockworkmod'

I just saw we've got another dupe here: clockworkmod-recovery (× 9) and clockworkmod (× 236). I don't think we need them both. The latter has a decent tag-wiki already, and is the more ...
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Android Chatroom is now open

I created a chatroom here: http://chat.stackexchange.com/rooms/25/android Please feel free to join and talk about anything Android.
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The network's official Twitter account is up and running again. What content do we want to share?

Very recently, Stack Exchange has revived its official Twitter account, @StackExchange. It had been used intermittently/actually-not-at-all for several years, but now it's being resuscitated for the ...
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Should Community wiki answers converted via editing still be granting rep to the original answerer?

My answer here got put into community wiki status automatically because I edited it lots (I was also the only editor). From my understanding, once an answer becomes a community wiki, the original ...
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Carrier tag cleanup

We have tags for individual wireless carriers. Some carriers have exclusive devices for their network, and virtually all of them customize Android to add their own software. (Euphemistically known as "...
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Tag cleanup needed: [multiple-accounts] and [multi-user]

Here's a project for us non-Moderators: The tag multiple-accounts appears to be covering much of the same ground as multi-user. The tag wiki of the latter currently states: Multi-user is a term ...
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Faulty presentation of the users that earned the “Copy Editor” badge

When clicking to see the users that have earned the "copy editor" badge, there's two issues with the layout: The space between the first and second name is way larger than the space between the ...
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Android Enthusiasts Birthday Celebration?

Did you know this site's graduation anniversary is coming up on March 24th? Congratulations! How about a contest or some other fun activity to stir things up a little? After a year of great Q&A, ...
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What's happening with all these title changes!?

I'm Sam. I work at Stack Exchange HQ in NYC. As you may have noticed, I've been refining some titles to turn them into questions and better reflect the query posed. Don't hesitate to let me know if ...
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2018: a year in moderation

It's New Year's Day in Stack Exchange land... A distinguishing characteristic of these sites is how they are moderated: We designed the Stack Exchange network engine to be mostly self-regulating, ...
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How can we spend some effort on improving our overall activity?

When chatting in Tavern on the Meta, someone said this: 10K views, no votes on question or answer. Typical for Android site. That message really hit me by heart. It's a grassland full of grass, ...
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Should we have a canonical question for “How to make built-in software from device X work on device Y”?

Now and then I have seen people try to do absurd things like "try to make the system music app from a Galaxy S4 work on a Nexus 5". Also, there may be other examples. I have seen these things ...
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Question's title in suggested edit's window not wrapped up, last word stripped out partially

At the end of the title of the question, character "M" of the word "ROM" is not shown completely. I suppose it should've either been wrapped up or a horizontal slider should've been available in the ...
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Design issue in Android Enthusiasts

I have noticed a design issue in Android Enthusiasts site in innerpage when we hover on Upvote or downvote some weird things happening see images below I have noticed Jin wrote Pulse Animation but ...
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Attempting to merge tags results in an error page

I've been periodically attempting to merge two tags over the past ~3 weeks - as per the discussion in this Meta question - but have been unable to do so. The first few steps of the merge process work ...
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Text underflow with high rep and badges after editing a post

A minor issue to be sure, and perhaps an edge case, but... When a user has a fairly high reputation and a good number of badges, and edits a post by someone else, the user card can get truncated. ...
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Flag counter in the 10k tools shows flags but I don't see them

I am seeing on the Tools page that there are flags but there aren't any flags. As you can see, there is a number next to "flags" in addition to the incorrect count in the right column. There are no ...
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2019 Community Moderator Election

The 2019 Community Moderator Election is now underway! Community moderator elections have three phases: Nomination phase Primary phase Election phase Most elections take between two and three weeks,...
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Is such a question off-topic for Android SE?

This is my first question on the Meta site. I would like to know if it's legitimate to ask a question which may be tied to development, but not have it as its main purpose to exist. To be specific, ...
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What to do with tags like [cloud] and [delete]

cloud and delete are frequently meta-ish tags: They're just words pulled from the question, rather than the useful categories that we want tags to be. My view is that various cloud services have ...

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