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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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Major design updates are now live!

Today we moved the site's CSS to a newly refactored LESS system so that it's easier for us to fix SE network CSS bugs globally and launch new features in the future! The updates also allow us to use ...
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Android Enthusiasts Top User Swag

As a thank you for being awesome, if you are on page 1 or page 2 of … https://android.stackexchange.com/users?tab=reputation&filter=all … we'll be sending you a little care package ...
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New Design Launched

Hi all, Thank you for your helpful design input. As you can see, the new design went live, this means Android.stackexchange has officially graduated and is no longer a Beta site. Congrats! If you ...
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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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Can we black-list the Android-tag?

I have seen that some questions are tagged with [android], but since this site is only about Android I don't see this tag usefull. Basically all questions should be tagged with that tag. Can we black-...
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Add a note to the “Ask a Question Page” to reinforce that dev questions are off-topic

The "Ask a Question" page currently has the following notice on the right side near the question box: How to Ask Is your question about Android? We prefer questions that can be answered,...
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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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Where to ask for app recommendations?

I want to ask recommendations for apps for a given purpose, e.g., managing bank account information. I know my questions won't fit the main site. Where can I have more luck for these questions, within ...
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All text on Android.SE and its meta are showing up grayed out

Basically all text on Android.SE and its child meta are showing up as gray when I use Google Chrome, but it appears fine on Firefox. Chrome: An answer: Main page: Meta: Firefox: Main: Meta: I'...
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Moderator change: Flow retired

Just wanted to let you know that we've had a moderator step down due to time constraints: Please join me in thanking Flow for his hard work over the past nearly two years!
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You need the bourgeois blues

I touched on this before, briefly, in Matt's Moderator Pro Tempore announcement... This is a great site, but it's... got no middle class. There are only a tiny handful of users with more than 2K ...
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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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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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Should we have a canonical question for retrieving data from devices with broken screens?

Lately I have noticed a TON of these questions. It seems to me that the process is basically the same for any device —use ADB to pull files, or install a custom recovery and do a Nandroid ...
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Shopping recommendations

Example: https://android.stackexchange.com/questions/2434/selecting-the-right-android-phone Is this really the kind of question we want to encourage here? I mean, is "I need a phone with these ...
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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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Should we revisit our “How do I root X?” policy?

Edit: The changes have been implemented. Individual device rooting questions are encouraged, though we want answers to be complete -- covering all Android versions. The big rooting question now ...
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Can we refrain from answering with lazy guesses or opinions?

I have been reading a lot of "answers" that are merely someone's opinion or lazy guess. If someone asks a specific question and you don't know the answer with authority then don't answer. If you ...
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New Moderator Appointment Announcement [closed]

We had a bit of a mod shakeup recently. No worries, it's all been sorted out now, but I felt it best to make the announcement! We've appointed eldarerathis as a new moderator for Android.SE! ...
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Please add Stack Overflow as a migration option in the off-topic vote-to-close dialog

The vast majority of off-topic questions that we've migrated away have been to Stack Overflow. (In fact, I only see two questions migrated to a site other than SO.) Please add Stack Overflow to the ...
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Google +1 integration: Yea or nae?

Google just rolled out it's +1 feature across the web, and it got me thinking that using it on SE sites could be a great way to further promote great questions since the more a site or page gets +1 ...
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Should the Kindle Fire contest be a little more restrictive?

I am the author of an as-yet-unresolved question, How can I prevent applications from running on startup? that has now become part of the Kindle Fire Contest. I'll admit straight up - I'm not very ...
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Half line answers — what would be the best course of action(s) to deal with them?

The following image shows an answer posted for the question How to change the density (DPI) for specific applications? The answer didn't even cover half of the line. Anyhow, I flagged the answer as ...
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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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How To Ask Android Questions The Smart Way

I'd like to ask a question on Android Enthusiasts. Can you give me some advice about how the question should be asked?
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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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It's Ice Cream Sandwich week!

This week, we’re kicking off a “Topic of the Week” series. How it works: We will designate one topic each week, and each person who asks a question relating to that topic will be eligible to win a ...
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Design ideas for Android.se Site

Hi all. I'm Jin, and I'll be working on the designs for the Stack Exchange sites as they graduate from the beta phase. Each site will have its own unique theme that will reflect its topic. However, ...
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A new Moderator Pro Tempore, cooling on the window sill [closed]

The beta is over, and Android.SE is a full-fledged member of The Stack Exchange network. By rights, you should be electing moderators, but instead the site is still moderated by Moderators Pro Tempore....
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Recommendation for questions pertaining to a problem specific to a nightly build of a ROM

How does the questions limited to the scope of a nightly build of a ROM are helpful to site in long-run? There are questions we receive that are more or less specific to a nightly build of a ROM. (In ...
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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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2019 Community Moderator Election Results

Android Enthusiasts's sixth moderator election has come to a close, the votes have been tallied and the new moderator is: They'll be joining the existing crew shortly—please thank them for ...
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Roboto is the new Droid

As this article explains, Android's visual identity has moved from the Droid Sans font to the Roboto font as of Android 4.0. However, the licensing for the font is unclear (to me) and the Wikipedia ...
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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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What's the deal ForceClose.com? [closed]

So what's the deal ForceClose.com? (that should be read with a Seinfeld impression) But seriously, it appears to be the same thing as android.stackexchange.com. What's there relation? Was it built ...
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Why aren't we voting more?

It's been noted by some other Android users that people on this site really don't vote often. Voting increases engagement and helps us sort out good/bad content. Why aren't people voting and how can ...
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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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2012 Community Moderator Election [closed]

The 2012 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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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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What is the occasional +1 rep for?

On and off, I'll get +1 rep for seemingly no reason. It doesn't show up in the "Reputation" section on one's profile, and I haven't been able to find an action that produces this repeatedly. No ...
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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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A Samsung Galaxy SII giveaway… with a twist (UPDATED x2)

Update x2: See the official contest meta post. Update: This contest will now be taking place next week (10.17-10.21). Also, instead of leaving an Answer, contestants will only have to gain 5 points ...
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How to reach out to a mod on Android.SE?

There are rare cases where one has to (or "strongly wants to") reach out to a mod directly/personally. I understand (and want to emphasize!) these should be exceptions, and a mod should not be forced ...
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New 'About' Page

For those who may have missed it, they're rolling out a new "quick start" page to every site in the Stack Exchange Network. Ours seems to have gone live recently. Reading the whole thing also earns ...
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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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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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Why “regular people” are not welcome in the tour? [closed]

Is this is a mistake or a deliberate move that the terms "regular people" are not mentioned in the tour (record) of the site? As of now it currently notes: Android Enthusiasts Stack Exchange is a ...
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Editing posts for grammar

Over the last few weeks, I have discovered that, as most of you probably already know, a lot of questions and answers have very poor grammar. My question is, is editing these to increase the clarity ...
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Would you be interested in Ice Cream Sandwich week?

We did something similar on Philosophy, where we designate one philosopher each week, and each person who asks a question relating to that philosopher will be eligible to win a prize. It's gotten a ...

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