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What should we do when a user deletes their post for lack of feedback?

I asked a question here and the first user to answer it deleted their answer with comment: I have deleted my answer, [since] there was no feedback from you as requested. I don't remember the ...
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Stack Exchange rule == circular reasoning?

I just joined Stack Exchange in order to answer a question. I discovered I was not allowed to because I have no reputation. Fair enough; I can understand the caution. However it creates a Catch-22. ...
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My follow-up to a relevant question was deleted. Why?

I have a question about my Android Enthusiasts Stack Exchange post: Stop Google Search Opening in Chrome I believe my post was very relevant to the main post. I was simply looking for a related ...
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Problem in creating preformatted text during editing

Sometimes when I'm editing posts which need preformatting (mainly code pre formats), If I click on the {} icon on editing tools tab: I can't achieve the effect I want, instead the text appears to be ...
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Paid / revenue-generating URL shortener - what's the site's stance?

Over the last hours one particular user has posted a series of answers under app-related questions. While the answer themselves are not always completely unrelated to the question itself (I'm being ...
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Are questions about where certain apps store their data permitted?

I'm looking for the data files of one of the apps I use on my phone. It occurred to me that such questions might not be allowed on the site from my experience of the varying rules from one SE site to ...
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Can we avoid the search stemming “chromes”?

Lately a few people have asked about a particular malware app. It's named "Chromes" to disguise it as a genuine app, "Chrome". The problem is, when you search for "Chromes" on the site, the search ...
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Is my question suitable for the site?

I have created a mini game for Android and I want general feedback and suggestions for improvement. My idea is to keep the game a mini game and not add too much functionality. The story is that the ...
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`low-disk-space` pointing to wrong master?

I've just noticed the tag synonym low-disk-space points to internal-storage. Shouldn't it rather point to insufficient-memory? That synonym was created in 2012, migrated from being a stand-alone tag. ...
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Questions revolving around trust issues

Every now and then, we do see some question like this one, which revolves around trust issues in a couple, asking us to collaborate as to "unmask" the unfaithful party. I personally believe that the ...
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Android Enthusiasts SE content appearing on random sites. Is this allowed?

Recently, while I was surfing the web and researching for some information for my Tasker projects, I bumped onto one of my old posts (that I posted on Android Enthusiasts Stack Exchange) which left me ...
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Are we losing reviewers or getting extra new users?

Back before June 2017 and earlier, I rarely saw the FP queue exceeding 10. But since August, I've been rarely seeing it falling under 15, sometimes growing to 60. The same is for the LQP when it has ...
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How to handle off-topic questions with active bounty?

Of late I have observed that a few questions have been raised, which on close inspection look off-topic however were carrying an active bounty. In one case, I tried to salvage the post with ...
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Questions about unofficial Xposed

As everyone knows, back in the CyanogenMod days, we flagged questions about nightly releases, as they used to become obsolete fairly quickly and were too unstable to discuss. Now, a similar situation ...
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Are Freedom and Lucky Patcher on topic for this site?

Continuing the question about ethics, I'm worried if Freedom and Lucky Patcher, two "obviously unethical" apps, one of which allows free in-App Purchase by hijacking app's traffic to Play Store while ...
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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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Is this kind of suggested edit encouraged?

Over the past few days, a particular user have been submitting a lot of suggested edits (both on the main site and Meta) that changes all SE links in the post from http to https - example here. While ...
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Are Android apps running on Chrome OS on topic?

The main question I have revolve around functionality and is there a way to activate pagedown in Android apps on Chrome OS. Not sure what people would ask maybe compatibility questions. Are Android ...
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Is this question really off-topic?

This question has a bunch of development-related keywords like "build" "development" and "package". However it is not really a question about "developing for Android", it's about "developing on ...
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Font choice of Android Enthusiasts is rendered dreadfully in Chrome on Windows [duplicate]

Here is a screenshot from a topic on this QA site: As you can see, it's pretty hard to read. I am using Chrome Version 60.0.3112.113 (Official Build) (64-bit) on Windows 10 Here is a screenshot ...
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Can you earn a shorter posting interval?

I tried to post two questions, on different topics, and got an error message saying You can only post once every 40 minutes. I assumed that this was because of my low reputation score, but I checked ...
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Request for tag rename

I tried to create a new tag, related to part 2 of my question, m2-01al. I typoed it and the correct name is m2-a01l or uppercase if it fits. Possibility to rename? I don't edit tag privileges yet
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Could it have sense to tag devices by their device code?

Every Android device model is identified by a device code that is widely used (and potentially Googled, or at least returns a lot of results) among specialists/professionals. E.g. Samsung Galaxy S3 ...
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Revision of answers on locked questions

There's a question on the site concerning tethering detection (on the part of mobile carriers). The accepted answer ranks highly for searches on this topic and is often cited on sites like reddit. ...
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Promotion of products and suggestions for illegal product usage

In the last couple of questions I filed in here at AE I was advised to solve my issues by acquiring a Microsoft Windows licence. I have been struggling to get TWRP to boot on one of my devices and ...
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Why is there no existing tag for Daydream VR?

There is a daydream tag that actually pertains to the 2012 screensaver technology. It seems to have been misused in one question Is there a way to increase fonts in google VR/Daydream? which is ...
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Does Android Enthusiasts support embedded YouTube videos?

Over on Meta Stack Exchange, I am attempting to compile a complete list of Stack Exchange sites which support YouTube embedding. Searching on Android Enthusiasts Meta, I was unable to find any ...
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are question related to app or rom availability and install guide allowed

Are questions related to specific custom rom or specific availability to a specific device allowed? Example: This question Are questions related to install guides for specific device allowed?
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Android SE font extremely hard to read [duplicate]

I just opened the Android Stack Exchange site to link someone to it and when I saw it I thought the page hadn't loaded properly. This is what I saw (you'll want to view full size, they're uploaded ...
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Font on AE really difficult to read [duplicate]

Is it just me, or is the Roboto font used on Android Enthusiasts really difficult to read? On my screen it looks like an XXX-lite variant. The bold titles are fine, it is the "normal" text which is an ...
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Are the Android development tools still on-topic on this site?

It's been the case for a long time that questions about installing and using the development tools for Android - adb, fastboot, the emulator - and the infrastructure behind installing and updating ...
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Why is this spam flag declined?

I raised 2 spam flags for a guy's posts. My reasons for considering those as spams are below He claims he's the developer of the software he's recommending (See his post). The app costs US$0.99 on ...
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Is a question about Mac kernel panics from ADB on topic here?

I'm having a strange issue with ADB, but I want to make sure this is on topic first since it's somewhat of an edge case. When I plug my phone into my Mac, I get kernel panics on the Mac constantly ...
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Can I ask questions regarding suggesting Android phones with specifications that I mention?

I'm currently looking forward to buying a new phone. I'm not sure if asking here is appropriate or not, so I decided to ask on this meta post. I am aware that I should't ask too broad or primarily ...
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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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Are translations to low quality posts acceptable as suggested edits?

When going through the "suggested edit" queue, one in particular (now deleted) got me thinking. It was an answer post that was made in a language other than English, but it wasn't an answer to the ...
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Merge device-specific tags and remove rarely used ones?

Most devices from the same generation from the same manufacturer have very similar or even totally identical configuration, hardware or software. Solutions to problems for one device almost always ...
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Do we really need the “Android-Independent” close reason?

The "general1 off-topic" explanation text already says Questions on Android Enthusiasts should be asked from a end-user point of view and within the scope defined in the help center. And under ...
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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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Where's moderator “Bryan Denny”?

Haven't seen him for a great while. Is he off for vacation or something else?
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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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Is this a good Stack Exchange site (or is there one) for questions about the Samsung Gear S3?

I've recently purchased a Samsung Gear S3 smartwatch, and already I have some questions I'd like to ask of experienced users. However: I am aware that the watch's OS is Tizen-based, not Android. My ...
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Meta tag merge request: [scope] & [allowed-topics]

I draw your attention to the following tags on Meta: scope and allowed-topics. scope is on 52 questions, has a tag wiki and excerpt. allowed-topics is on 18 questions, with no tag wiki or excerpt. ...
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Does [tag:development] mean “Asking for closure”?

As Android Enthusiasts Stack Exchange is not for Android development, why is there still development this tag? Does this tag, to some extent, mean "Asking to close this question"? For me, I will raise ...
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Question of duplicity of a question

It is possible or okay to flag a question as a duplicate if it was asked earlier, and the one asked later already has an accepted answer but the context is very similar: Consider this question: How ...
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Is the list of rooting methods supposed to contain bloatware?

I had a rather unpleasant experience with rooting my phone using KingoRoot as described here. I ended up installing some bloatware which now I can't remove. I would like to know what I should have ...
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Is there any limitation or requirements for questions and issues about 3rd party apps?

Whenever I want to check out and answer a few questions about the Android OS, I'm always seeing questions like 'Can't connect to my Facebook account', 'Recover photos from Gallery Vault' and 'Twitter ...
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Tagging questions with a tag mentioned in solutions

I created macrodroid tag today. There are close to 100 questions / answers mentioning this app. Cursory analysis : a) Handful of questions specifically mention this app ( tagged a couple of them ) b)...
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Showing users even they not involved

In the home page, you can see the user Community is shown. But when opening the question, there is no involvment of community at all Question link : Captive Portal detection causing phones to ...
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Community Promotion Ads - 2017

It is a bit late into this new year, being that we're already in the second month, but we are now cycling the Community Promotion Ads for 2017! What are Community Promotion Ads? Community Promotion ...

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