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Site-wide CSS updates ruin Android SE badge tags

Today, a site-wide CSS update on badge tags took place, to "center" the text & icon on badges which use the "circle" to denote bronze, silver, and gold. We, on the other hand, use Android logos ...
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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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2016 Moderator Election Q&A - Questionnaire

In connection with the moderator elections, we are holding a Q&A thread for the candidates. Questions collected from an earlier thread have been compiled into this one, which shall now serve as ...
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Reminding New Users to Upvote/Accept

Is it appropriate to post the following comment on your own answer? Please consider upvoting and/or accepting this answer if it worked for you. Background: I tend to answer many many questions from ...
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Should users (non-Moderators) approve an edit made by a user posing as the author of the post?

I was bewildered when I saw this edit approved by a Moderator until I saw his comment explaining the reasoning for that action. Before that edit, the same editor suggested another edit here. Note that ...
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Is it on topic to ask for help choosing a suitable Android device? [duplicate]

Let's say I'm planning to buy a new Android device. I have a certain list of criteria for the device. I want to know which devices fit most or all of my criteria, and possibly get feedback from users ...
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2016 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection

In connection with the moderator elections, we will be holding a Q&A with the candidates. This will be an opportunity for members of the community to pose questions to the candidates on the topic ...
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How “Candidate score” is calculated?

I "am" interested in nominating for the mod election, but I feel that I don't have all the necessary experience yet. (My plan is to become more experienced over the months so I can nominate in the ...
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Question page has an extra yellow stripe for anonymous visitors

Visiting a question page (any question) without logging in, I see a strange yellow stripe. It does not look like an intended design element. Seen in Chrome 49 on Windows 7. If the tour invitation ...
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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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Is it possible to remove a flag?

In case you flagged a question incorrectly*, would it be possible for you to remove that flag yourself, before a moderator sees it? If not, how could you notify others that it was an incorrect flag? *...
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Can we get software recomendations added to on topic discussions?

I just got my question for a android web-server app marked as off topic. And I do see, that software recommendations are an offence to this clause. Ok, but why? I’m new to Android, and my ability to ...
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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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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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Why was this answer and question deleted

Here's the A2A question that was deleted. https://android.stackexchange.com/questions/139597 As far as I can tell, this is a question that isn't present on the site. No reason was given why the ...
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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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Is this post really a duplicate?

Smart phone factory reset, but forgot google account -- bricked now? The suggested answer is for 5.0 which has the option of wiping the data and doing a factory built in re-flash. With 5.1 this isn'...
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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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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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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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After how long do votes get locked?

After a certain period of time, one can not change their votes on a specific post unless it is edited. How long does it take for the vote to get locked?
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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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Adding a template question to the Ask Question box

Every now and then we see some questions of very low quality. The question is 70% venting and/or panic and begging and include no information about the device itself or the Android version. We have ...
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How can we ensure that users include relevant detail when asking a question?

A lot of questions are posted in which there is a bare minimum of information and someone almost always comments and says to add details such as Android device, Android version, etc. This fine but it ...
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Can I ask for help with a particular Android game? [duplicate]

There is a certain Android game that I really like, but I am stuck in a certain place. Can I ask for help with that game here?
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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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Should there be a community wiki for information about whether the bootloader can be unlocked on a particular device?

Similar to this question for information on how to root different devices, should a community wiki exist for whether the bootloader can be unlocked on different devices and how this is achieved? Just ...
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Should I crosspost this Arqade post?

As I have noticed that each stack community has their own nuances in what questions are well received by the community, I wanted to ask if this question is an acceptable crosspost. Also the rational ...
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How do I delete posts?

I just gave an answer but it was a question. How can I delete it?
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Could this “question” be converted to an answer, to a protected question?

A new user posted a question that is really an answer. As @AndrewT observed, it seems to be an answer to this protected question. While I cannot determine if the answer is correct, it does seem to ...
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Advice on avoiding a question being marked “Android Independent”/off topic"

On Android Enthusiasts SE, there are half dozen questions relating to whether a mobile device while charging should be used for gaming, downloading etc. Answering a recent question on this, I cited a ...
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Why aren't there any more elections?

I just checked the elections. I saw that they are held on 2011 and 2012 and never again. Why?
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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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How or where can I ask about vendor providing system apps? [duplicate]

I want to buy a new android device and do not want to root it. But I need some functions. These functions can only be provided - on a non-rooted device if they are provided as system app. So I end up ...
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What to do with a controversial duplicate question: Prevent Apps from running in background?

I recently asked a question about preventing apps from running in the background. Before I asked it, I read several related questions and found that they didn't address the particular question space I ...
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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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Shall we really close questions on permission meanings as duplicates to the “general list”?

I've just noticed What is the Android Permission “WRITE_GSERVICES” doing? with a long discussion in its comments whether it should have been closed. True, there is a "general list" in What do android ...
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Stack overflow BETA Navigation Testing - Will Android Enthusiasts do the same?

Currently at Stack Overflow they are trying out a new navigation bar (you have to opt in to try it out). My Question is: Will Android Enthusiasts be following suit after Stack Overflow gets there new ...
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What are Android-independent questions?

The question is dead simple. What are Android-independent questions? If that's a broad thing to answer, then alternatively, how do I identify that a question is Android-independent? There are some ...
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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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I asked my question, yet it was closed and then deleted

I asked following question: games - How to do "Android Party Play" with "Real Racing 3"? - Android Enthusiasts Stack Exchange apparently it wasn't clear enough, so it was closed closed as unclear ...
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Why don't we have tags for Chipset vendors and models?

When searching for questions/answers about some hardware-specific topics, would it not be useful to introduce tags for chipset vendors and models/model_families? Like MediaTek, RockChip, RK3066, ...
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Considering the recent changes in the Late answers queue, should I edit old answers at the cost of recently answered questions?

The repercussion of the latest changes introduced to the network (See Can we raise the bar for reputation for late answers to enter the review queue?) on our main site is reflected in the deleted ...
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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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How to handle this situation [closed]

One of my questions was recently closed by moderator Matthew Read. From the comment he posted, it appears he felt my question constituted "polling". In fact, I was not interested in "polling", but ...
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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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How do I handle a very old unanswered question?

I have asked a question a long time ago here on Android Enthusiasts. The question received only one answer back then but unfortunately it did not solve my problem. But now, the question seems to ...
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Community Promotion Ads - 2015

The dawn of a new year, 2015, now approaches, or has already approached, either way it means that it is now time to reset our Community Promotion Ads! What are Community Promotion Ads? Community ...
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No matching tag

I found this post which has a wrong tag. It's basically because the author didn't know what the fastboot tag stands for and have chosen it. However I didn't find any tags which are good for this ...
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Top bar shows pending suggested edits but the queue is empty

The count flag at the top bar depicting the number of suggested edits pending approval seems to have stuck. The Suggested Edits review queue is empty already. I tried both Firefox and Chromium ...

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