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2018 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection

Android Enthusiasts Stack Exchange is scheduled for an election next week, November 5th. In connection with that, we will be holding a Q&A with the candidates. This will be an opportunity for ...
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Old questions w/o answers and low view count

Every now and then, I run what I call a "housecleening task", walking the "unanswered" questions and see which I can answer, which are not answerable, and which might be closed. My actions are ...
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What should we do with generic hardware questions that are clearly relevant to Android users?

We currently have this line under the off-topic things in the FAQ: Android-independent phone questions, such as "Does Carrier X have prepaid plans?" I think that specific example is ...
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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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Community Promotion Ads - 2013 [duplicate]

As it is December 2012, we are now going to reset our Community Promotion Ads for the new year. What are Community Promotion Ads? Community Promotion Ads are community-vetted advertisements that ...
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Should we merge mobilephones with cellphones?

I don't see any difference between mobile-phones and cellphones. Should we merge them? :)
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When asking a question, enforce user to read the FAQ first

Is it possible, that when asking a question, a kind of a check to say something like Tick here, and Yes, I have read the FAQ and acknowledge that the question fits the criteria in order to enforce ...
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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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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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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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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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More Discussion on the Scope of Android.SE

I'd like to see more discussion on the scope of topics for Android.SE. We have established that the site is for "enthusiasts, power users, and regular people too using the Android operating system" ...
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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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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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Policy on linking to questionable/illegal/warez download sites

Per this question What's the policy on linking to non-market apps? I think we're all agreed that linking to an app on a warez-type alternative market-place is something we don't want to do. How about ...
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Moderator Pro Tem Announcement [closed]

Throughout the beta, we need members from the site whose focus is to engage the community, both in community-building issues and site management. That's why we select a few members from each community ...
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2018 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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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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Should we have version-specific CyanogenMod tags?

I noticed just now that we have a cm11 tag, which was created for a question specifically about CyanogenMod 11 as opposed to another version. It is currently very small, whereas cyanogenmod has ~800 ...
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Are questions on Kindle Fire on-topic for Android?

AFAIK the Kindle Fire runs on a custom version of Android - would questions on these be on-topic when it's released? (I ask this mainly because because there was a question on Kindle Fire on Super ...
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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 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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QR Code generator

Hey guys, Now that the Android Market is out on the web it would be great to be able to generate a QR code right here in text box. This would allow us to stop using other websites like AppBrain for ...
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What's with reputation? Why do I need some to comment?

I created an account to contribute an to an issue. Now I see that I can't. I have no idea what hoops I should be jumping through to contribute, but I don't think there should be any. I need 50 ...
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Role of Moderators and others in increasing the strength and involvement of the backbone of the community

This question was posed by me in the ongoing election campaign. This is a tough one but to stimulate your thinking to what you can do as a moderator to improve the situation. Our site has about 180 ...
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More tag redundancy - phone models

We've got a lot of different tags referencing phone models: droid, motorola-droid, incredible, htc-incredible, htc-droid-incredible, droid-x, etc etc etc. How do we want to unify these?
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Misspelling cleanup

Here's another cleanup project to help improve the information on the site. Fix common misspellings. andriod - Android androind - Android anroid - Android andoroid - Android andorid - Android teh - ...
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How does meta reputation and badges work?

Unlike StackOverflow meta, I've noticed that here all my reputation points have been transferred over from the main. Except for the badges. Will my reputation be synced between the two? If so, why ...
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How can I tag my question in the most effective way?

I have a question but I am unclear about which tags to use. I want to ensure that my question is categorized so the people with the most expertise/interest related to my issue are most likely to see ...
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wifi tags - are wifi-tethering and wifi-hotspot redundant?

Are "wifi-tethering" and "wifi-hotspot" redundant? Are there other forms of tethering or hotspots available for Android? Example question
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Is this site active? (sorry for asking)

I'm wondering how much this site is really active. Of 5 questions I asked, 3 received no answer at all. That's a pretty high number, I've never encountered anything like that on any SE site so far. ...
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Rename the 'firmware' tag to 'device-firmware' and make 'firmware' a synonym

I already made a similar request about half a year ago (see: Merge firmware and rom?). As several other tag/retag/synonym requests, this is still open and unprocessed (i.e. neither rejected nor ...
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Are app recommendations still considered off-topic?

I've been seeing a lot of questions lately asking for apps that do x or y, and so I read the main site's FAQ again and noticed that it's not explicitly stated that asking for app recommendations is ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Dealing with obvious spam

I saw a post that is obvious spam. How should I deal with it? What is the proper action to take?
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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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Link migrated questions and answers to user account

I was a moderately active user on Gadgets.stackexchange. Most of my activity there dealt with Android, and those questions and answers were migrated here after Gadgets was closed. I signed up for ...
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Should app dependent answers with dead links be replaced with AppBrain's links?

My question may seem like a duplicate to How shall we deal with outdated answers no longer valid? but I'm here seeking consensus for a specific category of answers only, the ones which which feature ...
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Please keep the “Where can I find ROMs?” question broadly useful

In reference to Where can I find stock or custom ROMs for my Android device? Lately the answer has gotten a few fairly localized additions that I have edited out. In general I think we should only ...
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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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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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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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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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How should we handle obsolete answers?

Given the (relativly) fast evolving process of Android development, there will always be obsolete answers. I wonder how to handle these? Downvote Inform moderator Edit I think edit is best when the ...
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A contest? A contest! But what prizes?

Android.SE will soon be hosting a contest to reward new and established community members who gain certain achievements within a set time frame. To an extent, the rules will resemble those established ...
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Should we handle questions about Ubuntu for phones?

Ubuntu announced at CES their plans to release a version of their operating system for phones. As it turns out, one of the first phones they intend to officially support is the Galaxy Nexus - an ...

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