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Why is the scope of Android Enthusiasts so small?

I keep running across a ton of questions that have been closed as being not within the scope of the site, and it seems like the usefulness of this site is really being hindered by its limited scope ...
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Getting rid of the gingerbread icons [duplicate]

Could we replace the gingerbread icons (upvote, downvote, star) and use the Holo one. I propose: Upvote https://android-ui-utils.googlecode.com/hg/asset-studio/dist/res/clipart/icons/...
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Are CyanogenMod questions accepted on Android SE?

There is no mention of CyanogenMod in FAQ, and there is no policy about it. There are only 231 questions related to it, most of them are about rooting and flashing. Are CyanogenMod related questions ...
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How are questions about security concerns 'subjective'?

Android security, like any computer systems security, is an exact science. If an app has a security issue, that is an objective fact, and someone with appropriate expertise can describe the risks ...
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Should we have a nexus-7-2013 tag?

Perhaps we can rename nexus-7 to nexus-7-2012, and create a new nexus-7-2013 for the 2nd generation tablet.
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Why can't I answer a protected question? [duplicate]

I came across this question and was going to post an answer to help them root their phone since I recently did a similar phone, but it says it's protected. OK, I get that but what I don't is that it ...
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2011 Moderator Election: Town Hall Chat [closed]

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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Synonymize [web-browser] and [browsers] with [browser]?

web-browser is only used once and browsers four times. Sure, I could edit the posts but I think that making these two synonyms of browser is the better approach. Sooner or later someone else will ...
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“Where can I find a list/website/resource for X” questions

Lately I feel as though there's been something of an upswing in questions which I've personally come to call "Help me find a website for X" questions. Some recent examples I can think of include: ...
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Should development questions be put on hold or migrated to SO?

Despite being off-topic on AE, questions about app development are frequently asked here. I generally flag these as needing migration to SO as opposed to marking them as off-topic, because they should ...
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Why do many of the answers posted here on Android seem to link offsite?

I'm seeing lots of questions on the site where people are basically saying "Here's a great guide to X" and the content links off site. My immediate thought is that Android Enthusiasts is the site I'...
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What's the policy on linking to non-market apps?

Not that non-market or self-hosted apps should be an issue -- but what about "Warez"-type hosting of cracked paid apps, or of apps that have been removed from the market? case in point -- the ...
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Discussion on the Google Stack Exchange proposal

There is a Google proposal in Area 51. It was proposed on December 11th so it's still quite new. It's scope is currently defined as: Google web apps, desktop software, and Android and Chrome OS ...
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Are carrier-specific questions appropriate in AE?

How should we divide the line between questions that are more about specific carriers rather than Android? An example question https://android.stackexchange.com/questions/4490/prepaid-cards-for-the-...
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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, in ...
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Software Recommendations is online

Software Recommendations is now in Public Beta. Maybe you could start answering some the Android questions. And, of course, we can let people know that such a site exists. (Migrating questions there ...
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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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Please make “low-disk-space” a synonym for “internal storage”

Android devices don't have "disks". As such, low-disk-space should be a synonym of internal-storage. The latter is for all issues dealing with internal storage, not just its lack.
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2011 Community Moderator Election [closed]

The 2011 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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Confusion between stock-android and stock-ui tags

The stock-android tag covers versions of the OS that includes manufacturer enhancements, but the stock-ui tag excludes manufacturer enhancements (according to the description). stock-android The ...
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How can we attract new solutions to old questions that have already been answered?

The following question received an answer more than three years ago. It was a fine answer at the time, but I can't help but wonder if it could be improved on now. Is there a good way to incentivize ...
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Merge firmware and rom?

Just found the firmware tag (x38), where questions mostly refer to either rom (x78) or custom-rom (x141). Suggestion: remove the firmware from those questions already tagged custom-rom merge ...
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Why did someone pull the device tag from this question?

I asked a question about booting into recovery mode here and tagged it with "t-mobile G1" because that's the device that was giving me grief and because I suspected that the phone manufacturer and ...
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where does the incoming traffic come from?

according to Area51, we have 2,700+ visits/day, which is more than the expected 1,500. The description says 1,500 visits per day is good, 500 visits per day is worrying. A great site benefits ...
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Tag merge: power, power-management

Should we merge the tags power (× 62), power-management (×14 20 (merged with 'battery-manager'))? I'd suggest keeping the first tag, and making the second a synonym to it. Many questions ...
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Question about electronics, TRRS connectors and ohms! Is this on-topic?

While looking some unanswered questions, I came across this one: Cable to send audio from iPhone to android phone via TRRS I'm not sure how to proceed about it, it was posted a few months before I'...
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Put “Dev Qs not allowed” on Ask Question page for new users? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Add a note to the “Ask a Question Page” to reinforce that dev questions are off-topic The site FAQ clearly mentions that development questions are off-topic here, ...
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Merge android-market, market [closed]

market 19 android-market 11
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Merge 'storage-full' into 'insufficient-memory'?

After having created the insufficient-memory including tag excerpt and wiki, now used by 10 questions, during re-tagging I discovered the storage-full on the last question, which is used by 9 ...
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Starting to Deal with Duplicate Tags

How are other beta sites dealing with duplicate tags? For example, applications (most popular) vs. apps vs. android-app. These bring up three different sets of questions that are all about apps. (...
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Merging the tags configuration and settings?

Are these really two different things -- or should we merge configuration (x21) and settings (x156), making configuration a synonym to settings? Hint: The tag description of settings reads: ...
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Are device specific “what is your experience” questions on-topic on Android.SE?

I'm considering buying a Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9, with the main use as a portable "table phone". It has GSM phone functionality built-in, but not enabled out of the box. I'm very distrustful of ...
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Upgrade Advice?

Is android.stackexchange.com the correct place to ask a question about whether I should upgrade or fix a broken nexus one? I nearly posted a question, but I'm not sure if this is the right place for ...
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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 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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I have lost my account and cannot sign in

I have not been active if I have not logged in or had control of my Google account which Google is currently investigating for months. I am sorry I have not reported it earlier but I have been busy ...
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Why did my question on Google Play Games get closed?

I asked a question on Google Play Games, which is an Android application. It got closed as off-topic. https://android.stackexchange.com/help/on-topic says that "Using a particular app on your Android ...
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Why is this question about creating a second instagram account off topic?

How can I create a second instagram account? The question clearly requires some operation in Android, either setting up new android profiles, or using a particular software. Is questions about ...
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Answered bounty in comment, not answer

On this question user abhioxic came up with the solution in a comment, not in an answer. This comment was one hour before the bounty expiration, so had it been an answer I could accept it and award ...
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Add separate Opera tag for the new Opera browser

Right now there is only opera-mini and opera-mobile tags. Can we add the opera tag for the new Opera browser for Android (that uses WebKit)? I don't have the reputation to do it myself right now. I'...
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Merge 'alarm' and 'alarms' tags

Don't know which should win; they both have three questions. alarm alarms I lean toward the singular.
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How to filter questions with particular tags

Can I filter the questions with particular tags from the Questions list?
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Where did OP background color go?

It seems like the background color on the name of the original poster is gone from the site and Meta. Normally the OP's name card on posts and comments are shaded to differentiate them. This appears ...
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Are questions about LINE on-topic here?

LINE is a sort of Skype/Facebook utility, with PC/Mac/Android/iOS clients. Most LINE questions do not depend on the operating system, so asking here sounds off-topic. If LINE had a web interface, I ...
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Merge 'external-sd' into 'sd-card'

Yes, I know there are also "internal sd cards", which might cause a little confusion here. But there's no tag for them. Instead, the tag wiki for sd-card (x394) clearly reads: For questions related ...
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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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What causes the browser's notification badge updates on this site?

As you might have inferred, I am fairly new here and not yet familiar with the site's functions. I noticed there was a "1" indicated here (which has turned into a "5" during the time it took to write ...
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What are “tags”, and how can I use them most effectively?

What are "tags"? Is there any good advice on how one can use them on Android Enthusiasts in the most effective way?
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Should we merge the motorola-droid and motorola-milestone tags?

While the tag wiki states the Motorola Droid is exclusively offered by Verizon, it is almost identical to the Motorola Milestone (see Wikipedia). Only difference is that the Droid is facilitating CDMA,...
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Merge widget, widgets

Widget 8, Widgets 1

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