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How do we feel about Bluestacks?

A publicly downloadable version of the Bluestacks Android app player has recently been released for Windows. Should we accept questions related to using Bluestacks here? On the one hand, it's not a ...
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Should samsung-gt-i5800 be merged to samsung-galaxy-3?

Just as the title says, same model, different names. EDIT: my bad, meant samsung-gt-i5800, not samsung-galaxy-i5800 which has been a synonym as Matthew Read commented.
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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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Shouldn't we make “tether” a synonym for the “tethering” tag?

Step-by-step tag clean-up, part 3 :) "tether" should become a synonym for "tethering"..., right?
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Should we merge all i18n related tags into one?

We have currently these i18n related tags: localization internationalization with the synonym "i18n" They both describe technically different approaches, but I doubt that the average AN.SX users is ...
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Should the “samsung-gt-i9000” tag be a synonym of the “samsung-galaxy-s” tag?

samsung-gt-i9000 and samsung-galaxy-s are about the same device. The full name of the device is: Samsung Galaxy S GT-I9000. So I would suggest it as a synonym, but I don't have the reputation yet. If ...
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User reputation list by posts reads “votes” when it should read “edits”

I am not sure, but this doesn't seems correct. My reputation by post and day reads "votes" when it should read "edits": I have edited "How can i disable Phone, SMS, Market and 3G functionality from ...
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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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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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A contest for UK-based Android.SE users (Updated) [closed]

Droidcon UK is hosting a contest. Live in the UK and rack up big points at Android.SE this week and you could win a Sony Ericsson Xperia Play. Check the contest site for details. A winner will be ...
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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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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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Links from tag edit in a users activity summary don't work

I have noticed that the links shown in my activity summary that belong to a tag edit, excerpt and full tag wiki, point to non-existent questions. Is this intended?
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What to do about “what's new in <version #>” questions

Case in point: https://android.stackexchange.com/questions/13858/whats-new-in-2-3-6-on-the-nexus-one There are others, however. (This particular question is way too specific, asking about a bug ...
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Do we need/want a general “how do I SIM-unlock my phone” type question?

This bad answer to a valid question (mods may have cleaned it up as a non-answer by the time you get there) prompted me to think that we already have a handful of questions about removing the SIM-lock,...
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Android-StackExchange Swag?

Looking through the StackExchange Store, I didn't see any stuff for the Android site. Are there any plans for swag (t-shirts, mugs, etc) for android.stackexchange? If not, how can we start this ...
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Need alternatives to [blocking] tag

I call your attention to the blocking tag. I see questions in there about blocking applications, calls, SMS messages, and processes. That's no good. I suggest the following replacements: call-...
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Is there an issue of legality by providing advice for bypassing a company's TOS?

In this question about bypassing TOS on a device and allowing free tethering, is there any danger of legal action being taken against Android Enthusiasts or SE in general? I am aware that there are ...
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How should we handle posts intended as community resources?

I was just editing https://android.stackexchange.com/questions/4060/what-blogs-write-about-good-android-apps-and-tips when I realized we might have something of a problem. I moved the answer-in-the-...
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Why is the font weight bold?

This is a question regarding the theme of android.stackexchange.com and meta.android.stackexchange.com. Why is the font weight bold for almost everything on the sites? Am I the only one who finds ...
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Privileges list is not quite wide enough to prevent overflow, and/or inconsistent between browsers

When I go to the privileges page, "remove new user restrictions" in the list on the right side overflows into the percentage column, forcing a wrap. This in in Chrome 13. In IE8, I see ...
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A Bluetooth headset giveaway? [closed]

Keep an eye out for a Bionic contest as soon as the phone is officially released. But to tide us over until then, Android.SE will be hosting a Bluetooth headset giveaway during the middle of next week ...
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Please merge [gps] and [internal-gps]

Can you please merge these tags. I believe they are redundant. internal-gps gps
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Remove “pc” tag?

I see a lot of questions tagged pc that are really better tagged with windows or linux as a lot of them are operating-system specific. Example: "MTP USB Device" driver error (screenshot) ...
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Why are guides to pirate apps allowed here?

The title pretty much says it all. I find it puzzling that a reputable site would host stuff like this. P.S. This post does not express my viewpoints on pirating and illegal distribution, I just ...
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Can the FAQ be expanded in terms of what's on topic?

I've been trying to figure out if a particular question I have is on topic, and haven't been able to find much in the way of guidance. I found the question, Should the FAQ section on off-topic ...
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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 one have to enter a reason for downvoting?

I've received a few downvotes on some answers and I've just been curious about the reasons for the votes. I'd love to see a mandatory comment for the reason of the vote, so that I could improve my ...
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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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Why did my reputation decrease?

Why does my reputation decrease when I downvote an invalid answer? Does it mean whenever I down vote someone's answer my reputation decreases even though I was doing nothing wrong except helping out ...
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What's with the strange account icons?

I've been noticing lately that certain users (myself included) have been given different account pictures when displayed as a small icon: The account pictures are alright on the profile pages, but ...
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Are “rooting” and “unlocking” questions allowed on Android.SE?

Are "rooting" and "unlocking" questions allowed on Android.SE, or are they inappropriate?
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Detailed “what kind of questions” list

Check this out: https://webapps.meta.stackexchange.com/questions/894/what-kind-of-questions-can-i-ask-here-the-detailed-version Do you think a similar kind of post would be useful here at Android ...
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Site promotion ideas?

Moderators, serious Stackers and casual users, Within the coming weeks, we here at Stack Central will be putting a little bit of effort into promoting the Android site. We're hoping to get you ...
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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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What's happening with all these title changes!?

I'm Sam. I work at Stack Exchange HQ in NYC. As you may have noticed, I've been refining some titles to turn them into questions and better reflect the query posed. Don't hesitate to let me know if ...
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How to create tags without creating a question?

While browsing the site I noticed that there are no separate tags yet for the new Samsung Galaxy Tabs (8.9 and 10.1) and tried to find a place to create these in order to encourage separation of the ...
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Why there is a must-have tag?

It is clear that questions with must-have tag will be very subjective and localized. Why there is a must-have tag?
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Where do “modified” .apk files stand?

This question is directly related to my answer to a question on the main site: Mobile to PC skype video chat? The timeline for the sake of relevancy: The questioner was looking for a way to make a ...
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Switch to mobile view of stackexchange

When I first opened this site on phone (opera mini on android) mobile view opened, then I switched to original view using the link at bottom. Now how do I switch back to mobile view?
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Super User questions that can be migrated? [closed]

Random asked us to go through the android tag on SU and pick out the high view count/voted question we want to migrate to here. Otherwise he is going to clear them out if they don't mention a PC ...
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Do we need an “information” tag?

I noticed today that we have an information tag. It seems like it started out benignly, and it has been used for questions about getting system info from the phone or where your personal information ...
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Possible tag blacklist candidates [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Should we merge mobilephones with cellphones? I've been digging around in Tags quite a bit (mostly to write wikis for them) and have been running across several that probably ...
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Will Android x86 questions be appropriate?

With the release of Android x86 available for running the Android OS on a PC, will we be accepting questions that pertain to this?
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“Possible Duplicate” objection

I would like to discuss this "Possible Duplicate" closure. My question: How to force load desktop version of website? The "original" question: How can I change the user agent for the stock browser? ...
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update(s) vs. upgrade(s)

Consider the following tags: upgrade update updates They all appear to be questions about moving from one version of Android to a newer version. Which should be the master tag? Related, what about ...
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What's the deal with [android-version]?

I'm cleaning up the thirty-odd questions with the android-version tag. I can't see what the tag is really used for. Primarily, lately, it just looks to be what people choose because android is ...
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Make [orange-san-francisco] and [dell-xcd35] synonyms of [zte-blade]

I just created the latter two tags. The devices seem to be most commonly known as the zte-blade so I propose that as the parent. There is little to no difference between it and the orange-san-...
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Should the FAQ section on off-topic questions be clarified?

I marked this question as off-topic and was overridden by Al as indicated in the comments. I'm not questioning his decision as a mod at all (Al and I are totally cool! I swear! lol :-D), but I think ...
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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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