All Questions

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
3
votes
2answers
220 views

How do you decide whether a question asks for shopping recommendation?

Yesterday I asked a question: Decent Battery Monitoring App [closed] It was closed because it's claimed to ask for shopping recommendation. Actually, I'm not asking for a shopping recommendation, ...
3
votes
1answer
41 views

Tag Wiki Privileges - why does my tag wiki need to be peer approved when I have the same privilege?

I have the required rep to edit tag wikis (2006 at the time of writing) and it shows as such in my profile, yet whenever I'm editing and adding info to a tag, the banner at the top says - "You do not ...
3
votes
2answers
39 views

Is there any way to contact an individual user?

Is there any way by which a user can be sent a private message or is there some other way of contacting them say, via email ?
5
votes
3answers
122 views

Why are you so rigorous and why we have so many questions closed

Firs at all I like android enthusiasts very much, I am kinda scared that if you keep going like this, you are going to close this site. My questions are : Why do you so often closing questions ? Does ...
2
votes
1answer
116 views

How can I modify my question to get it “Wiki Approved”?

Here is the post in question. When I had originally asked this question I didn't think about adding it to the Wiki but as one commenter pointed out "Lists of information are discouraged". After ...
6
votes
2answers
190 views

Are questions looking for apps on topic? As in: “I need an app that does XYZ?” or “I want a widget that does ABC”

The FAQ doesn't currently discuss shopping. In the faq question: FAQ: "What kind of questions should I NOT ask here?" there is an answer that says that shopping recommendations are not ...
6
votes
1answer
60 views

Tips for editing other people's posts

Users with reputation 2,000 and over can edit other people's questions and answers. Additionally, a feature was recently added to allow people to propose edits that need to be approved. How does that ...
4
votes
2answers
64 views

Change in reputation noticed 20 FEB 2011 - 22 FEB 2011

About 2 days ago, I noticed my rep was 1897 points. Today it's even lower than yesterday at 1642. Going thru the graph in my profile, however shows no indication that my rep ever touched the 1800 ...
8
votes
2answers
179 views

Duplicate question when the original question has an accepted answer that doesn't answer my question

I have a question that has already been asked and answered and that answer has been accepted, however the accepted answer doesn't answer the question. How should this be handled? My question is a ...
15
votes
6answers
411 views

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, ...
2
votes
1answer
84 views

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 ...
7
votes
1answer
77 views

How can we include a user's phone info in the profile?

In most questions on AE, one of the more common comments below a question usually are to ask the questioner details regarding his/her device - what device are you using? what version of Android is ...
16
votes
0answers
147 views

Removing old, closed questions

Closed questions aren't necessarily supposed to stay around forever. On the non-Beta Stack Exchange sites, two days after a question is closed a "Delete" link goes live on the question, allowing ...
4
votes
2answers
92 views

Have the Rep requirements for Mod Tools suddenly changed? [closed]

This morning I didn't have Mod Tools on AE, this afternoon I get a banner saying I do, and they do seem to be there. I'm currently at 4,309 rep and according to the Recent Activity page I've only ...
8
votes
4answers
118 views

When is it appropriate to answer “no” to “is there an app that does ABC?” questions?

Looking at this answer which essentially says "No, there is not an app" but got comments saying "You know for a fact there are no coding games for Android?" implying that to answer "No" you must ...
2
votes
3answers
83 views

Why was this question downvoted?

I'm wondering why this question got down-voted. I'm not completely opposed to down voting as a concept but I though it was a valid question. Where are the SIM Lock settings stored on an Android ...
2
votes
2answers
41 views

Should there be somewhere to register desire for new apps?

There are lots of questions on the site along the lines of "Is there an app that will do...". I recently posted one myself at https://android.stackexchange.com/questions/5713/are-there-any-coding-...
4
votes
2answers
58 views

How do I search this site from my phone?

I can type into the search box, but I can't seem to get it to submit. When I click the Enter or OK buttons it just seems to change focus to another field. Similarly, I can't figure out how to close ...
4
votes
2answers
64 views

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 ...
4
votes
1answer
65 views

Content provider questions

How do we feel about content provider questions, such as Streaming video to Android? That one's a bit on the border -- it's useful for users to know whether they can stream video as well -- but ...
3
votes
1answer
67 views

Should these questions be Community Wiki?

Considering https://android.stackexchange.com/privileges/community-wiki, When should I make my answers Community Wiki? When you want to enhance the "wiki" aspect of your post, so that it ...
2
votes
1answer
62 views

“Shopping Recommendations” vs. Mentioning that your're shopping for a phone to provide context

This question was recently flagged as a "Shopping Recommendation": Is 150 MB / month enough for limited use? I think it's worth discussing the line between asking for a shopping recommendation vs. ...
15
votes
1answer
892 views

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 ...
2
votes
2answers
2k views

Installing Android on non-Android device questions

So we seem to get questions every now and then from people who want to know about running Android on devices that originally came with some other OS (normally some flavour of WinMobile). Normally we ...
2
votes
1answer
15 views

How should we tag posts on Meta discussing what should be in the parent site's FAQ?

We've got a number of questions here on the Meta discussing what should be in Android.SE's FAQ. Is there a particular tag that should be used for these discussions? Should I just make one called "AE-...
2
votes
2answers
24 views

Should we close these old “Subjective” & “List” questions or make them community wikis?

These two questions were asked back in android.SE's infancy: Can you recommend some alternative keyboards for Android? What is the best alternative to the stock camera app? They were both flagged ...
7
votes
2answers
122 views

Questions that answer themselves without an Answer

In this question, for example, the asker gives two answers in the body of his question in "Update:" edits, but hasn't posted either as an answer so will this question now always show as being ...
8
votes
2answers
223 views

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 ...
8
votes
4answers
2k views

Consolidating “How to root [device name]?” questions [closed]

There are various questions of the form "How to root [device name]?": How do I root the Android emulator? How do I root my HTC Hero? https://android.stackexchange.com/questions/3/how-do-i-root-my-htc-...
4
votes
1answer
70 views

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-...
4
votes
2answers
75 views

Other Android resources

This site is great, and I like helping people, but keeping a laser-like focus means we have to turn people away. Do you think it would be worthwhile to have a Community Wiki question with answers ...
4
votes
1answer
163 views

merge photos, photo, and pictures tags

There are tags for photos, photo, and pictures. These should probably be all photos.
11
votes
5answers
161 views

Should we discourage phone model tags in non-phone-specific questions?

I've found several question which is tagged with the phone model of the poster, but the tag does not help describe or classify the question. Example 1 2. In those question the tags serve no other ...
3
votes
1answer
56 views

What does tagging “Community Wiki” signify?

What does marking a post or a question as "Community Wiki" signify? What are the implications? Some stackexchange sites specify that a post marked CW doesn't earn the author any reputation - does a ...
8
votes
5answers
266 views

FAQ: “What kind of questions should I NOT ask here?”

I'd like to reword the Android.SE FAQ a bit to clarify what kind questions should be asked and what kind of questions should NOT be asked. I'd like to follow Superuser's FAQs format. This thread is ...
7
votes
2answers
77 views

FAQ: “What kind of questions should I ask here?”

I'd like to reword the Android.SE FAQ a bit to clarify what kind questions should be asked and what kind of questions should NOT be asked. I'd like to follow Superuser's FAQs format. I'll start a ...
8
votes
3answers
102 views

Is asking about retail availability of a phone REALLY an Android question?

I am an Android enthusiast who owns an Archos 43 Internet Tablet, which doesn't include any 3G/4G or phone capability out of the box. I want to learn more about Android, but some of the questions on ...
5
votes
2answers
71 views

More general title or more specific title?

I recently posted this question: How to share internet among 2 android devices? And through the miracle of Android Enthusiasts, came up with the answers needed. However, the question started as, ...
8
votes
4answers
96 views

Is there any way to accept answers on the unowned questions that have been migrated from another SE site?

There are a number of questions that have been migrated over from the old Gadgets.SE as well as other sites that are attached to users that aren't registered here. Some of them are quite old. Is ...
7
votes
1answer
81 views

When the site does go live, what exactly will change?

From the Android Enthusiasts Beta to the actual implementation, what changes will exactly be taking place?
1
vote
2answers
63 views

getting rep 5 to ask a question here was very frustrating.

It would have helped MY peace of mind to know that Asking my first question, + waiting 20 minutes would be enough to get me the rep so that I can start Upvoting questions and answers!
7
votes
1answer
106 views

How to transfer a question from one StackExchange site to another?

I had asked a question in Android Enthusiasts which got closed as it was more relevant in StackExchange site. Is there anyway to transfer that question without creating a new one?
8
votes
0answers
68 views

The SO Android Tag Updated

I'm not certain when it was updated but the Android Tag on SO now lists AE for user-related questions. The tag's About page was also updated. This should help bring devs to the site for user-related ...
4
votes
3answers
120 views

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 ...
2
votes
0answers
77 views

Have you looked at the user rankings, lately? [closed]

Jeff Atwood is about to drop off from page 1. This is interesting because 1) he's a founder 2) it shows how other, active users are getting rep points!
10
votes
0answers
126 views

Right at the end of the standard beta period, how are we doing? [closed]

Following on from Android.SE is on a good track, but we need to work to ensure it survives the beta, we are now right on Day 90 of our beta. This is the traditional end of beta day on StackExchange, ...
9
votes
2answers
105 views

Why don't we have a dedicated Android App?

A search in the Market for "Stackoverflow" brings up a couple of widgets and question browsing apps, including at least one (Droidstack) where you can add Android-Enthusiasts and browse and search ...
1
vote
1answer
65 views

What does the badge Quorum mean ?

I just received teh 'Quoraum' badge over on AE. It says 'One questio with score 2 on meta ?' I read it , but still don't understand it. Or is it brand new ?
6
votes
2answers
38 views

Building Traffic & SEO [closed]

I noticed something interesting today. This is the most trafficked post on Android.SE and it's less than a month old: Android 2.2 update for samsung Galaxy 3 (I5801 and I5800) (closed) Just off ...
3
votes
3answers
44 views

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 ...

15 30 50 per page