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Handling possible duplicate of very old questions?

Android as an operating system dates back to 2008, and the first viable Android version (arguably), Gingerbread, was out circa 2011, 6 years earlier. Android.SE itself also has a ~7-year history. ...
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Where's moderator "Bryan Denny"?

Haven't seen him for a great while. Is he off for vacation or something else?
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Is there any difference between "Android-independent" and BOT (in the recommend closure reason selection list)?

When I vote that a question should be closed, there are (as of April 2017) 5 options. The 2nd reads "Question is Android-independent) while the 4th reads "Blatantly Off-topic". I can still recall a ...
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Meta tag merge request: [scope] & [allowed-topics]

I draw your attention to the following tags on Meta: scope and allowed-topics. scope is on 52 questions, has a tag wiki and excerpt. allowed-topics is on 18 questions, with no tag wiki or excerpt. ...
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Does [tag:development] mean "Asking for closure"?

As Android Enthusiasts Stack Exchange is not for Android development, why is there still development this tag? Does this tag, to some extent, mean "Asking to close this question"? For me, I will raise ...
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Is this a good Stack Exchange site (or is there one) for questions about the Samsung Gear S3?

I've recently purchased a Samsung Gear S3 smartwatch, and already I have some questions I'd like to ask of experienced users. However: I am aware that the watch's OS is Tizen-based, not Android. My ...
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Question of duplicity of a question

It is possible or okay to flag a question as a duplicate if it was asked earlier, and the one asked later already has an accepted answer but the context is very similar: Consider this question: How ...
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Is the list of rooting methods supposed to contain bloatware?

I had a rather unpleasant experience with rooting my phone using KingoRoot as described here. I ended up installing some bloatware which now I can't remove. I would like to know what I should have ...
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Is there any limitation or requirements for questions and issues about 3rd party apps?

Whenever I want to check out and answer a few questions about the Android OS, I'm always seeing questions like 'Can't connect to my Facebook account', 'Recover photos from Gallery Vault' and 'Twitter ...
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Tagging questions with a tag mentioned in solutions

I created macrodroid tag today. There are close to 100 questions / answers mentioning this app. Cursory analysis : a) Handful of questions specifically mention this app ( tagged a couple of them ) b)...
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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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Is a question about Mac kernel panics from ADB on topic here?

I'm having a strange issue with ADB, but I want to make sure this is on topic first since it's somewhat of an edge case. When I plug my phone into my Mac, I get kernel panics on the Mac constantly ...
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Showing users even they not involved

In the home page, you can see the user Community is shown. But when opening the question, there is no involvment of community at all Question link : Captive Portal detection causing phones to ...
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Merge 'data-monitoring' and 'data-traffic'?

data-monitoring and data-traffic are extremely similar and have, approximately, the same popularity. Which one should be used? Should they be merged?
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How to mark a question as solved?

Recently I asked a question about Android. It was answered the next day. Now I would like to mark the question as answered or solved. Is there a standard way to do it? If yes, where to find it?
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Can I ask Remix OS or Phoenix OS questions here?

Can I ask Phoenix OS (Lollipop) and Remix OS (Marshmallow) questions here?
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Community Promotion Ads - 2017

It is a bit late into this new year, being that we're already in the second month, but we are now cycling the Community Promotion Ads for 2017! What are Community Promotion Ads? Community Promotion ...
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Is the tag "7.1-nougat" necessary?

This one comes to mind after seeing this question. Historically almost every bump of Android API version warrants a new tag, but when Android 4.0.3 dawned as a "minor" version of Android 4.0 but ...
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Should we make a `gboard` tag alias to `google-keyboard` or vice versa?

Recently, I believe Google renamed their keyboard to Gboard. Should we make a gboard tag and alias it to google-keyboard? Or should we do the opposite?
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Are questions related to specific malware on topic?

I am new to this site. Can I ask questions specific to a given malware in Android here? For example, How did so and so malware infect my phone? What steps should I take to protect my phone/to remove ...
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Should I flag questions separately in "Low Quality Posts" queue after I click "Recommend Deletion"?

In the following image you see a question posted as an answer. Normally, I'd just flag this question as not an answer and move on. However, I ran into this question in the Low Quality Posts queue and ...
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Hardware-based questions are on-topic?

Are the hardware-based questions are on-topic for this site? As I personally think that this site is for Android OS complexities and not for the hardware on which the OS runs. Have a look on these ...
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Is this an Android developers' forum, or just end users? [duplicate]

I'm just getting starting on Android development. I'm using IntelliJ. Is this a good forum for development questions, or is it more geared towards system and end users? Trying to decide whether to ...
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What constitutes marketing?

On Android Enthusiasts it states: The following topics are expressly off-topic here: Marketing your Android app or doing market research If in the process of writing an App, assuming no need for ...
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Closure: 'How can I download directions for public transport (bus, subway) offline?'

Why was my question (whose title I rewrote 2 minutes ago) closed as 'off-topic', when it resembles these others that were resolved by users' suggestions of apps?
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Project Reduplication of Deduplication - Android

Stack Exchange recently started a collaboration project with the University of Melbourne, in an attempt to improve the automatic detection of duplicate questions. More information on the project and ...
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All my reputation is missing

This question belongs in meta but it seems all my reputation has disappeared so I can't post in meta (needs minimum 5 reps). I request moderators to move this question to meta. Last time I checked I ...
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User suggesting his own app in an answer

Help/On-topic guidelines forbid "Marketing your Android app or doing market research". Now, if a user is looking for a method or an app to check something on his device, retrieve a system parameter ...
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Turn off animations on the voting button

When my mouse hovers over a vote (up/down) button or “favorite” in Chrome 53, there is a very annoying visual effect where the button “pops out” (becomes slightly bigger, then back to the original ...
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Questions about issues in a nightly that were also present in a stable build

Sometimes, there are issues that affects one or many nightlies, and that are carried over since a stable release, or even before it. For example, I'm currently running a CM13 nightly build, and have ...
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How can I view my pending edits?

After editing some questions I got edit saying that too many pending edits. So, I need to check them which of those are still in pending. This will also help me to revise them and keep track of my ...
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How shall we deal with outdated answers no longer valid?

This is a sibling to How should we handle obsolete answers? – but with a completely different focus: while the answers there are simply not longer valid for Android versions newer than X – I'm asking ...
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Merge tags [tag:sony-xperia-sp] and [tag:xperia-sp]

The sony-xperia-sp and xperia-sp tags refer to the same device, and, as such, their tags should be merged. I'm not sure what else to say about this.
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Is such a question off-topic for Android SE?

This is my first question on the Meta site. I would like to know if it's legitimate to ask a question which may be tied to development, but not have it as its main purpose to exist. To be specific, ...
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deleted by Community / RemoveDeadQuestions

I asked following questions: 6.0 marshmallow - partial? wakelock detector without root - Android Enthusiasts Stack Exchange bluetooth - Nexus 6p - kernel wakelock - bluesleep - Android Enthusiasts ...
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What is the proper action to take when questions are answered in comments?

What is the proper action to take when questions are answered in comments? None of the comment flag options seems appropriate: rude or offensive not constructive obsolete too chatty other… Should a ...
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Asking a question related to Programming [duplicate]

When asking a question that has to do with programming of android phones (rather than the phone OS itself) is it considered off topic? Like if I ask a question about how to develop an app on android ...
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Questions tagged 'android-beta-program'

We've got an android-beta-program tag (currently used by 6 questions) on our main side. How do we want to deal with that? We've already discussed "nightly builds" in Recommendation for questions ...
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When you get an answer and you found out that your problem was different but the given answer would fix the stated problem

So I asked a question on fixing a boot loop on my nexus 7. I was given an answer that would fix my problem, but I found out that my problem was different then I stated in my question. However the ...
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Help with bounty on an answer

I wanted to reward a bounty for this answer. Intent was to reward 50 of my rep, but the minimum I could reward was 100 (it's a first time bounty on that question, so subsequent bounty clause doesn't ...
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What should I do when I see a duplicate answer posted much later than the first one?

In this question, there is an answer which was posted (by me, but that doesn't matter) nearly a month ago. Today, a user posted new answer which (as far as I can see) is the exact same, just with ...
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Asking about finding the right charger for my device

If I was to ask about finding the right charger for my device, would that be off-topic? The help center says: The following topics are expressly off-topic here: ... Questions asking the ...
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Can I ask all the apps available for an specific purpose provided I don't ask which one is the best?

According to the FAQ, these questions are disallowed: Questions that are primarily opinion-based, such as device or app recommendations or speculative questions I understand that asking "which ...
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Can someone find a post of mine about ebook apps?

I remember I asked in a post or maybe a comment about how to convert an app which is actually an ebook to a document format such as pdf. But I can't find it no matter how. How can I find it, or can ...
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Gmail question--where to ask?

I have a general Gmail question (not Android-specific) and am trying to figure out the best Stack Exchange community (if any) to ask. Can anyone suggest any? There don't appear to be any, judging ...
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Merge [oneplus-two] and [oneplus-2]

I recently came across this question, and saw the question was tagged with both oneplus-two and oneplus-2. Shouldn't they be merged into one tag?
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temporarily banned from editing posts

Why do I get rejected with this comments? This edit does not make the post even a little bit easier to read, easier to find, more accurate or more accessible. Changes are either completely ...
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What shall we do with "how to bypass FRP" questions?

Factory reset protection is a hot new feature, and one that's catching a lot of people out, judging by how many questions we get about how to get around it. These questions are all asking pretty much ...
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Should we delete answers that are purely programming solutions?

I'm bringing this up because of this answer and because I don't recall how we've handled them in the past. IMO, it is a valid answer and might also help some adventurous users. I also don't see it ...
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ROM development off-topic, but not clear in the help center

I have come to notice that although we have a flag-to-close reason for questions related to ROM development, the help center's on topic page does not do a good job at all of showing that. See the ...

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