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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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Direction of the site?

I haven't been a member of this community for very long, (or SE as a whole for that matter), however: I feel that this site is going down the tubes. There are a ton of people asking low quality ...
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How can we manage and organise our “broken screen” questions?

We have a lot of questions on the broken-screen tag, and they're all pretty similar but different. There are basically n variables, and you get a slightly different set of possible answers for each ...
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Why “regular people” are not welcome in the tour? [closed]

Is this is a mistake or a deliberate move that the terms "regular people" are not mentioned in the tour (record) of the site? As of now it currently notes: Android Enthusiasts Stack Exchange is a ...
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Off-site resources off-topic?

One of our VTC-reasons reads: Questions asking us to find or recommend an app, device, ROM, accessory or off-site resource are off-topic for Android Enthusiasts as they tend to attract opinionated ...
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Is it acceptable practice to hijack questions?

Is it acceptable/good practice to hijack questions instead of improving them? For instance, consider this question: What are the minimum hardware specifications for Android?. Looks pretty innocent at ...
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Burnitate “Power” tag?

power tag doesn't have user guidance. Lacking user guidance, it can be (mis) used for anything related to power without checking for suitable tags available, as is the case Going through 52 ...
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Do we really need the “read-only” tag?

I've just stumbled upon the read-only, used by 11 questions. My first evil idea was adding a want-write (which I of course didn't do). So I'm asking for a consent here: IMHO that tag should be ...
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What is the point of the development tag?

Why do we even have the tag development on AE? Because questions about writing or publishing apps, or ROMs are off-topic here. The description of this tag even says "Development questions are off-...
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Site-wide CSS updates ruin Android SE badge tags

Today, a site-wide CSS update on badge tags took place, to "center" the text & icon on badges which use the "circle" to denote bronze, silver, and gold. We, on the other hand, use Android logos ...
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2016 Community Moderator Election Results

Android's fourth moderator election has come to a close, the votes have been tallied, and the 2 new moderators are: They'll be joining the existing crew shortly — please thank them for ...
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Reminding New Users to Upvote/Accept

Is it appropriate to post the following comment on your own answer? Please consider upvoting and/or accepting this answer if it worked for you. Background: I tend to answer many many questions from ...
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Is it on topic to ask for help choosing a suitable Android device? [duplicate]

Let's say I'm planning to buy a new Android device. I have a certain list of criteria for the device. I want to know which devices fit most or all of my criteria, and possibly get feedback from users ...
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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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How “Candidate score” is calculated?

I "am" interested in nominating for the mod election, but I feel that I don't have all the necessary experience yet. (My plan is to become more experienced over the months so I can nominate in the ...
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Question page has an extra yellow stripe for anonymous visitors

Visiting a question page (any question) without logging in, I see a strange yellow stripe. It does not look like an intended design element. Seen in Chrome 49 on Windows 7. If the tour invitation ...
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What to do with tags like [cloud] and [delete]

cloud and delete are frequently meta-ish tags: They're just words pulled from the question, rather than the useful categories that we want tags to be. My view is that various cloud services have ...
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2016 Community Moderator Election

The 2016 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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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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