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Within Stack Exchange network Software Recommendations is what you need. Its help center notes: This site is for questions asking for recommendations of software to accomplish a particular task, that is, “what software can I use to do …?”. It further adds Good software recommendation requests have two components: A purpose — a task to ...


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My opinion, which I've expressed in the past: Although the Galaxy Nexus is an Android phone off-the-shelf, I don't think that installing or using Ubuntu for phones is within the scope of our site. Questions related to running Ubuntu along side Android (in a chroot environment with VNC, for example) seem okay to me since Android is involved in the process, ...


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Newbies, as in people that are new to using Android, are welcome here. Newbie questions about using Android are welcome here (as long as they haven't been asked and answered already here). Programming questions of any kind, even newbie programming questions, are not welcome here.


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I guess I fall into the "middle class" type of user (at the moment). I like to think I'm being generally helpful and contributing, but there's definitely a large, empty gap in the middle rep ranges which I've wondered about for a while. I'm going to go ahead and throw out a couple of things I've personally observed which have a negative impact on the number ...


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My opinion is that questions which are purely about gameplay ("How do I beat level 5 in Inexplicably Popular Social Game-of-the-Month?") should go to Arqade. They simply aren't about Android the OS, even if the title is platform exclusive. Configuring hardware or something to work with a game could be OS dependent - something like "How can I set up a ...


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Overall I like the new theme. Feels much fresher. A couple of things I'd like to mention: status-completed Adding images to posts doesn't seem to be working for me now. The transparent gray overlay appears on top of the modal. Trying to click the dialog instead causes a click on the transparent layer, which dismisses the dialog. This is Chrome 41, Windows ...


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One post per device for rooting questions is OK. Don't even make them CW, this only prevents people from answering because they don't get any reputation. They will automatically become CW when it's time for it.


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Use meaningful, specific subject titles Bad Example: URGENT HELP NEEDED - Galaxy S Problem! Good Example: Samsung Galaxy S keeps restarting itself randomly. How can I stop this? Include the important information in the title One should be able to read the whole context of the question just by reading the title1 Be precise and informative about your ...


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No. Per this answer from Jeff Atwood at Meta Stack Exchange: Expletives are not acceptable behavior on meta or any other Stack Overflow site. If you can't effectively communicate what you need to say without resorting to lowest common denominator cursing, then keep it to yourself. If you use expletives, you will get a warning. If you continue ...


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Having read the original revision of your post, I'm a little surprised that such an experienced user wouldn't have a better way of dealing with his posts being VTC'ed. Things may be different in the crowded, shouty city of Stack Overflow, but ASE is above all a friendly site. Mistakes happen sometimes, and if we think someone has made a bad call, we try to ...


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Thanks. I was just about to create a "I retired as moderator" post, but Matthew was faster. It was fun being a moderator for this site for nearly 2 years. I can tell that it's true that one downside of being an mod is that you get to see all the low quality posts (and have to handle them), which is tiresome somehow. But on the other hand we have a site with ...


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If you go to your reputation page in your profile and scroll all the way to the bottom, there should be a little checkbox labelled "show removed posts". Check that and you will see any posts that affected your reputation by virtue of their deletion. In your case, the +1 is likely from an answer that you downvoted which was then subsequently deleted, either ...


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Answer it, it is almost certain that you're not the only person experiencing the issue, and other people might have the same problem that will be helped by knowing that the issue is fixed in the newer version, that will convince them to update or at least they may be able to find a workaround after knowing the nature of the problem. Make sure to include the ...


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As a preface, I've generally been a proponent of interpreting the scope of our site relatively strictly, and keeping it fairly narrow so that it doesn't lose focus from the intended goal (Android). Gadgets, I feel, ended up shutting down for a reason, and I don't want us to turn into Gadgets 2.0. With that in mind, I think we should accept questions about ...


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Yes, please edit them! Better grammar makes a post more readable - everybody benefits. A few caveats though. Don't go "fixing" American English into British English or vice versa. And while editing, try to fix as much as you reasonably can - the right capitalization, markdown, and removal of noise. On Meta Stack Overflow, I created a proposal for a FAQ ...


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I can't answer for every moderator, and the closest thing I found to an official policy is this question on meta.SE, but I can tell you my perspective. In the case you describe, where a user has written a new answer that isn't the exact same text as an old one but has the same information, typically I'll leave a comment telling the new user that their ...


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Edit, edit, edit, OH FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, EDIIIIT! One of the most frustrating aspects of trying to track down a solution to a problem online is the mountain of dated answers you must wade through, usually without any clear indication that they are, in fact, obsolete. Your example is a prime example of this problem: how irritated would you be, if you ...


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The only flags that need to be responded to quickly are spam, threats, and those where people have included personally identifiable information. All others can wait until they're gotten too. A Diamond should also have a light touch. An awful lot of things that are flagged shouldn't be. A Diamond should be fair, firm, and consistent. A Diamond should have a ...


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I have had 2 flags denied now, and I always wondered - is this a bad thing? Two flags is nothing. As a percentage, you're also doing well. Should I be disheartened if my flag gets denied? Nope. Just learn from it! Or if you're convinced, try to explain your case (perhaps using the "Other" flag reason). Should I worry about wasting the time of a ...


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While newbie users are of course welcome (but encouraged to search before re-asking an already existing question), and programmers per se are also welcome, programming questions are not – as you can easily find out in our Help Center: Please note the following topics are expressly off-topic here: Developing/programming for Android (please ask ...


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Izzy's answers How would you deal with a user who produced a steady stream of valuable answers, but tends to generate a large number of arguments/flags from comments? Friendly, of course – as I always try to do :) Exact action of course depends on the case (what kind of flags? what causes them?). Following an analysis, I'd seek a personal word with ...


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Remember that suggested edits require the time of two reviewers to be effective. To avoid wasting people's time, it's important that such edits should be a substantial improvement to the post. The block you've found is an automated one, which is applied to people who have had a lot of edits rejected, to avoid wasting everyone's time: both your time spent ...


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N.B. I'm posting this answer to explain what happened with Izzy's first example, in case any non-moderators are confused. It's not meant as an authoritative statement of policy, and I'd love to hear (agreeing or differing) reasoning from the rest of the community. In the case of the first example you posted, I started editing the question in the way you ...


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I think it's important to look past the words the questioner happened to use, to see what the intent of the questioner is, and I wish close-voters would put a little more thought into that. This isn't 3-2-1, and you shouldn't lose everything just because you happened to use the magic word "app" in your question. Recommendation questions are opinion-based. ...


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Andrew T.'s answers to your questions Also, my answer to the 2018's election; 3 months ago How would you deal with a user who produced a steady stream of valuable answers, but tends to generate a large number of arguments/flags from comments? In general, I will be quite direct in following and enforcing the Code of Conduct: warning, account ...


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Q: How can data on an unrooted phone be backed up? (Aug 2011)


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