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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 accomplish, a user ...


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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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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 7....


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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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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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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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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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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 these ...


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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 believe Chrome OS is not Android OS (the meta post you linked is about Android-based OS and it's on-topic here). Meanwhile, Super User has a tag for google-chrome-os. My personal take is: If the question is about using Android app only, then it's on-topic on here. Based on my research, the UI is the same as apps on Android devices, so Android user here ...


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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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The manufacturer tags like htc are more of a catch-all for when there isn't a more specific tag that applies (eg for obscure/unusual/new phone models), they're not needed if there's a more specific tag that applies, so aren't normally used, unless your problem is related to everything HTC related, which is rare. Looking at the question, your problem could ...


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I think it should be nexus-7-2012 and nexus-7-2013. Here's my reasoning: Nexus 7 (2012) is what Google themselves calls the old device on the Play Store. The wikipedia articles on the devices are Nexus 7 (2012 version) and Nexus 7 (2013 version). A Google search shows 102 million hits for "Nexus 7 2013", versus only 33.8 million for "Nexus 7 2", and a ...


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Custom ROMs aren't a special topic: they're relevant to Android, so a question on custom ROMs is allowable and encouraged, as long as it fits the other criteria. One of those is that it should be a specific question answerable with facts. Questions that solicit discussion or opinions are discouraged simply because they don't fit well with the question-and-...


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The question was closed in June 2012. It's asking about why a particular app was pulled from the Google Play Store and specifically what security issues did it raise. As seen in the Meta discussion about it, two other users (current Android Enthusiasts Community Moderators) weigh in with their thoughts. In essence: Nobody can answer with authority except ...


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That tag ideally serves as a preemptive measure to stop the off-topic question (about development/programming) from being posted. It is expected from a user that if not the wiki, the user would at least read the excerpt of the tag they intend to use in the question. As the fate would have it, the existence of questions with that tag signify that some users ...


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I've updated the tour and help center to both use the phrasing "users of the Android operating system". I also took this opportunity to split out the section of the help center article that notes that development-related questions are off-topic. I don't know if it will make any meaningful difference, but it is certainly much more prominent now: ...


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Yes, absolutely — even if there are other alternatives, as long as it is relevant. Just clearly disclose that it is your app, and then otherwise treat it the same as you would treat an answer about someone else's app: link to it and explain how and why it solves the user's problem.


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Many common link-shorteners are already blocked by the site because of the problems that they pose. As a general rule, editing the post to replace the shortened links with regular ones is the right way to go, and the same applies with ad-based shorteners. If you feel a specific user is especially overbearing with the links then leaving a comment may not be ...


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