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You are right in a lot of ways: Many of these questions are underspecified, and we need to prompt the user for details. Many are not applicable to very many users, or if they are then they are hard to find via search. Many are common issues that we should be collating into a single comprehensive question/answer. Many are due to bugs that we can't help with ...


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Multi-line comments aren't available, precisely to discourage the kind of comments you're trying to write. Comments on this site are only temporary. You can use them to ask the author of a post to clarify something, or to explain how they can improve their post. (This includes pointing out a completely wrong answer and explaining why it's wrong.) If someone ...


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The form of words in the site-specific close reason is certainly broad enough: Questions about writing and publishing Android apps, writing custom ROMs, and other topics that are primarily of concern to developers are off topic I think this is clear and reasonably unambiguous - or at least, any areas of ambiguity are in areas where the community has ...


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Similar requests have been made at Meta Stack Exchange (example) and have generally been dismissed. Generally speaking, I don't think the Stack Exchange folks want to be so draconian in putting barriers in front of people who want to ask questions. That said, they have added plenty of advise, warnings, etc., and people still ask bad questions. Besides, when ...


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Related question Adding a template question to the Ask Question box. Perhaps such changes are not possible unless it's a global change across all SE sites Questions having the phrase I am working on app or similar need not be developer oriented. That could be the reason for asking but the question may not be off topic. For instance, in this question , if OP ...


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Not a full solution, but at least a work-around: put the term in "double quotes" when searching. Got me 5 hits, only two of them were "wrong" because the writers forgot the apostrophe ("Navigate to chromes profile directory …", "I cleared chromes data…") – which is correct as per the search terms. Afraid not much that we can do about the "related questions" ...


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While we're waiting for official response from SE designers team, I decided to create a userstyle for main chat room. It looks like this You need to install Stylish extension on your browser: Firefox Chrome Safari Opera Here's the CSS rules .button { background: #FF3D00; border: none; box-shadow: 0 1px 2px rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.2); color: #...


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which newest questions are unanswered https://android.stackexchange.com/search?tab=newest&q=answered%3a0 which questions are put on hold https://android.stackexchange.com/search?q=closed%3A1 questions with a high bounty https://android.stackexchange.com/questions?sort=featured There is simply no way to include every possible search combination ...


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It looks like the reason is that there actually isn't a mobile optimised version of the tag wiki pages. There are a couple of feature request posts asking for this to be improved/made available, I think the best thing would be to go and post on and vote for those questions: View tag wiki excerpt on tag page on mobile site Can we get a “learn more…” link to ...


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First, we apologize for the embarrassingly long time that it took for an official reply to this. We do, in fact, make a point of reviewing feature requests on all sites weekly and escalating ones that we think are good ideas and easily implemented to the developers. Please don't think your request fell on deaf ears. While this looks like it would be ...


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The first thing to understand was that this Stack Exchange site graduated from beta to a full site two and a half years ago. The design was set up at that time, and at that time Android v3.x aka Honeycomb was the newest version of the Android OS. You can see the thoughts from Jin, Stack Exchange's designer in this post: Design ideas for Android.se Site. (...


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almost white background with hardly visible Honeycomb-ish pattern (come on, almost same color as the input box?) It's a background, it's not supposed to pop out. the green-ish question title and other texts may hardly point to Android, otherwise rendering the pages almost unreadable. In fact, it hurt my eyes when I checked out the newsletter in my ...


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Rooting, custom ROMs and the like become off-topic Definitely not. They are a genuine part of Android to many of us. While I agree that many of those questions are of poor quality – that doesn't make the topic poor. I agree with Matthew here: Many of these questions are underspecified, and we need to prompt the user for details. And this is how I ...


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Be specific If you ask a vague question, you’ll get a vague answer. But if you give us details and context, we can provide a useful answer. I find this not precise. What details are we expecting from them? At least we should give them a hint as an example, either on same page or with links pointing to high quality questions or templates demonstrating what ...


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Yep, simply looks like there was not demand from anyone who had the rep to make it! I've retagged that question, and added the tag to yours.


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eldarerathis recently split off that section to give it more prominence, which is great. I think you have a fair point about the wording, though. I've added this line: Creating or modifying custom ROMs is also off-topic. I think that should be sufficient, but let me know if not.


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rich-communication-services and its synonym rcs have been created. The tag has been added for questions clearly and specifically about RCS: RCS Messaging Encryption Google's Messages app says text message sent by SMS Feel free to add to other questions if it helps :)


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[Is] it that I botched my question so badly that it's been judged as completely irreparable? This is what happened: Your question was originally posted on Android Enthusiasts Meta. Being off-topic to meta site, and assuming from the screenshot and the rest of the body of the post, I deemed it on-topic to the main site and migrated it there. This cross-...


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This is to inform everyone that I've created tags the following tags: nokia-x nokia-xl nokia-x-plus nokia-2 nokia-3 nokia-5 nokia-6 The nokia was supposed to be created so that when a question is on a new model of Nokia smartphones, there is at least one tag present. But with advice from @Izzy, I didn't create it at the end, keeping in mind that some or ...


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Meh. Manufacturer tags like that get abused. Better to have tags for individual models. What sort of questions would merit a nokia tag?


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Done, thanks for pointing it out.


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I felt like the idea is found appealing. But little to no contribution is made so I decided that I must visualize the idea so we can brainstorm on a more tangible project. What I suggest is instead of the classic title+body question form format we have right now, a new member will find a different format where the form is divided into different parts. Also,...


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It looks like the votes tab only shows details for votes to questions and answers still in existance. That is, deleted questions/answers are removed from the votes tab and also change the tally on that page. However, the Stack Exchange database still keeps track of your votes on deleted items and counts that toward the total votes needed for a badge. It ...


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I'm not totally against this idea, but it would often require the user to research something they may not have been prepared to. Any barrier to posting has to be carefully considered so quality is balanced with ease of use, since the longer it takes the more likely the user is to go somewhere else. It's also definitely not up to just the user to define how ...


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