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Direction of the site?

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 ...
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How to add a multi-line comment?

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 ...
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ROM development off-topic, but not clear in the help center

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 ...
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Feature request to avoid code on AE from novice users

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 ...
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Can we add Software Recommendations SE as a destination for when an off-topic question needs migration?

SoftwareRecs.SE has been added to the official migration path of Android.SE.
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can we filter out questions about writing apps?

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 ...
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Can we avoid the search stemming "chromes"?

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 ...
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Update chat rooms to Material design

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: ...
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What about a sort button?

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 ...
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Direction of the site?

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 ...
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How can we ensure that users include relevant detail when asking a question?

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 ...
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Why is there no existing tag for Daydream VR?

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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ROM development off-topic, but not clear in the help center

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 ...
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New tag request: RCS (Rich Communication Services)

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 ...
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Available actions subsequent to a post being locked? And a feature suggestion as well

[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 ...
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Tag request: Nokia

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 ...
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Tag request: Nokia

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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Merge tags [tag:sony-xperia-sp] and [tag:xperia-sp]

Done, thanks for pointing it out.
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Adding a template question to the Ask Question box

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 ...
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Should tag description be required when creating a tag?

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 ...
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