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You love your site and we love your site, but there is a whole world of people out there who might not even know it exists. When they do find it, their first impression will either scare them away or keep them around. Given this, let's take a hard look at the questions and answers here and make sure newcomers see the site at its best!

Below you'll find ten questions randomly selected from this site. What do you think about each of them and their answers? Are they the best they can be or can they be improved? Would they look interesting and inviting to an outsider or are they a little embarrassing?

Upvote the corresponding post here on meta when we're awesome. Downvote when our content just isn't quite up to par.

Oh, and do comment to let everyone know your thoughts and take part in this conversation. :)

closed as too localized by Adam Lear Aug 28 '12 at 21:24

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How to get rid of the music player buttons when not playing music/podcast/etc?

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  • I feel like this is a good question. The author prevents a problem very clearly, and was answered with two solutions. The first being reboot your phone, and the other an app. +1 – Joe Aug 15 '12 at 18:31
  • And this is a very common question Windows Phone users do to me. – Vitor Canova Aug 16 '12 at 10:42
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When is a new app rating displayed in the marketplace?

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  • This is another good question/answer set. It did need some grammar fixes and I went ahead and did that. What I like about this is that it isn't a Google question. By that I mean at the time the answer wasn't found by pointing him to the first search result. – Joe Aug 15 '12 at 18:38
  • Thanks @Joe. It was my question. ;) This kind of question is very difficult to find in Microsoft Answer. And I think there isn't comments about this in Microsoft channels at all. – Vitor Canova Aug 16 '12 at 10:40
  • I think first paragraph of the answer should be removed as it is not certain and slightly snarky. The other two paragraphs are good. – row1 Aug 19 '12 at 5:05
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Remove contact picture

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  • I had the same doubt. Very upvoted. – Vitor Canova Aug 16 '12 at 10:54
  • The question is fine, but I don't like the answers. So many of our answers are No, you can't and I don't like that. I think we need to work better on answers like that. related meta post – Joe Aug 16 '12 at 14:42
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Internet Explorer doesn't start at all

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  • It is something about bugs. In the majority of the cases it will be very specific. But many bugs have a common solition across users so it is valid. – Vitor Canova Aug 16 '12 at 10:54
  • I Like this because it shows we aren't just a repository of what features the phone has or doesn't have, and instead we will do our best to help you with your problem. +1 – Joe Aug 16 '12 at 14:40
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What are the limitations of a device with 256 MB of RAM?

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  • This question is very specific and in Microsoft Channels this information is separated in every section. – Vitor Canova Aug 16 '12 at 10:45
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Is it possible to play videos from OneDrive in the phone?

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  • Yes, you can see pictures but you can't see videos you uploaded. – Vitor Canova Aug 16 '12 at 10:46
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Is it possible to use transparent PNG in ME tile and lockscreen?

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  • This question slightly confused me when I read the title since it has PNG and ME in capitals, as I wasn't familiar with the Me title I thought it was an acronym for something. It also sometimes uses png in lowercase, so it possibly could be cleaned up a bit. – row1 Aug 17 '12 at 4:39
  • The answer possibly has too many screenshots, one or two would probably suffice. – row1 Aug 17 '12 at 4:40
  • I agree with @row1 this question is is need of cleanup. – Joe Aug 17 '12 at 15:03
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How can I sync the profile picture of my contacts to my online Live.com account?

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  • This question was also pretty sloppy. I did my best to clean it up while keeping what the asker had in mind. – Joe Aug 17 '12 at 15:11
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Change Phone Number Stored On Sim

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Orientation of photos sent from Android devices?

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  • I have never really liked this one. I really want to close it as Too Localized, but other people thought it was good. How are we supposed to test this? What camera app is being used? Which Android phone? From all or just 1? I feel like this question need drastic improvement, or should be closed. – Joe Aug 15 '12 at 18:41
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    The question might be slightly better if it was something like "Does Windows Phone always use the rotation EXIF data?". Otherwise it feels like it half-belongs on here and half on the Android site. – row1 Aug 17 '12 at 4:44

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