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Is it OK to ask questions for which the answer is easily found elsewhere?

I had a simple question about something related to Windows Phone, and found the answer online pretty quickly (e.g. by googling it, or searching WindowsPhone.com). Is it OK to post (and self-answer) ...
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Etiquette for self-answering questions

Firstly, in general, self answered questions are not considered evil, and it is something I've done in the past; however, I've seen a few comments on other self-answered questions of late, so want to ...
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How to highlight something?

Should I highlight using backticks or bold font? I want to highlight "Settings" and "keyboard" in this text: Go to Settings and select keyboard
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Suggestion: style the kbd tag

Currently the <kbd> tag looks like this: This is the default look on Stack Exchange, styled to resemble a keyboard key. However, I understand that different sites can have different styles. ...
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Some tag synonym requests

I believe there's consensus to use the manufacturer name in device-specific tags, so I'm requesting the following tags to be turned into synonyms: lumia-520 → synonym of nokia-lumia-520 lumia-...
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Suggestion: remove the windows-8 and windows-7 tags

This is basically a follow-up to What's with the Windows-8 tag? because that didn't really seem to result in any long-term fixes to the problem. The problem being that a lot of new users are tagging ...
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Tag synonym request: Hotmail -> Outlook

Similar to SkyDrive/OneDrive - since Hotmail has been deprecated in favour of Outlook.com, there's no need for a separate hotmail tag, it should be a synonym for outlook. (Technically the tag should ...
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Technical/legal question about Windows Phone store, on-topic?

Would the question below be on-topic or off-topic? An app has appeared on http://www.windowsphone.com/en-us/store/app/ that looks exactly like my open source Android app. I highly suspect that the ...
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Should error codes be used as tags?

If a question contains a tag like 80073cf9 should the error code also be used as a tag to be able to browse all questions related to that error code?
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What to do with Q&A that changed after new OS release?

There are many Q&A on the site which were about some feature the OS didn't have at the time and therefore the accepted answer is NO, something something, ... Now that changed with the new OS ...
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Should we create our first community wiki because Cortana?

I think one of the best things in the release of Windows Phone 8.1 Developer Preview is Cortana. It has a lot of ways to respond the user and in many funny ways. Now we have this question: What &...
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How to deal with anonymous edit spam

I guess the mods have noticed a lot of spam on this post https://windowsphone.stackexchange.com/a/918/295 Is this occurring on any other posts? How can we deal with it?
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Let's get critical: Apr 2014 Site Self-Evaluation

We all love Windows Phone Stack Exchange, but there is a whole world of people out there who need answers to their questions and don't even know that this site exists. When they arrive from Google, ...
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Difference among Audio, Music, Ringtone and Volume Tags?

Audio, Music, Ringtone and Volume tags seem to be intertwined. Differences among them should be defined in the wikis.
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How to deal with questions whose answer is “Just Restart Your Phone!”

I came across many questions which are related to unpredictable behavior of the phone. There are no logical reasons or solutions to help them. Only thing I could have tell them is to restart their ...
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Why suggested edits are not allowed on non-tag wiki posts on meta?

I was reading a question on this site, which I thought should be edited for better grammar and spelling. But I could not due to this limitation. Why such a limitation?
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Should we merge “notications” and “push-notifications” tags?

I've just created the tag push-notifications since I didn't any push related tag to make a question. After that I have discovered the tag notifications that says: An action of notifying something ...
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Nokia is Superfluous in Lumia Tags

I am new here and noticed that some of the tags used are very ambiguous in nature like, 8.0-apollo, nokia-lumia and such. nokia-lumia can be shortened to "lumia+BrandName" such as lumia-920. I don't ...
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Let's get critical: Jan 2014 Site Self-Evaluation

We all love Windows Phone Stack Exchange, but there is a whole world of people out there who need answers to their questions and don't even know that this site exists. When they arrive from Google, ...
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VtC as Off Topic needs a new category

An option to Vote-to-Close of "Is not about Windows Phone operating system" might be useful. See this question as an example.
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In or Out? Stack Exchange's Winter Bash 2013 Hat Dash

Just like last year, do we want to participate in this year's Winter Bash? This event will run from 16 December 2013 to 3 January 2014. Users will be able to see their entire hat collection at ...
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What's with the Windows-8 tag?

windows-8 seems to being used for all the wrong reasons. There only seems to be a handful of questions which are actually about the Windows 8 (desktop). What should we do with this tag? The ...
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What about change the FAQ allowing question about apps?

We have a lot of question about apps and many people as about "What app does this". The problem is that the FAQ specify that it is not allowed. We already discussed this in this thread and I think it ...
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Permanent rep point loss for bounty questions that never receive answers before bounty expires

Look at a question of mine here: https://windowsphone.stackexchange.com/questions/2376/i-cant-open-new-ie-tabs-on-my-wp7-5 I set a +50 bounty on this over a week ago. The bounty expired, but I didn'...
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Let's get critical: Oct 2013 Site Self-Evaluation

We all love Windows Phone Stack Exchange, but there is a whole world of people out there who need answers to their questions and don't even know that this site exists. When they arrive from Google, ...
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Let's get critical: Jul 2013 Site Self-Evaluation

We all love Windows Phone Stack Exchange, but there is a whole world of people out there who need answers to their questions and don't even know that this site exists. When they arrive from Google, ...
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How should we form tags for specific WP versions?

I just noticed, that the tags for questions, regarding a specific OS version are not named consistently. We have 7.5-mango1, 7.8, wp7.5 and 7.x. For Windows Phone 8 we have 8.0-apollo and wp8 I think ...
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Reputation notifications aren't shown on your profile page

Whenever you gain reputation and you visit your profile page, usually on StackOverflow and other sites you see the reputation change in a blue square next to the word "reputation" on the reputation ...
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Remove the “microsoft-acount” tag

Can we remove the microsoft-acount tag as it's just an improperly spelled version of the microsoft-account tag? There was only one question using the tag and it has an edit request in to fix the tag.
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Asking about using the Google cloud with Windows Phones

I wanted to check here, to see if the question would be appropriate, before asking: How can I make use of the Google cloud with a Windows phone? This would definitely be the site the question ...
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Asking the same question for WP8 - post a bounty, or separate question?

Topic in question: Is it possible to "root" a Windows Phone device? What are the benefits? The question here is very general, but the given answer is only addressing Windows Phone 7. ...
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Should I ask a question that has already been asked and answered, but for which the answer is no longer true?

This answer was correct when it was first posted, but the instructions no longer work (confirmed by several other users in the comments on this answer). In fact, I am not sure what the current ...
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Is it really necessary to bump minor edits on the main page?

There were around 6 posts which were tagged with untagged. So I thought it might be a good idea to tag them with something useful. This turned out to be a big mistake as now I have taken over the ...
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In or Out? Stack Exchange's Winter Bash 2012 Hat Dash

Should this site participate in Stack Exchange's Winter Bash 2012 'Hat Dash'? Basically your avatar can earn a special hat for performing certain actions. Please vote on the below answers (feel free ...
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Zune Player or Music or Other

This question seems to be causing some confusion. The OP is referring to the music player but originally tagged it as zune (I have since changed it to zune-player). It is my understanding that the ...
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Is iPhone on topic?

...When it looks and acts like Windows Mobile? The theme is OS7 for jailbroken iPhones.
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Windows Phone self-evaluation: let's get critical! [closed]

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 ...
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Do we want to allow Community ads for real apps?

I may be getting waaaaay ahead of ourselves here, but after beta (whenever that may be), there may be the option for community adverts -- what is people's feeling about some of these being for real ...
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Why was my question killed without discussion?

I asked a question about installing windows 8 on a smartphone which was closed as a duplicate. When I rephrased the question and asked for it to be reopened Joe locked the question saying that it ...
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Should “bad” questions be instantly downvoted?

Looking at the front page there are a few questions with -2 to -3 votes. They have all been asked by new users. A recent SE change let us downvote questions without fear of a reputation loss, but ...
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Suggested FAQ wording around the scope of this site

After reaching what I think is the most activity this thread is going to have (at this stage of the beta), and no one objecting to the changes; I have taken the liberty of adding the content below to ...
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Questions and Answer that requires root and registry changes will be accepted? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Should we allow questions that belong to a gray area? Something like "How to take screen shot" and "How to change ringtones" have default answer to "Not currently possible". ...
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Are speculative questions on topic?

When When will Windows Phone 8 be released? was asked, it made me wonder if speculative questions should be off topic. On the Android StackExchange, they specifically made questions like When will ...
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Where have we already tried to promote our Windows Phone site?

As we don't want to bother other people / communities / sites with asking them several time to promote us, we will want to keep track which ones we tried so that we instead spent time on trying to get ...
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Moderator Pro Tem Announcement

Throughout the beta, we need members from the site whose focus is to engage the community, both in community-building issues and site management. That's why we select a few members from each community ...
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Delete browser related tags

There are currently 3 tags relating to the same browser: ie9, browser and internet-explorer. At the moment Internet Explorer 9 is the only browser available (ignoring the apps which just wrap IE up). ...
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Questions about specific apps are eligible?

The have been a few question about the behavior of specific applications. (For example: How to see twitter trends from the twitter app once an account has been used to login?). We will accept this ...
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Kill one of the Nokia tags?

Do we need both the nokia and nokia-lumia tags? At the moment they cover the same phones and I would think that we only need nokia.
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Do we need a 256 MB tag?

I hate to use this term, but the "fragmentation" has started. How will we handle questions that are related to this breed of phones?
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What about “Did you know?” or “tip” posts/questions?

I know about some nice (quite hidden) features of WP7 that I found on the net (and I am sure others have too). I want to share them with users of this SE site, but how can I do that? Making up a ...