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Is Windows Mobile on topic?

Windows Mobile started with Windows CE in 1990. Some could argue that many versions of Windows Mobile are dead and obsolete. On the other hand, it has evolved and improved and the latest version of ...
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Are Windows Phone programming questions appropriate for the site?

Is it appropriate to ask a question about Windows Phone Development on the site? If not, where should I ask such questions?
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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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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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Rename Windows-10 tag to 10-mobile?

Currently the windows-10 tag is used for questions regarding the Windows 10 Mobile insider preview. This usage is not consitent with other version tags, as 8.1 and wp8.1 are used for Windows Phone, ...
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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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Is this site going to die?

With the fail of Windows Phone in general, won't this site follow in it's footsteps? Unless, that is, this site also has information on hacking Windows Phones. Then it will likely stay.
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Will we allow “no” and “not currently possible” answers? What to do about them?

Some questions are gathering no and not currently possible answers. I don't quite feel well about them given that they don't solve the problem the OP is experiencing, and are actually the most cheap ...
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How do we promote this site?

One of The 7 Essential Meta Questions of Every Beta. This is rapidly becoming a hot issue across the entire network: How to promote your site and how to reach out to the experts and pundits in your ...
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Is there any app for stackexchange?

Id like to use stackexchange from any app available in the market,the browser kills me when searching sites.
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What kind of “is there an app for X?” questions will we accept?

About: Is there a Pandora client for Windows Phone 7? This feels like a recommendation question, in the form of Q&A is Hard, Let’s Go Shopping!, and appears to be facing close votes. I am ...
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Could we have an option to resize pictures after post?

I think more than 80% all pictures in this Q&A are screen shots from phone. As the average size is 840x480 and now we even have giant phones with more than 1024 px height is becoming difficult to ...
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Congratulations, you're no longer in Beta!

This site started private beta before July 2012, so it is no longer "beta", it is a full site by our definition. We've removed the word "beta" from your site banner because we believe that you aren't ...
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Will the Windows Phone Stackexchange site be renamed after the release of Windows 10?

I realize this question can't be answered right now but I do think that this is something that will happen as with Windows 10, the "phone" suffix is disappearing from all official MS communication and ...
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what is the difference between [photos] and [pictures]?

Neither tag has a wiki. Surely one should be a synonym of the other? photos seems to have about double the questions of pictures. (Two questions have both.)
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Can we have auto link munging for app-store links?

If you copy and paste a link from the Windows Phone marketplace website, they have the form: http://www.windowsphone.com/es-es/store/app/lock-screen/f93c89f3-2136-4640-8f58-ecf86aba05b9 Would it be ...
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Migrated question using incorrect definition of the site

I migrated a question to StackOverflow but the message that appear there is different from what we are using in the faq. We are using: Stack Exchange is for enthusiasts and power users of Windows ...
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Should we bother to tag questions with [windows-phone] or [windows-phone-7]?

As questions are added to the site, tags such as windows-phone, windows-phone-7, and windows-phone-7.5 are appearing. Is windows-phone redundant given the nature of the site? If so, what about ...
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What should our FAQ contain?

This question is guided by Robert's blog post, The 7 Essential Meta Questions of Every Beta, and the below part is shamelessly copied from Personal Productivity which copied it from above blog post. ...
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Site should be adopted into RetroComputing?

This question is similar but some of the accepted answers points no longer hold true. Some updates if you have been living under a rock. Windows Phone is dead Bill Gates has even switched to Android. ...
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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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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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Rename Marketplace tag to Store

Currently the Store tag is an alias of Marketplace. It should be the other way!
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Stack Exchange App

I think this is on-topic. If not, I'll close the question. I've seen at least one question, maybe more, on here about a Stack Exchange app for Windows Phone. However, to the best of my knowledge, ...
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Create just one SE for all Windows?

Now that Windows 10 will run on all devices, it seems that there should be just one SE for Everything Windows, or what do you think? Should there be one SE or seperate SEs for every device type?
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Can we add a migration path to stackoverflow?

Programming questions are off topic here. Yet programming questions get asked. I would like to be able to migrate them to SO where they might get answered. At the moment when I flag something off ...
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Should we allow questions that belong to a gray area?

Is it possible to "root" a Windows Phone device? What are the benefits? This question might not be 100% legal and thus it would make me wonder if it adheres to the legal terms as set by ...
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Should we rename Windows-10 tag to windows-10-pc?

The windows-10 is supposed to be used for questions related to Windows-10 PC as said it's usage guidance. Use this tag for questions about connecting your Windows phone to a Windows 10 PC. For ...
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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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How to tag fitness tracking questions?

I've just created a question concerning the MSN Health & Fitness app, but found myself in need of some tags that have something to do with fitness tracking, exercises, workouts, etc. There's a ...
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Questions About Apps

This was brought up back in 2012, but I would like to revisit the question again, if possible. Should questions about apps be allowed? The consensus in '12 was that the community wasn't very large, ...
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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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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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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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Can Windows Mobile be made off topic in the FAQ?

The state of this discussion is that Windows Mobile should be off topic. Can we have the FAQ updated to say that?
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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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Lumia-Cyan-Update Tag?

Just like the Lumia-Black-Update tag, will it be better to have Lumia-Cyan-Update tag as Official updates have started rolling out globally?
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Should we encourage people to tag their questions with their handset model and network?

So many features can be locked out either by the handset manufacturer, or by the network; Rather than having to word answers along the lines of "On some handsets...", should we instead encourage ...
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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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Should The WhatsApp Tag Be Removed?

It seems to me there are more and more questions using the whatsapp tag. The questions are almost always addressing some issue with or question about the app. And almost all of them are questions that ...
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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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Will we be held to the stats?

Looking at the stats we can see that we are well below in two key stats: 3.4 questions per day - 15 questions per day on average is a healthy beta, 5 questions or fewer per day needs some work. 216 -...
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What should our chatroom name be?

After seeing a similar discussion in the Language learning beta site I want to raise this discussion here. Other SE sites have creative, cool room names that not only is related to the site but is ...
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Tag edit suggestion: Microsoft Lumia 640XL

Hie. I noticed that there is a tag named nokia-lumia-640xl, but in actuality, the device is named "Microsoft Lumia 640XL". Wouldn't it be more accurate of the tag was renamed to lumia-640-xl, getting ...
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Duplicate tags for a device

Recently I came across a question that uses the tags lumia-635 and nokia-lumia-635. I believe these tags should be marked as synonyms.
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StackExchange App

I saw many questions over the stackechange app. Officially there is no Stackexchange App as we all know. But I recently discovered an app StackMate on Store. Not officially created nor has a title of ...
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Should we allow hardware questions?

So recently this question was closed as off-topic with the reason that "it is about a hardware replacement and ot [sic] about the Windows Phone O.S." (It's since been re-opened.) The Help Center ...
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Is “same thing no prob” really an answer?

See this answer here. It states, I try to open a pdf file and it's fine It simply means he is using same software and phone he does not face any problem. The author himself admits that the answer ...
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I accidentally voted down

instead up Now trying to vote up, get message that I voted 16 hours ago and it's locked. Should I wait 24 hours? PS. 24 hours passed, but it's still locked. When I'll be able to correct my mistake?...
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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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