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Should we ask if old issues are resolved?

There are a lot of old questions out there. Many of them does not have answers. Should we comment the questions and ask if the peeps have resolved their issues? E.g. I asked someone here if he had ...
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Analytical Badge - retired?

I was just going through the stack exchange site and found this. The Analytical Badge means Visited every section of the FAQ (retired). What does "retired" here mean?
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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 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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There is an orange alert to review posts showing to me but nothing to do when I go there

A couple of days I noticed that when I click the pending reviews notification I go to the review list but the number is not the same: As you can see the notification is showing 3 but when click there ...
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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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Rename Marketplace tag to Store

Currently the Store tag is an alias of Marketplace. It should be the other way!
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How exactly works “put on hold”?

I, the past when I made some migrations to question immediately appear in the appropriate site. Now everything first goes to a state of "Put on Hold". I don't know who, when or where can make this ...
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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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Top users : Am I not really this week's Top User?

Please check the information in Leagues User Reputation Ranks Windows Phone When I checked the Top Users in Stack Exchange's Leagues page, the Windows Phone section showing a person as this week's ...
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My question is showing as some others'

I posted a question in https://windowsphone.stackexchange.com/ and someone modified the same. Right now in Unanswered section, the question is with his name as Modified title. Does the author has no ...
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Why I can't comment on other's questions?

I can't comment on others questions or answers. Is there any privilege to comment.
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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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My reputation went down when I passed 200 and got the Association bonus

If you do the math on the reputation, I should be well above 184. Has anything like this happened to anyone else, or will this self correct eventually?
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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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Why is there no “share” link on the mobile version of the site?

Given the richness of mobile browsing, and the power of the devices they run on; shouldn't there be a "share" link on questions on the mobile version of the site?
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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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How to upvote or flag a comment on a touch device?

Sometimes I use a touch device to browse SE. So when I see a comment I want to make more visible I upvote it. But when I'm using a touch device (Windows 8 tablet) since you don't hover over the ...
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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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Stack trace shown while merging tags

I created a new tag synonym and then decided that I should just merge the other tag with this. Apparently I cannot merge it because I already created the synonym. I guess that is fine, but instead of ...
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How long does it take for a new question to appear on the homepage?

I happened to hit the page twice within a couple of minutes and noticed by the timestamp, that it took about 30 minutes for a question to load (it was there the second time). I knew they don't appear ...

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