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To address your updates: Doesn't really affect existing users of Windows phones. If anything, it's another topic to ask questions about. Completely irrelevant, Bill Gates is not the "face" of W10M (nor of Microsoft, for that matter). To be expected. Support for WP8 ended 2 years ago, for WP7 even earlier. See #1. See #1. So I don't think all that much has ...


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Normally, a site's design wouldn't be changed until it has graduated. A quick glance at our page on Area 51 shows we need to work on the volume of questions being asked, and answered. The stats there also imply that we could do with more avid users (which is also tied to how often people vote) - so get asking, voting and answering :)


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In my opinion, the answer is yes. The windows-10 tag is not consistent with other version tags and it could raise some confusion with the desktop version of Windows 10. I think too windows-10-mobile or 10-mobile will be better tags instead of the current one.


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I read about What is community wiki I came accross this line: Community wiki should never be used as a get out of jail free pass for joke and fun questions. And that line linked to the article joke and fun questions and there is stated: I think some members of the community have gotten the idea that Stack Overflow is strictly business — unless your ...


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I don't think it is a good practice. In general questions about an specific error probably end up in just one question so no need for a tag. The problem is that the "Community" bot is creating tags with things in the title and I'm noob enough to can't find where to delete it.


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I think this not a good idea. While a lot of the client software could potentially run identically across phone / desktop / whatever, there still will be differences in the products and how they are used. Microsoft already demonstrated the adaptive changes a convertible tablet/laptops will have to change to according to its setup and hardware. By extension, ...


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So, do we want to reach a consensus on what our community considers an acceptable rate of asking self answered questions? I don't believe that any sort of limit on how often questions can be asked is necessary, or even productive. We want good content on this site, and if the questions and answers are good, let them be posted. I see no meaningful difference ...


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I'd say hardware questions like the one in question should be considered on-topic. The Help Center says you can ask about "Using your Windows Phone device" and "Trying to solve an error or other issue in using your device" (emphasis mine). A device includes both hardware and software, it doesn't make any sense to draw some sort of arbitrary line between the ...


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I think this is not a good idea, for two reasons. First, even though the software will be the same in a very broad sense, there will still be significant differences in how exactly Windows runs on different types of hardware like phones, tablets, PCs, servers and so on. That's too much to effectively combine into a single site without the community getting ...


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Unfortunately we (as all SE sites) have a lot of Abandoned questions by their OP. Some even receive some attention and even a correct answer but the OP never returned to accept it.


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When, if ever, a Stack Exchange site graduates from beta is a more complex issue than the Area 51 dashboard might imply. Simply getting an "Okay" or better in the five categories listed there is no guarantee of graduating. Stack Exchange sites graduate when they've reached a certain level of maturity, including a self-sustaining community with enough high-...


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Hm, this is a good question - and a tough one! I'm not really sure yet where I land on this one. But for the moment I would say we keep because WhatsApp is one of the most popular apps and answering a question for one user potentially helps many people WhatsApp does not seem to provide an open support platform The Android Stackexchange site has a whatsapp ...


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All of the beta site themes are being updated. We are converting them all to a new LESS framework which in the future will allow us to more easily fix bugs globally and release new features like the new user profile that is being tested and developed on Meta Stack Exchange.


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Per the help centre questions relating to development of Windows Phone apps are generally off-topic here, and should instead be asked on Stack Overflow (as you have). There is a connection between the sites, both in terms of software, ownership, but also functionally, with moderators (and staff) having the ability to migrate questions to a more relevant ...


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I think having the manufacturers name is actually a good thing. The Android sister site seems to also do this and not have any synonyms e.g. https://android.stackexchange.com/tags/samsung-galaxy-s-3/synonyms and https://android.stackexchange.com/tags/htc-desire/synonyms While I can agree that for Lumia it is currently obvious that it is a Nokia, for other ...


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Many people still have a thought that windowsphone.stackexchange.com is for windows phone developers. The site should get an exposure that it's for users not for developers.


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Questions also get removed from the "unanswered" list if they have an upvoted answer - if there is a case when the original poster has commented with "this works for me" type of comment, then feel free to follow up with a comment suggesting they flag it as the accepted answer


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There is a difference between "active" and "handling flags" (I don't believe I was even active in that period, for example). It's my belief that everyone has their part to play in keeping the site "healthy", and whilst moderators are here to, well, moderate, we all make a difference - a down vote and a comment can be far more powerful to the poster than a ...


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I'd say it would be bad to promote the downvoting on answers from new users. They're new, and might not understand how Stack Exchange works. In this situations a comment can work wonders to help guide them. Down-voting isn't wasted though, as the system works out if someone repeatedly posts poorly received posts, and adjusts their ability to post if required....


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Using the name of the app (so health-fitness or msn-health-fitness) is always an option, if no generic term can be found that's intuitive enough. A few alternative suggestions: activity-tracking "Activity tracker" seems to be a generic term for devices/apps that track health-related metrics. fitness-tracking Specifically about fitness, if you want to ...


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Chat Hub I suggest this name as windows mobile and hubs have a long history starting from the Games hub, People hub, Insider hub etc... and finally the Feedback hub.


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Sure, go ahead and answer with a link and description of that app. I think as Windows Phone users we're all used to having unofficial apps ;)


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Now set up as a synonym, and merged (to be consistent with others) :)


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The help center offers several pieces of relevant advice. From How do I ask a good question? Have you thoroughly searched for an answer before asking your question? Sharing your research helps everyone. Tell us what you found and why it didn’t meet your needs. This demonstrates that you’ve taken the time to try to help yourself, it saves us from ...


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As I mentioned in a comment to one of your posts, backticks (`) are for highlighting code samples, console commands and such, similar to the four-space indentation. The only difference is that backticks are meant for inline formatting, whereas four-space indent applies to multiple lines. Backticks should not be used for general-purpose highlighting of ...


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Sorry this would be off-topic. This site deals with questions relating to using Windows Phone and not development. Microsoft does seem to take this sort of stuff seriously (I know some people who have received take-down requests), so you can fill out a form http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-nz/library/windowsphone/help/jj215905%28v=vs.105%29.aspx If you don't ...


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It means it is no longer awarded, as the way the help section is organised has changed completely compared to when the badge was originally awarded.


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I suggest two steps to be taken: Remove the windows-8 and windows-7 tags and replace them with something that more directly relates to connecting a WP device to a PC. Most questions on that topic aren't specific to just one version of Windows anyway. It's possible we wouldn't even need a new tag, as existing ones like pc or usb might also be sufficient. ...


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I would suggest re-tagging all the appropriate questions to 8.0-apollo (which perhaps should be renamed to windows-phone-8 since that has the most votes) and then adding a wiki for windows-8.


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I'd they are unrelated you must post separately. But if they are the same main subject you can ask in the same thread. Like "can't sync my Gmail and my Outlook account" just needs one thread. Make sure there isn't a question about the same problem.


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