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When are Stack Apps questions shown with thumbnails instead of regular statistics?

Today I was browsing a tag here and I noticed that on the first pages, all questions are shown with thumbnails (most of the time, just the default one): However, from page 5 on the formatting is like ...
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Alignment issue in the Apps, Scripts tabs

There is an alignment issue in the Apps and Scripts tabs. The user name and the tag are not aligned right indent. Screenshot for reference:
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Why does the 'Apps' tab show hot questions and the 'Scripts' tab high scoring questions?

The Stack Apps homepage has two unique tabs which are not present on other sites: Apps and Scripts. There is a slight difference between the two, which is visible upon hovering: That's right, the '...
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What's the next Script/App/Library of the Month?

PSA: We need more nominations! Now that we have a Community Bulletin, we use it to highlight questions (more precisely scripts/apps/libraries) which deserve to be highlighted. All we ♦ moderators need ...
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Wouldn't it be nice if we had a Community Bulletin?

Our site is a bit special and different in some places compared to "regular" sites in the Stack Exchange network. For example: We are are both a Meta and a Main site. We have a special API ...
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Does the [ruby-on-rails] tag add relevant context on top of [ruby]

We have the tag ruby-on-rails (7 questions) which is ... an open source full-stack web application framework written in Ruby. It follows the popular MVC framework model and is known for its "...
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Even though status-review has been made a moderator-only tag, it remains blue on this post

On this answer, status-review is mentioned. For whatever reason, the tag appeared as blue instead of red. I've also noticed that it does not appear on this post for some reason. I thought that ...
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Should status-review be made a mod tag?

On most other meta sites, status-review is a moderator tag, however on stack apps (which is it’s own meta) it is not a moderator tag. Since there is no status-review moderator tag on stack apps, ...
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The fieldnames in the error message do not match the names used on the form

When you register an app here there are 4 fields that are required: Application Name Description OAuth domain Application Website Leaving those fields empty returns this error message: Image from I ...
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Why was Not a Real Question deleted?

I posted an answer on Not a Real Question's Stack Apps post and shortly after, the entire post was deleted by animuson. I'm not sure why it was deleted, it seems on-topic because it is related to the ...
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'Informed' badge doesn't exist on site, but is still being promoted

The issue of a non-existent badge being promoted has been brought up before, but the following still happens: This will likely disappear once I get another badge (soon after posting this question :), ...
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Can I ask questions about features and functionalities of the Stack Exchange Android App here?

Is the "Stack Apps" Stack Exchange site the appropriate site to ask questions about features and functionalities of the Stack Exchange Android App? It says 'Apps' in the title, sure, but you'...
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StackApps Captcha doesn't work: "Invalid domain for site key"

The Captcha page on this site doesn't seem to be set up correctly, it shows an error message: ERROR for site owner:Invalid domain for site key
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Please migrate the question templates to CommonMark

We have three templates for new questions (for apps, libraries and scripts): They'll insert a body like this: <!-- thumbnail: https://example.com/some-image.png --> <!-- version: 1.0 --> ...
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How can I see how a Stack Apps summary looks for a particular app?

When using one of the templates (app/library/script) while writing a question here, the top of the post will contain some HTML comments: <!-- thumbnail: https://example.com/some-image.png --> &...
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Does this site need more moderators?

I've noticed that flags that I have raised on Stack Apps stopped being handled late last year. According to our moderators page, we have two moderators, but looking at profiles indicates that one hasn'...
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Misaligned label "Stack Apps Post (optional)" on app information page

When editing the application information (from https://stackapps.com/apps/oauth/), the label for the optional Stack Apps Post is misaligned: It should be left-aligned like the other labels; the only ...
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Apply required tag CSS class to the required tags in the "how to ask" side bar

When we ask a question, in the "How To Ask" side bar there is some information about the usage of the tags, such as support, bug and feature-request. Since those are the required tags (with different ...
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Should we "Burninate" the [stack-exchange] tag?

The Stack Apps topic help makes it clear that all questions here must pertain to Stack Exchange in some way: If your question is about … the Stack Exchange API applications built on the ...
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'Saviour' of Lost Souls

'Saviour' of Lost Souls Meta sites, but especially Meta Stack Exchange, see a lot of 'lost souls', users who have no idea that they're on Meta (e.g. because of a suboptimal email or a Stack Overflow ...
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Stack Apps updated site theme is ready for testing!

As part of implementing the new unified themes across the network, we're gradually rolling out updated site themes for each site. As of today, we have enabled your updated site theme for testing. If ...
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Can we change the Stack Apps homepage tabs to not show questions tagged "obsolete" and "placeholder"?

Following What should we do about dead listings?, we've started to add obsolete to questions that are 'deprecated, no longer available/supported, or no longer relevant'. However, on the front page, ...
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Should we close questions which ask for feedback to go elsewhere?

For example, the maintainers of this app have requested that new feedback goes over GitHub instead of the answer section. I've seen at least one other case of this too. Essentially, Stack Apps answers ...
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Are bounties on Stack Apps productive?

Stack Apps doesn't have a Featured tab like other SE sites. Is starting a bounty to promote your Stack App a stupid idea?
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What should we do about dead listings?

There are a few pending flags on posts for applications/scripts/libraries where the advertised program no longer works, sometimes meaning that the link to the source code and/or binary is also dead. ...
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How is the Hot Apps and Libraries list determined?

I was wondering how the Top Apps / Hot Apps and Libraries list is determined. It currently looks like this (click to enlarge): I've tried to compare it with the list of questions tagged app, both the ...
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Using the API for one-off batch jobs

I'm considering using the API for a retag job not supported by existing tooling as per this meta post (of course, I'll make sure the community supports the effort before going forward). I'm planning ...
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Why doesn't Stack Apps have community promotion ads?

Community Promotion Ads would enable Stack App developers to promote their apps to other members of the Stack Apps community. Do we need community promotion ads or not?
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What to do about the tsunami of placeholder apps created because of a poorly written tutorial?

Last months, we're seeing more and more placeholder apps created by people who are following a certain Android tutorial. I'm not going to give examples because it's really hard not seeing them. I feel ...
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Please add gallery thumbnails to this site's search results

I would like to link to a list of all my stuff, but I'd like it to display with thumbnails and excerpts (like it does on tag searches). Is this possible? It seems like a reasonable use case, but for ...
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Moderation request: Please make `app-key` a synonym of `api-key`

Refer to Are "api-key" and "app-key" the same thing?. Although I've now retagged the questions that used app-key, there are still plenty of places where the redundant term is ...
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Stack Apps homepage truncates user names

A picture says more than a thousand words: These users aren't called "Bhargav Rac" and "Tunak", but Bhargav Rao and Tunaki. This happens on both the 'apps' and 'scripts' tabs of the Stack Apps ...
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Notice field on questions may be absent?

The notice type, that is a field of a question, appears to be optional, yet it is not marked as "may be absent"? For example, when I request questions with a filter that has the notice field checked, ...
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"Informed" badge shown as Next badge, but doesn't exist on this site

On my profile page, the Informed badge is shown as the next badge to obtain: Clicking it even shows a popup with a link to the Tour page, but it looks quite different from other SE sites. Looking at ...
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Is my script's API usage okay?

I've written a short Python script to help people review C and C++ questions on Code Review. It uses the API version 2.2. I've already asked there for a review of that Python code, but I would ...
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Badge numbers are wildly erroneous for meta accounts returned by the /associated query

There is a serious problem with badge counts on meta sites as returned by the /users/{ids}/associated route. Consider this user (chosen for high volume of meta activity). On Meta Stack Overflow, ...
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How can I get a user's Meta site details in the API call?

This query returns the details of the Main sites only:         /associated-users#ids=2855348 How can I get the Meta site details also in the same query? Do I need to add any ...
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The 'should be closed' description in the flag dialog is missing a word

The 'should be closed...' reason has this description (emphasis mine): This question is completely unclear, incomplete, overly-broad, primarily opinion-based or is not about Stack Exchange API, app,...
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Should we enable Stack Snippets?

A couple of days ago I answered a question about the Stack API. As my answer could be illustrated with a working code example I went ahead to create a Stack Snippet. To my surprise that feature isn'...
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Edit opportunity: Help remove image spam

ImageShack has replaced many old images, on Stack Exchange sites, with spam like: Help us purge Stack Apps of this foul scourge! Here's how: Pick a post that needs editing: You can use SEDE ...
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App without API and legal issues

Forgive me I did not find the "meta" for the Stack Apps, I believe it is here that I must ask. I developed an extension for browsers, but I'm not using the Stack Exchange API. Can I post it on Stack ...
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Do the questions tagged "placeholder" need it explicitly in the title?

I have create a placeholder question, but just noticed that all the other ones have "(placeholder)", "[PLACEHOLDER]" or some variant in the title. Do I need to include it in the title if it's tagged?
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Why does dropdown comes in "Rev" when we edit published app?

I have published an app and editing it. One new "Rev" tab is created and it is giving me a dropdown as shown here. Why it is being created here? It is not created in any other Stack Exchange websites ...
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Moderation request: Make [user] a synonym of [users]

Please make user a synonym of users. I proposed a synonym but there aren't enough high-rep users active here for that mechanism to work. Currently*: user has 5 questions, no tag wiki and no tag ...
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Can I post a suggestion for a stack app? [duplicate]

I have an idea for a stack app. However, I can't program it. Can I post an app suggestion?
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What's the difference between the Stack Exchange API and the Stack Overflow API?

I heard about the Stack Overflow API. Is there a Stack Overflow API available. Or is it the same as the Stack Exchange API?
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"What is meta" should be rephrased

Stackapps.com/help/whats-meta tells that there is "Meta Stack Apps". However there isn't. Stack Apps is its own meta and meta is used to ask meta questions here.
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Remove API 1.x menu from the sidebar

Now that version 1.x of the API is on its way out the door permanently, can we go ahead and drop the associated menu from the sidebar?
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Invisible text in Markdown syntax help

Some text is invisible in the How to Format help block because of a bad combination of text and background color: That's meant to read ► backtick escapes `like _so_` but the backquoted portion is ...
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Does Stack Apps have some special rep and Community Wiki modifications?

I have posted a "question" (actually an app) on Stack Apps, and received two upvotes on it. Each gave me 10 reputation. This runs counter to every other Stack Exchange site - and, indeed, the Stack ...
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