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What to do about the tsunami of placeholder apps created because of a poorly written tutorial?

I like the idea of adding a close reason for this. A custom off-topic reason, something like, This is a placeholder question for an app that's still under development; it will be deleted within 9 ...
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Can I have a separate account just for testing my Stack App?

It's allowed with the caveat there's no guarantee it won't be merged, provided that you abide by the good faith criteria. If you attempt to actually run something like the script in your previous ...
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Stack Apps updated site theme is ready for testing!

feature-requeststatus-planned The Stack Apps home pages are not giving new users the best impression. Several obsolete, placeholder, beta, and low-scoring apps and scripts are placed prominently there....
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How do I get notified of events in SE chat?

You can register a callback with Stack Exchange Chat, which gets called prior to the change happening in the DOM (i.e. if you want to find a new message in the DOM, you need to use a setTimeout() to ...
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What's the next Script/App/Library of the Month?

script Legacy Questions: Bringing Back The Old Questions Design I'm not the maker of this script, but it's the best. Most people don't love the new questions design, the -473 upvotes will tell. This ...
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App without API and legal issues

Yes, you can post extensions here that don't use the API. There are several scripts/extensions/apps posted here that use undocumented interfaces(example) or even screen scraping(example). The ...
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Do I need Stack Overflow's permission to launch my iOS app for Stack Overflow?

You don't explicitly need permission, but you must follow certain rules and legal requirements. Refer to Jeff Atwood ♦'s answer to "Etiquette of Screen-scraping Stack Overflow?": We regularly ...
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How to get total visited days and consecutives of an user?

You cannot get the days visited, nor consecutive, information for a user because that is private information(Poster is SE representative). Stack Exchange is supposed to be about the content, not the ...
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Are bounties on Stack Apps productive?

My opinion is that they probably do not help, but that could change if you post a large enough bounty and are somehow able to "advertise" it (maybe in chat) to enough people that can answer (...
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Wouldn't it be nice if we had a Community Bulletin?

Yes, it would. And now you do! Pushed some improvements for your Community Bulletin experience: No more "Stack Apps has no Site.ChildMeta defined" message Posts with the featured tag on ...
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How to get new questions continuously?

Probably the most cost-effective way is to poll /questions every minute or two. (Results are cached so, polling more than once a minute probably won't do anything but chew up your quota.) Related: ...
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A userscript collects all useful userscript?

I had the same feeling last year, so I started collecting all sorts of little interface fixes into a single script that I called the Stack Overflow Unofficial Patch, or SOUP for short. Of course, ...
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How to use Stack Exchange WebSockets?

No, the WebSockets are not officially supported. They are internal to Stack Exchange, use them at your own risk. If it is at all possible to do your task with the API, use that. That's what it's ...
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Should we "Burninate" the [stack-exchange] tag?

Yes. I would agree that the tag serves no purpose. With only 24 questions, let us lose it.
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Should we "Burninate" the [stack-exchange] tag?

Based on a reasonable response for Stack Apps, this has now been done. Merged stack-exchange into support (which many of the questions already had) and deleted support from those posts where it didn'...
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Does this site need more moderators?

Users Glorfindel and rene were appointed as moderators on June 2 2021, they join Tim Stone. Currently one is a moderator on a few sites and both are active on the Stack Exchange network, usually a few ...
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Why was Not a Real Question deleted?

You have posted the 4th answer that confirmed the app no longer worked. The first answer that came to the same conclusion was posted in 2014. If you have nothing new to add to an Q/A, please refrain ...
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(Should we) add [Staff] labels to staff member flairs?

This request will be status-planned and we hope to have this completed in the near term in a future sprint.
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Do the questions tagged "placeholder" need it explicitly in the title?

There's no real expectation set for this, feel free to pick whichever option seems better to you. I personally feel the tag is sufficient, but I could see how having it in the title might save some ...
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What should we do about dead listings?

Yes, obsolete listings (script / app / library) should at the very least, be made obvious at a glance and ideally obvious in search results. For reference, there are currently only 754 listings that ...
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Request for user script to remove mask from posts deleted as spam or offensive

I've written a simple script for this, called NSFW (because it shows content that is Not Suitable For Work). It will only work if you have 10k reputation (2k on beta sites); otherwise, you probably ...
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Stack Apps updated site theme is ready for testing!

bugfeature-request Can we get the home page to show all the tags for a post. And also, ideally, the post's score: EG, from: To:
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Request for user script to change the comment delete button from the word "Delete" to the old gray X

Here is a GreaseMonkey script I threw together: // ==UserScript== // @name Old Comment Delete Button // @version 1.1.0 // @grant none // @author a stone arachnid // @include https://*...
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Permission to link to Stack Overflow webpages from my app?

Sounds like you are technically not "linking" the pages (to open in Chrome, Firefox, etc.). Google suspects you of "bundling" someone else's content: We don’t allow apps whose primary purpose is ...
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Why do you need to specify a site when getting the inbox?

You should use /inbox instead, which is a network route instead of a site-specific one. As mentioned in the documentation, the site-specific route is mostly just provided for convenience of consumers ...
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Getting historical data for careers?

Currently, the Stack Exchange API has nothing to do with Stack Overflow Careers. Anyway, there is no API for accessing Stack Overflow Careers job listings. Best you can do is grab the most recent ...
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What is the difference between accepted and is_accepted?

If the answer is the accepted answer, is_accepted is true and anyone can see it. accepted is set to true only if the currently authenticated user is the one who has accepted the answer. For instance,...
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How to convert unix timestamp to .NET DateTime

I am aware that the last activity in this thread was more than four years ago, but since it still shows up in Google searches, I would like to point out some errors in the conversion. I have no ...
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What should we do about dead listings?

I would vote for the historical lock option. Straight deletion is harsh and someone somewhere may still need the information. Creating a custom close reason could conceivably see posts erroneously ...
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Should we close questions which ask for feedback to go elsewhere?

Closing them would help the developers, as sites like GitHub make it much easier to track and act on issues. However, I don't think we should/can assume that every Stack Apps user has an account on ...
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