13 votes
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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 ...
  • 641
10 votes

What's the next Script/App/Library of the Month?

script (featured in February) 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 ...
8 votes

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 ...
  • 1,463
7 votes
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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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7 votes
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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 ...
  • 4,696
7 votes

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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7 votes
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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 ...
  • 186
6 votes
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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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6 votes
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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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6 votes

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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5 votes

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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5 votes
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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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5 votes

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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5 votes
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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, ...
5 votes

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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5 votes
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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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5 votes
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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 ...
  • 2,140
5 votes

What's the next Script/App/Library of the Month?

script (featured in March) One-Click Reviews Having to make two clicks every time you make a review in a review queue can be really annoying and time-consuming. This is especially so if you're making ...
  • 507
5 votes

What's the next Script/App/Library of the Month?

script (featured in July) Restore syntax highlighting on review and revision pages Fixes this annoying bug reported in MSO that disables syntax highlighting on suggested edits and revisions.
5 votes

(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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4 votes
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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 ...
  • 4,696
4 votes
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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 ...
  • 6,052
4 votes

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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4 votes
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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://*...
4 votes

Wouldn't it be nice if we had a Community Bulletin?

@Catija just informed us the Community Bulletin is now live. Because Stack Apps is ... special (it's a main site but also its own Meta, just like Meta Stack Exchange), we won't see posts featured here,...
  • 6,052
4 votes

What's the next Script/App/Library of the Month?

script (featured in April) AutoReviewComments - Pro-forma comments for SE One of the first scripts I ever installed, and it has been a major productivity saver ever since. When moderating sites (as a ...
  • 6,052
4 votes

What's the next Script/App/Library of the Month?

script (featured in October) Stack Exchange Global Review Summary As a semi-active reviewer its nice to see how many total reviews I have done with out needing to go to each queue and add them up ...
  • 221
4 votes

What's the next Script/App/Library of the Month?

library (featured in January 2023) Stack Exchange Global Types Contains type definition for the vast majority of the StackExchange.* methods with a short description for each one. Useful for ...
3 votes

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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3 votes
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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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