As of May 31, 2023, we have updated our Code of Conduct.

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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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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 ...
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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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Should we enable Stack Snippets?

Should we ask the dev team politely to enable Stack Snippets here? Yes! It would, primarily, be useful in cases such as your example: support with using the API. I think people looking for help ...
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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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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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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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'Saviour' of Lost Souls

If not available already, can we have a version of that user script applying for Meta Stack Overflow please? We face the very same problem there frequently.
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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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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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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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"Informed" badge shown as Next badge, but doesn't exist on this site

The Informed badge is removed from the "Next badge" tracking. Previously it was listed in the Available badges section. Now it is not available under the Available or Bronze section. So the bug has ...
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Stack Apps homepage truncates user names

Recently the user name truncation issue has been fixed in the Stack Apps site, now it is looking good. Screenshot for reference:
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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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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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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,...
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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 ...
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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.
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Stack Apps homepage truncates user names

If you have TamperMonkey installed, this simple script should fix the problem: // ==UserScript== // @name SAHPA (Stack Apps Home Page Aligner) // @namespace http://tampermonkey.net/ // @...
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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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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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StackApps Captcha doesn't work: "Invalid domain for site key"

Captcha wasn't configured correctly for Stack Apps on our end. The issue has been fixed. Sorry for the inconvenience, and thanks for the report!
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'Informed' badge doesn't exist on site, but is still being promoted

I agree it is weird that you get teased for a badge you're unable to earn. It is worth mentioning that Stack Apps is a bit special as a Question and Answer site within the Stack Exchange family of ...
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'Informed' badge doesn't exist on site, but is still being promoted

The button won't be shown after the next production build. Thanks for the report! The status-review tag will become red at the same time.
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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What's the next Script/App/Library of the Month?

script (featured in June 2023) Stack Exchange in read-only mode In light of recent announcements by the company who owns these sites, it seems like this script is going to come in handy over the next ...
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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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