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(Background: I blogged this on Saturday. Pekka suggested it might be useful on Meta, as an approach which may work where "What Stack Overflow is not" didn't. I've read the reasons why that post was deleted, but I don't think the same logic applies to this list, which is simply how to improve your questions.)

My earlier blog post on how to write a good question is pretty long, and I suspect that even when I refer people to it, often they don't bother reading it. So here's a short list of questions to check after you've written a question (and to think about before you write the question):

(Background: I blogged this on Saturday. Pekka suggested it might be useful on Meta, as an approach which may work where "What Stack Overflow is not" didn't. I've read the reasons why that post was deleted, but I don't think the same logic applies to this list, which is simply how to improve your questions.)

My earlier blog post on how to write a good question is pretty long, and I suspect that even when I refer people to it, often they don't bother reading it. So here's a short list of questions to check after you've written a question (and to think about before you write the question):

My earlier blog post on how to write a good question is pretty long, and I suspect that even when I refer people to it, often they don't bother reading it. So here's a short list of questions to check after you've written a question (and to think about before you write the question):

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(Background: I blogged this on Saturday. Pekka suggested it might be useful on Meta, as an approach which may work where "What Stack Overflow is not" didn't. I've read the reasons why that post was deleted, but I don't think the same logic applies to this list, which is simply how to improve your questions. If this gets deleted anyway, so be it.)

(Background: I blogged this on Saturday. Pekka suggested it might be useful on Meta, as an approach which may work where "What Stack Overflow is not" didn't. I've read the reasons why that post was deleted, but I don't think the same logic applies to this list, which is simply how to improve your questions. If this gets deleted anyway, so be it.)

(Background: I blogged this on Saturday. Pekka suggested it might be useful on Meta, as an approach which may work where "What Stack Overflow is not" didn't. I've read the reasons why that post was deleted, but I don't think the same logic applies to this list, which is simply how to improve your questions.)

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