It seems for me, that my questions, if I would post them here, would be so unusual, inquisitive, or unique - some might not even have an answer - that I'm afraid my questions would be closed.

I like to push my knowledge and explore the edges of understanding. This is how my creative thought process works. I like to develop unique ideas, and not stop to worry about whether what I am doing is right, or following the rules, so there may not always be a perfect answer to my questions.

Sometimes I would like to ask usual questions, like everyone else. I feel it would be wrong to make another account if it was just to ask questions that would fit the correct format for the site.

  • How much do people fear asking improperly formatted questions? And is this kind of fear stagnating?
  • The whole picture of development: How do people develop in this kind of community, where the rules are enforced so strictly.

I could be downvoted out and ignored with my kind of far off thoughts. Maybe someone could recommend me to a better community for expressing my unique thoughts and ideas? However most don't seem to have the high quality professionals and resources as SE.


IMHO: It could be years before I learn your system in the proper way (besides there are two kinds of problems here:

  • hierarchy highness problem (high score)
  • somebody's memory about your un-seriousness and every person has his opinion (or opinion of the system in his comment, like stating rules).
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    I think my head just exploded.
    – user102937
    Commented Jan 28, 2013 at 17:47
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    Well while writing I was dissappointed of my thoughts so I stopped myself, and my part of head blocked for safety not to put good ending to my post, like playing safe/bad
    – Xsi
    Commented Jan 28, 2013 at 17:48
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    As a unicorn, I get by. Commented Jan 28, 2013 at 17:48
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    sry for your head , rly, i'm not very good at life at all, just read all and read carefully
    – Xsi
    Commented Jan 28, 2013 at 17:48
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    I think you need to organize your thoughts a bit before posting questions. It's not at all clear what you're trying to say/ask.
    – Servy
    Commented Jan 28, 2013 at 17:50
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    @Servy I don't think he speaks English as his primary language Commented Jan 28, 2013 at 17:51
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    @SamIam The problem appears to be what he's trying to say, not the way in which he's saying it, so that's not really the problem.
    – Servy
    Commented Jan 28, 2013 at 17:52
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    best I could do on the edit, someone else can take a stab at it. Commented Jan 28, 2013 at 17:53
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    I edited, for clarity, some of the changes are pretty massive, however I feel like they actually capture the intent of the OP.
    – Ryan
    Commented Jan 28, 2013 at 19:08
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    Is that you, Twirlip of the Mists? Commented Jan 28, 2013 at 21:58

3 Answers 3


Don't be afraid to screw up. If you screw up a few times, as long as you have a history of good contributions, all you will get is a warning in the comments. If you screw up more, you may get a mod message. Screw up too much, and you may get a small ban (this is if you start continually posting bad questions)

Of course, if you feel sure that a question will be closed, don't ask it. If you're unsure, go ahead and ask. Or, ask on meta if it is on topic (this is the better option)

Don't create new accounts for this.

  1. Keep your questions clear, simple and brief.
  2. Each site has a topic, an area of interest. Stay on topic.
  3. It's up to you to make your questions clear, not on the community to read them carefully.
  4. Don't make multiple accounts on the same site.
  5. Stack Exchange is not a creative medium, for the most part; it is a place where questions can be answered. If you're trying to create something by posting a question, or trying to start a discussion, or asking for opinions, you may be in the wrong place.
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    but i'm afraid to die.. if i post
    – Xsi
    Commented Jan 28, 2013 at 17:57
  • @Xsi: It's ok we don't bite (byte?). Hard.
    – gen_Eric
    Commented Jan 28, 2013 at 17:57
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    You don't die here... only a few electrons get killed.
    – user102937
    Commented Jan 28, 2013 at 17:57
  • if multiple accounts i'll die( if only in ban more die
    – Xsi
    Commented Jan 28, 2013 at 17:58
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    Don't make multiple accounts. You need to try and make one account work. You can do that by reading other people's questions, and see how they become successful with their questions.
    – user102937
    Commented Jan 28, 2013 at 18:01
  • @Xsi - it's really not that hard. Just look around the SE site your using, and see how things go, which questions are successful, etc. Commented Jan 28, 2013 at 20:08

If I may, I think you are asking:

I ask two completely differnt kinds of questions here. Some are everyday ordinary questions and some are mindbogglingly unique and amazing. Should I use different accounts for different kinds of questions? Is it ok to ask both kinds of questions?

If that is your question, I would say

  • no, don't create a second account. Especially don't do that so that your "main" account will be immune from punishments like downvotes or suspensions on your other account.
  • most mindbogglingly unique and amazing questions are offtopic on these sites. Get familiar with the site by asking and answering ordinary questions, then consider stretching out a bit once you're established.

Further, it seems you are worried that some people will think less of you and ignore you (either not giving you answers or not giving you votes; I'm not sure which) either for the ordinary questions or for the amazing ones. It's fantastic that you feel a little bit nervous about that. So few askers do. The cure is to word all your questions, whether ordinary or edge-of-known-space as clearly and succintly as possible. You should also be open to editing them to clarify in response to comments or answers that demonstrate people aren't quite getting you. It's highly unusual for any user to be so unusual that the general mass of SO (hundreds of thousands of people) form an opinion of that user. Write well and relax.

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    some are mindbogglingly unique and amazing -- Not as much as you think they are.
    – user102937
    Commented Jan 28, 2013 at 18:51
  • I cannot afford myself to write decent questions twice I write and burn and next I rise - not here otherwise.
    – Xsi
    Commented Mar 30, 2014 at 9:56

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