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Formatting Sandbox

Notes: Answers will occasionally be moved to the Sandbox archive when there are too many of them. When using them to report bugs, keep an eye on the post. This site, Meta Stack Exchange, is usually ...
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1answer
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Where can I ask questions that I don't know how to frame well enough for Stack Exchange?

I am what I would call an "advanced hobby programmer". So I have limited in-depth technical training. I'm also the "virtual CTO" for my SaaS application. Which means I have ...
373
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1answer
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How do I format my code blocks?

How do I post text so that it is formatted as code? What do I need to do so that my code shows up properly — not escaped or removed — when posted? And how to get the correct syntax ...
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2answers
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How can I find an answer to a difficult-to-formulate question?

In rare cases I want to search something on the Internet and I am pretty sure that the answer is there, but I am not able to formulate my search to get there (although I am an experienced searcher). ...
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FAQ for Stack Exchange sites

Community FAQ For sites in the Stack Exchange 2.0 network To see a list of commonly used words and phrases, see the glossary. For official guidance from Stack Exchange, visit the Help Center. Asking ...
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3answers
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How can a student ask better questions on Stack Exchange sites? [duplicate]

I usually ask learning-related questions on Stack Exchange sites and unintentionally get myself voted down with bad questions. When checking my questions like a year or so later, I see that the ...
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2answers
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Improving question system and general thinking [closed]

How can we improve the question system altogether? This comes from a fact: it's as easy for a question maker not to get rewarded for a question (even if it's a good one) as it is for a network user ...
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1answer
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Can Stack Overflow handle heaps of questions? [closed]

I don't think Stack Overflow can handle as many questions as pop up per second. Before I started using Stack Overflow, if I asked one question there were many people answering for me and I could ...
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1answer
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What can I do when getting “This question body does not meet our quality standards”?

While trying to ask a question, I got the error message This question body does not meet our quality standards. Please make sure that it completely describes your problem - including what you have ...
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2answers
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How to get initial reputation on Stack Overflow with the new-user restrictions in place?

I understand that reputation can be gained by answering questions. However, it seems that more often than not the questions do not contain all the required information to give an answer. Since new ...
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3answers
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Asking questions clearly? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: How to ask great questions How to ask a Smart Question on SO? What’s the best way to ask a question if English isn’t your first language? Any guidelines on making ...
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1answer
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Best Results For Asking Questions [duplicate]

I usually only want to ask questions. I want to get the best results on my questions, is there anything I can do to ensure this? Would I get better results from asking questions if I had more ...
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0answers
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How to write a good question? [duplicate]

I face the problem of writing a good question in Stack-overflow sites. What is the best way to write a good question?
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1answer
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How do I ask questions on Stack Exchange sites and don't get downvoted? [duplicate]

I can get why I am getting downvotes when I ask question about JavaScript - I don't have experience and should learn language instead of doing stuff with it. I can't get why I am getting upvotes on ...
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1answer
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How to improve a downvoted post

I have a few questions on various SE sites that have received a few downvotes quite quickly, but no upvotes. So I went back and corrected what I thought the problem was. On some questions the ...

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