Linked Questions

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Writing the perfect question

I've been told by a certain someone that Stack Overflow can provide a good exercise in communication. I was sceptical about this at first but on the odd occasion I do write a badly formulated ...
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What are the underlying mechanisms that trigger an answer from the users on Stack Overflow?

Yesterday I posted a question about JavaScript on Stack Overflow. The question in my opinion was well formulated and right to the point. However, besides a couple of comments I haven't obtained ...
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Am I obligated to answer questions before asking one? [duplicate]

I am new here and I have a question. Can I just ask questions on this community or do I have to answer other peoples questions too? I feel awkward when I just ask but not being able to help anyone.
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Do we display any specific guidance to new users when their questions are closed?

After seeing a new user's question closed less than two minutes after being opened for "not a real question" (when all it really needed was a reword), I can't help but wonder - do we actually give any ...
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How to get answers for sure

I just want to know how I can make sure that my question will get answered. Sometimes, my questions remain unanswered. Is this because noone knows the answer, or — more likely — because ...
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3answers
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How can I know which question should be asked on which Stack Exchange site?

I have asked some questions on stackoverflow.com and programmers.stackexchange.com and they closed and down-voted due to off topic. Now how can I consider that which is the best network site to ask ...
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3answers
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Asking effective questions

Duplicate How to ask a Smart Question on SO? I've been spending a lot of time perusing SO and there seem to be a lot of people asking what I'm going to call ineffective questions (I will refrain ...
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1answer
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Why can't I submit my question?

I am having difficulties asking a question on Stack Overflow, I indent my code by four spaces, but I get this error: Oops! Your question couldn't be submitted because: Your post appears to ...
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2answers
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How can I determine if a question is valid and good?

How can I determine if the question I'm about to ask is a good and valid one? Are there guidelines I need to follow or a checklist I can go through? Also what's the best way to make sure that I'm not ...
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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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Inexact code in questions

I see a lot of questions here with inexact code snippets, where the questioner obviously re-typed or summarized the code that's causing the problem. This can make it difficult to distinguish between ...
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1answer
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What is the frequency of the “Quality Filter” for re-evaluation the account which has “Ask Question” Ban?

What is the frequency of the "Quality Filter" for re-evaluation of the account which has "Ask Question" Ban?
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How can I gain rep? [duplicate]

I always get down-votes for my questions (also one of question is closed too) because people don't realize that my knowledge of programming is not very strong. I am a coding enthusiast and I would ...
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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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1answer
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What to do if you create a duplicate of your OWN question?

This sounds pretty stupid, but I can see I asked the same question again. (*) I guess I should delete it, but isn't it impolite to the people who bothered answering? Or should I only close it? (*) ...

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