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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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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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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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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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Formatting Sandbox

Note: 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. As per Jeff's suggestion in this comment: You can use ...
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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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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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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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What are some Question Smells for detecting good/bad questions?

As programmers we talk about code smells, little cues that indicate we should be worried about a section of code. What are some Question Smells? Are there flags in questions that make you less ...
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please help me to ask my question

I would very much like to be able to ask my question properly, but I do not know how to be "clearer" like @Hank Hoterman told me I should be. Kindly, could you direct me to a place for beginner ...
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Why do I feel like I need to be an expert first before asking questions on Stack Overflow?

I've been a member of Stack Overflow for more than a month now and I've been browsing it almost everyday. Somehow, most questions/answers that I see on SO are either too simple or too complex for me ...
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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. ...
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How to ask questions on Stack Overflow [closed]

In reply to the question "help pls fast need help with C++ Code [closed]", I answered in a comment, while the question was being closed: See How To Ask Questions The Smart Way and/or Writing ...
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Some broad|O/T questions on StackOverflow belong on Programmers, but P.SE is prohibitive [duplicate]

I began reading through much of the Meta.SO posts on the subject, notably this one. On a daily basis, questions such as the ones below are asked on StackOverflow, many of which are are (for good ...
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How do you formulate your question when you don't even know what it is?

This isn't meant to be nonconstructive or flippant. This genuinely bugs me. 98% of the time, when I know the question, then I can find an answer, and the other 2% of the time I can ask a question ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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