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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 ...
15 votes
2 answers
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How should we handle questions that have been reposted after being deleted due to one downvote + SE's automated process to remove questions?

How should we handle questions that: have been reposted after being deleted due to one downvote + Stack Exchange's automated process to remove questions? received no comments (or all comments were ...
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1 answer
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Update/recreate question with unhelpful answers [duplicate]

I asked a question a couple of months ago: How to mitigate risk of having cash with you when abroad? The answers were unhelpful ...as I added on a comment: "be street-smart" and similar ...
287 votes
7 answers
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The Help Vampire problem

What is the best long-term solution for the Help Vampire problem? Adapted from the above article: Identifying Help Vampires can be tricky, because they look like any ordinary person (or Internet user,...
10 votes
2 answers
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If I didn't get an answer, should I post a new question or edit the original one? [duplicate]

When you have a post that not resolved and you go back, work on it, can you resubmit it if it is something you want to community look at before you submit it as your homework, or should you go back ...
3 votes
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Draw new attention to question after editing? [duplicate]

I recently asked this question on Stack Overflow: Add an event to an existing control One comment asked to clarify some things (with good reason), and it got two downvotes - probably because of the ...
52 votes
9 answers
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How can I get answers fast?

How do I ask a question so that it can get a quick response? I see some of the questions are very old and still not answered, but some others get a very quick response. Return to FAQ index
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4 answers
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How do you ask a question in another question and not have the moderator delete it?

I have been trying to search for an answer to a problem for the last few weeks. I found a question that was identical to the problem I was facing. However, there didn't seem to be a real solution ...
96 votes
4 answers
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Should I vote to close a duplicate question, even though it's much newer, and has more up to date answers?

I have seen this many times, a question is being asked because a previous, duplicate question was asked and answered a few years ago and has no longer relevant answers. The recommendation is to edit ...
4 votes
2 answers
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How can I mark a question with an out-of-date answer?

Maybe I'm missing something but an example would be this question about rails: Rails validation over redirect with the selected answer from 2009. I'm sure there's now a better way to do this, is ...
7 votes
0 answers
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Sandboxing the FAQ for Stack Exchange sites to make it international

The content was taken from the rev. 233 of FAQ for Stack Exchange sites to test an idea shared on a comment to my answer to Help develop the site and community knowledge base in your language. The ...
5 votes
3 answers
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Is there a certain amount of time after which a new question is unlikely to get any answers?

Can anyone else confirm my suspicions here? I have found that whenever I post a new question, if it is going to receive any answers at all, it will happen within the first few hours of posting. After ...
2 votes
1 answer
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My questions are not getting views [closed]

There are a lot of questions here that are basically "why no one answer my questions?" This is a bit different. I have several question unanswered, but I realize that also those questions ...
-9 votes
1 answer
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My question did not get an appropriate answer [duplicate]

Regarding I subscribed to Stack Overflow feeds to my email but haven't received any till today: I asked a question and I got some comments. I was not able to get an appropriate answer and I have ...
2 votes
0 answers
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What should I do about upvoted, inactive, unanswered questions that I'm also trying to find the answer for? [duplicate]

One question has been suggested as a possible duplicate. However, my question points out a few specific scenarios that could be worth discussing. Another question is also relevant, as it's about ...

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