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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 ...
-7 votes
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 ...
286 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
0 answers
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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 ...
13 votes
3 answers
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As a new user without much rep, what should I do if someone else has already asked a question I have, but it has no answers?

Suppose you had a question, and you really want a good answer that would solve your problem, but noticed it was already asked by someone else. However, no one has posted any answers. The question is ...
9 votes
0 answers
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Syntax highlighting language request: Python REPL

Highlight.js treats Python REPL (the Python interpreter in interactive mode) as its own language separate from Python—it uses the class names python-repl and pycon. I checked Stack Exchange's ...
1 vote
1 answer
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Can I enhance my question's visibility on any Stack Exchange community? [duplicate]

Sometimes I want my question to reach a wider range of audience, are there any ways or "hacks" that can be used to achieved that?
6 votes
3 answers
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Can I get suspended for bumping my post?

I recently posted a question on sci-fi SE, which failed to garner enough views/answers/comments. I decided to edit the title to draw more audiences, which I did, but my edit was rolled back and I was ...
8 votes
1 answer
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How can a user tell if the lack of any response is because of their question or something else? [closed]

So far I've asked 4 questions on SO (within 5 months or so), and the only response to any of them has been an up-vote on one question. Beyond that, I've not received any answers, nor even comments of ...
5 votes
1 answer
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What can a questioner do if a well-written question goes almost completely unnoticed? [duplicate]

I recently posted a question to Stack Overflow, which I think was well-written and thought-out. However, since dozens of questions are posted every minute, I feel like it is getting close to ...
-7 votes
1 answer
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What if my post does not get answers? [duplicate]

What to do in that case? As far as I know, there is no way to request a particular member to answer my question. I put this up nearly a day and a half ago Wedge constraint relations No one ...
4 votes
2 answers
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How to gather more views for a posted question other than putting bounties? [duplicate]

I am new to Stack Exchange and want to know how shall I increase the view of my question which is not getting answered and has gathered small no. of views. I have used bounties in stack overflow in ...
7 votes
1 answer
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Conduct and Culture

I am new to Stack Overflow and to coding; I am learning my way. This morning, I spent well over an hour composing a question so as to make it as clear and concise as possible before posting onto ...
0 votes
1 answer
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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 ...
3 votes
6 answers
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Feature Request: "WAKE UP and accept my answer please"

Sometimes you give an answer to a question where: You know it is the right answer You know it resolves OP's problems There's no answer "better" than yours You have spent time and effort on it Other ...
-3 votes
1 answer
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Should Meta questions be duplicated to draw more attention to issues? [duplicate]

An assertion that "several users told you that having more questions about the same topic is actually better" caught my eye as a point for meta discussion. My response was a few comments below but ...
3 votes
3 answers
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Can a bounty increase attention to a question with low # of views (TumbleWeeds)? [duplicate]

I have a question with 10 views, and I would really like it not to get lost in time and space. I started a bounty, expecting the question to pop up to the top of some list somewhere on SO, but that ...
13 votes
2 answers
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A potential tumbleweed is self-fueling until it becomes a tumbleweed

I have asked a question on SO and it has been 24 hrs with only 8 views and 0 votes. Currently it looks like a potential tumbleweed. The problem is that it is now very unlikely that anyone will find ...
3 votes
3 answers
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Is constantly promoting our own posts by linking them in our own posts and/or in chat messages considered a fair practice?

First of all, since I post primarily on Hinduism SE, all my example posts are taken from that site. Secondly, all the example posts, that I am using in this post, are linked to one user only. But, I ...
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2 answers
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Can a low rep user ask a moderator to set a bounty for a question?

I have a question with no answers on Stack Overflow. Can I flag the question and ask a moderator to set a bounty on it, because I don't have enough reputation to start a bounty on my own?
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2 answers
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Is it ok to repeat a question 12 hours later? [duplicate]

For most of my questions, I get an answer within 10 minutes... After 12 hours almost nobody sees my question anymore... I would like to know what is the time limit to repeat a question....
10 votes
2 answers
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What to do when no one answer a question, and you don't have enough rep to offer a bounty? [duplicate]

Unfortunately, I had a late-night doubt recently, which meant (that I realized later on) I wouldn't probably get many replies (this was the question). I got just one reply, but I need more input from ...
2 votes
1 answer
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How do I request a question be re-answered? [duplicate]

Say I have the question "How do I solve A". I do a search, and I find that Bob has already posted this exact question. He has also posted an answer, in which he says "I figured out I could avoid the ...
16 votes
1 answer
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Avoiding asking a question that's already been asked [duplicate]

Someone else has already asked a question about the exact same problem that I am having. Unfortunately, the question does not have an answer yet. Follow-on questions to the original poster have gone ...
-9 votes
1 answer
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Does editing a question move it to the front page? [duplicate]

Say, I ask a question. I add details a few days later. Will my question remain in the bottom pile of the feed or be brought to the top of the search list? Do people use this as a method to bump their ...
-4 votes
1 answer
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How can I bump unresolved case on meta? [duplicate]

I would like to ask to allow CTRL + K in in comments. However, I found I would create duplicate How can I bump it to get it resolved/accepted/declined? Editor's Note: The procedure for getting ...
-5 votes
2 answers
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Is it legit to delete and repost a question that gets no answers?

Is it legit to delete and repost a question that gets no answers, even if the bounty has expired and no one answered, although there were comments before the bounty? I have one such question. I am ...
3 votes
1 answer
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Bumping a post without a bounty

I have a question on Stack Overflow that no one has answered after 12 hours. I don't have enough rep for a bounty, so is there any acceptable way of bumping my post? If not, what should I do to get my ...
-2 votes
2 answers
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What if my question is not answered nether commented and I do not have enough reputation to start a bounty? [duplicate]

Suppose I asked some question, that got enough (28-30) views to get an answer or at least a comment. But neither a comment nor any answer is posted. So I should start a bounty so that it gets people'...
1 vote
1 answer
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Old unanswered question and new user [duplicate]

I found an old unanswered question on ServerFault.com that I would like to revive because I have the exact same issue. However, my account is new and I do not yet have enough reputation to post a ...
2 votes
1 answer
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How to resurface questions that weren't answered [duplicate]

I'm sure that someone has brought this up before, but I can't find it. On some stack exchange sites, particularly smaller ones, not all questions get answered straight away. This means that a question ...
2 votes
1 answer
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How do I draw attention to an updated question? [duplicate]

I noticed that new posted questions get attention very quickly. If I take some time to read the replies and try myself, new questions often arise. When I edit my original post to add my new questions, ...
0 votes
1 answer
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Question not in peak time or simply not hot enough to attract users to answer it? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to get attention for your old, unanswered questions Ok, this is happening to me a couple of times now. I ask a perfectly legal question and I get very low views and very ...
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2 answers
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Not getting enough attention on other SE sites [duplicate]

I have a question related to PHP and Ubuntu OS. Mostly related to Ubuntu. So I asked that question in Ask Ubuntu. But the question is not getting enough attention. Only 5 views after posting it for a ...
3 votes
2 answers
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Is this the right place to ask questions about how to use Stack Exchange?

And if not, where? Specifically I want to know how to re-ask a protected question. It was not my question, and it was protected because it had received low-quality answers that had had to be deleted.
3 votes
2 answers
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How to get related questions' IDs of a certain question in Stack Overflow?

I am trying to get the related questions' IDs of a question. So let say the question ID I am seeing now is "1" and I want the ID numbers of all the related questions on the sidebar.
0 votes
1 answer
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Are questions about using IDEs more suitable for Super User or Stack Overflow? [duplicate]

I asked this question on Stack Overflow: Eclipse gives "sh: line 3: `;/root/Documents/mp3Eclipse/Test_MP3/Test_MP3;exit'" when I try to run mpg123 there Doesn't Stack Overflow also ...
6 votes
1 answer
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If there is an old question and I have something to add how should I go about it?

In this case I am talking about this feature request on MSE. The feature request was last active 2 years ago and 610 people have seen it. I think that this question had too small an impact and I ...
0 votes
1 answer
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Is it acceptable to bump a question by editing it? [duplicate]

Some of my old questions have rather low views and have been buried by newer posts. I think that these questions are not worth putting a bounty on them. The edit feature allows the question to ...

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