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How can I write better questions? / Get more answers? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to review? Can we agree on a review 'policy'? Agreed Duplicate Can we agree on a review 'policy'? This is a proposed reference question / help page / ...
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How am I supposed to use the review link? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: What is the newly added Review section? How to review? Can we agree on a review 'policy'? I recently hit 2k and gained some new link called "review". I'm just ...
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Are answers that just contain links elsewhere really “good answers”?

I have often wondered at the practice on Stack Overflow, Server Fault, and the other sites where someone will ask a question and an answer will come in that says Look here: http://link ...
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Why “What Stack Overflow is Not” was deleted

I just deleted What Stack Overflow is Not, a collection of various explanations for things that Stack Overflow doesn't do, wasn't meant to do, or shouldn't be used to do. Several people put a fair bit ...
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What can we do to stop bad edits getting accepted?

A worryingly high number of bad suggested edits get accepted. For example: edits that add bad formatting to random words edits that break the formatting of a block of code edits that add wrong tags ...
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Formal adoption of Pro-forma comments script into SE engine proper

My Pro-forma comments script has now gained quite a following (and it - allegedly - just got bust by upgrading to jQuery 1.7.1). This is a personal request to the team to consider adopting it. Not ...
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IT'S OVER NINE THOUSAND!!!! (elections available only to high rep users)

I am worried that the moderators can now only be selected from those with 10.3k reputation. I understand that we must limit our options using some method, as too many choices would make this process ...
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Why is linking bad?

I've seen many people refer to linking to pages on SO and even other sites as being bad and saying things like "I hope they don't mind". Why is linking a bad thing? I did just read all about Google ...
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How to educate people about non-answers?

I often run into "answers" on the Stack Exchange sites that are really comments or replies. The phrase "This is not a message board" is accurate, but maybe a little harsh. I know about flagging and ...
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How does the /review page work? [duplicate]

How do the /review pages (for example, https://stackoverflow.com/review) work? What actually happens when you click "flag for removal"? Is there a limit to the number of questions that can be ...
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Useful, systematic feedback to a user's review queue actions

Lacking confidence in my reviewing abilities, I usually avoid the review queue. But, I've been asking a decent amount of questions lately and haven't found many questions I could answer (so as to ...
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1answer
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How does the review-system work?

I'm now allowed to visit the review pages. What I understood from reading hints here and there, is: There are newbies, which might do a lousy layout, bad questions which aren't real questions, bad ...
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Improve reviewing instructions

The problem I found the review instructions confusing, mostly because I was expecting some kind of "item goes away from the list after I've done something to it" action. After quite a bit of poking ...
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What is the correct way of providing feedback on a question without posting an answer when you cannot write a comment?

As you can see I am fairly new to Stackoverflow, so my reputation is not high enough to be able to write comments (a limitation I am having hard time understanding the basis of). I have several times ...
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What about allowing users with low rep posting comments to any question?

It is quite common that users with no rep. want to react to old questions. Many times it is something like: "I have the same problem. Did you find a solution?". They posting it as an answer and I'm ...

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