Linked Questions

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How long should I search for an answer before I ask on an SE site? [duplicate]

Naturally, before I ask a question on a forum or site like Stack Overflow, I'll first search the sites themselves and on Google for the answer. How long should I do so before I give up and post the ...
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4answers
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Reputation for Closed Questions

should users lose reputation that they gained from a question has been closed. If a question was closed then clearly it didn't follow SO rules, but if people upvoted it before it was closed, the user ...
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4answers
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Dis-incentive to ask questions that will get closed?

Recently, a question was asked on SO and the user who posted it also posted two answers. Both the question and answers gained both up and down votes. In total, he gained (according to his profile) 120 ...
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4answers
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Force a search before asking question?

I've noticed quite a few questions coming in on META that are definitely duplicates of other posts. To the point where I think the titles may have even been almost the same verbatim (ok, a tad bit of ...
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3answers
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Add a hint to stay put after posting a question

The Problem It happens on every second question I try to answer: The question is unclear but the user does not respond. Why? The usual reason is that the user asking a question seems to leave. ...
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Why does stack overflow suggest so many irrelevant questions on the “Ask a Question” screen?

I was just asking a question on Stack Overflow and after entering the title I got a hundred or so related questions, which are absolutely unrelated to anything I care about. Did anyone actually ...
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3answers
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Should I link badly asked questions to Raymond?

I recently encountered a vague question on Stack Overflow which asked for instructions on a very basic operation in C++. I added an answer linking to a Google results page, which contained very easy ...
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2answers
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Begin focusing more on searching than asking

Just a thought. I have noticed that many, many more questions are getting duplicated on SO. This may be partly due to availability of searching within SO. I know SO questions appear frequently in ...
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2answers
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Make the how-to-ask site agnostic

Regarding this from the blog: Furthermore, this page is designed to be shared and reusable. Free to share the How to Ask link with any question asker in need of advice on how to improve their ...
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Attempting to retag a question redirects me to another question

As per this question, I went through and started retagging the questions with the "newbie" tag (the one that had fewer) to "new users". But when I try to click the tags box of this question, I am ...
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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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1answer
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How can Stack Overflow discourage duplicate questions?

Ok, so questions and suggestions about duplicate questions are pretty common, often being duplicates themselves. My question is really more about how Stack Overflow could change in order to ...
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1answer
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Clarify purpose on Area 51 Discussion “Ask Question” page

Since the Area 51 Discussion Zone was launched around 10 days ago there have been 10 actual topical questions posted as discussions. Here's some examples. I think they're actual questions rather ...
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1answer
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Duplicate management of SO questions

Duplicates seem to be one of the bigger issues for me when looking for answers. Many people also seem to ask questions without first looking for duplicates (I appreciate the irony that someone will ...
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1answer
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Reason for those thousand sites

There's one single thing on SO, I really hate: The limitation of "allowed questions". I really don't see what's wrong with "questions having no answer", "too argumentative", etc. For sure, not ...

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