Linked Questions

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Why/how should I use Stack Overflow? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: Where is the FAQ? How Does Stack Overflow Work? (The Official FAQ) This is the first time I am here; this site seems a bit strange compared with traditional technology ...
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Where to find list of behaviours/rules of Stack Exchange [duplicate]

Well, I know this is weird question. Recently I upvoted some answers, and I get a tooltip saying "You haven't been upvoted a question for a while. Questions need upvote too". It was nice to get it. ...
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Is there a FAQ that can be accessed from the Android mobile app? [duplicate]

I was recently referred to What is the etiquette for modifying posts? where Jeff refers to creating an FAQ. Does it exist, and is it accessible from an Android smartphone's Stack Exchange app?
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How can I learn more about how Stack Exchange works technically, its model and design and contribute? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: FAQ for Stack Exchange sites After looking at all 84 sites, I want to know how this works, and how so many communities are handled with such ease? Where can I get more ...
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What are the most common non-universal rules across all Stack Exchange sites? [duplicate]

I often find myself not using some of the trickier parts of Stack Exchange, like recommending edits to people's answers, because I participate in a lot of Stack Exchange sites, and they all have ...
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The Many Memes of Meta

Catchphrases and concepts that spread from person to person are known as memes, which, courtesy the Internet, can now explode across the Earth like a highly contagious virus (hence "going viral"). As ...
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What is the XY problem?

What is the XY problem? When asking questions, how do I recognize when I'm falling into it? How do I avoid it? Return to FAQ index
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Recent feature changes to Stack Exchange

This is an unofficial list/changelog of new features and various changes to Stack Overflow and the Stack Exchange network. It is maintained by the community, while a Stack Exchange employee changes ...
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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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What are the badges I can earn on each site, and what are the exact criteria for earning each badge?

Formerly List of all badges with full descriptions. What are badge name's requirements? Why didn't I get badge name (right now)? Which badges can I earn multiple times? Jump to: Question ...
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A Pronominal Proposal

The recent Code of Conduct change and, more specifically, the associated FAQ (now deleted; Wayback Machine copy here) have not gone down well. (For the avoidance of doubt, linking to those does not ...
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How should we deal with Google questions?

There have been a lot of questions that can be answered with a simple Google search. For these questions, an answer can be found by just copying and pasting the question directly into the Google ...
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We're rolling out a new “Quick Start” guide to help new users learn the basics

Here's the first one, on Ask Different. We've been working hard on ways to help improve the experience of new users, and one of the best ways to do that is to help teach them the basics about how our ...
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How does accepting an answer work?

What does it mean to accept an answer? How do I accept an answer, and what are the rules? Can I accept my own self-answer? What are the reputation benefits? Which answer should I accept? Should I ...
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What does “user was removed” mean and why did my reputation change because of it?

Message appearing when a user was removed. It seems I lost 1765 reputation points on Stack Overflow yesterday. The reason given in my history is "removed", with the description of "User was removed (...

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