Questions tagged [asking-questions]

This tag is for questions specifically about the process of asking questions on a Stack Exchange site.

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Where to ask questions about the history of the design of Internet Protocol (IP)?

Seeing Moon base internet functionality in Worldbuilding reminded me of how I began an old Space SE question Are there discussions or plans for extending the internet into space beyond Earth? Many ...
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Scroll summary page to bottom, if there are no issues with the question [duplicate]

When I am done with a longer question, I have to scroll down "Ask question" page to the bottom, to hit "Review your question" button. When this is done, and my question is reviewed,...
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Special tags not recognized by tag suggestion box if they contain diacritics or non-Latin characters

When asking a question on Stack Overflow Meta en español or on Stack Overflow на русском Meta, the tag suggestion box doesn't seem to recognize required tags with diacritics or non-Latin characters; ...
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Where can I ask this question about programming language? [duplicate]

Question: How first programming language made? Description: I want to know how first programming language made?
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Similar questions list is messy on the Ask a Question page [duplicate]

I am facing below issue while creating a question for all Stack Exchange sites. Please have a look. Screenshot:
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Appropriate way to refer to your own Feature Request from a related post?

I recently made the feature request Support browser "reader views" to allow user-controlled formatting This is a standalone FR, but it is also a relevant as a potential solution (and at ...
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Bug when trying to submit a question [duplicate]

I ran into this issue while trying to submit this question on travel.stackexchange.com: Traveling International - Are the airports (airliners) communicating with the medical offices? I was able to ...
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Provide an easy way (or link) to browse to the tags page from the Ask a Question page

I joined a new site, and realized there's no easy way to "browse" the tags page from the Ask a Question page. The usual tag select box has its useful autocomplete, but it requires me to ...
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How was a newbie able to ask eight questions in six hours on a single site? [duplicate]

A new user managed to ask eight questions on History SE in the past six hours. I thought that there was a six question limit a day. That is per twenty four hour period. Or was it an instance where ...
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Publish question button is disabled [duplicate]

When trying to publish questions on Stack Exchange sites I am seeing the follow behavior after entering the question tags and pressing Enter. The Post Question button is disabled and not clickable. If ...
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Submitting a question directly when there is no feedback [duplicate]

Today John Chan removed a very useful feature. So now we are forced to see the review view again. I honestly can't recall the last time the review view of the ask a question page yielded anything ...
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Ask question post button remains disabled

I've noticed this twice in the last ~2 weeks or so. The "post your question" button can remain disabled for some reason even when your question is shown as "ready to publish". I.e.,...
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Alignment of text when adding an image is off on responsive site

When drafting my latest question on my mobile I saw the following when inserting an image: The "powered by imgur" text appears to be aligned with the wrong border.
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Why is it necessary to review a question before posting it? [duplicate]

I just do not like the way that I have to first click on "review" and then "post". One can easily preview the question by scrolling up? I think Stack sites should revert to post ...
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Where should I ask this question? Work tools and work managment tools for a volunteer activism group? [duplicate]

We have about 15 people with more joining in. We'll have our overview group & several subprojects. We need tools to coordinate ourselves. Where do I ask about tool ideas? I've looked around and PM ...
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A link where the content of the ask-page modal dialog can be seen

Not too long ago, the new modal dialog displayed to users who were asking their first questions was added. The relevant announcement can be seen here: The new ask page is now live on the network! ...
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Is there an etiquette for asking questions originally intended to be self-answered?

According Oded's answer to What are limitations on self-answered questions? self answered questions have the same quality requirements as "the other" questions. So if we found a question ...
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Is the “review your question” page expected to be beneficial if none of the detectable warnings are triggered?

As per this announcement of the new ask page 2 months ago (March 2020): after you've written your question, you are taken to a 2nd page which prompts you to "Review your question". There are 2 ...
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Why do I have to click twice to submit a question when Stack Exchange's automated question review has no advice to show?

This is terrible UX. I understand that the motivation behind "Review your question" is quality control, but if there is nothing for me to review, why can't the question be submitted in a single click? ...
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Where should I ask my question about partition types and performance? [duplicate]

I have a question about partition types and their performance for an external HDD. So is there any Stack Exchange site in which I could ask this question? I have searched on the Internet, but I ...
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When you get the “Your question is ready to publish”, allow submitting it from that modal instead of moving to the bottom of the page

As described in The new ask page is now live on the network!, all new questions now go through a workflow that finally leads to the pleasant announcement "Your question is ready to publish!": I would ...
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Where should I ask about how to resolve my game crashing?

I have a game that has a launcher (i.e. modded Minecraft, legacy Feed the Beast launcher), and it crashes some time after I launch one of the modpacks. Where should I ask for support? To clarify, the ...
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Question can be submitted without review by pressing Enter in the tags bar

Steps to reproduce: Ask a new question. Fill valid title and body of the question. Add at least one tag. Press Enter. The question get submitted, without the expected Review Question step. Can this ...
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Who are aware of the question ban formula?

I know that the question ban formula of stack exchange is very secret and it's not revealed in public. But since stack exchange is run by the community, someone must know it. So who is the formula ...
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Bug when scrolling through the similar questions list [duplicate]

Write the title of your question, wait for "similar questions" to load, scroll it, complete your title, wait for the "similar questions" list to update, scroll again... (on FireFox windows)
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Can I ask questions without the preview step? [duplicate]

The steps to publish used to be: Write question Hit publish Now the process is: Write question Hit "Review" Get bounced back to the top of the page Scroll back down to the bottom of the page Hit ...
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Special checkbox to indicate questions people have while wresting with problems related to COVID response [duplicate]

I propose a special checkbox: "I'm a researcher/programmer/scientist/engineer/professional doing some work towards COVID response". Available on any site in the SE network. This could be a problem ...
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What is the opposite of the XY problem?

There is the XY problem, where a solution for X is wanted, but a question about Y is asked. I think there's also the problem of the assumed XY problem, where a question about Y is asked, but X is ...
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“Your answer couldn't be submitted because: Title cannot be longer than 150 characters”

When editing a question's title, the following error message should say "question" and not "answer": Oops! Your answer couldn't be submitted because: Title cannot be longer than ...
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New question asking form sometimes leads to accidental double posts of questions

I've noticed that with the new question asking form, sometimes, attempting to submit a question will post two identical copies of the same question. I've had this happen to me once before (double ...
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Am I allowed to ask the same question in two different sites? [duplicate]

If I ask a question in one stack site and don't get an answer, is it a good idea to ask the same question in a different stack site ?
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Please change the “ask the community to create a tag” link on the ask question page on per-site metas to not point to Meta Stack Exchange

When tagging a question, there is a dialog box that shows up explaining the purpose of tags, and there's a link to ask the community to create a tag for you. On main sites, this links to the relevant ...
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Disable the first question wizard for users that know other network sites

I just posted my first question on softwareengineering.se and got the wizard like someone who never used a SE site before. I neither need to be told how to write a question before asking, nor do I ...
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Why is an uploaded picture still viewable even if I cancelled my post?

I inserted a picture in one of my Stack Exchange accounts to ask a question, but regretted it and copied the picture's link, then closed the ask question page (I didn't publish it). When I inserted ...
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What ways does SE provide to handle complex questions in an agile way?

I have a question which originates on previous assumptions and informations. I formulate this question in a way that contains (from my point of view) enough background information for someone to see ...
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The new ask page is now live on the network!

After rolling it out to the International Stack Overflow sites last week, we're rolling out the new ask page to the whole network today. The new page was designed with the goal of helping new askers ...
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Can a badge be awarded for reading a post?

First of all, my apologies if it has already been asked, but my initial research has lead to no results. I haven't discussed with my Community first, because before asking them if they agree with the ...
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Questions not showing “draft saved” message

While doing some research about this question I discovered a few bugs related to the feedback you receive when posting a question. The user in that question presumably wants to be able to do the same ...
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Display bug in “Similar questions” dropdown when Asking a question (Firefox) [duplicate]

Text gets overlaid on top of itself and unreadable when scrolling the "Similar questions" dropdown when Asking a question. Steps to reproduce: Start typing the question title. "Similar questions" ...
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Why prefer to restrict questions instead of restricting answers?

I read a lot more SE sites than I'm a contributor to, but something I've slowly noticed is that there is a tendency to prefer making rules about questions rather than making rules about answers, even ...
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Is prior research a must in all network sites?

I use many SE sites and it is unclear to me if if prior research is a must in all network sites. I believe prior research is generally needed as it can help users learn new things and also ensures ...
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Can a meta site be used to formulate a question? If so, how do I do it? [duplicate]

According to a comment on the question Is the education system in Finland particularly good?, it's okay to formulate a question on a Meta site. I asked the question Should there be a question on ...
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What makes a “Top Network Asker”? [duplicate]

On Stackexchange.com, in the side bar is a list of the "Top Network Askers", having just found this I thought it would be showing off the most prolific and highest rep earning users ever to ask ...
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How to refine / improve a posed question? [closed]

Suppose I asked a question in an area where I am no expert. Then the question is getting answers that point out that the question is ambiguous or has not enough information for a meaningful answer. ...
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When can someone show gratitude on this site for things a person has done (not necessarily on this site)?

I have read this question. It doesn't seem like a question to me; it looks more like a comment one can put below questions and answers. I thought one should avoid comments (assuming this question is ...
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How to ask a good question if you don't know the subject very well

How can one ask a good question in a subject he/she doesn't know much about? For example, I'm a developer. Even though I may not know Java, I know how to ask a good question about Java because it's ...
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Where can I ask questions about math in MATLAB?

Currently, I'm looking for some sites or forums that suitable to asking about math problems like differential equations, numerical methods in MATLAB. I've tried the MATLAB Community to ask about it, ...
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Stack Overflow duplicated layer bug

Originally posted on Stack Overflow: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/59320473/stackoverflow-duplicated-layer-bug Requirements to reproduce: Windows 7 x64 Firefox 71.0 x64 Steps to reproduce: ...
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User managed to post a question twice within the same second of each other

Somehow a user managed to accidentally post a question twice: I may be missing something, but this shouldn't be able to happen, should it? They should be subjected to a 45 minute cooldown between ...
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How can a student ask better questions on Stack Exchange sites? [duplicate]

I usually ask learning-related questions on Stack Exchange sites and unintentionally get myself voted down with bad questions. When checking my questions like a year or so later, I see that the ...

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