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Where can I ask about analog security camera wiring?

I have a question about using different types of cables (e.g. CAT6 [SU]TP) for signal and power runs to analog video cameras (that normally run with co-ax) as part of a security system (residential). ...
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Ebooks or Graphic Design Stack Exchange for a question about using InDesign to create ebooks?

I have a question about exporting eBooks from InDesign: How to tell InDesign to skip color in css export for the ePub export I asked it on Graphic Design Stack Exchange. But I do not know if that was ...
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Which automatic improvement checks are performed when writing a question?

Before posting a question on a Stack Exchange site, I hit the "Review your question" button. Then, on the right side bar, a message is displayed: Step 2: Review your question ✅  Your ...
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Unable to press "post question". Tags are not working

I wrote a question on Stack Overflow and I’m unable to type down anything in tags. The tags won’t show up or be accepted. The review part isn’t showing up either. The review your question button won’t ...
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Clicking on Cancel just refreshes the page when you are logged in and not have participated in a community and click on Ask a question [duplicate]

Let's say I take Math Meta SE. As you can see from this image I haven't joined the site and I click on Ask question. It shows me this page If then I click on cancel the page just refreshes and doesn'...
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Improve "Similar questions" results when writing a question: prevent/limit it from returning questions by the same author

I've noticed recently that when I write a new question such as this one on Stats.SE, the "Similar questions" box just above the Body text entry box shows results that are similar, but they'...
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Please tweak the behavior of the dupe "does this answer your question?" message so it does not suck

I have no problem with my question being closed as a dupe; hey, I got an answer! Yet, the way the "Does this answer your question" message works is not great at all. Let me explain. I post ...
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Can the 40 minute timer be removed for high reputation users across the network? [duplicate]

I often daydream and spend the bulk of my day thinking about up various topics. Once I have digested these topics into good quality questions I would like to, in one burst, ask perhaps three different ...
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If I delete a question, will it count towards the 50 questions a month limit or not?

On Stack Overflow you can ask 50 questions in 30 days. If I ask a question and delete it, will it be treated as an asked question or not? Will I have 49 opportunities to ask a question left, or 50?
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How to avoid "RTFM" answers if you can't ask where to find the documentation? [closed]

Twice now I've asked for recommendations for resources to solve my own problem, and twice now my question has been deleted. Over the years, I have grown tired of people telling me to RTFM. So now ...
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How can I ask better questions despite being a noob to everything programming? [duplicate]

I've been noticing all through my SO "career" that my questions aren't always well received. They are either too vague or general or I seriously confuse terminology because well, frankly I ...
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When clicking "Ask Question" from within a tag page, automatically add this tag to the new question

Suppose I want to ask where I can ask a question on Stack Exchange. Ideally, I'd first browse existing site-recommendation questions, and if I can't find what I want, will ask a new question. Assuming ...
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Erroneous "Your post appears to contain code that is not properly formatted as code" error

I spent more than an hour trying to fix the formatting of the question below such that the Mathematica and Wolfram Language forum would accept it. I had no success, even though I am aware of threads ...
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Saving my question on Meta brings a "Discard unsaved changes" popup

I just posted a question on meta. I reformulated the question a couple of times, scrolled through the list of "Similar questions" and switched browsers tabs a lot. I hit "Review your ...
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Could the search link in the modal window be customizable?

As announced in March 2020, there is now a modal window which is displayed for the first-time askers. Some parts are customizable per-site: The "welcome modal" for new askers (seen with the ...
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Is the algorithm which reviews questions when one clicks "review your question" customizable on a per-site basis?

Since at least a few years ago (I cannot locate the announcement of this feature's introduction) most SE sites require at least two clicks to post a question -- first, one clicks the "Review your ...
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Don't put a check mark near "ask a question or contribute an answer" on the list of privileges for suspended users

A suspended user sees the following on /help/privileges: I find the next to "create posts" misleading since suspended users cannot create posts.
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When a suspended user tries to ask a question, the screen looks the exact same as an automatic question ban

When an account has been manually suspended by a moderator and the user is trying to post a question via /questions/ask, it says: You have reached your question limit. Sorry, we are no longer ...
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Stay on question edit page after the actual posting

Several times while posting a question (while clicking on the "Post your question" button) here on MSE I got weird behavior with the page. The browser asks me if I should leave the page or ...
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Maximizing visibility when your question works on two metas but you have to choose one?

I'm trying to decide which of two sites is better for a specific question, and so, before deciding, I'd like to first ask about that question on those sites' metas to find out where it's more on topic....
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Pluralization issue in too-long title error message, when title is 151 characters

In the question title after trying to add more than 150 characters, there is a warning displayed over the title box. After entering the 151th character, the warning is displayed as "Too long by 1 ...
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Did the owner of Stack Overflow ask coding questions?

I was wondering if Stack Overflow owner "Jeff Atwood" was asking questions on Stack Overflow or Stack Exchange about coding? What is his Stack Overflow username? Or if you downvoted his ...
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Captcha and captcha text overflows the dialog, on Ask Question page

I asked a question on MSO a few seconds ago, and was presented with a CAPTCHA that sprawled out of the box: Can we fix that?
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Providing some details about poor quality questions

When a user is barred from asking questions, they are simply told to edit their previous questions to bring them up to an acceptable standard. Sometimes the questions require a lot of attention as ...
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Let question-banned users know that they're banned even if their 6-month limit has opened up

When a user is banned from asking questions, they are still allowed to ask one question every six months, in order to try and get their ban lifted in case they're unable to improve their existing ...
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How do the tag warnings work in the "Review your question" sidebar?

About a year ago, the new ask question page was rolled out. The meta post states that sites can customize the review pane in various ways. Some of those ways include warnings for the body of the post ...
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What should I do when my question is already asked and has a bad answer that is definitive, or even bounty-rewarded? [duplicate]

I have seen many cases where my possible question would automatically stand as a duplicate of an older one that seems to have answers, but these are bad, old, or just "no" answers providing ...
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Redirect new user to the help, 'How to ask' page. So that there are fewer bad questions

Redirect new user to the help, 'How to ask' page. So, that there are less bad questions. Me, myself made a bad mistake of asking non-security questions on https://security.stackexchange.com/. And, I ...
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Where can I ask about learning material? (And how can I find the appropriate place for my questions in the future?) [duplicate]

I wanted to ask for some recommendations for JavaScript tutorials on Stack Exchange, when I noticed, that this kind of question is against the rules. Then I found Software Recommendations, and I ...
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Why do I get popular question points on questions that have no upvotes? [duplicate]

I often get popular question points/awards for questions that never received any upvotes. What exactly is the rank for popularity; impressions?
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Can we get a preview for titles when writing questions?

On sites like Physics SE or Mathematics SE, it is not uncommon that you have to write formulas in the question title. I know this is discouraged because most people don't search for: "How can it ...
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Image not showing up after posting C++ resource.rc code

Here is how the markup code looks like in the post: Posting two linebreaks in HTML fixes the broken image. The final result does not look bad, but there are too many line breaks: Here is my ...
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A question having a single word in the body passed the quality filter (spoiler: the body contains HTML entities)

Despite that the question is off-topic in Web Applications, this question having a single visible word on the body was able to be posted by a new contributor Body markdown Title­​&...
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Re-number the steps shown on the "asking a good question" modal

I noticed this behaviour yesterday when posting a question on SuperUser: The steps listed on the banner normally shown on the Ask Question page when you ask your first question... aren't really well ...
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Automated question review scrolls away from a "Post doesn't meet our quality standards" error [duplicate]

This was something I found when testing a bit of low-quality content against the system. This error: Appeared when I clicked the "Post question" button (not the review), but the page ...
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What are the sites that allow questions without details and any research?

A few days ago I posted a feature request asking to block questions where the title is equal to the body. Someone argued that there are SE sites that "do not require research". I think that ...
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Reputation after deleting a post [duplicate]

I just got started on Stack Exchange. What happens to your reputation after deleting a question on a Stack Exchange website? Do you lose the reputation associated with the deleted question? If yes: ...
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Block questions where the body is the same as the title [duplicate]

UPDATE: It looks that the requested feature is already in place...the body of the post that triggered this request originaly wasn't the same as the title, this was caused by an edit (I included the ...
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Asking a question being on mobile view broke some style

When using a mobile web asking a question redirects you to the full site version but it seems that some styles are not applied correctly. In particular for inbox and achievements popups:
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Pluralization issue on the Ask question's side panel on the right-hand side [duplicate]

There is a pluralization issue on the Ask question's side panel on the right-hand side. When you have one issue to be resolved on the post, it shows a warning as: Resolve 1 issues before posting ...
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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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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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