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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When I try to ask a question, the submit button freezes

I was trying to ask a question about photo-electric effect on the Physics.SE (one of the choices mentioned in the list of sites). I tried multiple times, but the submit button didn't work. The preview ...
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Does posting questions on weekends reduce the chance of getting an answer? [duplicate]

Or point me to some statistics page that could help me answer my own question. Does posting questions on weekends reduce the chance of getting an answer? It obviously doesn't count if the answers are ...
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Why I can't ask my question from the correct community?

Update2: When I asked this question I was really unfamiliar with the community, Tool recommendation is opinion based that's why my question would not fit to SO. Anyway I leave this question here ...
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Can't ask question on Arqade because I've asked too many recently [duplicate]

I've just recently posted a question on Arqade, and I was going to post another one about a separate topic, when I got a message that I've "asked 2 questions recently." The last time I asked another ...
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Why can't I submit my question on Stack Overflow?

I am trying to submit a question to Stack Overflow - but the "Post" button is doing nothing. I just posted a question two hours ago; is there a time limit? The odd thing is that there is no ...
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How do I protest a duplicate question? [duplicate]

I feel that two people incorrectly marked my question as a duplicate. How to write large binary data fast in Java? On its face, my question is about large amounts of binary data, not just opening a ...
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Add detailed help for Stack Snippets to the editor's “Code” section and the advanced help

Stack Snippets are markedly under-documented. Please update the "Code" section of the help you get when you click the (?) icon in the editor, as well as the advanced help, to provide detailed ...
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Are there any negative effects of asking many questions that get no answers at all?

Disclaimer: I did try to search for an existing question on meta but have not found one. I am planning on asking a series of questions on Stack Exchange platform, more specifically -- on Code Review....
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I subsequently realised that I asked a duplicate question

That's because I stumbled upon the original question; at the time my question was not shown to be under suspicion or anything. What's the right thing to do in that case? It happened recently: I ...
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How to cooperate in order to build good questions before asking them?

I have some questions in my mind (history questions in this case) but I'm not really sure they would be very welcomed in the form I got them at this moment so I don't think it's a good idea to ask ...
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If I worked out a problem I coudn't find answered directly, how do I post my solution?

I had a MySQL problem I was trying to solve, had a hard time figuring out how to frame a question, got close, but never asked a question and I never did find my exact situation addressed. After a ...
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Make “What's on topic for this site?” visible

Often, when I want to ask a question (such as now on tex.stackexchange.com), I wonder: "Is it on topic or not for this specific SE site?" then, I'm parsing the page visually, trying to find if ...
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About publishing proofs and some interesting tricks about subject at concern [closed]

Can we publish interesting proofs and helpful tricks on XYZ.stackexchange.com which we know? How do we do it. How to do it correctly? How to stop it from getting downvotes based on it "not being a ...
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Where to discuss family/relatives/people related problems about their behavior

Where can I discuss family related problems, dealing with certain situations among relatives about their behavior and my actions?
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Should post notice of unclear questions refers to some resources?

Note: This question may apply best to science sites. The current post notice on unclear questions currently says: Please clarify your specific problem or add additional details to highlight ...
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Shouldn't the help on how to ask a good question include “make sure you ask a question”?

One of the causes of closure of a question as unclear on our site (I'm a mod at CrossValidated) is questions that make a series of statements but fail to actually ask anything -- they leave the actual ...
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Should I ask for help to forming question in metas?

Sometimes I have a vague idea for a question, but asking it right away may result in a confusing or unclear question, or after receiving answers I realize that I haven't asked the right one. Sometimes ...
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Just found an answer to my own question. What to do? [duplicate]

I posted a question. After messing around on my machine for about an hour, I found a solution. Would it be more appropriate to remove the question, or to add the answer to it just to save some other ...
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Is there anywhere to get help wording a question?

Suppose I have a question in my mind that I think is answerable but because I don't already know the answer, I'm not sure how to express in a way that makes it clear and definitively answerable. I ...
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Good Subjective and Knowledge Questions vs Problems You Face

Currently the Don't Ask page of SE sites indicates "You should only ask practical, answerable questions based on actual problems that you face" however Good Subjective, Bad Subjective, as well as a ...
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Checkbox state not retained bug is back on Post a Question

This bug is back in a new incarnation (same bug, different checkbox): I recently posted a question along with a self-answer. I wanted to post the answer as a CW, so I ticked the Community wiki box. ...
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Was I wrong to ask on SE? [closed]

I'm new to SE. And I realized that we have to research our questions first before asking them on SE. So that we can provide more information about what we asked, so it's more reasonable and easier to ...
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'How to ask questions' guidelines are not visible on android mobile page

The desktop page version of Stack Exchange sites has very clear 'how to ask' guidelines on the right of screen but the same are not seen when a user is ready to type in their question on the android ...
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Implement an asynchronous queue for new questions

Today I have found out that the maximum allowed frequency of posting new questions is 1 question in 40 minutes across all Stack Exchange communities taken together. Given that there are many ...
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Where should multi-discipline questions go? [duplicate]

Some questions can be answered in more than one dimensions. For example, a social phenomena can be explained by mathematical modelling, sociology theories, and / or political / economic theories. ...
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Start over again for a question while appreciating given answers/efforts?

I was asking a question which is pretty specific and I received answers and comments which already guided me into some direction. But I was not able to approve any of them as the 'solution'. I am ...
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Cannot scroll suggested duplicates when asking a new question

I cannot scroll the duplicate suggestions shown below the title when asking a new question to see whether there is one below the first four. And when there is a possibility or two showing, I look at ...
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Am I allowed to indicate crosspost links in my questions on Stack Exchange?

Most of my questions on Health Stack Exchange are unanswered. I therefore sometimes crosspost them on some other websites such as Quora or Reddit. Am I allowed to indicate crosspost links in my ...
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How to ask a question when you want to answer yourself? [duplicate]

I have seen a few times that this website encourages asking questions for which you already have an answer and to post this answer also. I did exactly this on stack overflow providing the code for a ...
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Alert users of question ban on iOS before asking a new question

When using the web version of Stack Exchange, if a user has reached their account's question limit, (aka: their account has been question banned), they will see an error message before they can type ...
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Comprehensive question quality blocks now enabled everywhere

Questions are the lifeblood of any Stack Exchange site. But asking good questions can be difficult, and while most people start off doing it poorly, some never get better. For years now, when sites ...
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Privilege page contradicts the FAQ; which is correct?

The "Remove new user restrictions" privilege page says that a new user cannot: ask or answer questions too rapidly suggesting that this rate limit is removed at 10 rep. But The Complete Rate-...
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Error message saying that a moderator tag must be present when asking a question

When asking a question on Meta, I've encountered a bug which consists in an error message saying that a moderator tag must be present. Here is an example: Steps to reproduce this bug: Ask a question ...
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The /help/how-to-ask page should link to more external resources under “Search, and research”

The current Help Center /help/how-to-ask page reads: Search, and research Have you thoroughly searched for an answer before asking your question? Sharing your research helps everyone. Tell ...
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Error while posting question on StackOverflow [duplicate]

Every time I try to post the question on stack overflow, I get the following error "An error occurred submitting the question" Below is the screenshot of the error. As mentioned in the comment, I am ...
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Can't ask this question on information security “This looks like spam”

It's a long question is that why? Even tried just pasting the question here, wouldn't work.
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People using their job title as the question title

I've noticed a few instances recently where new users misinterpret the Title box of the Ask Question form as asking for their job title. This results in questions with peculiar-looking titles like I ...
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“Post Question/Answer” button disabled after connection failure [duplicate]

Just now I tried posting a question/answer pair, and it happened that my computer was offline at that time. Instead of trying to load the new question (which is the default behavior) and get a ...
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For technical vocabulary questions, what site should I use?

I am not trying to do something technical. I just want to understand a couple of things about SaltStack. Which site is the most appropriate for vocabulary questions? Here are the technical DevOps ...
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Bypassing the rate limiting from multiple users at the same IP address

At school I am constantly getting the "You can only post once every 90 minutes" message, even if I have never posted before. After a bit of research I found out that this was not actually my account, ...
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Notifications on Stack. When should I create a new question instead of adding on to an existing one, particularly an older question?

I have this problem all the time on SO. Let's say I have a question about foo, and I find a similar existing question. In the comments some alternate approaches are discussed. I would like to ask a ...
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Why does the 40 minute question limit apply to both main and meta sites? [duplicate]

I asked a question on Movies & TV about a series that did not have a tag yet. Not having the 300 rep to add a new tag, I posed the question with the closest tag I could find, and then went to ...
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Use tag from wiki when clicking on Ask Question

I want to point out a scenario that could help improve user experience when visiting a tag wiki from an external source. When companies come to an SE site for their 'product support' questions, like ...
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Can we reset the 40 minute question asking limit for users that delete their own questions?

Today a user asked a question on Money.SE. It is a fine question, but it is off-topic for Money.SE and really belongs on Economics.SE. I suggested that the OP delete and repost on Economics.SE, ...
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Let's re-evaluate the Question Timer

I know this seems like a good idea, but this far into the game you should be able to tell from network behavior that I'm not a spammer… I had a compound question. I broke it up because ...
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Require to add content to a bug report using the (Android) app

It seems some users experience trouble, specifically with the Android app. They fail making a good bug report here since they just hit the Report an Issue button in the app and then Post Your Question ...
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Why doesn't this question “meet our quality standards”? [duplicate]

I've tried to ask this question both on Stack Overflow and Programmers Stack Exchange. Is it possible to prove idempotence? Is it possible to use static or dependent types to prove a ...
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Why are we allowed to ask only one question per 40 minutes? [duplicate]

Why are we allowed to ask only one question per 40 minutes? Shouldn't this time be reduced? Also, when I was posting my second question on Computer Science.SE then this time limit was 40 minutes but ...
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How do I save a question when I have to wait to be able to ask?

If I'm not allowed to ask a question for another day or two, how do I save a question or 'queue' it?
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Where to ask help about support horror stories?

I am having a support horror story with Google, that doesn't want to replace my Nexus 5 that went in bootloop while in warranty (and is currently dead). Is there is a place on Stack Exchange to ...

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