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Stack Exchange site for asking questions about how to do something?

Please suggest a Stack Exchange site where I can ask questions such as: How do I install the Sublime Text editor from tar.bz2? How do I run multiple commands at once in a Linux terminal? I wish to ...
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How to refresh page in the SE Android app?

I cannot figure out how to refresh a page in my SE Android app, v1.0.89. I have Android version 7.0 on a OnePlus 3 smartphone. Researching this, I found many SE questions and answers talking about "...
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How to find closed questions that will not be auto-deleted

There is an auto-deletion process that removes open, abandoned questions, and under certain circumstances, closed questions. But there are many closed questions that are preserved. Looking for those ...
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Edit help overlays on the footer in edit [duplicate]

Not sure if it is reported, but I couldn't find any. So, in edit page for questions/answers, when we scroll down, the help on the right will overlay on the footer. I am not sure if it is a bug or ...
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There's too much duplicate advice on how to ask questions (and to answer them)

These two pages are almost identical: /help/how-to-ask /questions/how-to-ask Except for some little differences. Help center links to 1, the magic link [ask] points to 2. There are "related ...
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Am I encouraged to ask my question on multiple SE QA Sites? [duplicate]

Simply put. Sometimes I have a question that fits on more than one QA site. Example: An applescript question could be asked in both Ask Different and Stack Overflow. Ask Different should be the ...
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What is the best way to share UML/ER diagrams on Stack Overflow?

Is it possible to share the UML/ER diagrams the same way we use SQL Fiddle to share SQL code? Do we have such online services? I know about the inline rule, but with such services I want to prepare ...
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Is there a way to search for answers with specific tags

Is there a way to search where it will search under specific tags. I have a question and it relates to I would think a specific tag. Specifically: I want to search for answers to the following ...
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Look at questions that have a certain tag but not another

Is there a way to look at questions that have a tag, such as javascript, but do not have another tag, such as jquery? I know JavaScript, but do not know jQuery, so is there a way for me to look at ...
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What is Beta badge, How to achieve it [duplicate]

I am looking forward for the badge - Beta, How i can actively participate in Beta, I don't know what do they mean by it. I can't see any link about it.
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Should I ask a question about XYZ on a StackExchange site, or on XYZ home?

I often wonder whether a question should be asked on an StackExchange site or on the home site of the object of my question. For example, I have asked a question about a library called Cucumber on ...
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Does a “how to debug CSS” reference question exist?

I encounter many questions where the OP is having trouble getting a CSS style sheet included, and is completely clueless as to how to debug the issue. Often, the only way they know to tell whether a ...
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Is it allowed to ask about learning methodologies on SO? [closed]

Can I ask questions on Stack Overflow about how to learn creating a CMS with PHP/CodeIgniter?
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Why not have a FAQ/How-to feature in Stack Overflow?

I keep seeing these question about how to do this or that using this. I was wondering if there could be a FAQ section where user can post a commonly asked question along with the answer so other ...
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When one gets an answer but a follow up question arises, could I link to it in the comment?

One asks a question and gets a sound answer but from that arises a new question. When asking the last in comment would be good but what if that question can be generalized and has a quite different ...
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Is there any way to see an answer that was deleted?

A user posted an answer to my question. I found the answer useful, although it didn't answer the particular question well. Being a disciplined user, he deleted his own answer. The problem is now I ...
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How far am I from getting into the “Top 20%” for a particular tag?

I've got a couple of "Top 20%" tags on my careers page. I'd really like to know how far I am from getting the same award for the "android" tag. Is there an easy way to get that information? I don't ...
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How do I limit access of Careers profiles only to people who receive my link?

There's an employee viewed filter and public viewed filter. but I don't want my page to be visible to the whole wide world. only strictly limited to the people I send out the link to.
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How can I show questions I've asked on my personal website?

Is there any way to show questions that I have asked in my personal website? Like the flair, I shall like to have a widget that I can include in my website [removed spam URL] and let the visitors ...
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Should Stack Overflow become the place to come to find good “getting started” tutorials?

There have been a few questions on here in the past about whether there is a place for tutorials/"how to" articles on Stack Overflow (for example, here and here). But I didn't see anyone make a ...
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How to watch/follow interesting questions on SO? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Following a question Hi, I am big fan of SO and its community. I think I don't know the way to follow/watch few interesting questions on SO. Say, someone asked a very good ...
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Where do I notified when somebody comments on my answer/question/comment?

Where do I notified when somebody comments on my answer/question/comment? This is for (obviously) the new style.
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Textarea buttons and preview: How does it work?

I was wondering, how do the buttons above the textarea for questions and answers work? What I mean is that upon a click on the button, the text in the textarea is modified, at exactly the position ...
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Filter only posts marked as interesting

How can I view only the questions with tags I marked as interesting?
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Horizontal bar to enlarge textarea

How does the bar work, with which I can enlarge the input text area? I'd like to know where I can find it in JavaScript (what .js defines the functions, etc), if that's possible. Thanks
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Is it possible to know who voted for my post?

Is it possible to know who voted my question/answer up or down? If not, then is it possible to include this feature? By this feature we can come to know if you are being voted up by question owner or ...
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How to know “exact date of account creation” on StackOverflow?

Simple as that, is there any way or hidden feature to know the exact date when I created my account on StackOverflow? The profile page simply tells months which is pretty vague since there can be +/- ...
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How to know the “Number of days I have hit reputation cap on SO”?

Is there a way to know the number of days I have hit reputation cap on stackoverflow.com ?
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Under what circumstances do questions and answers allow me to comment?

I'm looking at several questions. Sometimes I can comment because there is a clear mechanism to do so, a big edit field similar to the one offered for an answer. Other times, even on very recent ...
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How do we educate new (non-SOFU) users about the Stack Exchange software?

Please note that I am not referring to explaining what Stack Exchange is. New users are figuring that out pretty well. This question is about using the site's features. People who are new to this ...
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“Has an answer been found” posted as answer

I'm sure this has been asked before but I was unable to find it. How are you supposed to handle answers that are just someone asking if a solution has been found? Example: iPhone UIWebView epubs ...
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Finding the best tags to fit a question

I have trouble finding the right tags for my questions. I tend to use tags which summarize my question. But I think tags should be more descriptive of the context that the question relates to. At ...
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Are printer-friendly versions available?

Many community wiki questions get absolutely fantastic answers, and so must be read out at length. How do I print a page of answers using minimum paper, without the comments and user avatars, etc? I ...
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How do I use the “Requires Moderator attention” option?

How do I use the "Requires Moderator attention" option (when flagging a question)? As far as I can see there only a Cancel button. I don't know how to send off the text for the "Requires Moderator ...
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Can I post “how to” articles here?

Hello! I would like to ask everyone if it is appropriate to post a solution to a "problem" in my web development projects. It would be in a format such as "Needed a way to solve (insert problem ...