Questions tagged [multiple-questions]

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Judgment of “not an answer”

When a “question” is actually four questions, none of which can actually be answered, should saying so really be deleted as "not an answer"?
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engineering.stackexchange, Appropriate Question? [closed]

First I want to apologize to the group for asking a question that I agree was way too broad. With that said I thought best to come here and discuss the possibility of posting another question. Note ...
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Are “too broad” and “needs more focus” abolishable?

Q&A can be conducted at different levels of details. If a question asks about the big picture, an answer should just answer the big picture. The sun is giagantic, but when you see from the Earth, ...
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Questions about a very specific topic that are related to each other

Suppose I have many questions about a single, very specific topic. All these questions relate to each other, by which I mean that they give each other context. Should I post all these questions at ...
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Should there be an option to ask “sub-questions?”

I have run into multiple situations where I will ask a question and then a comment or answer will raise another related question. However, it seems that simply adding the new question in the comments ...
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What if I realize that I should have split a question in two separate questions?

Context Some days ago I made a question on a SE website, and since I thought that two issues were such related and interdependent that they were semantically equivalent to just one question, I ...
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Will splitting my question be more likely to generate answers? [closed]

On this page I have listed a few styling changes I'd like some help with. I haven't got any answers, but one user has commented that asking each question separately might provoke some answers. I put ...
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Are questions asking for solution in any of multiple software products Too Broad?

Every Stack Exchange site dealing with software seems to attract some questions that describe a goal and seek a solution in a form like: How do I do X in any one (or more) of products A, B, C or D? ...
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Explicitly disadvise multiple questions per question in help/dont-ask

The help centre’s What types of questions should I avoid asking? is linked in many prominent places guiding users on how to ask questions. However, with respect to too broad question contains only ...
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When to ask multiple questions in a single post ? (Revisited) [duplicate]

This question has been asked several times in similar (yet often slightly different) ways. The general consensus seems to be that it's best to ask multiple questions individually in multiple Question ...
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Flagging post that has multiple questions? [duplicate]

I was editing some posts and I came across this one, it has 5 questions in total. My Question is, What flag should I use on posts with multiple questions? Or should I flag at all?
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Helping a user who asks multiple questions? [duplicate]

A brand new user asked two very unrelated questions in a single post. Both had sufficient detail to become their own post. See the revision history here: Two Pokemon Questions What is the best way ...
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Dealing with bundle/omnibus/list-of-questions question that consists of rather distinct questions [duplicate]

I have looked at the various help pages but I couldn't find a clear guideline for the following issue: often enough someone will ask in the same post (i.e. in the same SE-question) a whole bunch of ...
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Can I ask only one question per post?

I need to ask two questions. Can I ask this in the same post or different posts? These questions were based on the same tags but they are entirely different. Last time when I asked a question I got a ...
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How best to ask a question that is really multiple related questions

Often I find my self turning to Stack Overflow when I have no idea at all. I'll use a question I have now as an example and walk you through my thought process. When you open a file from inside a ...
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What do we do with “multiple question” questions?

It's generally agreed that asking multiple, weakly related questions in the same question is not a good idea. What is the recommended action in this case? gnostradamus recommends voting to close, ...
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“Now that you've solved A, I'm stuck on closely related B” [duplicate]

Imagine a situation: an SO user is complaining about inability to create and sprox a woodget. The question title goes: "Help, cannot create a woodget". Code snippet inside: woo = new Woodget("foo"); ...
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Exit strategies for “chameleon questions”

I'm not sure if there's already an existing term for this, so I'm inventing my own. (tl;dr: I call them "chameleon questions" because they change every time you submit or edit an answer. If you're ...
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One post with multiple questions or multiple posts?

I want to ask several questions about the same problem domain but each question is independent from the others. Should I put all the questions in a single post or should I split them and send multiple ...