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Is it OK to create a new question asking about code in an old answer instead of waiting until my reputation is 50?

I have a question about code that's in an old Stack Overflow answer. Is it OK to post a new question asking about that code instead if waiting until my reputation is over 50? If my reputation was over ...
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Tags are not centered in new post form [duplicate]

Saw this just now at Meta.SO and here when writing a new post: This bug doesn't show when editing an existing post instead. Firefox 62 win64.
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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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When reviewing first posts, should I upvote questions just because they are on-topic and well-formatted?

The first post review queue seems to encourage taking actions, even as simple as a vote. So I came up with this question: Should I upvote a question solely because it's on-topic and well-formatted (...
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Is it possible to automatically tweet my new questions?

I was wondering if there's a way to tweet whenever I pose a new question on Stack Exchange? I looked into IFTTT but there's no applet for Stack Exchange. Maybe this is a good idea to implement this. I ...
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Is it possible to get good reputation by answering a very old unanswered question?

Any reputation gaining difference is there to give perfect answer for a new question and for a unanswered very old question?
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Why did I see new questions posted on a site in read-only mode?

Around an hour ago, the Stack Overflow and other Stack Exchange sites were in read-only mode, which as far as I have seen wouldn't let me log in, so I was unable to post any questions, answers, or ...
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How do you get to see new questions first?

I refresh my quite frequently. I have added a few favorite tags which seem to be highlighted but most of the questions show after at least like ~3 minutes of posting. Some/...
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Can we change the live question update slightly?

If you click the x questions with new activity button, then x number of posts get added, which is great, but, x number of posts at the bottom of the page don't get removed, so if you keep clicking the ...
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Live refresh shows "modified" on tagged questions even when unmodified

I commonly review questions tagged delphi, sorted by newest, and just now it showed "1 question with new activity": So as always, I clicked on that bar to show it. And I noticed that this ...
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Way of hiding own question

Subsequent to writing up Replace Windows' drive format tool with Rufus I found out, through my own jumping the gun, that Rufus doesn't actually format anything but external drives :( (Pity I don't ...
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Why do I get déjà vu reading StackOverflow questions? [closed]

I keep seeing a strange pattern. A user on StackOverflow will post a question that has been asked before, but will ask it in a slightly different way such that a close-with-exact-duplicate is not ...
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Why does SO not show "questions with new activity" [duplicate]

Many other StackExchange sites will notify you when there are "questions with new activity". For instance, from math.stackexchange: Why does StackOverflow not have this feature?
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Missing refresh bar when looking at specific tag [duplicate]

I have noticed that on StackOverflow, I have the newest questions tagged 'android' open and it never seems to say "# questions with new activity" as it did yesterday (I think I first noticed this last ...
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A migrated question's "newness" should be based on when it was migrated

I noticed this question was on the Programmers.SE for a day or so without any answers. So, I answered it. Not long after that, it was migrated to SO. I was surprised to find that it was not located ...
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Add mod menu option "convert to new question" [duplicate]

I realize that this feature doesn't get used that often, but it happens often enough that on users with less than 100 rep I would like to migrate their new answers to questions in their own right, ...
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My question does not show up in the tag's newest questions list.

I recently posted this question: Error while using onActivityResults() method. Now when I click on the android tag and try to see my question, it does not show up. Moreover when I click on the ...
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Question garners new facet. Close? Edit? New question?

Ninety minutes ago, I asked this question here on Stack Overflow I have just recently acquired some new evidence on the question. Not only is the UART giving me bogus data out the port, but it is re-...
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Should there be a test for new users?

We often see new users make offtopic, low quality posts, with broken English and cries for help. These questions look significantly different from most on SO. When I worked in publishing, we would ...
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Real-time Questions and page-refresh

This is a feature request, following the resolution of this post. I wonder if the following would be feasible: I understand that there is a 5(?) minute cache on new questions. This means that if a ...
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Real Time Questions vs. Page Refresh

Sorry if this is a repeat question, but I was unable to find a similar question when I searched meta. I have noticed the following weird behavior when browsing SO: I usually wait to answer python ...
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Suggestions when asking a question [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Enhance questions finder if asking a new one Proposal I would like to make concerns the suggestions we get when we are asking a question on a specific tag. The problem is ...
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Minimum rep to downvote

I mostly don't downvote questions by new users, unless they are really rude or really obvious off topic etc. Simply because it isn't always clear to new users what SO is about or how it works. Those ...
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Bug with new questions with activity feature

I left the window open for sometime, and the questions with new activity message appeared. I clicked it and the new question(s) faded in as expected. Now, if i click any other question (but not ...
George Duckett's user avatar
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Pressing enter when editing the title field of a question submits it with no confirmation

So I'm asking this question, written something in this box and tagged it, but I've had a thought I want to change the title. I do so, but hit enter in the process. ----resumed typing----- So I edit it ...
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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 ...
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Script for automated checking of new questions

I'm getting addicted to Stack Overflow. I have the urge, every few minutes, to check for new questions. Is there a script that can do it for me and e-mail me, or maybe pop an alert up on my desktop ...
Anurag Uniyal's user avatar