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How do I know if I messed up a question beyond repair and should create a new one?

I've created a messy question on StackOverflow (could have been on any site) and just made it worse after people started commenting. The question got downvoted and my problem was left without a ...
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Questions with little research are very highly upvoted

For a long time, each vote for a question gave you only 5 rep. Why? Because if you have a question, do no research on it, then put it on a Stack Exchange site (especially Stack Overflow) and it's a ...
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Trying to ask a question about running C/C++ code from CosmosOS but it thinks that I want to run C from C# [migrated]

I'm am developing a basic OS using CosmosOS devkit, and I have a question: Title: CosmosOS - Run C/C++ code from kernel Tags: c# cosmos c c++ ============================================ Hello, I am ...
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How should I ask a question when the context is long?

The How to ask a good question guide advises to be specific, provide details and context. However, there is a lot to say before the question I have in mind actually makes sense and when I provide said ...
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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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Setting a benchmark on negative marking on question/answer for auto delete

Just a thought: Shouldn't there be a way, if a benchmark is been set for vote-down and on basis of that, the particular post should be hidden/deleted/disappear from the list and looks clean with no ...
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Separate tab for not accepted unanswered and answered questions

In the unanswered tab (pictured below) we have various types of questions grouped together. To quote the FAQ: "Why does the “Unanswered Questions” tab show questions that have answers?" &...
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All of my suggested edits are being removed

What is the point of being able to edit a question now, if any and all edits are removed by the question owner? Most edits will get refused just from an ego standpoint. With the new 'Reject Edit' ...
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Questions without upvote [duplicate]

I'm writing this question because I love Stack Exchange, but I'm a little discouraged from what is happening recently :( I'm making very useful questions and the answers the people give to me are ...
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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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Mentioning year in the Questions tab of users

In the answers tab, the years(last and before) are mentioned, but in the Questions tab of users (not the Questions tab below the Home tab) , the year is mentioned only when the difference is 11 months....
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2020: a year in closing

I am thrilled to share that this year we are continuing a tradition started by Shog9 five years ago. Please welcome stats that highlight how many questions were closed on different Stack Exchange ...
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Question posted twice despite following the question posting process only once [duplicate]

I followed the question posting process, and at the end saw that it posted 2 questions: Does any tendon in humans receive a high amount of blood supply? Or is the property of not receiving a large ...
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Asked a question yesterday and SE metrics say that it was today [duplicate]

I am currently in Portugal (UTC timezone - which is the one used by SE), and it is 2021-01-09 11:31AM. I have asked a question yesterday, 2021-01-08, at 02:54PM However, if one looks at the metrics ...
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Do you need to ask 5 question that are all positive scored and not deleted/closed on five consecutive days for the Edward hat?

My question is virtually the title... I am just wondering does all the five question you asked in Winter Bash for trying to get the Edward hat all on 5 consecutive days? Let's say (just an example): ...
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Are questions that have answers on other websites OK on Stack Overflow? [closed]

Following a comment I received on this: Are questions that have answers on other websites OK on Stack Overflow? For example, questions that have answers on the Pytorch forums, such as this one. ...
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Truncated spaces at the end shouldn't be counted when computing the 150-character limit for a question

When computing the 150-character limit for a question, the trailing space(s) are counted as part of the question title, even though they'll be truncated away when the question is saved. For example ...
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How can I view the median number of views on questions in a given SE website?

Ideally, I also would like to see the standard deviation, average and interquartile range (IQR), add have some way to plot question age vs. median number of views on the questions with IQR or standard ...
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Why does Meta get more votes than Main? [closed]

I usually take a look at certain questions on both Stack Overflow and Mathematics Stack Exchange, and what's interesting is the vote counts. They usually have around 0 - 2 votes. Now I go to meta, I ...
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What if it turns out that a question was actually missing the point?

Innocent beginnings The generic situation is that a very broad question was asked. Someone was trying to troubleshoot a problem in a situation where they only have limited knowledge. It was about ...
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Am I or anyone else allowed to comment in a question of mine requesting an answer from a particular person? [duplicate]

I am not talking of a Quora style requesting for an answer, but am I or anyone else allowed to comment in a question of mine requesting an answer from a particular person? Example, Persons_name I ...
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Relationship with Google's “Get the answer you’re looking for added to the web”?

This morning as I googled for something I noticed something new at the bottom of the search results: Clicking on "learn more" brings up this: Is SE one of those "publishers" with ...
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Should we search in answers too, to avoid asking a question about that same matter? [duplicate]

Can asking a question that has an answer in another question result in being duplicate? For example, imagine someone wants to ask if the recipe in this website is really original or not. He tries to ...
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While reviewing questions in the Low quality posts queue, the reviewed item should display the content of the post [duplicate]

Following How can a low quality post can get more than 15 or 20 reviewers?, I found out that currently you cannot view the content of the question you just reviewed in the Low quality post review ...
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How do I disable email notifications for one specific question of mine?

I posted a question to Stack Exchange several years ago (this question). Users continue to read this question and post answers/comments. When that occurs, I receive an email notification. How can I ...
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«modified 19 mins ago user» yet I can't see any modification done by the user [duplicate]

When looking at the Top Questions can see that in the question with the title "Include in Markup help information on how to resize images in a post" it says modified 19 mins ago 2.Hallac 1 ...
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Preempting inadequate answers and the ‘XY problem problem’

A number of times I have asked a certain kind of ‘attractive nuisance’ question – that is, one in which I anticipate a certain kind of answer would be given that I already know I am going to find ...
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Is it good to provide a GitHub link to whole source code rather than a snippet in question? [closed]

I am facing a problem in my code. But I am completely unaware of what part of the code is causing the problem. I can explain in details about what problems I am facing, but not what might be causing ...
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How can I find an answer to a difficult-to-formulate question?

In rare cases I want to search something on the Internet and I am pretty sure that the answer is there, but I am not able to formulate my search to get there (although I am an experienced searcher). ...
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Decrease the required view count to prevent Roomba deletion when score = 0 on smaller sites

The required view count to avoid auto-deletion of a question when score = 0 is too high. As an example: http://superuser.com/q/1472443/116475 had 562 views within 1.1 year. This is way more views than ...
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Moving a two-month old post across sites denied [duplicate]

I asked this question two month back. It got answer which does not quite work for me. A while after I came back to the problem at hand and decided to flag my post to have it moved to Math.SE or CS.SE....
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Editing account questions [closed]

Where in the account settings can you find (developer life), for which I am minus (moving through which menu items of the Stack Overflow website)?
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How can I list all my questions and answers whose CommonMark rendering doesn't match the cached rendering?

I understand that the CommonMark migration messes up the formatting of some answers and posts once they're edited. How can I list all my questions and answers whose CommonMark rendering doesn't match ...
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If a broad question is split into multiple questions, can answers be “ported”?

I've posted an intentionally broad question on SE Music Fans. The question lends itself to, potentially, a large number of answers, but also to reasonably focused and concise answers, easy to browse ...
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The “Delete this answered question?” dialog is not accessible on a mobile device, making it impossible to delete questions

I'm using the most recent version of the platform using Chrome on my Android device. This behaviour was reproduced on both the main site and on Meta. When I open one of my questions and click delete, ...
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“Am I doing it right”-type question for an existing question?

Scenario Existing question: How do I do xyz? Existing answer 1: you do A Existing answer 2: you can also do B Existing answer 3: or you can do C Question If I have a "Am I doing it right" ...
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How can I find a question I know I asked, but can't remember what site I asked it on? [duplicate]

I distinctly remember asking a question somewhere where I asked for an example of an algorithm with a specific O(n) complexity, but I can't remember where I asked it. I checked the most likely ...
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Can I enhance my question's visibility on any Stack Exchange community? [duplicate]

Sometimes I want my question to reach a wider range of audience, are there any ways or "hacks" that can be used to achieved that?
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Please catch no alt text in the automated question review process

When writing a question, you now have to submit the question to go through an automated review process before being allowed to post it. If the review was successful, it'll give you this message: Our ...
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Community bot's question labeled with incorrect user - or vice versa [duplicate]

As per this screenshot, from the Home page: It says that the Community bot asked that question. But why does it say, when you visit the question, from this screenshot: That it was asked by ...
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Can I suggest questions in the comments?

I have asked a question on Stack Overflow and have not got an answer yet. I know a person on the site who I reckon to be able to answer it (as they are the author of the library at hand). ...
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Do all Stack Exchange sites upvote a user's first question and/or answer?

I recently discovered that there are hundreds of Stack Exchange sites, and I joined the ones that I think I need. After posting my first question and/or answer in all sites, I realised that my post is ...
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Are questions sometimes hidden from some users but not others?

Today, I noticed a question on The Workplace that was posted almost 24 hours ago. I check The Workplace for new questions several times each day and this is the first time it showed up for me. It has ...
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How to foster proper use of comments, and deter comment-as-answers [duplicate]

Recently I've noticed a pattern of users answering questions by way of comments. Generally this is followed by downvoting the question itself and eventually the question gets closed. Is that ...
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Is there a way to publish a question for a team within a public stack? [closed]

My company has a public StackExchange for customers but I wonder if it would be possible to post questions within the same stack and somehow mark it just for the internal team to answer and view it. ...
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Add question classification on top of question tagging [duplicate]

Is it possible to add a question classification option? For example users who will be answering it may have preference for fixing issues (problem solving) vs how to build something (creativity). An ...
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Orphaned questions asked by deleted users

When a user gets deleted/destroyed, and their questions that don't yet have an accepted answer gets orphaned, they can no longer have an accepted answer. What's the general guidelines for dealing with ...
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Third-party software questions [duplicate]

It seems Stack Overflow natively does not like any discussion related to third-party software. In Super User, you can ask some specific things about the specific program, but Super User prohibits the ...
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“You always meet twice”-like badge? [duplicate]

I was wondering if stackoverflow had a badge when the following interactions happen between two users: user A answered a question from user B, user B answered a question from user A. And if such a ...
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Where can I ask about languages that don't have a dedicated site? [duplicate]

As an avid fan of folk, metal and especially folk metal, I encounter many foreign languages and dialects on a daily basis. As I would like to understand what I'm hearing to the best of my ability as ...

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