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Button to show the version of the question as of when answer was posted / last edited?

Sometimes when reading an answer it doesn't seem to correspond entirely to the question asked, and if I want to find out why the procedure then becomes: Scroll up to the question again Check if it ...
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Not evaluating the quality of the question, rather evaluate the question per answers it provided

To quote Carl Sagan: "There are naïve questions, tedious questions, ill-phrased questions, questions put after inadequate self-criticism. But every question is a cry to understand the world. ...
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Are questions with no vote and/or no answer going to have a negative effect on my questioning profile in the network?

This is not actually a duplicate of Can I get banned for asking questions which don't attract answers or votes? I am not asking if only asking questions with no score can get someone banned from ...
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Is there a certain amount of time after which a new question is unlikely to get any answers?

Can anyone else confirm my suspicions here? I have found that whenever I post a new question, if it is going to receive any answers at all, it will happen within the first few hours of posting. After ...
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The “working on it” proposal [duplicate]

It bothers me a lot when I'm spending some time and effort trying to answer a question only to learn it got closed for any reason. It's just a lot of time wasted. So I have come up with a solution for ...
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Should I delete my question if it had mistakes?

I had posted a question, but later realised through the comments and the answers, that my question's fundamental assumptions were wrong. When this happens on other platforms, I delete my question but ...
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My questions are not getting views [closed]

There are a lot of questions here that are basically "why no one answer my questions?" This is a bit different. I have several question unanswered, but I realize that also those questions ...
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On using SE as a sort of survey of perspectives on hypothetical issues. Also, on posting same questions in different SE sites to do so [closed]

I am writing a science fiction novel. It is my first time trying to write sci-fi. My knowledge of science is rather amateur. I have, somewhat seriously, taught myself physics and chemistry. On ...
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Is the algorithm which reviews questions when one clicks “review your question” customizable on a per-site basis?

Since at least a few years ago (I cannot locate the announcement of this feature's introduction) most SE sites require at least two clicks to post a question -- first, one clicks the "Review your ...
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Question with multiple topics: site recommendation

I want to ask a question that involves several topics: a PHP framework, MySQL database, user experience, page loading performance, server performance. Since the question is complex, I can't find a ...
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Postpone Showing Vote Results on Posts [duplicate]

Why do we need this feature? It has been many times asked users to vote a post for its content, not anything else. However, for example, when a post is heavily downvoted, users usually treat the post ...
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Where is the appropriate place to ask questions about scientific writing? [closed]

I have a few questions about writing scientific papers, but I don't know which of Science stackexchanges to ask in (could I ask in any of them?) or whether there is somewhere else more appropriate for ...
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Where can I ask cryptocurrency or blockchain questions?

There seems to be a plethora of places where you can ask cryptocurrency and blockchain (distributed ledger, mining etc.) related questions on Stack Exchange. However, there doesn't seem to be a ...
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How can I view how many downvotes I received on my questions across the SE network?

I wonder how I can view how many downvotes I received on my questions across the SE network.
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Should we improve/filter hot question? [duplicate]

We see migrated, close, down voted (more than five down voted) questions are in hot tab. From this scenario many questions arise in mind & See the picture below These types of questions are hot ...
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Table Markdown content in a question breaks only when posted [duplicate]

A user on Puzzling.SE reported this apparent bug: This is what it looked like in the preview thing in the edit mode, Then, this is what it looked like in question. We already know that a broken ...
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Cursor disappears when adding a space in the question title on Android

Steps to reproduce the issue: Type "In which order does Windows Explorer sort folders when sorting the results of the search by size" as the question title. Place the cursor at the end of ...
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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 [duplicate]

For a long time, each vote for a question gave you only 5 rep 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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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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