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Unanswered questions do not show Active time

Normally a post shows the active time after first edit. One post of mine does not show that information, does that indicate the post is not a normal state? If yes, what it is?
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Is it appropriate to ask for help refactoring or simplifying code? [duplicate]

I am new to coding (and this site) and want to know if it would be appropriate to post asking for help refactoring. I do not know how to simplify or refactor anonymous inner classes. I guess I could ...
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If a question is linked, how can it be at the top of the “related” list?

Consider this question, and look at the side-column: The same question is both linked-to, and the top related. That doesn't make sense. If it were lower on the related list - then, maybe, well, I don'...
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Am I allowed to ask the same question in two different sites? [duplicate]

If I ask a question in one stack site and don't get an answer, is it a good idea to ask the same question in a different stack site ?
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What ways does SE provide to handle complex questions in an agile way?

I have a question which originates on previous assumptions and informations. I formulate this question in a way that contains (from my point of view) enough background information for someone to see ...
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Why can't you discard a question, only a draft?

If you close a tab with an un-posted question, it is saved as a draft for next time you come back. Handy, but often I answer my question in the process of writing it and don't want to save it. Next ...
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I suggest to consider adding a unified structure for asking questions to all STEM network sites

Humbly, I have 7 years experience in the network and have asked about 1,500 questions throughout different sites in it. I have recently joined Medical Sciences SE where I was managed to ask 37 ...
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General recommendations to increase the number of questions of a site

Our site is Earth Science. I have asked this too at our meta, but maybe you can give us some recommendations applicable to other Stack Exchange sites and so a helpfull question here on main meta. ...
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Why prefer to restrict questions instead of restricting answers?

I read a lot more SE sites than I'm a contributor to, but something I've slowly noticed is that there is a tendency to prefer making rules about questions rather than making rules about answers, even ...
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Is there no scope for asking opinion-based questions on Stack Exchange? [duplicate]

I'm a frequent user of Math SE, and I think the SE community has people who have similar interests as me (in math) and are overall very insightful: so naturally, when I have "softer" questions about ...
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How should we treat “axe to grind” X.Meta questions?

I've noticed a couple of "axe to grind" X.Meta.SE questions recently. You can tell because the OP is critical of other users' behaviour, the answers going against the question get highly upvoted, and ...
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If a ? is detected in an answer, could we post a warning?

We've hinted at similar checks in the past: Automatically warning when adding post containing greetings and signatures? Add question detection when posting an answer Detecting questions in answers ...
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Find the right site to ask a question [duplicate]

Where can I find the place to ask my question? I'm looking for a way to copy a web page with its LaTeX commands. The page is in HTML with MathJax. I tried the Stack Overflow site, but no answer ...
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Does this answer your question? Notice remains open even after submitting feedback

I have asked a question today and one member was voted as duplicate and private feedback was there, I choose no and submitted the form. When I revisit the question or refresh the page same notice ...
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Fold a big chunk of text in a question

Is it possible to fold a big chunk of text in a question? In my case I need to paste this html into this question. I need this, because, the big chunk of text is relevant for the question, but is ...
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How can we evaluate what were the impacts of “Rewarding the Question Askers” on a specific site? [duplicate]

The reputation value from 5 to 10 on positive votes for questions has recently been changed to better reward users who create questions. But ... what were the impacts on each community? Has the ...
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2019: a year in closing

Closing and reopening questions is a very small part of what goes on around this network... But it gets a lot of attention, and always has. Particularly over the past year, as we've tested some pretty ...
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Why is there a 40 minutes time limit for posting questions [duplicate]

This is a follow up question to this question: Posting only once every 40 minutes even for experienced users? Why is there a limit for people under 124 rep? As long as there's a limit for number of ...
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Suggestion - Hiding Questions [duplicate]

Why hasn't the option to hide certain questions (that are for example on the first page of a Stack Exchange site you regularly frequent) implemented yet?
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What does it mean if Community “asks” a question? [duplicate]

Just scrolling through Stack Overflow, and saw this: I looked in and the author who asked it wasn’t Community. What does this mean? The real asker’s profile picture was gray.
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Is it possible for users to view a post's up and down vote history?

Is it possible to view a graph showing a post's up and down votes over time? Not who voted for it, just "vote received at [timestamp]". I know if a user has enough rep they can see the total up and ...
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Return the - 1 reputation hit for downvoting a question

Now that we've raised the reward for asking a good question, why don't we revert the other change to question votes and deduct 1 reputation from someone downvoting a question? I think this would help ...
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Seeking Stack Exchange site to post questions regarding using company services like Google?

Is there a platform on stack exchange I can post questions regarding using company services like Google? I'm specifically looking to download my Google activity and have some questions regarding this,...
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Should I improve questions that are not mine by adding information?

First it sounds like, yeah of course. But here's an example: bot not playing music This question has almost no information. But what I can read out of it, it's about a discord bot that refuses to ...
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“This question was migrated” seems placed much more prominently than is warranted [duplicate]

See this question on Unix The first things each visitor reads when seeing this question are: The title A message that the question was migrated 8 years ago The actual question This seems really off ...
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How to find questions I didn't answer?

May be it is trivial, however I try to write query which find questions without my answers, and I fail (so question can already have other peoples answers but not my). This is what I try so far: ...
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Question has much higher identifier number than expected [duplicate]

Yesterday a question was posted at the Genealogy & Family History Stack Exchange that ticked the question counter at https://genealogy.stackexchange.com/questions over to 3,000. With a number of ...
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Which users gained the most reputation by the “Rewarding the Question Askers” change?

Since November 13th, upvotes to questions are now worth 10 reputation instead of 5 reputation. This has led to some sites in the network getting a new top user. It's possible to see (approximately) ...
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Where do I ask a question about how the elements within pressurised cans react?

I had a question about how elements within pressurised cans react under certain conditions, I wasn't 100% sure, but I thought Chemistry Stack Exchange may have been the correct place, but it seems not ...
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Was this question deleted? And if yes, why?

I just now was reading this question - "the-loop-has-arrived-what-does-the-community-think-about-it", then I refreshed the page and it was a 404. What happened to it? Was this question deleted? And if ...
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How are we supposed to define what makes a question better? [duplicate]

When reviewing Reopen votes on Stack Overflow this morning I stumbled across a case that was generating some heat: vote to close a question as duplicate, even though it's much older than the other. ...
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What is the relationship between the paper by May, Wachs, and Hannák (2019) and the recent changes to question reputation?

It seems non-coincidental that the paper by May, Wachs, and Hannák (2019) was published online on the 8-th February 2019, shortly prior to the recent change to question reputation points (13-th ...
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Displaying the questions or answers reputation, in addition to the total reputation [duplicate]

This request was triggered by the very recent blog post We’re Rewarding the Question Askers, which announced that now, also retroactively, the askers are given as many reputation points (10) as the ...
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Split reputation: one for questions and one for answers [duplicate]

This request was triggered by the very recent blog post We’re Rewarding the Question Askers, which announced that now, also retroactively, the askers are given as many reputation points (10) as the ...
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Change in the weight of upvote on questions: Distraction or bad timing and the absence of community involvement?

It's not a secret that SE is running with multiple issues, the unfortunate loss of moderators like Aza which get escalated into the directions which nobody wanted, and the SOpocalypse. Now after a day ...
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Will all questions get the new rep for upvotes, or only those that are still open?

We all have seen reputation recalculation notification today. The reputation earned for each question up-vote has increased to 10. Does this reputation recalculation apply to all questions with ...
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Has the penalty for having your question down voted also increased

The reputation gain from an up vote to a question of yours has just been increased. Has the reputation penalty for a downvote to a question of yours also been increased?
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What “effects” led to “We’re Rewarding the Question Askers”?

In the We’re Rewarding the Question Askers, which makes me wonder if the number of questions will increase (and as usual, the quality won't follow), it's mentioned (laconically paraphrased): It was ...
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Has there been any discussion regarding the original stated reasons for the question up votes being set at +5 from +10 earlier?

Jeff Atwood's Mar. 19, 2010 SE post Should the weight of question upvotes be reduced? asked about reducing the question upvote reputation changes from +10 to +5, with some discussions there both for &...
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What to do concretely about the new “Every question asker gets more reputation retroactively, no questions asked” (pun not intended)

Following yet another blog post that will undoubtedly raise the distance between SE and their core user community, I am wondering whether anyone has any good idea on how to counteract the new top-down ...
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Is there any impact analysis being done for the question reputation change similar to the one done in the past?

Rewarding the Questions Askers seems to be the opposite of this proposal. Back then, one of the answers included a nice analysis of what the effect would be when this change occurs. I think it would ...
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Should the weight of question upvotes be increased network-wide?

Stack Exchange has expressed an interest in increasing the reputation earned from question upvotes from 5 to 10 on all sites. Do you think this is a good idea?
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Where can I ask about consumption of iron?

I'm wondering where to ask about the consumption of iron and Daily Value. My question: If 150% RDV (Recommend Daily Value) of iron is consumed in a day, from foods, is that bad?
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What is the threshold for hiding questions on the main page of main sites, local metas, and MSE? [duplicate]

I've looked around at various questions, but I haven't found a clear place where this is documented. When posts reach a certain (low) score, a post will stop showing up on the main page of whatever ...
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Drop migration notice after some time [duplicate]

I have this question on SO: How can I generate box-and-whisker plots with variable box width, in gnuplot? which I originally asked on CrossValidate, and was migrated. But - that happened 6 years ago,...
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I feel that lately the answers to my questions on Stack Exchange are low quality

I started using Stack Overflow1 a few years ago when I was learning c-sharp. I remember that when I was asking something, I was either getting a link to an existing question (duplicate or similar ...
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Where do I ask non-mainstream physics questions?

Where do I ask non-mainstream physics questions? For instance, a question that links the human mind, physics, neuroscience & perhaps mathematics like- According to physics, do our visual thoughts ...
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First view when posting a question [duplicate]

I noticed that when I post a question, there's always at least one view Asked today Viewed 1 times Is the 1st view always the OP?
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Auto-save incomplete answers in storage

I recently uploaded an incomplete answer (with working code) and I've been suggested to not do it since it could get deleted for being a code dump without an explanation. I argued that I was working ...
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Proving that questions are based on actual problems

The Help Center of many SE sites (example) states that you should only ask questions "based on actual problems that you face". Are askers required to prove that their question is based on actual ...

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