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Why do basic questions that show no signs of research or anything get hundreds of upvotes, but other detailed questions get downvoted? [duplicate]

Exactly as the question title states, I see people on Stack Overflow ask "How does slicing work in Python?" and get 400 upvotes and all the answers have 600 + upvotes, but when some users ...
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"Is it possible to...?" vs. "How to...?", Which one is better for title and style of questions, considering practical and psychological aspects?

I should first mention that I also meant "Is it OK to...?" and phrases with more or less similar meaning by mentioning the phrase "Is it possible to...?" in the title of this ...
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How do I flag a post that is not a question?

How do I flag a post that is not a question here on Meta Stack Exchange? Examples: Formatting Sandbox Announcing the Stacks Editor Beta release! Please raise the tag creation reputation threshold on ...
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Does SE in general have a problem with simple questions that aren't googleable?

I've used a few Stack Exchange sites and am thinking of close / downvotes on Linguistics, Philosophy and English Language & Usage especially. While it is obvious that SE should tolerate or even ...
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Implementing uber-votes on questions

This question is essentially a variation of Bounty-like facility for rewarding excellent questions in the spirit of GentlePurpleRain's comment here. I reproduce the linked question and comment below: ...
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How can I update a question (from someone else) with keywords so you can find it better?

I sometimes have the problem that I cannot find an existing answer in Stack Exchange. So I would really like to "improve" a question by adding keywords to make it easier to find. Is there ...
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Enable clicking on [Share] to automatically copy link to clipboard

When the user clicks on the [Share] link under the post (either a question or an answer), a popup window appears with the link automatically highlighted. I propose that the link should be ...
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Draw new attention to question after editing? [duplicate]

I recently asked this question on Stack Overflow: Add an event to an existing control One comment asked to clarify some things (with good reason), and it got two downvotes - probably because of the ...
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Why was this question audited ~10 times over 1 month as "First questions"? [duplicate]

https://superuser.com/posts/1708371/timeline: Why was this question audited ~10 times over 1 month as "First questions"? The OP has ~500 questions, ~18k rep and no bans on this SE. The ...
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Label questions for beginners to answer

I have read Should easy questions be left for beginners? That is, beginners like answering questions too?. TL;DR I want to propose a system similar to the linked post, but one that does not prevent ...
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Where should I ask communication engineering questions?

I want to ask doubts on subjects given below: Signals and systems Control systems Analog and digital communication Also it would be helpful if I get to know where to ask general or mental-aptitude ...
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Can I ask another question based on the previous question and its comment?

I don't know if it is duplication but I wanted to make another question which is modified based on my previous question and its comments. For example, I posted a question about a claim and its proof. ...
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Is it a bug? Deleted question was undeleted by another user [duplicate]

I asked a question on Stack Overflow and deleted it because I found the answer myself. At the same time, someone had already posted an answer. This is of course unfortunate but I wanted to delete the ...
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When I try to post a question on Stack Overflow, I get the error message "Comments must be at least 15 characters in length." [closed]

When I click the "Post Your Question" button, an error "Comments must be at least 15 characters in length." I am confused since I am creating a question, not a comment.
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How can I find a question on Stack Exchange? [duplicate]

I have read a question a few years back, and it has been answered: 'What would be the last artificial light after apocalypse' I couldn't find it with tags, and I'm not sure on which site it was asked ...
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How should we flag obvious troll questions? [duplicate]

From time to time, I encounter questions that are obviously trolling (i.e., not a real question) but not spam and not using abusive language and I often wonder what the best course of action is when ...
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How many answers did I facilitate and (roughly) how much answer rep was generated?

Answers to Who asked the most number of questions on Stack Exchange? include SEDE scripts for site-specific and network-wide methods to rank users who've asked the most questions. Someone pointed me ...
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Add option "ask a new question" to page not found

The page "Page not found [newline] This question was removed from Stack Overflow for reasons of moderation." list various options how to continue but fails to list the option to ask the same ...
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Make a feature to mark your own question as solved by yourself already without any answer's help! [duplicate]

This option is way better than just setting a question as solved through checking an answer that might or might not be correct leading to a bias. And since there are many cases already that some ...
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On-topic (non-closed & non-locked) posts that you're not allowed to answer?

Is it true that there are types of (meta) posts that are on-topic, non-closed, and non-locked, that you're not allowed to answer? I saw this discussion post on a per-site meta, and all the answers ...
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How to ask a question so it does not get taken down

How should I ask questions on this site? If I give all of the information and details I have, which sometimes is not a lot, my question gets taken down. Is there a guideline on how to ask a question ...
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Law, English, or somewhere else? Where should these two questions go?

I have two questions: In many jurisdictions, one can swear or affirm with the same legal implications. Does saying, "I solemnly affirm ..." mean the same thing as "I affirm," thus ...
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How useful is the frequent tab on the “All Questions“ page? And to whom?

As I'm typing the title, the system volunteers a list of posts inspired by the words "frequent" and "tab" but despite this, it's evident by the relatively low number of upvotes ...
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Is it appropriate to ask a Stack Exchange question to generate or locate citations for a site like Wikipedia?

First, since this is meta, I am keeping the question somewhat broad about the topics in question to be more applicable, while trying to keep the scope fairly narrow for the essence of the specific ...
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With limited remaining brain cells, how can I work in a more roomba-aware way (and not lose track of questions permanently)?

I've asked more SE questions than I have remaining brain cells to keep track of them. Sometimes I remember enough about the question to ask for assistance in a site's meta How to get a link to an old ...
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Lower reputation requirement for "reopen" privilege [duplicate]

Some questions are closed by mistake and the current procedure for reopening is very... uhm... bureaucratic. Take a look at this question for example. We have 170 upvotes (the question clearly has ...
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Is it better to vote to close your own question or delete it?

In any case with your own question, is it better practice to vote to close it or to delete it if it meets a close reason?
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How long is a draft question preserved, and where do I find it? [duplicate]

I hit the six question limit and cannot post my most important question of the month. SE says my post is saved as a draft. How long will it be accessible, and where do I fish it out to post it when ...
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What can I do if I want to ask a more specific version of an earlier question on a Stack Exchange site?

To provide context, on the Law Stack Exchange, I'd like to be more specific than the question here: Are cheater plugs illegal in the USA? I'd like to know specifically if it's illegal to use currently-...
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Why can't I ask a question "Why aren't all my IAM groups listed?"

Title cannot contain "Why aren't all my IAM groups listed?". Please provide a title that summarizes your question. For assistance, see: How do I ask a good question? What's wrong with my ...
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"Suggested edit queue is full" without pending edits? [duplicate]

I had this problem for some days that I can't edit any questions or answers anymore. Every time I click on "Edit" I'm getting "Suggested edit queue is full". Judging by this ...
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Can we require tools and/or a template for some types of question?

NOTE: This question is not asking about using tag-warnings, nor is it specifically about templates - it is about calling shellcheck on shell scripts so that people don't have to waste time debugging ...
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How can I save drafts for multiple questions on one Stack Exchange site? [duplicate]

I have several questions about Mathematica I am going to ask at the Mathematica Stack Exchange site. I have one dilemma, which involves the fact that I can only have one saved draft at a time. Is ...
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The [broken-link] tag here is being used incorrectly

It seems people are using broken-link to specify broken links, but not within posts as the info/excerpt says. Tag Info For discussing the effects of broken links within posts and comments across the ...
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Searching for questions by users with at least x reputation [duplicate]

Is it possible to search for questions written by users with at least x points in reputation? My motivation for asking is to find questions that are relatively well written and are probably not about ...
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Provide a button on pressing which post a question automatically after 40 minutes [duplicate]

When one with a low number of reputation points tries to post two questions within 40 minutes they receive the message it's about 'allowing to post a question once every 40 minutes' rule. I would like ...
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Trouble expressing a question and whether or not it's multiple questions [closed]

Basically I want to know how your GPU renders frames in certain circumstances GPU can output frames faster than your monitor can display them GPU is capped at a certain frame rate GPU is throttling ...
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Opinion-based questions and answers should be allowed [duplicate]

The policy/rule/guideline of the Stack Exchange network of restricting opinion-based questions and answers may have good motivations, but I think it restricts too much the free flow of information and ...
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I found lots of "promising" questions (and answers) for my problem. Let's have a way to track the answers I've already tried?

I edited my question because it was closed. The side effect is that the answer I received becomes a "good workaround" instead of "good answer". Please let me know if this prevents ...
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What does "Use my on-site activity to show more relevant content" mean in preferences?

What does the preference setting mean "Use my on-site activity to show more relevant content"? In particular, how does it affect the questions I see if I'm sorting on newest?
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Which automatic improvement checks are performed when writing a question?

Before posting a question on a Stack Exchange site, I hit the "Review your question" button. Then, on the right side bar, a message is displayed: Step 2: Review your question ✅  Your ...
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How to get edits of a particular question from the Stack Exchange data dump

I want to see all the edits that were made to a Stack Exchange question. In other words, how a question has changed over time, maybe by editing tags, removing grammatical errors, or something else. ...
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Where in my cross-posted question should I mention that the question is cross-posted?

What I understand about cross-posting: Usually, don't. But whenever you do (like if it's really justified to do so), then mention it. Ok, assuming for the sake of argument that something is allowed to ...
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Why has a user's second question appeared in the "first question" review queue?

This question over at LawSE has just popped up as a First Question review, but it's the user's second question (this is the first) which doesn't seem right to me. Am I missing something or is it a ...
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How do you find how many questions have been asked on a given site?

I’m subscribed to three sites and I want to join others. Before I do, however, I first want to know their activity level. If I go to Stack Exchange and look at the All Sites section, it tells me the ...
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Am I not allowed to answer a post that is badly written?

Here I answered a question, but before doing so, I did provide anonymous feedback, from review, that the question needs improvement, but I got two downvotes, not because of the answer, so am I not ...
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How should I tag a question that may be a Feature Request or a Bug depending on the answer to the Support part?

From time to time I post Meta questions relating to something that works in a way that I wouldn't expect it to. In those cases, the system is either working as designed but I think it should be ...
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Is it okay to delete questions that get poorly received? [duplicate]

I've recently learned about "Help Vampires" as a concept. It's something that's easy to forget about until I see a -1 attach to a question I ask on Stack Overflow, and I instantly feel the ...
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GDPR Request: Post Edit does not contain the edit

X\PostHistory.json contains the Initial Title, Initial Tag, Initial Body, Edit Title, Edit Tag, and Edit Body. But it does not contain what exactly was edited!
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How can I ask better questions despite being a noob to everything programming? [duplicate]

I've been noticing all through my SO "career" that my questions aren't always well received. They are either too vague or general or I seriously confuse terminology because well, frankly I ...
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