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For questions regarding the nature of a "question" on Stack Exchange sites; e.g. how to ask, whether specific questions are appropriate, etc.

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How are the questions in the “Month” tab selected?

I have noticed the "Month" tab in the top questions page, which from what I assume, is probably the top questions of the month. The odd thing is that I notice questions with more than 2 down votes, ...
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Does Stack Exchange offer a website to ask questions you don't know where to ask? [duplicate]

There are so many Stack Exchange websites and some of them are very similar (it's hard to tell them apart) that for some questions I don't know which one of them I should choose. Consequently, I ask ...
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How do you find out the ID of a question in the iOS app?

How do you find out the ID of a question in the iPhone app of Stack Exchange for iOS 12?
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What to do with a question on a technical problem that isn't actually a problem?

I ran into this old question today that made me wonder what to do. The OP asks about a problem in his XSLT (trying to count some nodes) and says the result is incorrect. It turns out however that both ...
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Should there be an option to ask “sub-questions?”

I have run into multiple situations where I will ask a question and then a comment or answer will raise another related question. However, it seems that simply adding the new question in the comments ...
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Are there scenarios where an historically locked question can be moved to a different Stack Exchange website?

Questions may be historically locked when they have a high view count but are off-topic for a given community. In a situation where a historically locked question would fit better in a different ...
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Where do questions about SQL Servers logical processing order go? [duplicate]

I am not 100% clear on which questions belong in Stack Overflow. Specifically, I want to ask why I cannot write queries in SQL Server that follow the logical processing order. Is this the type of ...
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Teaching 'How to ask questions on Stack Exchange' and a question assessment rubric [closed]

I teach a high school computing, and at least for my senior classes, have thought that asking good questions on StackOverflow (or, in fact, any online forum) would be a useful skill to learn. So I'm ...
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Where can I ask a question on comparing classic code and neural networks?

I'm not sure if it is a question for Stack Overflow or there is another, more appropriate site. I need to ask this, but I don't even know how to ask this question. Is there a name for code that is ...
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Is there any option to see the list of my questions in the Stack Exchange mobile app?

In the desktop version, we can see our list of questions for a particular site. I tried to watch all my questions on the mobile app but didn't find any way. Is there any way to see all my questions ...
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Pleading in the alternative when asking - Encouraged?

Before I came to SE, I haunted a more traditional, less strictly moderated forum in which it was common to plead in the alternative (if I may borrow a legal term) when asking questions. That is, ...
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Why does Meta allow posts that are not questions?

I have searched to see if there was any post about this but the only thing I could find was this answer explaining what Meta is, and it still suggests that Meta is supposed to be used for asking ...
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Send 'on hold' question to Reopen queue when OP edits it the first time

From What if I disagree with the closure of a question? How can I reopen it? Closed questions that receive edits within the first 5 days of closure are automatically put into a review queue to be ...
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Questions marked as duplicate refer to the duplicate, but the other way around does not occur

Sometimes when a question is marked as a duplicate it has already 'developed' into an interesting Q&A link. An example is Could dark matter be wrong? on the Astronomy website which is marked as ...
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Why does SE force me to permanently lose my reputation for asking a 'bad' question? [duplicate]

This has happened with me many times across the SE network. For example, someone has downvoted another of my questions for no apparent reason, affecting my 'rep'. However, SE strongly discourages me ...
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How can I check how hot a question is? [duplicate]

When a question gets to the "Hot Network Questions" tab you can hover it to see how many hotness points it has. (Note this doesn't occur for the HNQ list in the bottom right of most pages, it's just ...
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Why is possible for some answered questions to be deleted on some SE sites but not on others? [duplicate]

It didn't fit in the title, but I'm talking about questions answered by others, i.e. not self-answered . On some SE sites (e.g. politics, if I recall correctly) one cannot delete his own question that ...
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Editing a question in base of an answer [duplicate]

Suppose someone ask a question, then in base of the answer I gave, he/she change the question to something else. Now the my answer is meaningless looking like a copy of a part of the question. What am ...
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Harder question, when missing an expert are far less treated, even if they are “good” questions [duplicate]

Easy question are answered quite quickly, there's a small competition on them, to get easy reputation points... But these will usually get zero score. Better questions, which are usually harder, get ...
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What the heck is going on with the “newest” question filter on the profile page?

Link to my profile page newest tab. Yes, I've read this question. I thought I already knew the answer: activity is most recent activity (answers, comments, edits) newest is ordered by when the ...
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What is the course of action if I find a better duplicate for a question already closed as duplicate?

What to do when I find a duplicate question - often already marked as duplicate, and I find that the question is indeed a duplicate, but much better answered in a different question, so that it may be ...
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Why won't people respond to their own answers? [closed]

I asked multiple questions on Stack Overflow and people comment on the questions, but are very vague about it, When I respond back (making sure to @ them) asking if they can give more detail or tell ...
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What should be the default title case for non-technical questions?

As an example, this question is titled using sentence case. I've been going to lots of different meta sites (especially this one), and I think the needle bent on my oh-me-oh-my-my-ocd-oh-meter. Can ...
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Deleting question causes loss of answerers' reputation [duplicate]

I was quite baffled by what happened yesterday. On Worldbuilding Stack Exchange there was a line of questions, revolving around alchemists and spoons. Given that it was quite fun, these became quite ...
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Someone claims I plagiarized my own question. What are my options if deletion is no longer possible?

I have posted a question a few months ago and I would like to get it deleted. In the question I have posted my own opinion and views that I have used in an essay. I have been told that there have ...
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Where does a supplementary question belong?

If I see a question about a certain topic and want to ask a supplementary question about it, where should I ask it? I'm afraid a new question will be marked as a duplicate, and heavily downvoted so ...
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With the improvements to tag watching, tag notifications, and custom question lists, is any attention being paid to cross-site discovery?

With the new changes to tag watching with some more changes around notifications coming and new controls to build custom question lists also coming, are there any plans for fixing instances where ...
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How should I treat an old, active question I no longer need answered?

Possible duplicate of: Should I close a question now I have moved jobs and can no longer verify answers? The question: IllegalStateException - @ComponentScanning a springframework package I asked a ...
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Why is the 'question record' not shown in the profile? [duplicate]

There are multiple users out there who don't understand why they haven't been awarded with the "curious" Badge. Like this user who had to recieve an explaination of how the index is calculated. ...
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Feature Request: prevent downvote AND close vote [duplicate]

I'm wondering if it's a good idea to allow casting close votes AND down votes. Usually, when a user casts a close vote, they will also cast a downvote. This obviously doesn't happen all the time, ...
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Where to ask Nitrokey boot question?

I'm not sure where to ask the question below. The following sites came in my mind: unix.se: Because of my own affiliation with the linux boot process, which the question is about for myself. security....
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“All-caps posts are considered rude” popup for title without any caps

When typing a question title without any letters in it, Stack Exchange warns that all-caps posts are considered rude. The warning message implies that I am proposing a title in all-caps, which is a ...
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If you delete a question with a positive score will your reputation go down? If so, how long does it take? [duplicate]

If you delete a question with a positive score will you get reputation back? Basically what I'm asking is, suppose you have a question with a score of 22, and I delete the question. Would I lose ...
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Stack Exchange Site “Where to ask this?” Guidance

A common response to many questions on Stack Exchange sites is along the lines of, "This question belongs on [another.stackexchangesite.com]." Hopefully it's phrased nicely, etc., but that's ...
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What to do with many good incomplete answers? [duplicate]

There are many good answers to my question, but none of them is complete. So I can't accept any. The perfect answer would be created by merging many answers that are already written. What should I do? ...
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Should I edit a question, if answers lose in relevance?

Answers sometimes connect to the question in many ways: quoting the question using words contained in the question using the same code But sometimes it would be better to rephrase the question or ...
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How do I determine the score of my questions?

I have been banned from asking questions on a Stack Exchange site. I now want to edit the questions I have asked with a negative score. Where can I see my question score?
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Is it OK to put a small FAQ on a relevant Stack Exchange site?

If someone has build software or a library or something else, is it OK to add a small quantity of questions with answers on one of the relevant Stack Exchange sites in order to create a small FAQ ...
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What if I realize that I should have split a question in two separate questions?

Context Some days ago I made a question on a SE website, and since I thought that two issues were such related and interdependent that they were semantically equivalent to just one question, I ...
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Empty ads frame creating extra whitespace

Update: @Kevin made a very good observation in a comment. Looking at the Chrome inspector, it looks like this is an empty Google ads frame. Original post: I've noticed on a couple SE sites that I ...
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Is there a way to close voting on your post?

I recently posted a question that turned out to be a duplicate, but already had multiple answers. I wanted to delete it, but I couldn't. I kept getting downvotes, ruining my reputation. I can't do ...
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Why do I not have the 5/5 for the Curious badge? [duplicate]

I'm pretty sure that I have asked 5 (really 6) well-received questions on this site, my questions are here, but for some reason, I don't have the 5 separate days of asking a good question. Why is this?...
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Is editing my old questions to get out of a ban ultimately pointless?

For the last six months, I was banned from asking questions until I edited my old ones. It looks like it was just recently lifted but I am confused about how to edit old, existing questions so that I ...
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Where to ask questions related to restorations?

On which site in the Stack Exchange network should I ask my questions related to restoration of old stuff?? PS: I don’t know if this is inappropriate to ask this question here, but I thought it ...
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Is it acceptable to edit someone else's question which entirely changes the original question OR ask a question that may be marked as duplicate? [duplicate]

Is it acceptable to modify a question (adding details and conditions to obtain the situation) which seems similar to the problem one encounter rather than creating a new question which might be marked ...
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Will asking a really good question get you more chances to ask more questions? [duplicate]

Why am II still getting this warning after coming back from a suspension? Should I get a fresh start? Is this probation temporary? Wait! Some of your past questions have not been well-received, and ...
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Why do people from other places understand the questions better than people in the StackExchange communities? [closed]

Why do people in the Stack Exchange communities have difficulty putting common sense to the questions? and why this does not usually happen in other communities like Reddit or Linuxquestions? just for ...
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Where can I get the dataset of duplicates questions in Stack Overflow or StackEXchange [duplicate]

Where can I get the dataset of duplicates questions in Stack Overflow or StackEXchange? Maybe somewhere in: https://archive.org/download/stackexchange
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How do I address responses asking me why I'm asking a question?

Often, I ask a question on various Stack Exchange sites, and instead of people answering the question, I get a lot of replies "why do you want to do that?". I get why people are curious as to why I ...
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Filtered questions not showing any questions from sites where I want to see all questions

Edit: This problem has disappeared. It works as expected now. My question filter is supposed to show all questions from Travel, Academia, Outdoors, Earth Science, and a number of other sites, as ...