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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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Where should I ask about a text font used somewhere?

Is there any SE site where I can ask users tell me/help me find what the font used in some media (movie, picture, whatever) is? If so, which one?
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Which flag to use for questions that are not minimal? [on hold]

It is quite common to enconter a question such as this, which is not a bad question; it has a description of the problem, some code, and the desired outcome, but is simply not minimal. My question is,...
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Modify the 'has 1 or 0 comments' requirement for 'RemoveAbandonedQuestions' script

From the help center, auto-delete section (emphasis is mine): If the question is more than 365 days old, and ... has a score of 0 or less, or a score of 1 and a deleted owner has no ...
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2018: a year in asking and answering

After 2018: a year in closing and 2018: a year in spam it seems natural to look at the questions and answers. What trends do we find there?
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Where should I ask questions about how a technology works?

Something I've never understood about parallel programming/operating systems is how a computer can use less than 100% of its processing power. (This is probably due to the fact that my college OS ...
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Why are On Hold Questions included in 'Active'

Lately there seems to have been a flood of poor relevance questions which are being put "On Hold" however these questions still show up in the Newest and Active lists - surely being "On Hold" they can/...
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Make the question box with resizable/draggable (example: textarea)

I cannot see the whole question of mine in the question box, but the preview shows me... All I want it to work on the question box. Can that be resizable/draggable to some more lines?
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2018: a year in closing

Continuing my sometimes-annual practice of posting these numbers, here is the information on how many questions were closed on various sites around the network in 2018: Site ...
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The answer box should not be at the bottom

The answer box is at the bottom of all answers. If someone has to answer a question he/she has to browse through all the previously written answers. If someone is interested to see others' answers ...
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Keyword-based spam detection to keep spam questions out of the network [duplicate]

Over the course of the Winter Bash, I have encountered a lot of spam questions here on MSE, the common pattern among them being the keyword "keto diet" or simply "keto". No doubt they are deleted as ...
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Can the new 'Ask-Question-Wizard' appear to users at-will as well? [migrated]

Can the new 'Ask Question Wizard' appear to everyone at the click of a button? I seem to find the Wizard quite effective in its job, and think that it is unfair if it appears to new users only, and ...
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What is the new 'Question Wizard'? [closed]

Today as I was posting a question on StackOverflow, and clicked on Ask Question, it redirected me to a 'Question Wizard'. This has never happened before. Is this new? If so, then why is it not ...
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What do the shield icons on custom question list pages specify?

I was just browsing through the Questions pages on Meta Stack Exchange, and noticed all questions have a shield icon in front of them. It reminds me of the icon sometimes used in Stack Overflow for ...
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Brief outage where all questions were gone [duplicate]

Just now, none of the sites I visited had any questions: I don't belong to Politics, but in addition to this I was getting a 404 by going to this page. For sites that I belonged to, I was ...
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Type of questions in Meta Stack Exchange? [duplicate]

Can we get answers for general knowledge questions in Meta Stack Exchange or only tech related ones?
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Option allow users to suggest a question is bumped without having to edit it

On Stack Overflow we see a lot of "answers" to old questions that are of the form: Have you got a solution for this yet? Usually where the question has no other answers. This, of course, has the ...
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Questions per page broken on mobile

Mobile is consistently only displaying one question per page (this is only happening for me on meta.SE): Modifying the number in the link to 15 (pagesize=15) just takes me to page 15 but still ...
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is it acceptable to update a question with content added in comments?

Sometimes when a new user post a question and the other users ask him to provide more details, explain clearly his use case or provide a specific code, he will provide that in comments with a bad ...
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Questions about a very specific topic that are related to each other

Suppose I have many questions about a single, very specific topic. All these questions relate to each other, by which I mean that they give each other context. Should I post all these questions at ...
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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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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 me. security.se: ...
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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 ...