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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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Does tagging two software systems really make a question into two questions? [duplicate]

I am asking this in the context of the GIS Stack Exchange site where I've seen this issue arise multiple times. A person will ask "how do I do X?". They tag the question with two software ...
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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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The “Delete this answered question?” dialog is not accessible on a mobile device, making it impossible to delete questions

I'm using the most recent version of the platform using Chrome on my Android device. This behaviour was reproduced on both the main site and on Meta. When I open one of my questions and click delete, ...
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“Am I doing it right”-type question for an existing question?

Scenario Existing question: How do I do xyz? Existing answer 1: you do A Existing answer 2: you can also do B Existing answer 3: or you can do C Question If I have a "Am I doing it right" ...
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How can I find a question I know I asked, but can't remember what site I asked it on? [duplicate]

I distinctly remember asking a question somewhere where I asked for an example of an algorithm with a specific O(n) complexity, but I can't remember where I asked it. I checked the most likely ...
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Can I enhance my question's visibility on any Stack Exchange community? [duplicate]

Sometimes I want my question to reach a wider range of audience, are there any ways or "hacks" that can be used to achieved that?
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Please catch no alt text in the automated question review process

When writing a question, you now have to submit the question to go through an automated review process before being allowed to post it. If the review was successful, it'll give you this message: Our ...
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Community bot's question labeled with incorrect user - or vice versa [duplicate]

As per this screenshot, from the Home page: It says that the Community bot asked that question. But why does it say, when you visit the question, from this screenshot: That it was asked by ...
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Can I suggest questions in the comments?

I have asked a question on Stack Overflow and have not got an answer yet. I know a person on the site who I reckon to be able to answer it (as they are the author of the library at hand). ...
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Do all Stack Exchange sites upvote a user's first question and/or answer?

I recently discovered that there are hundreds of Stack Exchange sites, and I joined the ones that I think I need. After posting my first question and/or answer in all sites, I realised that my post is ...
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Are questions sometimes hidden from some users but not others?

Today, I noticed a question on The Workplace that was posted almost 24 hours ago. I check The Workplace for new questions several times each day and this is the first time it showed up for me. It has ...
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How to foster proper use of comments, and deter comment-as-answers [duplicate]

Recently I've noticed a pattern of users answering questions by way of comments. Generally this is followed by downvoting the question itself and eventually the question gets closed. Is that ...
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Is there a way to publish a question for a team within a public stack? [closed]

My company has a public StackExchange for customers but I wonder if it would be possible to post questions within the same stack and somehow mark it just for the internal team to answer and view it. ...
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Add question classification on top of question tagging [duplicate]

Is it possible to add a question classification option? For example users who will be answering it may have preference for fixing issues (problem solving) vs how to build something (creativity). An ...
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Orphaned questions asked by deleted users

When a user gets deleted/destroyed, and their questions that don't yet have an accepted answer gets orphaned, they can no longer have an accepted answer. What's the general guidelines for dealing with ...
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Third-party software questions [duplicate]

It seems Stack Overflow natively does not like any discussion related to third-party software. In Super User, you can ask some specific things about the specific program, but Super User prohibits the ...
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“You always meet twice”-like badge? [duplicate]

I was wondering if stackoverflow had a badge when the following interactions happen between two users: user A answered a question from user B, user B answered a question from user A. And if such a ...
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Where can I ask about languages that don't have a dedicated site? [duplicate]

As an avid fan of folk, metal and especially folk metal, I encounter many foreign languages and dialects on a daily basis. As I would like to understand what I'm hearing to the best of my ability as ...
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What is the etiquette for extending my question?

I've recently asked a question, then thought about it more, and now I want to add to my question something like "I've tried A and it didn't work. Might B work?" What is the etiquette for this kind of ...
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Misaligned flag button on questions [duplicate]

This might be the tiniest bug ever but there seems to be an extra space between follow or close and flag on questions. This shot is from this site. This one is from a site where I have close too....
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Is the “review your question” page expected to be beneficial if none of the detectable warnings are triggered?

As per this announcement of the new ask page 2 months ago (March 2020): after you've written your question, you are taken to a 2nd page which prompts you to "Review your question". There are 2 ...
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Can I ask a question “What game is this” on, for example, Arqade network? [closed]

I'd like to know if I can ask questions about "What game is this" on Arqade network (or similar StackExchange website). Last time I described a game in a decent deal of detail (no screenshot) I got my ...
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engineering.stackexchange, Appropriate Question? [closed]

First I want to apologize to the group for asking a question that I agree was way too broad. With that said I thought best to come here and discuss the possibility of posting another question. Note ...
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What is the best place to upload files for use in questions? [duplicate]

Let's say I have a file, such as a HTML file or a Node project in a ZIP file. Where is the best place to upload this file when adding it to a question on Stack Overflow or another SE site?
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What is the proper capitalization of “Question” and “Answer”?

Basically, I've been capitalizing Question and Answer when referring to Stack Exchange Questions and Answers - that is, the pieces of content on the site - to distinguish them from just questions and ...
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On the <2k edit page, can we please see the comments on our post?

I receive suggestions (in comments) to improve my own question. I start editing. I forgot some of the suggestions, what should I do? I normally go back and forth until I finish editing. I can use two ...
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Special checkbox to indicate questions people have while wresting with problems related to COVID response [duplicate]

I propose a special checkbox: "I'm a researcher/programmer/scientist/engineer/professional doing some work towards COVID response". Available on any site in the SE network. This could be a problem ...
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Flag window redux: proposed syntax

There's been some consternation about the new flagging, but I wanted to focus on the syntax for a moment. I think the current shift doesn't really fix anything and it seems to fall into the same trap ...
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The question count in the network profile's account tab is sometimes incorrect [duplicate]

The question count in the network profile's account tab is sometimes incorrect. E.g.: https://stackexchange.com/users/169656/franck-dernoncourt?tab=accounts vs. https://opensource.stackexchange.com/...
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How to choose the right site to ask a question?

This morning I realized that I do not understand why the MariaDB mysql.servers table has a constraint on its Db column, and I decided to go ask it to MariaDB community. I gave up after a few moments ...
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Is there a way to tell if a question has had a sudden increase in page views?

Other than taking a record of the page views over time, is there any way to tell if a question has received a sudden increase in page views? The reason I am interested is it could be a useful ...
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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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