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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 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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Are there any “Is this a scam” questions on SE where the answer was “No, this is legit”? [closed]

I was just reading one of the many "Is this a scam - yes, it is" style questions and wondered, have there ever been any questions like that on SE where the answer was "No, not a scam, this is totally ...
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Are “hanging follow ups” or “Missed connections” a significant problem? [on hold]

I've noticed many questions on Stack Exchange receive a follow up question or comment more than 1 month after the posting, but there are no follow ups within 7 days. (Note that this does not refer to ...
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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 specified, so that it may be much easier to answer?
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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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What is the reason that I can accept only one answer? [duplicate]

Edit: I've changed the question somewhat in a way that in my opinion, it is no longer a duplicate. So I ask the question, Is there any good reason that only one answer can be accepted ? Would it be ...
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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 old questions 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 ...
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How to kindly criticize terrible style?

On a different SE, a new user asked a very poorly constructed question. This individual asked a legitimate question within the scope of this SE but the user doesn't know how to write paragraphs and ...
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Why are wrong titles shown sometimes?

I was on the profile of affable geek and there I saw this question in his "Top Network Post"-list: (NSFW language used) But this "question" on the history-stackexchange-side resolves to be this ...
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When I shall delete my unanswered questions?

Last week I wrote a question in Game Development, and I noticed that no one has answered it nor comment it (it only has one comment). Maybe my question is too broad, too complex or too strange, I am ...
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How do I request a question be re-answered? [duplicate]

Say I have the question "How do I solve A". I do a search, and I find that Bob has already posted this exact question. He has also posted an answer, in which he says "I figured out I could avoid the ...
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Pop up window “Are you robot?”

When I answer to some question in mathematics.stackexchange.com, and when I click the answer-posting-icon after writing an answer, sometimes pop-up window saying "Are you robot?" appears. So, I check ...
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Why do (some) answers get more votes than their questions? [duplicate]

I've seen it throughout SE networks that sometimes the answer to a given question gets much more votes than the question itself (Examples here, here and here). Is there any reason in particular why ...
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A bit of feedback regarding whether my questions are considered good or bad [closed]

If I ask a question; Will I get an answer? Will I get many answers? Will I get ignored (no answers, no comments, no votes)? Will the question appear among Hot Network Questions? Will it get a ton of ...
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Prefering How to <something>, How do I do <something> or Doing <something> in question titles?

A current FAQ on How do I write a good title? seems ambiguous on whether titles that begin with "How do I <do something> ... ?" or "How to <do something> ... ?" are desirable on Stack ...
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How should you ask a question where multiple correct answers are most likely and preferred? [duplicate]

How should you ask a question where the aim is to collate multiple peoples expertise on one subject matter rather than a pure question answer set up. For example: What ways have people modelled ...
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In which site asking for code is on-topic?

Is there any site on Stack exchange network that allows to ask for code (or reference to code) in a particular programming language for a given problem?
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Do Meta questions count in Beta site stats?

I have read a number of posts that give the target number of questions per day for a site to graduate from Beta status as ten. (Another said fifteen but apparently that is out of date.) I do realize ...
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If you accidentally post a question before you mean to and it gets downvoted, what should you do?

I recently posted a question and soon after realized I shouldn't've posted it yet. It very quickly got a downvote and from what I know you shouldn't delete a downvoted question and repost it. What ...