Questions tagged [questions]

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

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
18
votes
15answers
1k views

Should the weight of question upvotes be increased network-wide?

Stack Exchange has expressed an interest in increasing the reputation earned from question upvotes from 5 to 10 on all sites. Do you think this is a good idea?
2
votes
2answers
357 views

Where can I ask about consumption of iron?

I'm wondering where to ask about the consumption of iron and Daily Value. My question: If 150% RDV (Recommend Daily Value) of iron is consumed in a day, from foods, is that bad?
1
vote
0answers
50 views

What is the threshold for hiding questions on the main page of main sites, local metas, and MSE? [duplicate]

I've looked around at various questions, but I haven't found a clear place where this is documented. When posts reach a certain (low) score, a post will stop showing up on the main page of whatever ...
57
votes
7answers
6k views

Why are “shopping list” questions bad?

My question was closed for being a "shopping list question", even though it was very much related to the topic of the site. Why?
3
votes
1answer
97 views

Strange bug with “edited” block in one question in Firefox [closed]

Вводится целое число F. Найти число n, для которого значение n-ого числа Фибоначчи является ближайшим числу F, но не больше его. (на си) нужна помощь. But it should be like this: Firefox 69....
3
votes
0answers
58 views

Drop migration notice after some time [duplicate]

I have this question on SO: How can I generate box-and-whisker plots with variable box width, in gnuplot? which I originally asked on CrossValidate, and was migrated. But - that happened 6 years ago,...
73
votes
7answers
1k views

I feel that lately the answers to my questions on Stack Exchange are low quality

I started using Stack Overflow1 a few years ago when I was learning c-sharp. I remember that when I was asking something, I was either getting a link to an existing question (duplicate or similar ...
-4
votes
3answers
400 views

Where do I ask non-mainstream physics questions?

Where do I ask non-mainstream physics questions? For instance, a question that links the human mind, physics, neuroscience & perhaps mathematics like- According to physics, do our visual thoughts ...
3
votes
0answers
80 views

First view when posting a question

I noticed that when I post a question, there's always at least one view Asked today Viewed 1 times Is the 1st view always the OP?
-81
votes
3answers
740 views

Don't show negative score on questions

I don't like seeing negative score as the value of a question. I don't know, maybe it's just me, but it just does not look good when a question has a -1 or -5 score. This is especially annoying when ...
9
votes
1answer
107 views

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 ...
533
votes
13answers
16k views

Exit strategies for “chameleon questions”

I'm not sure if there's already an existing term for this, so I'm inventing my own. (tl;dr: I call them "chameleon questions" because they change every time you submit or edit an answer. If you're ...
1369
votes
51answers
43k views

Fastest Gun in the West Problem

I feel like there's a problem with Stack Overflow, as the number of people prowling it increases. Each question's answers are sorted by descending score. This means that if a person sits down and ...
4
votes
0answers
49 views

Auto-save incomplete answers in storage

I recently uploaded an incomplete answer (with working code) and I've been suggested to not do it since it could get deleted for being a code dump without an explanation. I argued that I was working ...
26
votes
0answers
224 views

What's your * question? Be specific

I'm seeing questions with this title across the network, here (edited in grace), here and here. Here, here, here, here and here. Oh, here and here as well. Another here. Ask Ubuntu report about it ...
234
votes
3answers
3k views

BLOCK QUESTIONS IN ALL CAPS

RECENTLY ON THE ANDROID SITE WE GOT THIS QUESTION WRITTEN IN ALL CAPS. THIS WAS SURPRISING TO ME, SINCE I ASSUMED IT WOULD HAVE BEEN CAUGHT BY THE QUALITY FILTER — BESIDES BEING INDICATIVE OF ...
-12
votes
3answers
362 views

Can we get markdown support in questions' `title` field?

It would be nice to add markdown support on the question's title field. It seems a bit inconsistent when it’s already available in the body and question's comments. What do you think?
-14
votes
0answers
76 views

Accept **`markdown`** formatting on questions titles [duplicate]

Currently, Stack Exchange sites only accept accept Markdown formatting in questions’ bodies. Can we have the ability to use it in titles?
4
votes
3answers
277 views

Proving that questions are based on actual problems

The Help Center of many SE sites (example) states that you should only ask questions "based on actual problems that you face". Are askers required to prove that their question is based on actual ...
0
votes
1answer
106 views

Evaluating an answer to an unsatisfactory question

I have for the first time tried to look at answers flagged as Low Quality; some of them are 'too short'. In many cases I have considered, the question itself has been too short - a single one-line ...
71
votes
0answers
837 views

This is not the same site I registered on [closed]

I registered on Stack Overflow 7 years ago. I was amazed by the site, as it put a large focus on the programming community, building a place where everyone was free to ask and answer, as long as they ...
4
votes
2answers
66 views

Where to ask about editing fonts?

I need to ask a question about how to modify an OpenType .otf font to create a subset of the font with limited characters to reduce file size. Where should I ask?
6
votes
1answer
95 views

Weird, squished spacing with “Ask Question” on questions with responsive mobile

Update on August 22nd 2019: This glitch has come back: I posted https://meta.stackexchange.com/q/331385/399694 yesterday, which got closed, with a very similar bug, but this is not a duplicate of ...
7
votes
0answers
61 views

Is it possible to add a “Formatting” section to the “How to ask a good question” page?

So I just cleaned up this question on SuperUser: Look at what was originally posted in the revisions history to see what I mean. I was going to post a comment regarding how proper and basic ...
0
votes
0answers
36 views

Stack Overflow - Home - Interesting tab: Showing almost no yellow card (interesting) questions [duplicate]

I am a web developer who is used to navigating the Interesting tab in the Home page of Stack Overflow to find fresh new questions that use the tags that I configured in my profile (JS, HTML, CSS, ...
7
votes
2answers
337 views

Could some Google questions be useful?

The question How should we deal with Google questions? defines a Google question as a question that you can find the answer to by a simple Google search and according to anon's answer, such a question ...
1
vote
1answer
44 views

Is it acceptable to ask questions that have content from multiple subjects?

I want to ask a question on the 'Mythology and Folklore' site, pertaining to world ending entities in mythology. In the description I am including the inspiration for the question, which is the lore ...
8
votes
0answers
98 views

Why does sometime a question only get visible publicly after 3-6 min of posting?

As far as I have observed, after posting a question, the post is not publicly visible for like 3-6 mins or maybe less. After that, the question shows up. However, the question is visible to those who ...
-18
votes
2answers
148 views

How can one avoid the 40 min compulsory break in between two questions? [duplicate]

If someone has an account on Stack Overflow and also on Mathematics Stack Exchange and Physics Stack Exchange and if that person asks a question on Stack Overflow at 11am, they will have to wait until ...
46
votes
2answers
3k views

Where can I ask a question about finding general software that meets certain requirements?

I have a list of requirements for a program, but I don't know what program meets these criteria. That's about general-purpose software, for example, not a programming IDE or statistical workbench, ...
5
votes
2answers
103 views

What can I do about a bad question I asked after I have got an answer?

Sometimes I ask a question for which the answer is very straightforward, and I missed the solution which is very obvious. I know that I can't delete a question after I got an answer. Is there ...
10
votes
1answer
67 views

How do I view a migrated question on the site that it was migrated from?

I'd like to view a question that's been migrated to another site in the Stack Exchange network. However, I would like to view the question on the original site it was posted on. How can I do this?
1
vote
0answers
32 views

Not sure which site to ask this on (concerns electronic devices)

I recently acquired an LG-brand multi-region DVD player, and I'm trying to find a compatible TV set to hook it up to- can anyone inform me on what or where to look?
5
votes
1answer
71 views

“Ask question” takes too much vertical space on questions with responsive mobile, looks bad

Almost all of this text comes from this previously closed and deleted bug report. That bug was fixed, but now it’s come back! Looking at a question, I noticed that the “Ask Question” button by the ...
0
votes
0answers
80 views

“Ask Question” got pushed around on questions with responsive mobile [duplicate]

Looking at a question, I noticed this weird spacing problem with the “Ask Question” button by the title: How it used to look, for comparison: This seems to be caused by the same thing as "Ask ...
-12
votes
1answer
103 views

Make it easier to retract questions altered by other people

When writing questions on Stack Exchange, sometimes the questions get altered or modified by moderators (to "make them better"). Sometimes, to such an extent that the final question bears little or no ...
7
votes
1answer
70 views

What should we do when a bounty is not totally related to the original question?

In this question, Sec-Fetch-Mode instead of Preflight, someone raised a bounty on someone else's question. The original question was about an error, and the original poster believed that his problem ...
190
votes
23answers
12k views

Please charge rep for questions after threshold

There was a suggestion on uservoice - now down, that really illustrate the need to stop users from gaming the system by simply asking meaningless, ridiculous question after question to gain rep. We ...
3
votes
1answer
102 views

How should we handle questions that have been reposted after being deleted due to one downvote + SE's automated process to remove questions?

How should we handle questions that: have been reposted after being deleted due to one downvote + Stack Exchange's automated process to remove questions? received no comments (or all comments were ...
11
votes
4answers
2k views

How do I subscribe to questions that I have a good chance of answering?

I'm trying to increase my reputation score, but I only encounter questions that others ask when I'm searching for similar subjects. Obviously, if I knew the answer I wouldn't be searching for one. ...
16
votes
2answers
308 views

Filter questions with no accepted answer

I have some questions with answers, but none of the answers are acceptable (just wrong). I'm sure there are a lot more people with the same problem. Can you add a button to filter questions with ...
9
votes
1answer
182 views

Why are there two different pages for questions? [closed]

After over one day idle, this question/feature request does not seem to have drawn any attention. Maybe I failed to make clear my point of why this is important? This is a website with far more rules ...
-23
votes
2answers
122 views

Change the official criterion for downvoting to exclude causes for closing

At the moment, it is suggested to users that they should downvote if This question does not show any research effort; it is unclear or not useful This is a pretty lax criterion. Also, it overlaps ...
2
votes
1answer
52 views

What is the best Stack Exchange site to find translations from one language to another?

What is the best Stack Exchange site for translations? I need it to be from Hebrew to English; I have a term from the math world I need to translate and I couldn't find the translation in any ...
1
vote
0answers
62 views

Modifying your own question because you have a better solution? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: Is it poor etiquette to answer your own question? Should I answer my own question, or not? Curious as to what the protocol is here for when you want to answer your own ...
7
votes
0answers
59 views

Are the “hidden” RSS feeds at risk of going away?

There's a list of hidden RSS feeds from 2012. I believe that some of these feeds also offer alternative sorts. The reason I ask is because I'm thinking about subscribing to new question feeds using a ...
2
votes
2answers
165 views

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, ...
3
votes
1answer
33 views

Where should I ask a developer question about Google's web store?

Where should I ask a question about Google's web store? I want to know if a Google developer fee is necessary in order to upload a web extension to Google's web store. Stack Overflow seems the right ...
-37
votes
1answer
168 views

Each close vote should punish the caster by taking away some of his reputation [duplicate]

Oftentimes I post a question on some Stack Exchange and what happens is that 21 people think the question is helpful and informative and 3 people think it should be closed. This is extremely unfair ...
-57
votes
6answers
1k views

Ask & Answer question through voice recording

I was wondering if we could ask a question by recording our voices. It would become much easier and comfortable to ask questions. If someone is too lazy to write a big question, he can simply leave a ...