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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. Edit 2018-12-10: Right now the problem has returned. My question filter is supposed to show all questions from Travel, Academia, ...
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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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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 ...
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2017: a year in closing

Last year I posted some numbers on how many questions were closed on various sites around the network in the preceding year. This ended up being kinda handy to refer back to, so I'm gonna do it again: ...
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Do duplicate questions count as “well-received” for the Curious, Inquisitive, and Socratic badges? [duplicate]

Do questions marked as duplicate, even with a positive score, count for badges that need well-received questions? For example, if I had 5 questions with a positive score in 5 different days, but one ...
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Why are there two separate boxes about duplicate questions?

There is one box at the top with links to the duplicates, and one box under the question, starting with "marked as duplicate by ...". Actually I have never seen the links before today - I have totally ...
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Is constantly promoting our own posts by linking them in our own posts and/or in chat messages considered a fair practice?

First of all, since I post primarily on Hinduism SE, all my example posts are taken from that site. Secondly, all the example posts, that I am using in this post, are linked to one user only. But, I ...
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Which negatively voted question has the most answers?

Out of all the negatively voted questions on SE, which one has the most answers (at the time of this post)?
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Intentional nuisance question - rude flag or moderator flag (or no flag)?

For example, this question: Can someone tell me what this programming language is? 105_ 107_110_111_119_ 116_104_101_114_101_115_ 110_111_ 119_97_121_ 116_111_ ...
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Getting all questions with a specific tag

The Stack Exchange API supports /questions/{id}/tags/{tags} but it returns only a selection of questions available on Stack Overflow. For a school project I need to find all questions containing the ...
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The counter for questions on Physics is working wrong

Perhaps there are asked more questions on Physics Stack Exchange than the counter suggests. As a little joke I asked the question 111,111. Now the counter is at 111,118 but after my question 22 or so ...
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Is there a way to search questions only or answers only?

Is there a way to limit a search to questions only or answers only? Sometimes I am looking for specific questions, checking for duplicate questions or just simply searching for a problem, not a ...
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Can a reopened question be closed?

Let's say you have a question that was marked too broad and it was voted closed. When it is reopened, can it then again be voted closed?
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Where should I ask a question about the legality of an action in high school?

I have a question regarding the legality of withholding information about a certain subject in high school. What site would be appropriate to ask this question on? I immediately thought Politics SE, ...
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Someone deleted my question, how can I undelete it? [closed]

Is it ok to undelete my post after a moderator deleted it? Do I need a certain amount of reputation for that? Someone who has 10K rep, can undelete others posts, is it the same for your own? Does it ...
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What to do to make a question easier to find?

If I want to improve a question by making it easier to find in either SE search or Google, how would I do that? The motivation behind this is that there can be multiple very different sounding ...
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If I wanted opinion-based answers to a naming question, where would I go? [duplicate]

It seems like Stack Exchange is geared solely towards fact-based answers. This makes some sense, in that it allows answers to stay relevant, whereas opinions can't be viewed as "right" and can ...
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Are there any negative effects of asking many questions that get no answers at all?

Disclaimer: I did try to search for an existing question on meta but have not found one. I am planning on asking a series of questions on Stack Exchange platform, more specifically -- on Code Review....
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Clicking the “flag” action link on a notified-as-edited question results in wrong internal page state [duplicate]

When trying to flag a post (question, in this case; I haven't tried with answers, but I suspect that it works much the same so may have the same problem) which is being edited, it seems like the page ...
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Where are my closed votes on questions? [duplicate]

I read Where can I see my flag count / history?. However this only shows the flags I've done on comments. I've flagged questions voted questions to be closed as duplicates, but I don't see them! I ...
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Why is not there a feature to follow questions? [duplicate]

On Quora, there is a feature to follow questions asked, either privately or publicly, so whenever one or more new answers are added, followers get notified. As far as I know, there is no feature like ...
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Old answers being downvoted because the solution doesn't apply anymore

Our field is pretty dynamic and things are constantly in change. What the "right way" was to fix a problem in 2009 is completely wrong today. For example, a recipe to install Ruby on Mac OS X from ...
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Is asking about something that I deserve credit on-topic on SE? [closed]

So here's the situation. I have almost discovered something that is super important. There is a huge reward for it from a private firm, and the person who brings it forward will become very famous. ...
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What is the appropriate site to ask questions regarding improvements to human society?

What is the appropriate Stack Exchange website to ask questions regarding possible improvements to human civilization and society? Questions like "What is the best possible government?" or "What is ...
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Best Results For Asking Questions [duplicate]

I usually only want to ask questions. I want to get the best results on my questions, is there anything I can do to ensure this? Would I get better results from asking questions if I had more ...
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How many tags to use? [duplicate]

Is it best to use five tags to get the maximum response? If not, how many?
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About publishing proofs and some interesting tricks about subject at concern [closed]

Can we publish interesting proofs and helpful tricks on XYZ.stackexchange.com which we know? How do we do it. How to do it correctly? How to stop it from getting downvotes based on it "not being a ...
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Should post notice of unclear questions refers to some resources?

Note: This question may apply best to science sites. The current post notice on unclear questions currently says: Please clarify your specific problem or add additional details to highlight ...
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Can I ask a question which is an amalgam of several different questions? [closed]

When I asked a question on Stack Overflow I received multiple downvotes. In the comments one user specified that: This is not an appropriate "question" for stack overflow as its actually an ...
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What is the best way to list languages or tags you are avoiding or would like to exclude?

Often in my searches or in my questioning I end with answers that involve a language, library or other form of code that I must avoid using in a current project. Example: I will be writing some ...
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How to undelete my deleted question? [duplicate]

Yesterday I created a question. But because I thought that I won't get far with the Answers, I deleted it. Now I've found a rather good solution by myself and I would like to post it as an answer ...
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If I am permanently blocked from asking and answering questions and I edited one of my low quality bad questions and changed everything [duplicate]

If I am permanently blocked from asking and answering questions and I edited one of my low quality bad questions and changed everything, including subject, topic, caption, title, body, context and etc ...
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Is there a way to search for uncommented, unanswered and unclosed questions?

I am trying to look for ignored questions and try to answer them or give them attention. I need a way to search for unclosed, unanswered, and uncommented questions. Is there a way to go about doing ...
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Why can I make an edit that is visible immediately but approving someone else's edit requires other people to approve it? [duplicate]

I was about to make an edit to a page, noticed it had a pending edit that did the same thing and approved it. However, for it to be visible, it requires another approval. What is the logic behind ...
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Where should I ask a question about precision of weight scales?

I have asked a question "How precise are ordinary inexpensive kitchen scales?" on the Physics Stack Exchange. There is no proper answer, besides mine, and now it is marked as "off-topic". (It also ...
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Question body does not match the title

I came across this question : regular expression for title case - Python The title was exactly what I was googling for. But the question body asks about overlapping regex, and not about matching a ...