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What is a better way to earn reputation on Stack Exchange: Asking Questions or Answering questions? [closed]

What is a better way to earn reputation on Stack Exchange network: Asking Questions? Answering Questions?
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How do I start getting reputation? [duplicate]

I have tried commenting on a post on apple.stackexchange.com, but it said I needed 50 reputation. I then wanted to upvote the post instead since I don't have 50 reputation, but that was another 15 ...
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Showing question state first in its title

I think it makes more sense if the state of a question shows before its title in search results. [duplicate] Title of Question 1 that is so long to find its end then its state [closed] Title of ...
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Noindex questions without answers

This is mostly a follow-up/bump of noindex and nofollow "bad" questions?, but I have a slightly different proposal. It's been pointed out by some people * that questions without answers get ...
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Wrong number of questions shown on network profile

I noticed what I think is a bug on my network profile accounts list. I currently have 9 questions on Super User (and that's correctly shown on my Super User profile) but if I look at my network ...
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Should I post about a problem that was solved without knowing how?

I recently ran into an issue trying to install the LastPass addon for Google Chrome. It gave me an error message I'd never seen before. (Error: Line 1, column 1, Unexpected token). I was able to ...
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Special status for questions with self-answers

I would like others' opinion on removing the up/down vote for the question on a question with a self-answer. We should leave the up/downvote for the answer though, and also automatically mark it as ...
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Can I ask here which is the best SE site to ask a particular question on? [duplicate]

Well, this might seem like a meta inception. :) I have a question regarding an application that I have been using. I can't ask that question on Stack Overflow because it is not on programming. I ...
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Good Standing account can no longer ask questions on any IP [duplicate]

I'll keep it brief as the issue is simple. While I don't have a lot of rep on SO, I cannot find any where a reason as to why I am no longer able to ask questions. I have 32 rep, and have no had any ...
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Which users have the highest reputation without posting any answers?

I searched before, but I didn't find any solution. I just like to know a list of users who have the most reputation but only from asking questions.
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Where do I ask general architecture and framework questions? [duplicate]

Where do I ask general architecture and framework questions? I want to build a content management system in .NET/C# that will work to a site similar to reddit and social media. I have a lot of ...
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Should questions be asked in the body if they are included in the title?

While browsing my questions, I noticed that a user edited one of my posts by removing the question from the post's body. This was likely done because my question was already included in the title. So ...
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About asking questions [duplicate]

I signed up to Stack Exchange to get help from this community and asked a question. Nobody answered and it was down-voted 10 times by this community. I was wondering what could have I done wrong? Have ...
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What are the various SE site bounce rates, where researching and phrasing a question provides the answer so the question doesn't need to be submitted?

Stack Exchange has an excellent draft mechanism (ever seen the faint "draft saved" at the bottom-right of the input box?) that restores what you've said if something happens as you type your question ...
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Where should multi-discipline questions go? [duplicate]

Some questions can be answered in more than one dimensions. For example, a social phenomena can be explained by mathematical modelling, sociology theories, and / or political / economic theories. ...
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Where do I ask IoT hardware related questions?

I want to ask a question regarding some IoT related hardware. Where is the right place to ask such questions? Example Question: I am using Banner DMX 100 Wireless Gateway and When i tried to read ...
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Where should I post questions about how to model a certain dataset?

I have a problem about how to statistically model a certain scientific dataset. I would describe the properties of this dataset, and explain what I'm trying to model. The idea would be to discuss the ...
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Where should I ask a question about where should I ask a question? [duplicate]

I have a question and I'm not sure which site it should be asked on (or perhaps SE doesn't have a site for it). Where should I ask about where should I ask it? Here? Area 51? Somewhere else ...
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Has the various 'Stack' Sites considered using logarithmic vs. linear reputation points for questions and answers?

One of my pet gripes about the Stack Exchange sites is how someone with very few solid questions and answers can get a reputation points score that shoot to the moon based on a handful of ...
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Creating Multiple Questions From a Single Broad One

Okay, so I asked this question about the plausibility of large hexapods on Worldbuilding Stack Exchange. Although it wasn't closed, several people pointed out that I was asking about too many things ...
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Beginners tag for Stack Overflow? [closed]

I have no idea if this is the place to discuss this, but here goes. I am looking for opinions on what people would think about having a beginners tag or something else similar. I am posting this ...
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Unbroken line in preview text causes whole post block to side scroll

I saw the following result in a filter I have setup, where one of the post summary previews contains a long unbroken line of text. This causes the entire post block itself to show a horizontal side ...
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When is the best time to ask questions (v2)? [duplicate]

This question just serves as an updated version of this 2009 question that hasn't been updated in 8 years. As such, I've copied the text of that question and used it here. What's the best time of day,...
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How to paste code into question [duplicate]

I have a coding question and I want to paste the code that I have written into my question. I have seen several examples of such formatting, but I can't find how do I manage to do the same and there ...
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I posted a question on Aviation. Can I also ask it on Physics and Engineering?

I asked a question on Aviation. I think that also Physics users and Engineering users should be able to easily see my question; they may be interested to answer or to write some comment that could be ...
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Wait for question to close before rejecting migration [duplicate]

This question was recently asked on superuser, flagged as off topic and migrated to WebApps StackExchange (Google Hangouts Account Disconnection), all of which makes perfect sense, since the question ...
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Where to ask for information about cloud integration

I'm currently starting my internship, and I need to gather knowledge related with the integration of cloud services (SaaS). I'm currently comparing integration platforms available in the market (...
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Voted on more questions than there are

So on my Electorate Badge progress on IoT stack exchange, it says that I have voted on 303 questions. I can believe that; I'm a very active user, and have almost definitely seen all the questions ...
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Links with plain URLs as markdown code don't automatically display the title of the question when one link in the post doesn't have a plain URL code

I recently edited this question to change the text displayed on one of the links. The question is asking why burnination request questions often have funny titles and had a list of links to examples ...
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Stack Overflow downvote question improvement [closed]

I recently asked a few questions on Stack Overflow, however most of them got at least one downvote or no upvote (at the time of checking). Despite I have autistic conditions and English isn't my first ...
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Is there a way to find unresolved questions on a specific tag? [duplicate]

Is there a way to find unresolved questions, questions that have answers but none have been accepted by the OP of question on a specific tag? I can see the option to find ones that are 'unanswered' ...
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Where to ask good practice questions? [duplicate]

OK, I got it. There has been plenty of zombies asking dumb good practice questions. And yes, most of the good practice questions lead to opinion-based answers. But then, good practices a essential ...
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Is there a sandbox for the API where I can post questions? [duplicate]

Is there a sandbox site for the Stack Exchange API? I have found a couple of questions which were made for testing answers (EG The API Sandbox), but no way to test posting or editing questions.
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How to deal with newbies on Stack Exchange websites

Is this the good behaviour ? I don't care if the post comes from a newbie or grizzled veteran - if it is a good post I will upvote it, if it is a bad post, I will vote it down. Why not act to ...
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Is asking general questions a good way to get reputation? [closed]

It seems people get more reputation for questions that aren't specific or questions that aren't to solve their problem. Is it a good way to get reputation to ask general questions rather than specific ...
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Why doesn't this question show a vote to close?

I voted to close a question. Later, I was brought back to the question by a comment and noticed that it doesn't show any votes to close. So I clicked the link, only to see that it said I'd already ...
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Is it OK for a user with a high enough reputation to ignore the rules in “how to ask”?

Is it OK for users with a high enough reputation to ignore the rules because maybe they think their reputation gives them some respect that lower-rep users don't have?
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How to handle editors who edit the post wrong

I shared a piece of code in my question, that apparently had some characters missing that were causing the root of my problem. Telling me this would have solved my problem. However, a user chose to ...
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2016: a year in closing

A moderator asked me for data on the percentage of questions closed across all sites. This doesn't strike me as information that needs to be restricted to moderators, so for your idle enjoyment I ...
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Alignment issue for “questions that may already have your answer”

When asking a new question the list of "Questions that may already have your answer" contains questions with (green rectangle) and without accepted answers. As you can see these types or question has ...
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Stolen bounty day

My question has an open bounty. iOS app says: Web says: iOS app, please, bring back a stolen day! I think it's related to another bug. App Version: 1.6.2.5 Device: iPad Air 2 (Wi-Fi) OS ...
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What to do if I didn't get the answer in already answered question [duplicate]

I was searching something then I find that the question is already asked and answered, but the cause of the problem was bit different, and so the answer. So I decided to post the question again, but ...
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Who shared my question or answer?

Can I know who shared my answers or questions in other posts, or this is not possible? Sometimes some member answers, and in the answer shares a old question or answer for more clarification. Can I ...
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Should questions with no clear motivation be downvoted?

Should questions with no clear motivation be downvoted? By "motivation" I mean what led me to ask the question and what sort of answers would be helpful. I asked a similar question on philosophy ...
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Why can't I end a question with “…”?

Recently, I've posted a question with ... (three dots in a row) at the end of the question title. To my surprise, it was removed. I tried re-editing it into it, but it just got removed again. Trying ...
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Where to ask questions, that are related to 2 Different sub-Sites? [duplicate]

I have a question about how to mount best a DSLR camera to an aeroplane. But now I'm wondering, where I would have to ask it? The camera does also have to be controlled from inside the plane. In the ...
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“Value for other visitors” as a criterion for good questions?

Original question I have seen a number of questions on different Stack Exchange sites where it was suggested to close the question for various reasons. One argument/criterion that I have never seen ...
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How can I move a post from Meta Stack Overflow to Meta Stack Exchange?

I already post some question on Meta Stack Overflow here and here, but I think this two question should be here on Meta Stack Exchange, because they are related to winterbash-2016. So how can I move ...
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How to get a new answer for an old question [duplicate]

Seems like this question should have already been asked on Meta, but I could not find it. What should we do when the situation changes for an old question that already has an accepted answer? is ...
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Find post by date

I have a funny problem. I can not find a certain post on http://stackoverflow.com, but I remember the approximate date of creating this post. Is it possible to find the post, knowing only the date is ...