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Questions tagged [specific-question]

Use along with [meta] to ask about specific questions here on Meta Stack Exchange. Questions about questions on other network sites are off-topic here and should be posted on the site's meta instead.

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What is the difference between “only applicable to one specific site” and “a general question stems from a specific example”?

The reason I ask Would adding more examples to a post be acceptable? in the mother meta instead of the child meta is because I think it's applicable to other sites as well. So what is the difference ...
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Why does this question continue to show as Community Wiki, even though a moderator removed community wiki status?

This question shows as being Community Wiki on the question page. However, if you check its revision history, it shows that a moderator removed Community Wiki status. Additionally, I tried answering ...
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Android app not updating content

I used the Android app to edit an answer that I had previously posted on StackOverflow for this question. But the app is not displaying the updated content, even though I can see it OK on the ...
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Is this kind of question “unclear what you're asking” or "too broad? [closed]

What should a question like this be flagged for? I'm torn between "unclear what you're asking" and "too broad". My problem here is indeed applicable to other sites, too. This question on the blender ...
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What to do with deleted question that is off topic for this site

I posted a question: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/49772011/no-page-information-in-search-results-magento-2-1-8 Then realised that it doesn't belong on stack-overflow and deleted it. I got the ...
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What to do if I find an answer, but I don't have permission to post from the author?

Last month I asked a question on Arqade about the luck-based Mario Party 2 minigame "Day at the Races". I wanted to know if each of the 4 selectable racers had an equal chance of winning. A few days ...
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Are these duplicates?

Add tag wiki/excerpt audits with copied content We need tag wiki plagiarism audits I'm very curious why they aren't duplicates. Both are requesting basically the same feature, with highly similar ...
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Why was the recent question about “unwarranted” suspensions deleted?

This isn't a big deal; I'm partially curious about what happened, but I also think it was a pretty good question with some very useful answers. There was a question posted here yesterday by someone ...
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Is this request for statistics of skipping in reviews hard to accomplish or does it somehow lack visibility?

Related: New top bar is live (section "Review queue icon sucks") Review queue updates & icon poll Please change the review icon back to a text link Review icon survey by Stack Exchange DAG ...
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Was the Ask Different <kbd> style implemented?

While browsing SE, I came across a request to implement Ask Different's <kbd> tag style network-wide. (Can we have the nicer Apple SE/Ask Different <kbd> tag network-wide?.) The accepted ...
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Why was this question about increasing downvote weight locked?

I'm a bit unsure why the following question was locked: Should the weight of downvotes be increased? Typically, locked questions display a specific reason for being locked. Strangely, the linked post ...
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Is it appropriate for a moderator to delete a question based on borderline self-promotion rather than closing or putting on hold?

I'm on a team that develops APIs for developers to create apps within our platform. We thought Stack Overflow was an appropriate place to do Q&A specifically for programming questions about our ...
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iOS app crashes on a specific question in Movies & TV

In the Hot Questions feed right now is a question titled What cameos has Stan Lee had?. Tapping on this question displays the post and then the app crashes about 4 seconds later. Happens for me ...
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Bounty claimed by answer with just URL in it on Stack Overflow [closed]

I started a bounty for the first time for a question. Someone immediately posted an answer which had only a link in it and referenced link, and also it didn't have anything about answer. And it seems ...
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Starting counter of 50 questions per month? [duplicate]

How do I check when my month ends? For Math stack exchange I recently got the 50 questions a month limit, just wondering how to check.
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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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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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For technical vocabulary questions, what site should I use?

I am not trying to do something technical. I just want to understand a couple of things about SaltStack. Which site is the most appropriate for vocabulary questions? Here are the technical DevOps ...
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Android app crashes when attempting to open a specific question

Normally the app works great but always crashes when I try to open this question on Programming Puzzles & Code Golf. App Version: 1.0.89 Device Manufacturer: LGE Device Model: LG-D802 OS Version:...
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Should I flag for comment restoration? [closed]

A user is accusing me of plagiarizing their comment as my answer. We both posted relatively the same comment within 30 seconds. My comment had a functional example though and the OP told me to posted ...
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Why has this user's tantrum about a question they wanted deleted been successful?

This heavily-downvoted semi-dupe has been deleted after its author vandalized it several times and tried to vandalize the upvoted answer as well — mine, to be precise — apparently with the ...
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Undelete a question (without URL, it doesn't appear in my profile)

I accidentally deleted a long question I just posted on Stack Overflow. I am trying to recover it, but I can't find it in my profile or activity list anywhere and do not have the URL. It was titled ...
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Which Stack Exchange site to use for dynamic app development tool questions? [duplicate]

We are building a dynamic app development platform. Its approaches are directly aligned with the way apps are built using code though it's a complete drag and drop and no code system. Though ...
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View count and vote count are not matching on a question [duplicate]

The screenshots speak for itself. How is it possible to have 2 upvotes but only 1 view (which should be anyway my view)? Link to the question. I tried to refresh and hard refresh but the view count ...
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How is a feature request a duplicate of a support question? [duplicate]

I asked Could we allow users to challenge moderators' decisions? but it was marked as a duplicate. But I believe it isn't a duplicate because the questions linked to are asking how to use a ...
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Should I cross-post a question that hasn't been answered? [duplicate]

I didn't get answer from my question for EX:"How to use chrome Plugins in Selenium WebDriver" IN SQA, So can i post same question on Stack Overflow. Please help me... any how iam doing this for to get ...
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Converting 'Is Stack Overflow a forum' Q&A into Community Wiki?

There is a Meta SE Q&A that I would like to be able to cite quite frequently: Is Stack Overflow a forum? and I would cite it frequently if it were titled something like `Are Stack Exchange (...
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Completed feature-request gets closed as off-topic

This feature-request was marked status-completed and then it got closed as off-topic. If it was really off-topic then it should not have been tagged completed. To me that is really strange, maybe I am ...
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How do new users get help on Stack Exchange?

I'm having a computer issue and joined SuperUser looking for help after your site popped up in a search for tech help forums. I asked a question as a guest and received a couple of comments, so I'm ...
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Should opinion-seeking questions with many answers be reworded or left as-is? [duplicate]

I have an opinion-seeking question that is several years old and just recently was marked as on-hold. The on-hold status requests I re-word my question, but since there are already so many answers ...
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When to ask multiple questions in a single post ? (Revisited)

This question has been asked several times in similar (yet often slightly different) ways. The general consensus seems to be that it's best to ask multiple questions individually in multiple Question ...
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Question removed by OP after I answered it

The OP removed this question after I posted an answer (and an useful edit) to it. Not sure if this is too un-common as I faced it only second time. (can't get the first instance details as it was ...
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Deleting a question which is answered and must be deleted for company reasons [duplicate]

I want to delete my question which is answered. I breached my company policy by sharing the original code! Now my account is suspended for 2 days! How do I delete an answered questions?
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Why is my question put on-hold since there are plenty similar ones? [closed]

Do you know is there anything different between my question (https://stackoverflow.com/questions/29206889/are-there-any-examples-of-using-the-state-design-pattern-in-net-framework) which is put on-...
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Revision history says these two questions are deleted, but they still exist

While playing around with some SEDE queries, I came across the following two odd questions (both from the same user): 758706: Insert matching parentheses xcode? (revision history) 1101705: Input ...
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Delete my own misguided question?

When I asked this question I didn't understand enough basics to even formulate the question correctly. Specifically, I asked about basis when the real question (as I now understand) was about how ...
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How can I make this question acceptable? [closed]

Earlier today I posted this question on programmers.stackexchange: How can a manager best communicate software development best practices to junior and mid level staff? My boss asked me this ...
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Why was this link removed in my question? [closed]

I asked a question regarding how a Blu-ray disk can be released online before the official Blu-ray release date on Stacke Exchange site Movies & TV. So I used a link for source, but someone ...
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After reading the meta I still don't know where to post my question [duplicate]

I posted a question on Programmers and was told that I should post it on Stack Overflow instead. Having posted it in both places, both questions are now "on hold as off-topic" so really, I don't ...
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Regarding specific edit

One of my questions had a suggested edit and I approved it. I am still having a feeling that there wasn't a reason to make that edit. It was addition of a relevant tag. The question was quite old. The ...
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Help me count editors of this post (made CW by “more than 5 different editor”, I found only 3) [duplicate]

This post was made community wiki in rev 14. Edit summary says: [Post Made Community Wiki by being edited by more than 5 different editor] (Side note "5 different editor" (instead of "...editors") ...
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Delete the popular popular deleted Stack Overflow and Programmers questions

The justification for keeping https://meta.stackexchange.com/questions/73455/popular-deleted-stack-overflow-and-programmers-questions on Meta.SE is: So those two Programmers questions are the only ...
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Ability to embed a snapshot of a main site post into a meta post

On any main site, if you post a link-only question or answer you're likely to get downvoted (possibly heavily) and your question or answer closed or deleted. This is good: links can break or change, ...
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Graphic Design vs Writers: Which is best for designing a document?

These are two examples: Is this a good way to present images and captions for research document? Nice and elegant separation between proof/equations and explanation I am writing a thesis and I want ...
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How to get a Question OFF hold? [closed]

There is one question which got on hold, where the reason is not really plausible for me and it would be a good discussion and I would like to answer it but I can't find a button to ask for "off hold" ...
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Is a question about a payment policy appropriate on any SE site?

Is there any SE site where the following question is acceptable? Walmart in my area requires ID for any credit card transaction, even though this is strictly prohibited by Visa, Mastercard, and other ...
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Why an unprotect option shown for a question which was not protected?

While viewing this question, i'm just wondered of why all the options(share, edit, reopen,delete,flag,unprotect) are shown in two lines instead of a one single line. Is this a bug? And also i have ...
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Should an old, popular C# Static Analysis Tools question be deleted or locked? [closed]

This question currently has some re-open and delete votes on it: What static analysis tools are available for C#?. There is some debate between users in the comments about whether the question should ...
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Why was my “newbie getting started” post deleted?

I recently made a post on Stack Overflow that was kind of a "getting started newbie" question regarding XMPP and Google GCM servers. Someone gave me a vague answer and that was about all that happened....
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Is this answer worthy of redemption?

Patient: It hurts when I bang my head against the wall. Doctor 1: The reason for that is [lengthy technical discussion]. But try again at 5pm on a Tuesday. Doctor 2: Don't bang your head on the ...