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Don't give up easily! Search and read the search results and search again and document your research, so that when that last choice of asking a new question comes you can demonstrate your research. In particular, if you are worried that your topic of interest is hidden by more popular but less specific sites, add more specific keywords (like programming ...


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Ask on the site's per-site Meta, or, if your question is about the Stack Exchange network itself, right here. Tag your question discussion and asking-questions, if possible. One of the major functions of Metas is to help users formulate questions and answers. Most people who participate in a Meta on a regular basis understand the subject matter of the main ...


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I'm not a lawyer, only a bit familiar with CC licenses (I read them and read a bit of stuff about them). I agree fully with the answer of Ryan M, it's perfectly valid to take part of other posts and cite them with attribution even in community wiki posts. Just want to add some details here. The provision for attribution of CC-BY-SA is detailed in section 3(a)...


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Yes, but you need to attribute it and link to the original. CC-BY-SA 4.0 requires you to do the following when sharing licensed material: retain the following if it is supplied by the Licensor with the Licensed Material: identification of the creator(s) of the Licensed Material and any others designated to receive attribution, in any reasonable manner ...


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Personally, I'm a fan of "showing your work" - and updating your question substantially with what you've done is a great example of it. It means folks are not going to waste their time suggesting something you know dosen't work (and others can follow along in your footsteps). Its a good way to roll comments into your post. In this situation I ended ...


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In general, (when) is it better to [...] Going through one at a time. list progress in the form of comments Not recommended, unless it's a very trivial answer to someone else's comment (e.g. "No, X didn't help, but thanks for the suggestion."). question edits This is preferred. However, edits should not be called out explicitly (e.g. with &...


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Who's to say some a new technique or invention can't come along that makes the original answer obsolete. For example, an airline introduces a new route to a destination and some travel site's answer that says you get from X to Y by some complicated route now gets a new answer that says you just take a direct flight with that airline. Of course you can ...


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Even if a question is voted up. It may not be right answer. I just experience this on a post that required an answer in navigating hash tables where methods where used to manipulate the data. This was the wrong answer but it gained the check mark based on up votes. It was not the correct answer because of the methods used and not recognizing the need. The ...


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