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Why do basic questions that show no signs of research or anything get hundreds of upvotes, but other detailed questions get downvoted?

I did a google for the phrase and found that the question was from 2009, 13 years ago. So - if you had searched for the question at the time, there wouldn't have been a duplicate. There are a few ...
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Does SE in general have a problem with simple questions that aren't googleable?

SE in general shouldn't have any issue with simple questions that are googleable, so long as the question itself is well-constructed. The reception of such is often down to the rapidity & ...
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"Is it possible to...?" vs. "How to...?", Which one is better for title and style of questions, considering practical and psychological aspects?

Well, this is my own answer to my question, mainly completing the suggestions and borrowing the ideas from the first comment for the question from @rene and the answer posted by @ben is uǝq backwards ,...
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"Is it possible to...?" vs. "How to...?", Which one is better for title and style of questions, considering practical and psychological aspects?

You don't need to use either. How to cast pointers to arrays in C++ Is it possible to cast pointers to arrays in C++ can be reworded to Casting pointers to arrays in C++ Casting C++ pointers to ...
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"Is it possible to...?" vs. "How to...?", Which one is better for title and style of questions, considering practical and psychological aspects?

"Is it possible to" asks if something can be done. "How do I" basically asks for instructions on how to do a thing. To me, an ideal question talks about a problem, its constraints ...
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"Is it possible to...?" vs. "How to...?", Which one is better for title and style of questions, considering practical and psychological aspects?

Tl;dr: use "how do I" Long answer: It's already been established on MSO that "is it possible" can (should?) be treated as "how do I ...", and even that editing it to &...
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How do I flag a post that is not a question?

Remember that if you ever see a post that you think is not useful, then there is a way that you can notify the community of your perspective, which is by downvoting. I do not think that any of the ...
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How do I flag a post that is not a question?

Well - I think you mean those questions that are not obviously questions. In the context of meta sites, especially main meta, we sometimes need to do things differently. Each of the posts you're ...
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