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Ask questions about issues that affect all Stack Exchange sites
The guidance on all our Q&A sites explicitly disallows meta-discussion, to reduce clutter and noise. There's no chit-chat; just questions and answers.
In order to keep improving our sites, though, we need a space to talk about how the sites themselves work.
So each community has a meta to discuss site-specific issues, and Meta Stack Exchange is for conversations about problems and ideas that affect the whole network.
This site is all about getting answers. It's not a discussion forum. There's no chit-chat.
Good answers are voted up and rise to the top.
The best answers show up first so that they are always easy to find.
The person who asked can mark one answer as "accepted".
Accepting doesn't mean it's the best answer, it just means that it worked for the person who asked.
How to refresh a question on Stack Exchange sites?
Is it acceptable to refresh/re-ask a question if you have some new details?
If so, what would be an acceptable way?
Do I just edit the post by adding details (let's assume I don't want to put up a bounty)?
If there is no answer at all, is it OK to bump a question via a minor edit? If so, what would be the time limit - a day, a week, never?
Re-asking a question is not acceptable. It will get closed as the exact duplicate it would be.
If you want to "bump" a question, edit it - adding detail is almost always a good thing.
In regards to time limits - there are none that I am aware of.
It's perfectly fine to edit an existing question of yours if you have new information.
Editing it just to bump it to the front page is frowned upon.
If you want to draw attention to an old question, you'll have to sacrifice some rep and offer a bounty.
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- Real problems or questions that you’ve encountered using this software
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