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    actual problem

    Questions should be about an actual problem of the asker, not hipothetical, imaginary problems or vicary situations (problems that other people have) if the asker doesn't have all the relevant information.

    our format

    Questions should include details showing what the asker have tried to solve the problem by themselves and should include enough details of what is the expected behavior or result.

    Also it's expected that askers search this site and the resources for end users of the corresponding web application thoroughly before asking a question.

    question closed

    Questions that needs improvement may be closed until someone fixes them

    If your question is closed it doesn't mean that the community is refusing to help you. The community might still continue helping by editing the question, providing guidance by posting comments direclty in the question or by refering you to another space that might be part of this community, like a similar focused on talking about how the Web Applications SE works or one of the site chatrooms.

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    • I can't edit, but I'm pretty sure you mean "vicarious" , not "vicary" and "hypothetical" not "hipothetical" .
      – Valorum
      Dec 2 at 22:46

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