Questions tagged [asking-questions]

This tag is for questions specifically about the process of asking questions on this site.

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Would a question asking for making a website's text content distraction/clutter free be on-topic?

I have a self-answerable question wherein I want to share how an article on Medium.com can be read without any clutter at the top, bottom, and in the sides. I wrote a userscript for removing bells and ...
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Is showing research is a requirement when posting a question on WebApps SE?

I am confused about whether showing research is a requirement when posting a question on WebApps SE. Requirement means that if the OP doesn't show research, then the question must be closed. One of my ...
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Why do I get a: This question doesn't meet our quality standards?

Why do I get a message every time I try to create a question? Can you be more specific?
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Anyone interested in collaborate to build a "How to ask a question about [google-sheets]" guide/faq?

Nowadays google-sheets is the tag with the higher number of questions in Web Applications. Unfortunately people answering questions are, IMHO, very few. Besides of the different reasons that we could ...
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Is your question about **using** web applications?

This question is very, very similar to Clarify "Ask Question" placeholder text but that question doesn't have an answer yet and it's one year old that question is about the question title ...
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"You can only post once every 60 minutes" - How come it wasn't 40 minutes?

Low-rep users are rate-limited to 1 question every 40 minutes (90 minutes on Stack Overflow) network-wide. I tried to submit a question here on WebApps.StackExchange, but I got the following error: ...
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"Require" askers to check the tag excerpt and wiki before posting a question

Suggestion On Stack Overflow sites (at least on the English and Spanish "versions"), Server Fault and maybe other SE sites too, it's "required"1 to check the tag excerpts / wiki ...
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Clarify "Ask Question" placeholder text

The current placeholder text in the "Ask Question" form title reads: What's your web applications question? Be specific. I think this can be clarified to (maybe) stop or slow down users who are ...
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How do I write a great question?

I want to write a question that will be easily found and answerable by the people who know the answer. I also want people who have the same question in the future to be able to find it and the answers ...
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Why does WebApps warn me "you're in danger of being blocked" when I haven't asked any questions?

When I log into webapps I see this: Here's my profile: What has contributed to my warning being issued? How do I find out? I know this question has been asked before, but the ones I saw applied to ...
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How do I ask a question that may require recommending a web app?

I have a problem that I need to solve, and it may require the recommendation of a web app or service. How do I ask this type of question so that it isn't closed? (Inspired by this question at meta....
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Why am I in danger of being blocked?

Wait! Some of your past questions have not been well-received, and you're in danger of being blocked from asking any more. For help formulating a clear, useful question, see: How do I ask a ...
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