Questions tagged [asking-questions]

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According to the statistics, Facebook users have moved from desktop to mobile

To be crystal clear, this doesn't include new or changes to existing rules or workings. I'm sharing thoughts, providing guidance and making requests. By making a request, I mean that you can take the ...
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How do I ask a question on Stack Exchange? [closed]

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Does Web Apps Stack Exchange Require Research?

October 30th, 2023 As we are not seeing anything that needs to be debated at this point in time. I am going to accept the answer I proposed to the community. Of course, this policy doesn't need to be ...
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Guides to ask a [google-sheets] question

You might have being pointed here to help you to understand the workings of Web Applications Stack Exchange, the main site of this community, specifically in the context of asking questions about ...
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Let's make "research efforts" more specific: request to search the web app help

Please see As of today, April 2023, what do we understad that it's our intended audience and what is the first that we tell them about how to participate? Overview Please bear with me. This post ...
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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? [closed]

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?

In 2020 when this question was originally posted and still at the end of February, 2023, google-sheets is the tag with the higher number of questions in Web Applications SE. Unfortunately people ...
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The guidance in the "Step 1: Draft your question" box on the Ask Question page should be customized

Problem In Web Applications we got, some times more off-topic questions than on-topic questions, about Apps for other platforms (desktop, Android, iOS, etc.) Most web applications doesn't have the ...
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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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Troubleshooting guidance

There are some questions about issues that, rather than a deterministic answer, could require an heuristic approach (try & error, troubleshooting, etc.). Sometimes this could be because the user ...
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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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Using Web Applications as a product support forum

I'm looking into using webapps.stackexchange.com as a support forum for our product Orangedox for Dropbox. Since I'm a big fan of Stack Overflow I would rather use a product like this, where anyone ...
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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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