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How to ask a good question.

How to ask a good question. This thread has advice on the following aspects of writing a good question on this site. Each item in this list links to an answer below about that specific aspect of ...
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How to deal with just-google-it questions?

This post was reworked by me to more accurately convey my point. This may have rendered some comments obsolete. This question has a follow-up here. The problem There are quite a few questions wich ...
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Guerilla reposting of a question that no one answered

Recently, a question and its variants were posted on MSE (and cross-posted on MO as well, if that matters) using different new user accounts: https://math.stackexchange.com/questions/1422693/a-...
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A better taxonomy of unacceptably bad questions.

I wouldn't be surprised if this has been extensively discussed in the past. I wonder if it would not be possible to correct and refine the taxonomy of questions which should be closed. The possible ...
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Adding share your thoughts about the problem and any attempts to solve it to the “How do I ask a good question”-page for self-study questions

My proposal is simple. Should we add "share your thoughts on the problem and any attempts you have made to solve it" to the How do I ask a good question-page for all self-study related questions (e.g ...
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Why is the policy and process for closing off-topic questions so closed?

I think any casual passer-by in MSE interested in intellectual freedom and openness would be appalled that questions get closed as "not about mathematics, within the scope defined by the help center" ...
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Question Regarding Off Topic Status

I have a question regarding the following question that was made: Probability of going into an absorbing state It has been marked off topic by several people. Looking at the suggested help page, the ...
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Why not flag questions because they're homework?

During last days a lot of people have sent so many questions that are like homework, for example: this this this this this this and basically they don't make any effort to show what they have tried. ...
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Why is this question closed?

Why is this question closed as offtopic? I'd understand marking it as a duplicate, but description says "This question is missing context or other details".