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Is it appropriate to ask "dumb" questions.

As I found, most people asking really smart questions. But what if I have a "dumb" question. When I simply don't understand something or even don't understand some answers. More specifically, can I ...
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10 answers

List of chatrooms

This is a place where we could collect list of chat rooms associated with this site. There are several rooms which have potential to be useful if more users were aware of them or more users visited ...
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A question on an answer made by a user who is no longer active

I saw an answer in a old thread that I do not understand. I made a comment yesterday asking the user to explain a particular step. But I realize now that the thread is old and the user is no longer ...
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Closing Questions for Low Reputation Users

Today I found myself in a bit of a discussion (if I'm being honest, it seemed more like an argument) with a user who closed a question. I am reasonably new to contributing to the site, and the user ...
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Does that count as defacement?

I noticed that there is a recent habit of a particular user to edit old questions and add his own questions on the topic instead of opening a new question. I suppose that this is a precaution to ...
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What to do if my question is already made?

Suppose I have a question that is already made, but it has been there from a long time and without no answer. If I want to bring that question to the top as every new question by users, the only way I ...
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Is it okay to comment on others' answers for asking for explanation?

I often find myself waiting on the homepage of, searching if there's a question I can answer. However, if I find a question (not posted by me), which is interesting for me, then ...
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Referencing answer given on SE

Recently I asked the math.SE community my first question (link), after a few minutes an experienced used resolved my issue with a smooth answer. But my problem is that this question was derived from ...
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1 answer

Suggestions for examples of well-asked questions

I am posting this question as a place where we could collect various examples of good questions together with explanations what makes them good. (Feel free to choose the format you like best. I will ...
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Does our site need a blog like a few sites on the network have?

Does our site need a blog like a few sites on our network have? To me this question is a compact version of the following sub-questions: What do we use the blog for, if we had one? TeX. SX has a ...
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What to do with old questions whose only 'complete' answerer gives no clarification?

I've had a few questions where I only received one response, and while they answered my question (at least partially), I had some doubts about it, and left a comment (while upvoting, but not accepting ...
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Not understanding the answer to a question, make a new question?

I may not be good at using the search feature, so I couldn't find a duplicate of this. Question: If I do not understand the answer to one of my questions, and the answerer disappears(or he has been ...
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1 answer

What to do when one wants to "revive" a question

Prior to posting a question on MSE, I often find a similar question that's been asked, but doesn't have a solution I'm looking for or the solutions are written for a more mathematically mature person ...
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Am I breaking the community rule?

If I have a question which has been posted here in MSE before, and if, after following the hints give by someone there I still got stuck, can I post the problem again without getting branded as "...
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10 votes
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Old Questions that Answer Your Own

I was about to ask a question on the Mathematics page when I noticed it had already been asked(3 months ago). I looked at it and found the answer didn't clarify the situation for me. Do I post my own ...
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