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What are the guidelines for writing good questions (and titles)?

It seems like a few of my questions have had their titles edited, either to add in capitalization, or to take it out (I've not yet seen both on the same question, though ;). I'm not sure if my title ...
shabbychef's user avatar
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What's the site policy on removing text such as "thank you", or "This question is too easy"

I can see in this answer that questions shouldn't be asked with "thank you"s, "cheers", etc. But should we remove these during editing? I'm asking because the policy on the Mathematics site is to ...
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How to ask question that makes you famous and highly upvoted?

@whuber asked recently about Top Ten List of Reasons to Close a Question Immediately, i.e. how not to ask questions, but maybe let's address this from the opposite perspective: how to ask a "great" ...
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My questions don't get an answer - is it a general trend, or am I doing something wrong?

All but one of my questions since September have gone unanswered. I am not complaining, of course: there's no reason why my questions should be answered. It's just that it seems to me that the style ...
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How should questions be answered on Cross Validated?

Following on my previous question: Should our FAQ include information about answering questions, and the subsequent discussion in the comments there, this question is intended to elicit discussion ...
gung - Reinstate Monica's user avatar
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Defining clearer house rules on software-related questions

Given the various issues regarding handling of software-related questions (see here for one jumping-off point), can we curate a set of house rules that encapsulates what Question the community would ...
Gavin Simpson's user avatar
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Learning from previous review decisions

As a new review queue user, I'm slightly intimidated by the possibility of misjudging a new post's quality. I would find it comforting to see how other, more experienced, users have reviewed in the ...
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Why do some of my questions remain unanswered?

In my view my questions must be super easy and I make obvious mistakes as I am naive and learning on my own as I tackle real life problems. Nonetheless my questions remain unanswered. Any idea what's ...
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Problem with moderators trying to keep my question closed

I respect the moderators in general but this time their behaviour is just super weird to me. Please read these 2 links nn.embedding similar general purpose for float values how nn.Embedding algorithm ...
Farhang Amaji's user avatar
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Is it reasonable to put "try to avoid acronyms" in the help on asking questions?

To be more specific, I regularly encounter acronyms which are either ambiguous (e.g. is LDA 'Linear Discriminant Analysis' or 'Latent Dirichlet Analysis'?) or rather obscure (either because of a ...
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Is asking for help finding relevant research off topic?

I have trouble finding relevant research in a specific sub-field. Is it off topic for Cross Validated to either ask for such research or ask for help in finding it? How could I make it a better fit ...
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LDA (latent dirichlet allocation) tag issue

Colleagues and moderators, please think over what to do with a tag for Latent Dirichlet Allocation. We've got lda and latent-dirichlet-alloc currently. One (which? or maybe a new better one?) should ...
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Aside from a bounty how can I give incentive to users to answer my question?

Aside from a bounty how can I give incentive to users to answer my question? I know there is this new bounty feature, but I was wondering if there are other ways too.
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Does it make a sense to create the reference questions for popular topics?

There are topics which keep coming back in different forms such as normality testing of random variables. I thought maybe it makes sense to create a question with the best possible formulation, then ...
Aksakal's user avatar
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Should our FAQ include information about answering questions?

(Preliminary question: Is our FAQ editable at this point? If so:) I have recently started being more active in reviewing. Mostly, of course, you review a new user's first questions, and are often ...
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