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What else can I do to make my question well-received and improve my chances of getting answers?

I’m new to the UNIX & Linux site and I would like to ask a question. There is some guidance in the Help Center, but what are other actions I can take to make my question well-received and improve ...
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Splash screen test for kali-linux questions

Let me preface with this. With the quality of questions under the "kali-linux" tag, I do understand what's going on. For whatever reason, Kali seems to attract not only newcomers to Linux, but new ...
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Can't show appreciation?

Here is the question I want to discuss about: Delayed Expansion I just want to know why the "Any help is appreciated!" message was removed I have put such a message in AU questions too, but I don't ...
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Community Wiki or Answer to my own Question (gcc-doc non free)

I want to share some info regarding Debian and GCC. (I needed to add non-free repos to my sources.list file in order to be able to fetch gcc-doc package -manpages for gcc-. I search for an explanation ...
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Is it bad to repeat a question if an existing one is hard to find?

Sometimes I have a question that I know I have seen on here before. I try searching for it as the first step. If I can't find it that way, I click "Ask a Question" and type in the title, because ...
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Is this cross-post against site rules?

I'm asking about this question (U&L) which was recently posted again here (AU). Gilles once stated that cross-posting between UL and anywhere is against the FAQ/on-topic guidelines which ...
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Installing Geant4 alongside GEANT3: Question for Unix and Linux meta?

I intend to ask the following question: Can I install Geant4 alongside GEANT-3 on my Ubuntu 15.04 (Vivid Vervet)? I have already installed GEANT-3. How can I install Geant4 without making any ...
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Is it appropriate to reword questions to make them more generic in prep to make them community wiki?

Just as the title says: is it appropriate to reword questions to make them more generic? I've seen a lot of questions that ask the same thing; however, the titles aren't related and the average user ...
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Are (original) posts expected to be in English?

It doesn't specify this anywhere on the Tour page and I cannot find a meta question that directly answers this question (if one exists, please direct me there). Are questions on SE (and *nix.SE in ...
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Is “How do I read/interpret X command output?” a fair question?

I love wondershaper, as it prevents me from abusing my little cheap bandwidth/router, but when I try to know how it does I'm suddenly immersed into tc output which looks alien to me and left me with ...
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Asking Questions About Advantages and Disadvantages

On Unix-StackExchange, can I ask questions like "When configuring the Linux kernel, what are the advantages and disadvantages of enabling UTS namespaces?"? (This is a real question that I want to ask.)...
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What's better place for questions about “Linux/Unix programming libraries” - Unix.SE or SO?

Where to ask questions about "Linux/Unix programming libraries" ? Is it better to ask such on Unix.SE or StackOverflow ? As @Mat pointed out FAQ says "If your question is a programming question, ...
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Questions titles with square brackets in them

I don't think this should be allowed. I've just edited a couple of question from two different users: Why do I get an "rsync: failed to set times on ... : Operation not permitted (1)" error ...
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Should I ask generic questions here or on main meta?

It's sometimes not clear whether to ask here or on main meta (an example Q: What about questions already answered elsewhere?). Advantage here is that the answer would be more specific to our site, and ...