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Is it bad to repeat a question if an existing one is hard to find?

If the existing question is poorly formulated, edit it! Improvements are always welcome. If you think that the existing formulation is fine, you can still edit the question to add search fodder, e.g. ...
Gilles 'SO- stop being evil''s user avatar
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What else can I do to make my question well-received and improve my chances of getting answers?

Welcome to our site! Interesting questions and answers about UNIX & Linux are what this site is all about. Let’s get some basics out of the way; skip ahead if you’ve already covered these. ...
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Is this cross-post against site rules?

My take here is slightly different. I don't consider that question to be cross-posted at all. While it is true that posting the same question on multiple sites of the network is frowned upon, posting ...
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Has it ever been officially stated that question authors shouldn't answer to requests for clarification in the comments?

I also have not yet found a canonical meta Q&A that clarifies this. Update: Based on @V2Blast's comment below, I've updated the Community How do comments work? FAQ to add an explicit statement ...
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Is this cross-post against site rules?

Will close when the bounty ends, and potentially migrate to AU depending on what happens on their end in the meantime There's less consensus on migrating it than I expected; sounds like we're going ...
Michael Mrozek's user avatar
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Can't show appreciation?

Messages like the one you mention, or "Hello!", "Thanks" etc, are considered noise on the Stack Exchange network sites. SE aims to create a repository of knowledge in the form of questions and answers....
terdon's user avatar
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discourage images of text on /questions/ask?

This is actually already implemented to some degree for new users. It's just that at 15 rep, the warning message goes away so that more experienced users don't see it any longer. New users that ...
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Why do suggested similar posts appear between title and body of a post under creation?

I'd argue that's the intended effect. You should look at those posts and see if any of those are what you're going to ask, and so they should be shown at the first available place where enough ...
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What else can I do to make my question well-received and improve my chances of getting answers?

As one dumb user less experienced user to another: Make your question novel: most of the people on this site are wizards and they get bored by questions they've seen 10s or 100s or 1000s of times ...
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Splash screen test for kali-linux questions

In theory, we have one already, though it sometimes gets misused. A competent Kali could help themselves by: asking a good question if their question is "unfairly" closed as a duplicate of "I'm in ...
Jeff Schaller's user avatar
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4 votes
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Community Wiki or Answer to my own Question (gcc-doc non free)

Both, although there's no need to make it a wiki. Post a question along the lines of "Why can't I fetch the gcc-doc package on Debian?" with a description of what goes wrong when you try without the ...
Michael Mrozek's user avatar
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What else can I do to make my question well-received and improve my chances of getting answers?

To write a good, welcomed question, I would advise: keeping it on-topic to the main subject of our stack/group; not addressing several subjects at once, in a single question; researching the facts ...
Rui F Ribeiro's user avatar
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In the case of a question that applies to many Linux OS:es, is it better to ask one question and expect mutiple answers, or ask one specific question?

If you aren't sure what answers will depend on, include all the information that's potentially relevant in your question, and let people who do know what is relevant edit the title and tags to reflect ...
Gilles 'SO- stop being evil''s user avatar
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In the case of a question that applies to many Linux OS:es, is it better to ask one question and expect mutiple answers, or ask one specific question?

I don't think it would be easy to ask a single question in this way, yet I'm also not convinced that only breaking it into multiple questions would fix the problem... Too Broad A question should be ...
Philip Couling's user avatar
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In the case of a question that applies to many Linux OS:es, is it better to ask one question and expect mutiple answers, or ask one specific question?

This seems contradictory. Either the question "applies to mostly all Linux distributions (and maybe even BSD)" OR "[it will] vary depending on what Linux distribution it is due to ...
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