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Can we just upvote questions more?

Don't have much to say. I thumb through questions. I upvote anything that contains all info needed and is not a repeat. However I often see comments on the question from our top 30 users and see no ...
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When to close for product recommendations

I do a lot of closures on the main Stack Overflow site so I've seen more than a few recommendation requests. While DIY is a different subject set, I've been increasingly baffled by people wanting to ...
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Would it be in bad taste to post a picture of a completed result of a question I posted?

With the help I received in my question how do I fix an uneven cement floor prior to hardwood flooring install, the process of install was great. I would like to share with the answer posters the ...
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What should we do when we see something in the OP's situation that is dangerous, but not necessarily the subject of the question?

Our existing meta topics on dangerous things discuss people either: asking to do something dangerous (drilling into a tank o' diesel while it still has fuel in it, working on live electrical lines) ...
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Would this wiring question be appropriate on DIY.SE?

We have a question on physics.SE about electrical wiring, which is off topic there. It didn't jump out at me as home improvement at first, but the people on the EE site suggested it might fit here... ...
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Is asking a question relevant to a specific county too local?

I asked a question about dumping waste in my county. It was closed as too local. As per Joel Spolsky, co-founder of stackexchange, the rule of thumb for too local is "why is their a car parked outside ...
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What should we do with OPs suffering from a case of utility futility?

Sadly, in some parts of the world, trying to get a utility (electrical is the one I've seen so far, but other utilities are probably susceptible to this as well) to do anything for you without an ...
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How do I add pictures to a question from my phone?

The title says it all. When I post questions from my phone I don't get the option to add a picture. I think.
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How to encourage users to ask more questions

I noticed on the Area 51 site that this site is rated 'worrying' for the number of questions asked, so how can we encourage users to ask more questions? At this point it looks like Mike B has taken ...
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Can I ask a question about bed frames on Home Improvement?

I need to ask a question about bed frames and head boards is that going to fly here?
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Are “share your experience” type questions appropriate / worthwhile?

I've read through the sample questions in the area51 proposal and I don't see any examples of questions that encourage users to share experience so I'm not sure if they are appropriate or not. Here ...
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On Topic - fixing a drill press?

The question would include pictures and be: My drill press chuck fell out on me while using a 4.5" hole saw bit. It appears to have wobbled itself out because there is some chipping on the tenon ...
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How do we get people to stop assuming that we have X-ray vision?

One of the great banes of this site is the dreaded question that needs photos to answer, but lacks them, leaving everyone guessing at what it could be. Anyone have any ideas how to get more folks to ...
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Questions about flooding.

I have seen numerous questions dealing with yard flooding, which do not possess enough uniqueness to warrant their own question. Personally I have seen these below... How do I stop backyard from ...
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What do if there are multiple answers that are equally great?

I have a couple questions out now that each have multiple brilliant responses. I'm conflicted on which answer to select as the "accepted answer". What should an OP do for questions like these? I don'...
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Why are there so many unanswered questions?

This beta seems to have an extremely high proportion of unanswered questions. Am I the only one concerned about this? It seems as if, especially during private beta, it's important to focus on ...
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I just want someone to check my work — where do I post?

Where should we post questions that aren't necessarily looking for a detailed answer, but more geared towards just wanting a second set of eyes to look over your work and point out blatant mistakes or ...
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Home Sales question in Home Improvement SE

I'm new to home Improvement and have a rather specific question I need answered. I am not sure, however, if it is off topic. In summary, I'm looking for some advice on selling my house during the ...
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Help improving a downvoted question?

I posted the following question and answer: How do I set the clock on a Thermador CT227N or CT227NW oven? But it has gotten two down votes with no explaination as to how to improve it. Before ...
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Questions about energy-audit services on-topic?

I recently had an energy audit done on my house by a national contractor, who offer this service in many cities around the country. Would it be on-topic to ask about the general validity of these ...
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Would a question about where to report a contractor's behavior be on-topic?

I have the following question: Subj: Where would I report bad contractor behavior? A contractor in my area is asking for 50% of the quoted price for the work as cash up front with a promise to ...
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How to handle posts asking multiple independent questions

The Stack Exchange question and answer format breaks down when multiple discrete questions are posed in one post. Either answers must address each question, or they fail to completely meet the ...
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Hobby or not? How do I know if I can ask?

I have a question about a ways to covering OSB edges. I'm not a professional, but I build (and helped to build) furniture since childhood. So I know my basics pretty solid, I think. So can I legally ...
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Are car repair questions on topic?

Are questions regarding car repair on topic? If it's truly just DIY I'd say yes, but if it's just home improvement I guess no.
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Can I ask “self-learning” questions about handmade stuff?

Hi! Can I ask (and maybe self-answer) questions about computer modding or handmade stuff how-to? Thanks!
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Asking for non-brand specific tool qualities- on topic?

I am looking for a drill press... but I don't want a recommendation for a specific drill press. Instead, I want to know what qualities are important to consider while buying a drill press. I would ...
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Is a question about using the hammer function on a specific type of drill on-topic?

I inherited an old drill. It supposedly has a hammer function (it's a Black & Decker that calls itself Schlagbohrmaschine), but I don't know how to switch it on, and need help. Is that too ...
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Shouldn't these questions be community wiki?

What are the pros and cons of different types of smart switches on the UK market? What are the pros and cons of different types of smart switches (that are on the US market) ? What are some pros, ...
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Can the Tour be Improved?

I repeatedly find the same problems with questions, particularly (but not exclusively) from new users: No model #s listed - just "a new dimmer" or "a new light fixture", etc. With model #s, which are ...
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Should we strongly encourage foundation questions to include a basic drawing?

Thinking of foundation questions, and so I'm reading the history of such question to see what trends I should consider. I see lots of questions which lack any spatial sense that could improve the ...
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When (and/or where) is it okay to ask questions about homemaking processes?

Is there a clear guideline about what makes a homemaking question appropriate for this site? I'm interested in process improvements, however, there seems to be some inconsistency about whether ...
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Is there a specific way of referring new members to SE?

Do I get reputation points for it? is there a specific procedure?
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Are resale/worth questions OK or not?

I have seen several questions that basically want an opinion on if doing a project is worth their time as far as resale value or what would be the best thing to do while keeping resale value. I ...