Questions tagged [asking-questions]

This tag is for questions specifically about the process of asking questions on Puzzling Stack Exchange.

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Is it better to ask gaming puzzles here?

I have a concept of a puzzle to be related to Minecraft, considering I have quite a huge part in it. Since it is both a topic in the gaming criteria (Arqade) and it is also supposedly some puzzle (...
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If I got a good puzzle, can I post it on Meta if I am question-limited?

Thanks to some advice from my previous meta posts, I finally came up with a good puzzle. As we all know, the question limit isn't removable thanks to the downvotes, and can only be cleared if we put ...
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I'm likely gonna be in a question ban

I want to make another puzzle which would be much better than the first one, but I doubt it would be any better. Since 4 of my questions have been negatively received, I know that I'm going to be put ...
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Why get downvoted when accepting an answer?

I asked my first 2 questions on this site, and they were fairly just riddle puzzles. For some reason, after I accepted the right answer, downvotes started coming. Why is this so?
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i.stack.imgur unconditionally shrinks large images

There's a visual puzzle consisting entirely of 1 image that I've originally made for a different community. Because it was locally successful, I thought it would be nice to share it with the world. ...
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Already asked Internet Puzzles and answers

Recently a question was posted which is a puzzle by a popular Math teacher. Not to my surprise, answers existed on the net at several different places. I have seen this before also. Reposting puzzles ...
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Request: Restriction to ask a new question for new users

There are some users who sign up for puzzling but they just ask a question (most probably from ongoing contest, or for spams, or unrelated questions to puzzling etc) and leave the page. Therefore I ...
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Is my modest english skills a handicap to write on the site?

I'm some new to this stack exchange community. Over the last weeks I've been posting different kinds of problems to my best ability. Some of them had drawings or sketches (the best which I could make ...
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Re-asking a question when an unintended answer is given

This question is (according to the OP) a rephrasing of this question. The reason a second question was asked is that Lukas Rotter gave an answer which worked with the initial phrasing, but was not the ...
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Updated the warning messages about quality standards of questions on PSE

I have noticed that when adding a new question on Puzzle Stack Exchange (PSE), one may sometimes see the warning: The question you're asking appears subjective and is likely to be closed Similarly,...
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I got question-banned after asking a +7 positive score question

First, I wasn't question-banned. Next, I asked a question. The "Ask Question" page had no warning on it. My question had a score of 7 (9 upvotes and 2 downvotes). Last, I tried to ask another question....
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Can I ask this in Puzzling? In search for a specific riddle/answer

I have a riddle/puzzle my friend confused a group of us yesterday. No one can figure it out. It seems logically impossible to solve so I want to search the original question but cannot find it. So I ...
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Is this interactive puzzle appropriate on Puzzling.SE?

There have been proposals before for semi-interactive puzzles [1, 2]. These are puzzles where more information is revealed by the OP as parts of the puzzle are solved. This is not deemed a good fit. ...
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How to upload image to imgur without showing it?

I mean, can I use it to hide an answer from my question or a hidden hint? Of course without showing it on the post. There're people use this method. I've been looking for this but got nothing. Sorry ...
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If a puzzle appears to be too broad, should one change it if answers are already posted?

Recently, I noticed a question that although was very good and a really nice puzzle, was just a little too broad in that there were multiple answers that made sense for the clues given in the puzzle. ...
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Is it alright to ask questions about how to phrase a puzzle?

I have a math-flavored word puzzle that I like to give to my students, but I'm not happy with the way the puzzle is phrased. It has too many things that need to be explained to my students. Is it ...
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What's our policy on questions asked merely for hats?

Let's say I just posted this to get a hat. What is our policy on such questions, either on Meta or on the main site?
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Can we customise the “How to Ask” popup that appears when asking a question?

I've already raised the issue of the title prompt for questions, which after community consensus was changed by Community Manager Shog9 to read "What's your puzzle or your puzzle-related question?" ...
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Can I post this puzzle? I'm not even sure if it is a puzzle but surely looks like one!

If you are a fan of The Green Team, or technology in general, you might know that the Pascal GTX 1080 is just around the corner... For more information, visit: This article on HEXUS The official ...
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Optimal time to post a question

I have asked several questions. Sometimes the ratio of views to minutes posted is 2:1. But sometimes its the other way round and I could ask a question which only gets 20 views within the first hour. ...
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Riddle containing other languages than english

Is it allowed to create riddles containing partly languages which are not english? If yes, which languages are allowed?
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New here, just wondering if there's some way I should improve my first question

I posted What could the hidden message be, involving this binary data set and string of characters?. I'm just wondering, since I'm new to Puzzling SE, if there are any guidelines I should be adhering ...
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Posting famous unsolved puzzles

I recently came across this question. It presents a conundrum that it claims to be as-of-yet unsolved by anyone. Several people did a lot of work and research, and managed to come up with a ...
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Please vote on a new title prompt for questions

Go to the main site and click the "Ask Question" button. You get a big box to type your question into, a box at the bottom for tags, and a box at the top for the title. Before you type anything into ...
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Professor Layton and the Chamber of Secrets - puzzle series proposal

I'm planning on creating a fan-fiction puzzling story as a Stack Exchange original production, a series of 50-100 questions in which each question contains part of the story, ending in a puzzle to be ...
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Would this potential post be a math puzzle or math problem?

I am considering posting the following puzzle. I'm aware that there's been a lot of discussion about what makes a high-quality math puzzle, as opposed to a an off-topic math problem, and I'm not sure ...
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Rate-limit questions to one per user per day (or n per week)?

Should we (if we can) rate-limit the number of questions which a user is allowed to ask to one per day (or n per week)? I'm suggesting that this be applied to all users across the board. Advantages (...
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Asking your question from another site

If you asked a puzzle like question about a specific topic (such as a puzzle about math on the mathematics site, or Chess on the Chess site) and it wasn't received well, is it alright to still ask it ...
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How does one narrow down a question about puzzle creation?

I was thinking about writing a question along the lines of "What strategies are there for creating X?" where "X" would be a specific type of puzzle. The problem of course is that as is, that type of ...