Questions tagged [asking-questions]

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

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
19
votes
3answers
299 views

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 ...
7
votes
1answer
299 views

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 ...
6
votes
1answer
120 views

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,...
2
votes
2answers
139 views

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....
1
vote
1answer
38 views

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 ...
1
vote
2answers
141 views

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. ...
3
votes
1answer
92 views

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 ...
9
votes
1answer
245 views

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. ...
8
votes
1answer
116 views

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 ...
11
votes
1answer
199 views

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?
7
votes
1answer
114 views

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?" ...
1
vote
1answer
75 views

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 ...
2
votes
2answers
94 views

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. ...
9
votes
2answers
271 views

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?
5
votes
0answers
160 views

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 ...
13
votes
3answers
481 views

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 ...
15
votes
3answers
362 views

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 ...
7
votes
1answer
234 views

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 ...
4
votes
3answers
275 views

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 ...
2
votes
4answers
133 views

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 (...
2
votes
1answer
37 views

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 ...
3
votes
1answer
99 views

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 ...