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Is my modest english skills a handicap to write on the site?

Your English is fine Hi, I'm bobble. I have been the one editing most of your posts. (If you want me to, I will go back and edit your old ones.) Your English is fine. I will repeat this as often as ...
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I'm likely gonna be in a question ban

It seems your introduction to the world of Puzzling.SE has not been as smooth as you'd hoped, with 4 of your first 5 questions in negative scores and one of them closed to boot. Here is some advice ...
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Re-asking a question when an unintended answer is given

Okay, since it's been a day I'll post my thoughts for voting. I think that re-asking a question with a different phrasing is good, provided that the new phrasing removes ambiguity and invalidates the ...
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What's our policy on questions asked merely for hats?

Our policy is that you are a terrible person. (not really, but it's a catchy hook) Hat-seeking behavior, while fine in absentia, is no excuse for cluttering the site with low-quality posts or ...
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Is it alright to ask questions about how to phrase a puzzle?

Absolutely. This is 100% within scope of the site. As you note, the puzzle-creation tag wiki even explicitly mentions phrasing (emphasis mine): This can cover all aspects of puzzle creation, from ...
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Is my modest english skills a handicap to write on the site?

In addition to @bobble's answer, remember that other users might edit your posts to fix the issues in there. I'm not an English speaker either and it happened a lot of times to my posts, I find it ...
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Updated the warning messages about quality standards of questions on PSE

As Mithical noted, these warning messages are the same across every site on the Stack Exchange network. I agree that the "subjective" warning doesn't make a whole lot of sense for us to have, but it ...
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Request: Restriction to ask a new question for new users

I see where this request is coming from, but I don't think this is a good idea, at least not the right execution. I've listed the questions with First Posts reviews (so they must have been posted by a ...
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If a puzzle appears to be too broad, should one change it if answers are already posted?

Why you shouldn't change a question with answers Changing a question in substantive ways after answers have already been posted, anywhere on Stack Exchange, is likely to make those answers obsolete. ...
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I got question-banned after asking a +7 positive score question

The precise criteria for question bans (which are automated) don't seem to be noted anywhere. In general terms, if you post "too many" "low-quality" questions, you will be question-banned. Neither ...
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Is this interactive puzzle appropriate on Puzzling.SE?

As you've already discovered, Snippets don't operate on Puzzling. There's a strong preference to keep all puzzles self-contained on site. This is to keep content within the puzzle posting itself, so ...
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What is the point of the “text version” of grid puzzles?

In short, I feel it both preserves the puzzle in a permanent, non-hosted form and is accessible for screen readers. I'll explain in further detail why I'm rebutting two of the points listed in the ...
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How to upload image to imgur without showing it?

After you have inserted an image into your post via the Image interface, the image is already available on i.sstatic.net; you do not have to submit your post for that. Therefore, you can just upload ...
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Can we customise the "How to Ask" popup that appears when asking a question?

I think it goes without saying that Is your question about creation and solving of puzzles? should be changed to something like Is your question a puzzle, or a question about the creation and ...
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Why get downvoted when accepting an answer?

Welcome to the site! When speaking of old posts, accepting an answer might draw some attention to your post from the +2 link in your profile, and the +15 link in the answerer's profile. However, as ...
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Why get downvoted when accepting an answer?

Usually, downvotes don't come because of accepting an answer. It might be a coincidence, that more people saw your riddle and thought it was a poor one after the answer was posted/accepted than before....
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Can I post this puzzle? I'm not even sure if it is a puzzle but surely looks like one!

Generally, the rule is that puzzles (or any questions on any StackExchange site) should be self-contained: All the information required to solve the puzzle should be available in the post. (Of ...
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Is this interactive puzzle appropriate on Puzzling.SE?

No, this is not an appropriate puzzle for Puzzling.SE. And I will for that reason refrain from posting it. As already observed, Stack Snippets won't run on this site. Even with the code included in ...
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If I got a good puzzle, can I post it on Meta if I am question-limited?

No, you can't. This site is for questions about Puzzling Stack Exchange, not for puzzles themselves. If you're question-banned on the main site, we (or the moderators) can't even migrate it to where ...
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How to use a monospaced font in Puzzling questions?

Code block font is monospaced and probably the most common form across the network. You can add it with a ` before and after your text. ...
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Is Puzzling SE the place for pub quizzes?

A question is on topic here if it is (1) a puzzle, or (2) about puzzles. (There are various other specific constraints -- e.g., we don't take questions that are from currently running competitive ...
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Is it better to ask gaming puzzles here?

As far as I can tell from browsing Arqade meta questions with the word "puzzle", they only allow gaming-related puzzle questions if the puzzles are a part of the game. (E.g. when there's a ...
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Already asked Internet Puzzles and answers

Our aim here, when posting puzzles, is not to collect every puzzle and riddle into one place. It is more about sharing either original puzzles, or ones that are very interesting that most people ...
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Request: Restriction to ask a new question for new users

I do understand you, but no, I do not agree with you. I do agree with the line, There are some users who sign up for puzzling but they just ask a question (most probably from ongoing contest, or for ...
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I got question-banned after asking a +7 positive score question

You were probably very close to a question-ban when you asked. Your profile shows a lot of questions from last year with negative scores, and there may be more that you deleted that aren't shown. I ...
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