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Can I ask about an electronic hair clipper?

My grandpa bought a Panasonic electric hair clipper and fancies cutting his own hair as he has little, but has questions about 'trimming height' and how to choose one. Can we ask them here?
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Should questions which are on topic but whose purpose if off topic be closed?

The purpose of a question can off topic (for example wanting a way to solve a computing problem) while the question itself can be on topic (the person who knows the computing answer can be reached ...
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Why my posts on flashlight deleted? ☹

Deletion #1 How can I use my 60K-lumen flashlight to illuminate hinter-land ahead? has one great answer! If deleted, how can others learn it? Feels like a waste. Can you pls undelete? I want ...
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2019 Community Moderator Election Results

Due to an error on our side, we accidentally announced the wrong winner of this election. After looking at the detailed results, I discovered the problem. Since BrettFromLA was a very close second, I ...
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2019 Community Moderator Election

The 2019 Community Moderator Election is now underway! Community moderator elections have three phases: Nomination phase Primary phase Election phase Most elections take between two and three weeks,...
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Do we have a policy on ambiguous units? (“mils” instead of “thou” or “mm”)

I edited a question and changed "mils" to "mm", though that may not have actually been the unit the author intended. Do we have a policy on this? All my metric friends say "mils" to refer to "mm", ...
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What stack exchange is suitable for “Mind hacks” including personal productivity & self-improvement tips, memorization & learning techniques, etc.?

Background On the Tour page of this stack exchange, the following is listed as a reason to close a question: "Mind hacks" including personal productivity & self-improvement tips, memorization &...
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Announcing a Pro Tempore Moderator election

Summary: Lifehacks Stack Exchange will begin the nomination stage for a special election on July 15 to bring in one more moderator. For full details of the process, see the announcement on Meta Stack ...
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Are homework questions allowed here?

See for example Need to make an airtight rocket without Glue, Tape, etc. How?. OP even admits they need this "for school", i.e. it's obvious homework. Other sites in Stack Exchange prohibit homework ...
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Should [health] be ignored or burninated?

For now I'm putting health on my ignore list because it looks like stuff there is almost always off-topic. Thoughts on whether it should be completely removed (i.e. burninated)?
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2018: a year in moderation

It's New Year's Day in Stack Exchange land... A distinguishing characteristic of these sites is how they are moderated: We designed the Stack Exchange network engine to be mostly self-regulating, ...
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Help, I can't find a tag to use!

I am trying to ask a question about memory hacks, such as remembering tasks, important dates, names, etc. I can't find a suitable tag, however. Are there any tags that I could use, and if not, can ...
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Is cutting and pasting an article plagiarism?

I have seen several answers lately that have been essentially a cut and paste of another article on the web. Are these plagiarism?
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Are “solutions in search of a problem” on topic for LHSE?

I've seen a couple of questions now, of the format: "I've got a load of old _______ and I wonder; what can I do with them?" Personally, I don't think this is on topic because most of the SE network ...
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Why does Lifehacks only allow me to ask a question every 40 minutes?

Have you ever asked a question on Lifehacks and got an error saying you have to wait 40 minutes to ask another question? Why is this happening and can it be bypassed?
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I can't answer a protected question even I have enough rep

I can't find an option to answer any question which is protected. As it says that at least 10 rep is required but I already have 51 rep. Why is it so? Example: Question: How can I keep my cat off my ...
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How can we get a higher “accepted” percentage on questions?

I've noticed that many of the Lifehacks questions I've been active on stay open for many months, and never get an accepted answer. This is not true for most of the other SE sites I'm active on (...
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Create [timepiece] tag

I just posted this question: How to accurately set the date on an analog watch?, and noticed that there is no tag for questions relating to timepieces (watches, clocks, and other devices that indicate ...
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Incorporate this appropriate XKCD comic in our doc?

Is there an appropriate place in our documentation to integrate today's quite-relevant XKCD comic? Direct link to comic
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Would a cheap DIY fitness hack to replace factory/ store bought exercise tool be valid on Life Hack?

E.g. Someone tried to build this DIY - https://diy.stackexchange.com/questions/89864/diy-dip-station Because they count it as Hobby, and not Home Improvement (Is not exercise just as important at a ...
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Celebrating 265 Famous Question badges

More than 10% of our open questions (1,744) are famous questions (265)! That means each of these questions have been seen over 10,000 times each! Some questions have been viewed hundreds of thousands ...
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The “mind hacks” close reason after the death of Productivity SE

One of the close reasons for this site currently reads: "Mind hacks" are off topic — Questions dealing with personal productivity and self-improvement tips are a better fit for our Personal ...
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I found a webpage with solution to a question. Should I summarize it in an answer, or link it in comments?

I found a webpage that lists many possible solutions to this question. I wonder, in such cases should I just post the link in comments, or write an answer summarizing the content with citation? I'd do ...
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Color of visited/unvisited links

Is it just me, or does Lifehacks.SE unnecessarily invert the colors of visited and unvisited links? In the above image, I have not visited the first link, but I have visited the second link. ...
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Can we ban affiliate links?

I just got a not very useful answer to a question with an Amazon affiliate link to a relevant but very easily found product. That is, the answer would have been just as useful without the link. The ...
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Should questions on how to circumvent safety mechanisms be discouraged?

Health.SE doesn't allow questions on personal health due to liability Law.SE doesn't allow questions on personal legal quandaries for similar reasons Mechanics.SE and DIY.SE Don't have active policies,...
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Searching For Duplicates On Mobile

The mobile app doesn't make it easy to search for duplicates (compared to desktop site). Is it still advisable or nessesary to do so before asking a question? My thinking is only if it seems like a ...
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In scope - is this a hoax

Would this is a hoax be an answer or is the question out of scope? hydrogen-in-a-gas-tank
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The “Question Feed” is broken

I'm not sure if this is just happening to me, but this link: https://lifehacks.stackexchange.com/feeds Results in this: Yes, that is exactly how it is displayed.
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What is our stance on questions that could pose a safety risk to someone trying it off-topic?

What is our stance on questions that could pose a safety risk to someone trying it off-topic? Are they on-topic or off-topic? Example 1: What are some techniques and objects to make steering with one'...
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How did this violate “Nice?”

My answer was deleted on this question with a comment that I needed to follow the "Nice" policy. I don't get how this wasn't nice; I was specifically addressing the interchange of childish "making up ...
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Do questions about food additives belong on Lifehacks or elsewhere?

Specifically I'd like to know what a certain line on a foreign (USA) product means. It says something about the product's additives and I'd like to know what it means and what is actually in the ...
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Typo on on-topic page in help center

The on-topic page in the help center begins with: Lifehacks is a place to ask about seemingly intractable, stubborn problems that need a bit of thinking "outside the box". If our question is Could ...
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Why do questions with answers appear with the Unanswered ones?

While looking for questions to answer, I use the "Unanswered" selection but find questions with answers among them. There are other categories and sorts that don't seem to be working well which is a ...
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Why did my comments get removed?

My comments below got removed half-an-hour after I wrote them. Why?
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Is it legit if the autors of the worst received answers vote for close?

My Question is on Hold to close now for "Off-Topic". It has 43 Upvotes, 16 favourites and 20 answers. Before i edited the question one might have thought it could be a question for a mind-hack. So i ...
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How long is Lifehack going to continue to be a beta?

It seems like Lifehacks has been in the Beta stage for a long time. When is lifehacks going to come out as a full site? Or is Beta just part of the title?
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Dispute About Thread Closing

This thread was closed: https://lifehacks.stackexchange.com/questions/11725/fix-multi-page-web-articles And I don't understand why. I took a look at the Lifehacks Manifesto, but that only served to ...
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Do suggested edit rejections count against me?

Basically what the question says, if my suggestion was rejected cause of a subsequent edit does this rejection counts against me as an editor?
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What happens when comments become a conversation?

I would like to know from those who have this modding privilege, when a comment thread becomes a conversation, do comments get deleted or do they get moved to a chat for the involved users to see?
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How to view all good posts (on this site)

Disclaimer: This might belong on LifeHacks Meta I just went through every page/post on this site (about 1300 posts) over the past week-ish, looking for gems of knowledge. Sure, I found some good ...
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Protected questions - doesn't association bonus apply?

I haven't answered/asked any questions yet on Lifehacks.SE, but I crossed the 200 rep milestone on another site(SFF.SE) a few months ago, so I have 101 reputation. However, I am not able to answer ...
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Is something wrong at LifeHacks?

I have tried several questions over the last few minutes, but get nothing but the "Oops! Something bad happened." page. Is this just happening to me?
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How can I remove my ownership of a question that I have asked?

When we try to question delete the questions that we have asked and received some answers, it says we can't delete it. But if we need to hide the ownership of that question How can we do it? ...
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Some stats for the Lifehacks Community

The site is in Beta since December 2014 and now we have about 8400 users. I have made some analysis of these users which I want to share it. Maybe some of you will find it interesting. Users age ...
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Should we be closing questions as duplicates to other questions, just because they may have an overlap in answers?

This is mainly in reference to this question being closed as a duplicate to this question. I understand that questions should not be asked again, because they don't like the answers, bounties are the ...
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How does the 'Site Stats' work on Lifehacks SE?

How does the site stats work on Lifehacks SE? In the above image, stats say there are 1208 questions and 4268 answers. Do they represent the total number of questions asked in Lifehacks SE till ...
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If this answer is not low quality then what is it?

This answer was a one-line answer when posted, I replied on a comment mentioning how the answer didn't actually solved my problem and I explained why. User proceeded to edit his answer and in reality ...
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What does the community think about a Facebook page?

I have (finally) gotten on Facebook, and have a thought. I wouldn't mind hosting a 'Lifehacks Stack Exchange' Facebook page, to feature highlight questions and answers from the site. Now I don't ...
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The tags stationary and stationery do not mean the same thing

I have been looking at tags and synonyms lately (can you tell?). While the tags stationery and stationary may sound the same, they have very different meanings. Currently, stationary (which means not ...

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