Linked Questions

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What is the goal of this site?

I've been treating this site as a sort of "How-To" site. Where someone has a problem, and then people work to post the best solution. I've recently heard that it's meant to be treated as a "Challenge"...
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Let's have some cake and eat it too

While it's a small sample size, I tried a little experiment today. Question 1: https://lifehacks.stackexchange.com/questions/1576/how-do-i-keep-pots-of-water-from-boiling-over No comments. No votes. ...
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How medical is too medical?

So apparently, we've agreed that medical questions are off-topic here, largely because accuracy matters, and we can't take the responsibility to judge serious medical issues through the SE format -- ...
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How can we improve answer quality?

I've seen a lot of answers where it's just a random idea, with no way of telling whether this is a good tip, an old wives' tale, or something the answerer just made up on the spot. For example: ...
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Am I the only one that thinks the Scope is confusing?

From the beginning of the site we as a community have been trying to arrange a Scope that defines our site and makes it simple for our community to be run by that scope. So we came up with a Scope ...
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Are devices considered life hacks?

I posted an answer to this question which is just saying "There are devices precisely for this", does this still count as a life hack? Should questions as such be on-topic when the "hack" is "go buy ...
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Do questions asking for common-sense advice really count as asking about lifehacks?

In the continuing saga of trying to define what a lifehack is (What is a lifehack?). We've had a few questions where the answer has been extremely simple. For example: Question: What is the best ...
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How to improve question quality?

There has been a lot of focus on answers on Lifehacks meta, with many discussions related to multiple solutions in an answer, are conventional solutions approved/disapproved, how to avoid polls, and ...
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Close reason request: "See a professional"

In some areas, medical being a good example, people may ask for help related to an issue or idea that has the potential to be dangerous, or even life-threatening. I propose the following close reason ...
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Should we be downvoting conventional answers?

This is a site about lifehacks. Currently, it sounds like the definition of a lifehack is that it's an unconventional solution to a problem. Does that mean that we should be downvoting answers that ...
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Can we eliminate contrived questions?

I know this is day one, but let's be honest... some of these feel a lot like questions asked simply for the sake of asking them and populating the site. Should we enable some sort of filtering system ...
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Do answers need explanations / does the answerer need to know why it works

Some answers on this site are kinda thin on the "why" it works. Sometimes its obvious and does not need an explanation, sometimes the explanation is there but sometimes its missing. The questions ...
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Should we require a certain amount of research from people asking questions?

I think a majority of the questions that have been coming in are pretty poor in quality, and I think the problem is that people aren't asking questions about problems that they're actually having. It'...
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What needs to be done to keep this site alive?

This is great - 40 minutes ago we became a public beta site! However, this site will need a lot of work to keep it alive. This is going to be quite different from a lot of the other SE sites, as we ...
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Should product recommendations be on-topic?

Should product recommendations be on-topic? On SE sites such as Super User, they are off-topic because they tend to become obsolete quickly. However, since this is not technology, that concern isn't ...

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