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The question you're asking is designed to solicit opinions or best-practices on a particular topic, with the goal of reaching community consensus.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Some tag synonyms

I found several pairs of tags that have the same meaning with very close descriptions (when there was one): spectacles and glasses shave and shaving clothes and clothing I don't know which if these ...
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What to do with troll answers?

So, as you may have noticed, there have been a number of answers that are obvious troll answers, as while they might possibly work, they are either highly inconvenient or provided simply for humor ...
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How to explain people why their answer is low quality?

There are some answers which are very short like these: https://lifehacks.stackexchange.com/a/10977/1346 and https://lifehacks.stackexchange.com/a/10640/1346 The people don't want to improve the ...
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Which is better: to edit spelling errors or to ask the OP to do it

I see so many questions with spelling and punctuation errors and I sometimes correct them. Is that right or it is better if I ask the one who has written the question/answer to edit it and improve it.
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Lifehacks Site and voting icons

I'd like to propose/suggest a light bulb to be the site's icon as well as for it's voting icons. Why a light bulb? Light bulbs are commonly related to ideas , I think that an out-of-the-box(life-...
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This finger eating question shouldn't be community wiki

So this question seems to be having all it's answers merged into one gian community wiki: How can I neatly eat messy food without "common" utensils? As outlined Death to Community wiki, CW ...
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What's so wrong about my comments?

There's been two questions where I comment a solution yet not a life-hack and mods have deleted them, I know comments aren't meant for solutions, but answers are meant for life-hack solutions. And ...
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The stationery tag is stationary

We have a tag stationary which is applied to just one, closed question. The tag, as used, is mis-spelled, it should clearly be stationery. Could we please either edit the tag to correct it or delete ...
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should there be a well established criterion for voting a question and an answer?

I was just thinking whether some questions really belongs to a life hack or not. I tried to find the criterion to select whether it belongs to a life hack or not but couldn't find an explanation for ...
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Winter Bash 2015

                             Winter Bash 2015 will be ...
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Redefining the scope of Lifehacks

From some of the earliest days of Lifehacks SE, we have been trying to define the scope of Lifehacks. We knew we would run into problems as we were different from the typical SE site. We've asked ...
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Would this question be on-topic here?

The question is: How can I speed-read while walking fast? I want to spend the time when I walk from m office to home, reading. So, are there any ways I can learn how to speed-read while walking fast?...
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Why is our definition of “lifehack” so obscure?

I discovered Lifehacks a few weeks ago and loved the idea. I posted a question, started to tell a friend about it, and then my first question got closed as "off-topic". ...I decided not to tell my ...
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Zealous image editing

I've noticed recently that a user has gone through all of my posts and resized the images. While I don't think it harmed (most) of the posts, it seems unnecessary, especially since this update. Is ...
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Suggestion on how to get illustrative images legally

From time to time when answering I so badly want to link in an image of a product to illustrate what kind of product I'm talking about. However I agree that we should not do product recommendations, ...
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Asymmetry of close voting. Shouldn't the majority decide? Proposal for 'Keep-Open' voting

I have a popular question Best (non-illegal!) ways to inconvenience cold callers? At the time of writing the question itself has 37 up-votes and a great deal of interest. However there are 3 close-...
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What is the most up-voted question and answer in this site?

Am just wondering, what is the most up-voted question and answer in this site?
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Post about substitution for eggs (if eggs aren't available) is on hold and possibly going to be closed.

Can my post be reopened if it closed already? If not, can you lift the hold? This definitely makes someone's life much easier if eggs aren't available or not enough money to buy a dozen of eggs. It ...
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Should I post an answer that is (in my opinion) useful but not necessarily a hack?

If I come across a question that I have what I think/hope is a useful answer but not necessarily a life hack, should I post it? I'm asking because I came across this question, and posted what I ...
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Can I ask this question about contact lenses?

I always insert my contact lenses while in front of a mirror. But how would I insert them if no mirror is around? I've never been able to do that. Would such a question be on-topic for this site?
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Are questions about legally questionable things on-topic?

For example, if I were to ask: What is cheapest way to get the new [movie] that recently came out? The possible answer would be to download it from a website using a certain software, even though ...