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I asked and answered a question on how to do something and it was said to be off topic?

It said that I didn't follow the help center but not what I violated. I answered with how I solved it so others could come up with better solutions.
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Why was my comment deleted?

I posted two comments in response at How can octogenarians pull out a refrigerator surrounded by walls?, but I no longer see it. Why was it deleted?
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Why is a "psychological problem" off topic? [duplicate]

So I was pointed in the direction of this discussion on meta and I'm wondering why a 'psychological problem' is off topic? Why can't there be a life hack that can deal with such issues? In the ...
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Who will do design for this lifehacks SE and Can I able to give suggestions?

Many SE sites have their own specific & meaningful designs on upvote/downvote arrows, fonts, header images, etc. I love Gaming, Christianity, travel etc.. I think these are designed by SE team ...
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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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How to get reputation on here?

I can't do a lot of things on here because I don't have a reputation. How do I get a reputation?
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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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Why did my comments get removed?

My comments below got removed half-an-hour after I wrote them. Why?
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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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Should a [cost-reduction] tag be created?

I was just reading this question regarding Money saving questions being on topic and general premise was: IF the question can reasonably be answered with an uncommon, inexpensive solution, I ...
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Time to stop unsubstantiated threats of closure?

One member of our community is posting comments threatening closure of questions they don't believe are appropriate. I applaud the effort to improve the site, but the comments imply that community ...
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Can we have a flag reason + queue for "This isn't a hack"?

Can we have a new flag reason and review queue for "This isn't a hack"? Inspired, somewhat, by this question, answers can be given that are 0.00% hackish. I think we can all agree that these ...
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Time to take a step back from multiple answer criticism

I've noticed a few times now that people are enforcing (probably too much) the apparent policy about one answer per post. Here are a couple of examples: How to write in a straight line without lined ...
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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 remove ...
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Are there too many users here?

I already brought this up in the Junk Drawer, though not too much happened from that discussion, so I'll bring it up here. Are there too many users here? I don't have much experience with sites in ...
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vote early vote often - can we have the voting limit removed for private beta? [duplicate]

I have hit my voting limit (again) and I think there is much more that needs voting. If possible it would be great to have no voting limit for the next week or so, that way whats "good" and "bad" ...
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Why don't we allow people to ask questions?

I am referring to the liquid soap question: https://lifehacks.stackexchange.com/questions/3848/how-to-make-your-own-liquid-soap If we don't allow people to ask questions, how are we supposed to get ...
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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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This question is off-topic go and read manual, in the meantime you will be voted down

Ok, this is not just a simple question but also my opinion over life hacks, and the same goes for every other stack exchange, but the reason I’m writing this on life hacks is because over here I have ...
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How can octogenarians pull out a refrigerator surrounded by walls?

I apologize, but isn't it obvious that How can I clean the back of my fridge, without pulling out the fridge? doesn't duplicate How can octogenarians pull out a refrigerator surrounded by walls? The ...
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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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A close reason for silliness

I wanted to vote to close some questions because they were silly. Since there was no appropriate close category I did not vote to close. We need a close reason for this. Silliness might equate to ...
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Why did moderators unilaterally delete some of my accepted opened questions?

If I remember, these questions were open at the time of their closure were not closed by the usual 5 votes. I accepted some of them, and some were upvoted. Most were answered by other users very ...
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Is it right to delete the tags which are chosen by the users?

I see a lot of questions have their original tags deleted and then other tags added. I think we should leave the original tags of the questions if they are not offensive or have mistakes. I see ...
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write better titles, at least for the sake of creativity if for nothing else

337 of 476 (70%) questions contain the word "how" in their title. Most of them with "how" as the first word. These types of titles that start with how to how do how can are too bland. They fail ...
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Would a "validate" button be beneficial for the site?

While I am aware that there is obviously the voting system for questions and answers across all the stack exchange sites, I thought having a sort of "validate" button or feature as a sort of "I've ...
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Don't close as a duplicate if the duplicate doesn't work for the OP

This question: How can I add new keys to a keyring without hurting my fingernails? Has been closed as a duplicate of this: How can I (painlessly) add/remove keys to my key ring? Now from the ...
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Remove reputation cap for private beta sites?

While this site is still being defined and created, reputation is very important. It allows us to start getting up there and making the site what it is. However, reputation limits in private beta seem ...

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