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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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Some questions tend to turn into polls, is this bad and how can they be answered better?

I see a lot of questions here that essentially turn into polls. Often the nature of the question leads to poll-style answers but to me the "issue" seems to be in the answers themselves. An example of ...
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Is this question about iPad settings on-topic since it deals with the physical problem of vision?

What is the best setting on iPad for reading eBooks This question, in its current form, asks in both the title and the body what the best iPad settings are to reduce vision strain. Note: I'm ...
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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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Are 'Why?' questions on topic?

There are plenty of questions asking how to do something or what would be the best way to achieve a desired goal, but I thought there aren't really any questions regarding how something works. ...
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What is the general premise regarding lots of questions with answers from the same user?

I've been browsing through some of the questions on the Life Hack SE, and noticed that recently one particular user has been posting questions and then answering them themselves. I know self ...
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“I have problem X. I would try solution Y, but I can't because of Z”

Given the new scope here, that says (in part) that If the question is not looking for an alternative to a product or solution that they have tried, then that question is off-topic on this site. ...
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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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Why isn't this question about opening ketchup packets on-topic?

How can I keep from squirting myself with ketchup whenever I use ketchup packets? Per this meta, I think it fits the criteria. It is a problem most people encounter at some period in their life. It ...