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Questions tagged [faq]

These questions are the most frequently asked and answered questions on Meta.

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Checklist for the perfect answer - Idea refinement

We did have Checklist for the perfect post, but that's about questions. Then Should we have a “How to write the perfect answer?” discussion? was asked, but never got any significant amount of ...
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How to write the perfect question

Writing good questions can be difficult. To help you, the community came up with ten yes or no questions that will guide you and help you prevent common errors. Follow the links for more information ...
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Why was my question closed? [Collected Answers]

Let's use this meta question to collect the already-vetted explanations of common reasons for questions to be put on hold. The intention is that you'll use a comment (suggested here) to link to a ...
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Why is my question “Too Story Based” and how do I get it opened?

See also: When should I close a question as "Too Story Based"? Asking about plot elements such as the actions of characters, rather than about the world in which your story takes place, is ...
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We have a blog!

As you may have seen, over the past couple of weeks, Worldbuilding has been building not a world, but a blog. The setup of that blog is now complete! You can come and visit us now. We've got a ...
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Why was my post downvoted?

What are the most common reasons for downvoting a post on this site? What can I do to avoid being downvoted, and what can I do to improve my already-downvoted post?
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How do I add mathematical notation using Latex MathJax?

Mathematical notation written using MathJax (mathematical Latex) can make questions and answers much clearer and more succinct, but how do we learn to produce this output? Feel free to improve the ...
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What's wrong with “idea generation” questions?

We now have a dedicated "Idea Generation" close vote/flag reason!! What does it mean? What is the problem with "idea generation" questions?