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How to master the art of asking/answering questions?

I have used (stalked?) the StackExchange family of websites, and until recently, couldn't find a need to register: I usually found a similar question to mine, with an answer much better than I could ...
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Is “What background do I need to do research in specific field X?” on-topic at Academia.SE?

I recently posted this question, which was closed as off-topic for being too specific to my situation. I admit I'm a little bit confused, since it didn't seem particularly more situation-specific than ...
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How does someone ask a good question on StackExchange Academia?

I like asking questions on random sites to figure things out and pick other people's brains, but I'm new to this site so I'm trying to figure it out so I don't get my questions shut down all the time.
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Can we add something to the how-to-tag help box that warns askers not to misuse certain tags?

When you try to edit the tags when asking a question (or edit the tags of a question when having less than 2 k), a box how to tag appears on the right, showing some general help on tagging. The ...
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Should I remove the background in the question if I see the answers don't use this information?

Should a dismissal from PhD in graduate application be listed as academic misconduct? I find the background part in this question doesn't give useful information, or at least the answers don't use it....
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Why was my question put on hold for depending on individual factors?

My question was put on hold for the following reason: The answer to this question strongly depends on individual factors such as a certain person’s preferences, a given institution’s regulations, ...
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Where can I ask undergraduate questions?

I recently posted a question about undergraduate acceptance of older students. Is it much more difficult to enter an Ivy League much later in life? It is currently on hold because it seems like ...
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When the close reason is the answer

This question Can a non-committee-member ask questions while watching a friend's PhD defense? has been closed for depending on individual factors. While there is no question in my mind, and in ...
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comparison between the admission of a degree in two countries

Is it really off-topic to ask a comparison between the admission process of a degree in two countries ?
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Who wrote the Help Center claim that we are a forum, and why?

In the Help Center, there's a sentence that claims we are a forum: To help people answer your question, please recognize that this forum is frequented by academicians from across the globe Who ...
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Are questions about a university counselors on-topic?

I have a problem/question about a university counselor who seems to be unprofessional to me. I'd like to ask about it on academia stack exchange. Will it be on-topic?
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“If your question is not about…”: proposed change to help center text

Some time ago, Ben Norris proposed here on meta that we update the help center text to be explicit about what not to ask. That proposal currently appears to have the community's approval. Several ...
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Would it be appropriate to ask for advice on personal planning?

The question I have in mind is something like this "Is this plan of university life appropriate", where I describe my current conditions as a student, and then describe the "outline of my life" in ...
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Why is this question about bullying still on hold?

I have tried to re-cast this question to make it more general, and less related to my own experience. Do I need to do something further to trigger a 're-evaluation'? What can be done about the ...
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Why this question is closed?

Reopen Request for this Question. Its not apparent why this question was closed in the first place.

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