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Downvoting question because OP has accepted an answer too early?

Referencing this comment: Is it justifiable to downvote a question if the OP has accepted an answer right away?
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10 question per day, now what?

In an awesome effort from out amazingly effective contest we have passed 10 questions per day. See the great screenshot below! Now that we have passed this milestone, what do we do next? How do we ...
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Suggestion: Continue question pushes?

Since we only have 23 tags that have over 200 questions (but 4 that are close to that) and about 3 close to bronze-tag-possible status (100 questions), perhaps we have a "Theme" of the week, to push ...
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On topic: “How do I teach [whatever writing concept]?”

A lot of the information I have is mostly lesson-plan-ish. (Collegiate, so more informal than many public schools require.) When I was a new instructor, I was always googling for good ways to ...
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Should we answer questions about homework assignments?

Over the past few days, we have run into the same disagreement over two different questions: How to write an introduction letter as a professor? and College Essay - Thesis and Topic - Hard to ...
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“Is my story too similar to story X” questions

I have seen several times questions of the following format: "This is my idea for a story, is it too similar to existing published story X?" For example here and here. In their core underlying ...
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Community Wiki, The One Item per Answer Thing, and Lists of X

As most of you know, the whole community wiki for questions idea has been thought and re-thought. Polls and lists of also have. The one item per answer policy has been up for debate. Right now as ...
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How can I Remove the 'Possible Duplicate' Status on my questions?

I've asked two questions recently, both of which were similar to, but also different from, previously asked questions. The first question received a comment from Lauren Ipsum, saying it was a ...
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Topicality of question on how to give feedback

Would a question on how to give good constructive feedback to other writers fit this Exchange? Would it be too broad? That would be my main concern, but I believe that we could give a list of ...
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Canonical questions in general, and mine in particular

Here, I proposed a general canonical question, because we were getting a large number of more specific variants of it. Comments and answers were all-round positive - "yeh, we should have that for this ...
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What to do with questions from writers who cannot write?

I see a lot of questions on Writers Stack Exchange that contain basic errors of grammar and punctuation, or consist of one long rambling run-on sentence, or discuss an intended translation into ...
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Follow up question on questions about feedback

In the answer to my previous question it was suggested that I ask questions about very specific types of feedback. In that vain I am considering asking about short stories and novels separately. ...
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Posted an answer to an on-hold question

This question has been put on hold at 18:36 server time. I have posted an answer to it at 18:59 server time. Which should not be possible. I have started writing an answer when the question was still ...
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I want to start my question over. What can I do?

I recently asked a question here. I didn't get a satisfactory answer, and upon reflection, I think that's because I didn't word my question the way I should have. I wasn't clear enough in what I was ...
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How can one evaluate a question's usefulness/research effort?

The title/hover text for the upvote icon for questions reads "This question shows research effort; it is useful and clear". While clarity is relatively easy to evaluate from the post itself, ...
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Should these questions about creating a pen name be asked together or separately?

I'm looking for a list of advices and factors to take into account when choosing a pen name, both out of curiosity and necessity. The main points that interest me are the following : When should a ...
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How can one avoid spoiler effects in critique questions?

When asking about whether an example text has a particular desired effect, it seems like it would be helpful to present the text before specifying the effect to allow an unbiased first reading. ...
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Question That's Answer Requires Knowledge From Users In History and Writers StackExchange

My question I want to ask needs knowledge from users aware of Writing and History. My question is, should StackExchange have some way of allowing overlap to multiple sites that overlap ( not like ...
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Elaborating on questions of the “what is X” style

I wrote earlier a q&a-style question (that is, I asked a question providing my own answer): What do we mean by "Inevitable Narratives"? The question was downvoted (though the answer was ...
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Questions about how to write

I noticed some questions that were at the bottom line a 'how to write' or 'instead of using my imagination should I ...' questions. I would have to guess that these questions are on topic so not ...