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What did I miss when asking this question? Is it actually inappropriate to ask "Why?"

The question is here: Did the US ban the Volkswagen XL1 for being too fuel efficient? More than one person has commented on it saying that asking about motivation is off topic. That's fine, my actual ...
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Improving the FAQ

The first two paragraph of our FAQ read like this: Skeptics - Stack Exchange is for skeptics, rationalists, free thinkers, or anyone who questions pseudoscience. Skeptics is about applying skepticism ...
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Why was my question downvoted?

I have a question about my Skeptics Stack Exchange post: Why did Biden make a strategic mistake and create a crisis by leaving Afghanistan? Why was it closed?
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Are political questions on-topic here?

For example, "What's the real reason Bush attack Iraq?" or "Why people are religious?
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What happened to my Ken Bone question?

I asked a question about Ken Bone and his newly acquired Internet fame, and whether Anderson Cooper, the moderator of the second presidential debate, intentionally selected Bone to ask the last ...
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Help me edit my recent question, please

My recent question was received with mixed feelings: Why do children commit mass murder in their schools? It has a +3/-3 score, and it was even closed, reopened, and now has three new close votes. ...
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How pedantic should we be?

When I've come across a question that either requires or makes certain assumptions, I generally request the OP to clarify their question so everyone is on the same page. For instance, a recent ...
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Can we add something about how to properly ask and answer a question to the FAQ

We are getting more new users here and the quality of the questions and answers is taking a hit. I think a short blurb in the FAQ on how to ask a good question and the requirements for a good answer ...
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Question Analysis 1: Pollution and its resulting damage

Skeptics.SE is unique from the model "meant" for other SE sites [citation needed]. Thus, if I may say, questions and answers on this site are an acquired taste. What does this mean? That any FAQ on ...
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Indexing the "best-practice" meta-questions

I wanted to run an idea up the flag-pole before I implemented it. I notice I keep coming back to meta to search for links to advise people on best practice for questions and answers. I had an idea ...
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Why are answers deleted?

Answers may be deleted by the moderators, for various reasons: Some reasons are obvious to everyone (e.g. spam) Some reasons are obvious to the regulars of this site (e.g. no references) Some reasons ...
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Improve the About page

Further to Can the About page be improved? I suggest adding something like the following content to the page. The purpose of this site is to question whether notable claims are true. In general any ...
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Is asking a question to validate/verify the real world origins of the practice of being a “Soupeur” appropriate for this site?

First, I hope nobody who is reading this has just eaten… Okay, I was chatting with some friends and the topic of the “Soupeur” came up. Apparently this is a word used in France to describe the ...
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Sticky or featured meta-topics

IMO it would be good if ... What are the attributes of a good question? What are the attributes of a good answer? ... were more prominent, with some perma-link on the meta front page: For new users ...
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Please review this - I do not believe it was a duplicate

https://skeptics.stackexchange.com/questions/26599/is-bat-gen-a-viable-technology?noredirect=1#comment97719_26599 Just because the question used "thermodynamic law" when I wrote it, does not make it ...
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