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{
"description": "[Only ask a single question per question, click this text to find out why.](https://meta.stackoverflow.com/questions/275908/more-than-one-question-per-post)",
"name": "[Q] Single Question Only"
},
{
"description": "[Never post pictures of text when you can post the actual text. Be sure that it is properly formatted and readable.](https://meta.stackoverflow.com/questions/285551/why-not-upload-images-of-code-on-so-when-asking-a-question)",
"name": "[Q] No Pictures of Text"
},
{
"description": "[Asking for down vote reasons is not constructive.](https://meta.stackexchange.com/a/37123/148287) the only explanation/reason for a down vote you should ever expect is available if you hover over the down vote arrow. Someone's opinion is *This question does not show any research effort; it is unclear or not useful* and they are under no obligation to justify their opinion and demanding one is just a form of passive-aggressive public shaming. Public shaming clearly violates the [*\"Be Nice\"*](https://stackoverflow.com/help/be-nice) policy.",
"name": "[Q] Asking for down vote reasons"
},
{
"description": "[When asking a question about a problem caused by your code, you will get much better answers if you provide code people can use to reproduce the problem. Click this comment to find out how to provide what we need to help you.](https://stackoverflow.com/help/mcve)",
"name": "[Q] MCVE"
},
{
"description": "**Primarily Opinion Based** - *Many good questions generate some degree of opinion based on expert experience, but answers to this question will tend to be almost entirely based on opinions, rather than facts, references, or specific expertise.* Please read [What types of questions should I avoid asking?](http://stackoverflow.com/help/dont-ask) before attempting to ask more questions.",
"name": "[Q] Primary Opinion Based"
},
{
"description": "[*Some people, when confronted with a problem, think \“I know, I'll use regular expressions.\” Now they have two problems.* - Jamie Zawinski](http://regex.info/blog/2006-09-15/247)",
"name": "[Q] RegEx Wisdom"
},
{
"description": "[What does your step debugger tell you?](http://stackoverflow.com/questions/25385173/what-is-a-debugger-and-how-can-it-help-me-diagnose-problems). Your question can be answered very quickly and easily with your step-debugger. You should always try and solve your problems with a step debugger before coming to StackOverflow.",
"name": "[Q] Step Debugger"
},
{
"description": "Please read [What types of questions should I avoid asking?](http://stackoverflow.com/help/dont-ask) before attempting to ask more questions.",
"name": "[Q] What Not To Ask"
},
{
"description": "Please read [How do I ask a question that is answerable?](http://stackoverflow.com/help/how-to-ask) before attempting to ask more questions so you will be better prepared and able to ask a question that will be well received and more importantly **answerable**.",
"name": "[Q] How to Ask"
},
{
"description": "Please read [Why is asking a question on “best practice” a bad thing?](https://meta.stackexchange.com/questions/142353/why-is-asking-a-question-on-best-practice-a-bad-thing/243450) before attempting to ask more questions that are opinion based that invite argumentative discussion because they do not have a single agreed upon answer.",
"name": "[Q] Best Practice"
},
{
"description": "Please read [Why is \“Can someone help me?\” not an actual question?](https://meta.stackoverflow.com/questions/284236/why-is-can-someone-help-me-not-an-actual-question) before attempting to ask more questions.",
"name": "[Q] Can someone help me"
},
{
"description": "[Questions asking for *homework help* must include a summary of the work you've done so far to solve the problem, and a detailed description of the difficulty you are having solving it.](https://softwareengineering.meta.stackexchange.com/questions/6166/open-letter-to-students-with-homework-problems) *does not work*, *please help me* are not acceptable.",
"name": "[Q] Homework!"
},
{
"description": "[How much research effort is expected of Stack Overflow users?](https://meta.stackoverflow.com/questions/261592/how-much-research-effort-is-expected-of-stack-overflow-users) The answer, *\"A lot. An absurd amount. More than you think you are capable of. After you have reached the end of your rope and the pain of not having the answer exceeds the vast amount of shame received by posting your question, that's when you can go ahead and ask. Because at that point, you will have done whatever research necessary to make it a good question worth asking!\"*",
"name": "[Q] How much research effort is expected of Stack Overflow users?"
},
{
"description": "Your question is an [X/Y Problem](https://meta.stackexchange.com/questions/66377/what-is-the-xy-problem). Tell us what problem you are trying to solve instead of asking for help with the solution, which does not appear to be the correct approach.",
"name": "[Q] X/Y Problem"
},
{
"description": "[Questions asking us to recommend or find a book, tool, software library, tutorial or other off-site resource are off-topic for Stack Overflow as they tend to attract opinionated answers and spam. Instead, describe the problem and what has been done so far to solve it.](http://meta.stackoverflow.com/questions/254393)",
"name": "[Q] Recommendations"
},
{
"description": "[Why we're not customer support for (*your favorite company*).](https://meta.stackoverflow.com/questions/255745/why-were-not-customer-support-for-your-favorite-company)",
"name": "[Q] Not Support"
},
{
"description": "[What does your profiler tell you?](https://stackoverflow.com/questions/890222/analyzing-code-for-efficiency)",
"name": "[Q] Profiler"
},
{
"description": "This is not about programming and is **off topic** as described in the [Help Center](https://stackoverflow.com/help/dont-ask).",
"name": "[Q] Not About Programming"
},
{
"description": "Please read [How do I write a good answer?](http://stackoverflow.com/help/how-to-answer) before attempting to answer more questions.",
"name": "[A] How to Answer"
},
{
"description": "Please read [What types of questions should I avoid answering?](https://meta.stackoverflow.com/questions/260087/add-what-types-of-questions-should-i-avoid-answering-to-the-help-center) before attempting to answer more questions.",
"name": "[A] Do not answer"
},
{
"description": "[Asking for down vote reasons is not constructive.](https://meta.stackoverflow.com/questions/252826/is-asking-reasons-for-downvote-in-comments-non-constructive) the only explination/reason for a down vote you should ever expect is available if you hover over the down vote arrow.",
"name": "[A] Asking for down vote reasons"
},
{
"description": "NEVER spam the tags with unrelated tags, the tags that were removed have nothing to do with the question you posted",
"name": "[EQ] Never Spam Unrelated Tags"
},
{
"description": "Please read [Questions Should Not Include Tags in Their Titles.](https://meta.stackexchange.com/questions/19190/should-questions-include-tags-in-their-titles) before attempting to ask more questions.",
"name": "[EQ] Never tag in the title!"
}
]
)
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