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Is there any expectation to provide your own research when asking a question?

Reading this question, it is simply a chess puzzle with no further context, and the answer is simply a solution to the chess puzzle. In the Stack Overflow site, it is expected that users research the ...
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Is it best practice to update one's own question or to ask a new one?

I'd like to know more about unknown old FIDE players. I wanted to update my question by adding few players but the question has been edited for a very reasonable reason: Please do not change the ...
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Is my question unclear?

Psychology (including confidence) is an important part of any competitive activity, especially chess, where nearly the whole competition is in the minds of the opponents. Preparation and practice help ...
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Should different tag be used for questions that are essentially the same but with different move orders?

Say I would like to ask a question about black's options after e4 e5 f4 I would tag my question as "king's gambit" (perhaps with other tags, depending on the question itself). On the other hand, if ...
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Are problem solving questions allowed?

I'm pretty new to this site but I've been around the SE network for a while. I've always liked the Programming puzzles and Code Golf site and I was thinking about doing here something that I've seen ...
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Question titles - differentiation of theoretical/historical

I proposed an edit to the following question: Shortest game with 18 queens? that changed the title from: Shortest game with 18 queens? to Shortest possible game with 18 queens? And this edit was ...
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Asking advice for cheating or exploiting loopholes in chess rules

A recent question asking about exploiting possible loopholes in FIDE chess laws for gaining more time has received 5 downvotes, and the reason given in the comments is that it is not nice to get ...
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How to ask tactics questions to attract useful answers?

(TL;DR: see title.) Where are all the tactics questions? Teichmann is often quoted as saying: (It seems unsure if this quote is actually his, but that's an aside.) I'm thinking about questions ...
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Questions about ongoing games

For example, the question I played 2.f3 by accident! How do I save my position? seems to be about an ongoing game ("I almost feel like resigning here"). Consulting other people about a game in ...
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About reviewing questions

Now that I have more than 1K rep, I get the reviewing feature which I hate, I'm not into moderation. I hate being a judge. So far I skipped all reviews but today I saw two reviews that I want to ask ...
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Is asking about players interviews (which is not related to chess board) allowed and constructive?

I flagged this question as off-topic and it's declined. "What was the question asked to Magnus Carlsen which he refused to translate?" Someone tell me, is it really an exact chess problem? Maybe we ...
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Topic Clarity - Asking for the name of an opening?

Often while playing I'm forced to make certain moves in an opening in order to defend against certain obvious attacks. I would like to ask a question to identify an opening that either my opponent is ...
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Asking Questions Regarding Fundamentals

This is a somewhat related question: Constructive topics and question-asking practice I have been going back over some basic studies that I did a few years ago before I drifted away from chess. ...