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Can I post cousin-bait on this site?

What is 'cousin bait' ? 'Cousin bait' is a term coined by bloggers to describe genealogy blog posts whose sole purpose is to make contact with cousins researching the same family line. At WikiTree ...
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Are we happy to see more self-answered questions?

Verbeia suggested here: https://genealogy.meta.stackexchange.com/a/1701/104 that more self-answered questions might be a good move for the site. I happen to agree, but if the community as a whole ...
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How do I know that I have a good question?

The FAQ says that I should ask only practical, answerable questions based on actual problems. That seems very subjective and I want to avoid posting questions that will be down-voted or closed. Is ...
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How much detail should be included in questions about WW1 and WW2 service members?

This question is prompted by the recent question where a new user asked how to find the burial place of his grandfather who was killed in WW2. I have singled it out for discussion because the topic ...
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Should we be saying what research we have done so far in questions?

In any technical field, whether it be Software Development or Genealogy, the goal is to find solutions to problems. In Genealogy, the approach to solving a problem reminds me a lot of programming. I'm ...
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Proving hypotheses to level of Genealogical Proof and similar standards?

As I understand it, the Genealogical Proof Standard (GPS) is the backbone of Genealogy today, and yet it has not been mentioned in a question asked here for over three years, and only in 20 questions ...