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May I ask about name identificaton here?

I heard certain name which is foreign for me. And I want to ask "what names there are in such country that sounds similar to this".
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Asking for 'pros and cons' and 'tips and tricks' -- what is our current stance?

In the past, we've tried to discourage questions asking for 'pros and cons' and/or 'tips and tricks' (as the main thrust of the question) on the grounds that they tend to attract lists of answers (...
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Answering off-topic and/or bad questions -- what is our stance and recommendation for how to handle?

I've recently observed an off-topic question (maybe -- the jury is still out) being answered and the answer accepted or up-voted; I've seen the same happen with 'bad' questions that ought to be ...
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Processing brief generic questions?

This comes out of a comment on an answer to Researching Cohen de Murcia in Spain? When a brief generic question like the one linked above is asked, how could it be processed?
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Dealing with broad questions that ask for "any information about <person/family/etc>"?

Yesterday I asked Should questions that ask for "any information about family/person/etc" be off-topic? and a quick and comprehensive answer of "No" from @ColeValleyGirl (and a little prompt ...
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Helping Genealogy & Family History to graduate Beta sooner rather than later?

As someone very keen to see Genealogy & Family History Stack Exchange graduate from its Beta phase sooner rather than later, I keep a close eye on its Area 51 statistics which today are: In order ...
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How should I react to a question that "appears" to show no prior research?

It is an article of faith in the Stack Exchange ecosystem that everything hinges on a good question. We can all point to outstanding examples of questions that have garnered many upvotes and generated ...
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Can this question be made less subjective - What is the best practice for posting certificates online?

I have been slowly acquiring birth, marriage and death certificates. Is there a best practice or accepted procedure for posting these to an online tree? I would not post a certificate for any living ...
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Do we allow "specialist" list questions?

We've had a couple of questions recently that look to me like 'list questions' — i.e. questions that will elicit a number of equally valid recommendations as answers (as per https://genealogy....
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Should we allow general questions?

We had a general question asked: Start a family tree: I'm an absolute starter to genealogy and I've always found it very interesting so last week I decided to build my family tree. Now, how to ...
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