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Why can't we get the question rate up?

It's frustrating that there aren't more questions to answer. If I keep checking for new questions and there aren't any, eventually I am going to stop bothering to check and then because I am mostly ...
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Would it be okay to ask for help finding specific books I've previously read, but forgot the author and title?

There are a couple of books (one about wolves; one about bears) that I read decades ago that I'd like to reread. I don't know the authors, I don't know the titles, but I could describe them in enough ...
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What are we saying is off topic by closing this question?

This question was recently closed as off topic: How to get rid of illegal artificial paints on historical monuments?. Fine I don't really have any issues with that. But, for clarity's sake and to ...
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Diversification of questions

This meta post comes from a discussion I had on Area 51 (that is sadly no longer available as the proposal it was attached to is now closed) Specifically the issue: I thought you didn't want ...
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Are ethical questions “primarily opinion based”?

What should we do about questions on outdoor ethics? Though interesting I'm worried that they will always be entirely opinion based and will spark religious wars of people with wholly differing ...
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Thinking of writing some Q&As to help move things along

I'm a big user of SO, I use it everyday for my job. Then I came across this site and it's made my day! I'm a huge outdoors person. I know this is in Beta but there doesn't seem like a lot of ...
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Are questions related to building a 'Make-shift adventure gear' valid on this site?

I wonder, are questions related to building a 'Make-shift adventure gear' valid on this site? Suppose if I want to make a make-shift gear, say a Tent to start with, are we taking these questions as ...
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Does answering your own question discourage other answers or help get answers?

I don't see a very high frequency of people answering their own questions, despite the FAQ mentioning it as a welcome practice. However, is it effective? Does answering your own question discourage ...
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Asking questions to populate the site?

I'd love to populate the site more. Should I ask a question I'm wondering about, even if (with some research) I could find out the answer myself? And/or should I in that case post a question and an ...
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Is it appropriate to cross-post questions from other StackExchange sites here?

There are many questions that could be on-topic on more than one StackExchange site (for example, some questions on Travel.StackExchange would almost make more sense here). Is it acceptable to cross-...