How should I ask questions

I searched the previous questions on Codechef and found What kinds of questions can I ask here?. This provides us with what kind of questions to ask. But I would also like to get a better more detailed version of it with more specifics. For example, let us take Stack Overflow , it is a great Question and answers site for programmers because it has a well defined Help Center giving all the required details like what kind of questions should be asked, what should not be asked, how should I ask, and a lot more info for the users to follow. Now, I was unable to find such info on codechef.

I have been frequently encountering questions with " Getting wrong answer on < a question > . Here’s my code. How to solve it ? ". Now I feel that this is not much of a great question ( atleast it’s considered bad on Stack Overflow ). They should at least have given a bit more details. This question I found on codechef is related, but has not had any further movement Please frame questions properly

So I would like to ask for some guidance on how to ask good questions so that we know what sort of questions we can ask here, and following a few simple guidelines will help users ask questions which can be easily answered.

This would help us a lot. We are given the right to report ( or flag ) questions or answers, but there is no guidance on what should be reported and what not. The only questions I know should be flagged are questions relating to ongoing contests.

It would also be really helpful to have guidelines on voting, such as when to upvote or downvote.

I found a related link How to use this forum? , but that doesn’t specify everything.

I found the question about comments When should I comment & when shouldn’t I ? , but admin just redirects us to Stack Overflow . I believe codechef should have it’s own set of rules and regulations, like Stack Overflow’s Help Center

So I request the moderators and admin to provide a good detailed Help Center for codechef like the one on Stack Overflow to help us improve the codechef discuss.


I have searched Codechef to see if there is any guidance on this, but have not yet found it. If you know of this question beeing asked before, please feel free to mark this as a duplicate.

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Read this and this.

NOTE : One important thing do not ask any question seeking any kind of help from any ongoing contest. Problem statements are clear. :slight_smile:


Thanks, the second link was useful ( I had already posted the first link in my question ). Can you also give some details of flagging questions ?

Also, I would highly appreciate having a Help Center like that on Stack Overflow

Could someone upvote me So I can ask any kind of question… (Karma 1)


There you go :slight_smile:

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Are you Akshit from Noida?

And guys, I have same problem. ZCO is near and I have some confusions but can’t ask questions. :frowning:


I too have the same problem


There! Upvoted!

Same here…

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Upvoted. Good day! :slight_smile:

Can I get upvote so that I could ask my question?


done!! (y)

I have question…for any given string like…Mindtree is in marathahalli… we have to count the score of each word in a given string for repeated character in each word …whose score is more that word is printed…

Please upvote /
thanks :slight_smile:

Please upvote !



I think as long as your questions are to the point and the required details are provided you are good to go



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plz upvote me i need to get karma for asking question

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