Reference: this answer. Specifically, it ends with:
Please upvote , if it is making sense to your requirement. else elaborate more so i can make the answer to your question. :)
Firstly, the question was not clear, and I did post a comment asking for clarification and voted to close as unclear. The linked answer above was an attempt to answer (which is fine, if you think you have a handle on the question), but I have a couple of problems with the final sentence:
- "Please Upvote" is unnecessary in an answer. I'm fine with nudging someone who forgets to accept an answer, but asking in the answer is effectively noise
- By asking for clarification so the answering user can try again, the user has basically admitted they don't know if they've understood the question.
Should we discourage "Please upvote" and similar? If so, how? I considered editing the answer, but I generally only edit another's work to fix formatting or correct spelling/grammatical errors that make it hard to understand a post.