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Answering questions that do not meet posted site requirements

Part of what gives me the make up to be a developer is following decorum, rules and logic. So it logically follows (see what I did there?) that I try to do that with SFSE. But, being a developer, I ...
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Is copying someone else's comment template for new users considered as mean/bad practice?

Recently I've started reviewing the First Posts queue and very often there's the same thing to say to a new user which is asking to take a tour, read how to ask a question etc. So one time I saw a ...
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Duplicate Question but asked Differently

Should a question be closed if the issue is a duplicate but the question is asked differently. Example: this question here and this question here where caused by the same issue but the way the ...
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Is it OK to edit and add your 2 cents to an answer?

There have been scenarios where I felt adding a picture or link to documentation would add more weight and provide documented source to an answer, instead of posting a new answer with almost the same ...
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Posting more to a solved question

When a user asks an extension of a question that was already marked, is it fair to ask him to post his extension as a new question (or) should the extension be answered since it is related to the ...
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What is the etiquette when it comes to questions answered in comments?

I see a user attracting downvotes in two places now: eg: Fetch License from sandbox eg: Error while trying Webservice A casual observer may see those answers as parroting of others' commentary, so ...
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Linking to a Self Asked/Answered Question to your own site?

In February, I wrote a question and answer about SOQL vs SOSL. I recently decided to relaunch my blog and make it Salesforce specific. Since I wrote both the question and answer for that post, I ...
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Badges Badges how do they work

To start with this is totally a personal greed/want based question. Please feel free to point out if people here find this offensive/ immature to even ask. I was looking up at gold badges that have ...
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What should we do with non-answers when the user can't comment?

In this question a new user came in late and added a "did you ever figure this out?" answer. The proper thing would have been for the user to comment on the original question, but since he's new and ...
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Verifying every answer before posting?

Is it a etiquette or requirement that every answer needs to be verified before being posted? In one of the questions here : How can i use Now as a time filter in reports?, I saw that the question got ...
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Special thanks to Members

I wanted to personally thank all the SE members for helping me throughout the year, and appreciate all the SE members who are helping other users looking for help. I am happy to see the way few ...
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Closing unanswered questions

Questions like this: https://salesforce.stackexchange.com/questions/2295/enhanced-list-and-horizontal-bar Can we close so that the % answered shows up better ? Some questions just stay there and ...
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Is it appropriate to drive traffic here from Stack Overflow?

This is a question about Stack Exchange etiquette in relationship to salesforce.stackexchange.com being in the public beta stage. As new salesforce related questions show up at Stack Overflow, is it ...
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Getting questions marked as answered

There seem to be a bunch of questions posted that have pretty good answers, but the asker hasn't yet accepted any. What is the best way to bump the asker to accept one?
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