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The question you're asking is designed to solicit opinions or best-practices on a particular topic, with the goal of reaching community consensus.

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If there is no possible solution to the question (i.e. it cannot be answered), then that information should be posted as an answer. For folks who come searching for that information, that *IS* the sol …
answered Apr 16 '13 by Robert Cartaino
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No, there is no built-in reputation deflation. There are cases where reputation can be lost (e.g. a reversed vote or a deleted post), but there are no processes in place to systemically decrease your …
answered Apr 9 '13 by Robert Cartaino
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Ideally, the text of the answer should stand alone on its own merits and should not "devolve" into on-going debate and discussion in comments. Comments are not supposed to serve as a mini discussion … already have) that comments are not well suited to this type of back and forth discussion. This is by design. That is why I suggest, once you find yourself replying to a reply to a comment, it's …
answered Oct 30 '12 by Robert Cartaino
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The answer was deleted by the author who wrote it, so I don't see there is anything exceptional that should be done here. Bigger picture, though — the author simply posted a terse answer without any …
answered Jun 19 '13 by Robert Cartaino
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If the followup question can be framed as a second, stand-alone question, then please direct the author to do so. If the comment was simply asking for clarification or was very closely related to the …
answered Feb 5 '13 by Robert Cartaino
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One of the benefits/side effects of a heavily up-voted question is that it gets broadcast across the network — free advertising, bringing more people into this site. I use that outcome as a catalyst/r …
answered Oct 11 '12 by Robert Cartaino
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Registration is not required to participate on Stack Exchange; you can read, answer, and suggest edits as an anonymous user, much like on Wikipedia. There are some things you won’t be able to do on th …
answered Jun 3 '14 by Robert Cartaino
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You're talking about two separate issues, so let's make sure we're talking about the same thing: The 'Accepted Answer' Checkmark The author of a questions has the ability to select an answer as the …
answered Dec 30 '13 by Robert Cartaino
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Neververververvevreverververveverrrrrrrrr! (that^ is a direct quote from our ad department) That ad is definitely not coming from Stack Exchange. We don't run invasive ads that get in your face and i …
answered Jun 10 '14 by Robert Cartaino