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Should I take question quality into account when answering questions?

Two parts to this answer The fact that he made this comment openly on someone's question is fairly rude and sets the wrong tone for the site. I don't condone it. The practice of not answering ...
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Why is the SuperUser Community so Arrogant and Toxic to New Users?

Balancing between new user friendliness, and keeping our core userbase is one of those very tricky balancing acts for us. I'm not going to make this long - good answers are self contained and ...
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How to ask better questions and give better answers

It seems like you are mixing up comments from other users asking or clarification with feedback in the form of up votes or down votes. Rarely can I ask a question or provide some kind of input ...
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What's the good way to answer "What is the analog of software X for operating system Y?"

The question itself is not a good fit for Super User, thus, it really isn't possible to write a good answer for it. The user wants to find a specific product, which is a software recommendation. ...
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Should I take question quality into account when answering questions?

Yes and no. Occationally a question that seems poorly research may end up having awesome questions. And well, I think we're asking the wrong question here. I think what you're implying is "How best ...
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