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Your meta question was an example of low quality. Your keyboard is blessed with a key labeled as "Shift". Use it, please. In English, you should capitalize: The beginning of a sentence The personal pronoun "I" Of course, Stack Exchange sites are not an English class you have to take, but think about your readers. Proper capitalization will ensure that ...


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Unfortunately, they don't get removed unless there's a very good reason (i.e. obvious spam, sock puppet used for voting irregularities, etc). We appreciate content, and with the CC-WIKI license of all the stuff you post, it belongs to Stack Exchange Inc. and the world! If it is potentially helpful, it will stay on the site. If it's blatantly unuseful, then ...


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My position—and I'm adamant about this—is that useful, high-quality answers should never be deleted even if the question is closed. The question got to the point where a truly great answer was posted to it. Our primary goal here at Stack Exchange is to build a knowledge base for readers as well as to provide a reliable venue for high-quality Q&A. The ...


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Any set of guidelines is going to be inherently subjective, but here are mine: Look at the OP's rep / other questions on the site that you are thinking of migrating it to. If they have a lot of closed/downvoted questions, it is probably a good bet that this one is going to be closed, too, even if you aren't very familiar with the subject matter or the other ...


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Taken from your comment, the text of the question you wish to post is: Does Facebook work with Latex, could you give me some information about this? And, if it's possible, what should I do to use Latex on Facebook? Thank you for the reading... :) First, as an aside, this is actually off-topic. Facebook is a WebApp and so it's off topic on Super User (see ...


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This is what I usually do, other than relying on the wisdom of the commons (or the other VTCers. Do I actually know the topic enough to decide on the quality of the question Is this a great question which closing or deleting will be a tragedy. Failing which, is this a good enough question, on topic, which is worth migrating. If possible, I try to check ...


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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 questions of poor quality, is a valid one; but we don't have to flaunt it by telling people, passive-aggressively, that their questions are bad quality. Regarding the ...


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People are looking at these issues from very different perspectives. But these actually aren't mutually exclusive; there's another dimension to the problem that hasn't been raised. Role of question vs. answer Start with the question, that's what gets the ball rolling. It provides the framework for the answers to be created. Once the answers are there, ...


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No one's answered so, meh, adjust your question, self post an answer. If someone had its probably worth picking the answer closer to what you asked for as the correct one, and posting your answer anyway or asking a new question and self answering that.


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We should absolutely be closing unsalvageable HNQs faster. Hot Network Questions are the only thing many people see of our site, and I think we should make sure they show off our best. That's why I take a minute every so often to play "hunt the duplicate" when we get a new HNQ. I know it feels awkward to stop someone from repcapping by closing an HNQ, but we ...


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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 can I use comments when someone has posted a poor answer?" If you have high standards, try to help others reach it. Comment on specifics. I'd consider the ...


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