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Unattended first posts

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 ...
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Dealing with low-quality questions that end up on Hot Network Questions

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 ...
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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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Dealing with low-quality questions that end up on Hot Network Questions

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 ...
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How to proceed when underlying problem solved, but does not match question?

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 ...
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Dealing with low-quality questions that end up on Hot Network Questions

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 ...
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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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