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Unhelpful top answer

I have no idea why "a Specific answer" is getting upvoted so much, to the point that it is now the top answer. It does not provide a practical solution to the question but only offers a humorous intro ...
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Composing quality answers

A trend has started on tgo.SE where answers are being composed almost exclusively out of quoted snippets from other sites with very little narrative. While this demonstrates a knack for googling ...
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Should we discourage answers that include “satellite phone” as the solution?

I have noticed a trend where, people are asking "how to" and they are getting answers to bring a "satellite phone" and have someone else do it for you. In a recent question there are two answers and ...
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Is it good to add attribution for answers copied from other sites?

Background: adding attribution to answers To my mind, there are several good reasons to attribute sources for answers, especially when an answer is simply a direct quote from another site: It makes ...
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0answers
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Please remember to answer the question

There appears to be a growing trend for someone to ask a question and for people to write related information to that question without explicitly answering the question Remember TGO and all SE sites ...
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We need more answers!

There are a lot of questions on this site that only have one answer attached to them. Although many questions may not neccessarily need more than one answer, I feel a lot of questions are left with ...
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Is my answer too specific medically?

My answer here deals with the basic outline of technique to deal with a shoulder dislocation in the backcountry. My goal was to be as informative as was reasonable but not replace actually having the ...
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What to do with questions with unsatisfactory answers?

If I ask a question and I do not get any satisfactory answer on it, should I keep it open? The acceptance rate decreases because of these kind of questions. Eg: Quetion with no satisfactory answer. ...
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Does answering your own question discourage other answers or help get answers?

I don't see a very high frequency of people answering their own questions, despite the FAQ mentioning it as a welcome practice. However, is it effective? Does answering your own question discourage ...
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Is down-voting based on tone appropriate?

I've noticed a few users writing answers with fairly patronizing and dismissive tones such as: "your fear ... is silly. You'd have to do something pretty stupid..." or suggesting that the premise of a ...