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Is my answer too specific medically?

I don't think this is a problem at all… medically or otherwise. Our self-imposed moratorium against "medical advice" is often overdone — It is really geared towards users requesting or ...
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Is it good to add attribution for answers copied from other sites?

Many thanks for doing this - the two options are to comment to the OP to add the attribution themself or to add it in for them. I commend you on doing it yourself - it helps us avoid outright ...
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Is it good to add attribution for answers copied from other sites?

There is a word for quoting from a source without attribution. The word is plagiarism From Merriam Webster transitive verb: to steal and pass off (the ideas or words of another) as one's own : ...
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Should we discourage answers that include "satellite phone" as the solution?

It depends. You have answered it yourself here. I can understand why sometimes "satellite phone" seems like a good answer In regards with examples you have cited, I strongly believe that there is ...
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Composing quality answers

I agree in the main. There are the odd exceptions, where the collation of data that forms the answer is not easily searchable, but as Shem says, we should write our own answers, quoting where ...
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Should we discourage answers that include "satellite phone" as the solution?

In summary I think phones, beacons, and other electronics can be an important part of a comprehensive safety plan. Of course they can be abused, but just because a knife can cut you doesn't mean it ...
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We need more answers!

I'd have to agree 100%. I think one of the reasons this happens is that there are a few individuals here who are obviously very experienced in a particular area, so the answers they post are rather ...
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Should we discourage answers that include "satellite phone" as the solution?

I would say that it is fine to recommend having a Satellite phone, but I would say that answers that consist only of recommending a Satellite phone should be discouraged. A satellite phone would ...
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Composing quality answers

I agree. Answers with not much more than blocks of text copy/pasted from other sites can take away from the quality of the site. The SE model is designed to bring people in to see our work. Using ...
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Unhelpful top answer

The answer has 44 upvotes and 6 down votes currently. Obviously not everyone agrees with your assessment of the quality of the answer. TGO is a community of individuals, we are never all going to ...
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Should we discourage answers that include "satellite phone" as the solution?

Certainly we should not discourage such answers. Bringing emergency communication equipment into The Great Outdoors is a good idea. Not bringing any is a bad idea unless you have a sufficiently ...
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Unhelpful top answer

The post as it stands only answers the question in the final sentence - If I had spotted that it was on HNQ I would have immediately removed it/deleted it until the flurry was over. Votes on HNQ ...
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Unhelpful top answer

Did you look at the tomato-slicing video at the bottom of the answer? Even if the many, many upvotes came because of the first part of the answer, the video validated the answer, made it worth ...
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Should we discourage answers that include "satellite phone" as the solution?

I think this is similar to Questions about 1 time event in that it is an important question but the example is not good. The OP and his friends are clearly not capable of mounting a cliff-side ...
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