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I tend to handle new users differently than experienced ones. Even if they have a bad question/answer/comment, I will lean towards trying to nudge them in the right direction. We can't expect people to read a treatise on proper form and totally understand the spirit of the boards before their first post. And frankly, I don't want to be SO. Their ...


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Neither. All normal betas go through a growth phase, where someone has to be the first one to gain each badge. We are still a small site, with only two 10k'ers, and only four of us over 5k, so consider this early days. StackOverflow is most definitely not a good comparison to this site. The big-3 sites are massive and have their own quirks. ...


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Short questions (and in some cases answers!) are perfectly acceptable. My latest Sloe / Foraging question was super short. However with some of the influx of new archery questions there's been a lot of short hand writing which from a new person to an activities point of view can be confusing and unclear. In the same way that we always ask people to give ...


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Short answers can be useful, yes, but the vast majority really aren't, which is why the close reason exists. Remember numbers of questions and answers are only one set of metrics. We also need quality.


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