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Is my meta-content and tone in this answer (instructing how/how not to use SO) up to community standards?

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closed as too localized by Robert Harvey Jan 10 '13 at 0:45

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Should be a comment. –  BoltClock's a Unicorn Jan 8 '13 at 18:58
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The last two paragraphs are not an answer. I wouldn't mix the two. –  Bart Jan 8 '13 at 18:59
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The first paragraph might answer the question. The second and third paragraphs do not; we reserve the answer space for answers to the question only. –  Robert Harvey Jan 8 '13 at 19:00
    
Will fix shortly –  ErikE Jan 8 '13 at 19:00
    
As comments, the second paragraph seems a bit ranty. The third paragraph is OK. –  Robert Harvey Jan 8 '13 at 19:01
    
After seeing the user's profile (a single question) I think you are a bit too harsh in the second paragraph. However, if you'd add some links to some good js tutorials I'd say the tone is perfectly OK, and it would make sense considering the 3rd paragraph. Then I'd say that it is by communitiy standards (note that I do agree with your statements in their present form) –  linski Jan 8 '13 at 19:05
    
Fixed! Thanks for the help. Isn't self-policing great? :) –  ErikE Jan 8 '13 at 19:30

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The 2nd and 3rd paragraphs are not really answer content. Also, the 2nd paragraph, while perhaps accurate, may have been too harsh given this is the user's first question.

The community recommendation is to remove the non-answer content (reposting the 3rd paragraph as a comment, perhaps).

It may also be helpful to suggest a good JavaScript tutorial.

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Up and down votes... confused. :) –  ErikE Jan 8 '13 at 21:05

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