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Is “Don’t do it” a valid answer?
There are no stupid questions - or are there?

You may know, that sometimes the best answer is to say that the questioner is just asking the wrong question. You may say that in any kind you like (from nice to polite to neutral to offensive to aggressive).

You may be as polite as possible, but sometimes the questioner just asked a "dumb" question (which means: the answer to his question is contained in his question itself).

So, what should you do?

This is kind of re-opening of this question (this was closed, because I was not polite on another website, and yet the original question originates from that other site).

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marked as duplicate by random, Shog9, BinaryMisfit Dec 22 '09 at 8:45

This question was marked as an exact duplicate of an existing question.

It was closed because it's a duplicate discussion. You should instead have posted a new answer to that existing dupe instead of rehashing the same beat. – random Dec 22 '09 at 8:22
okay, well then, here my comment:… – frunsi Dec 22 '09 at 8:38

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