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Is answering on a question you vote to close considered bad practice?

User djechelin recently posted an answer I was given during a review session. I voted to close the answer as it was no explanation and mainly a link-only answer. Please see the answer here: Print ...
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Should we downvote answers to obvious duplicate questions?

According to the accepted answer to Should one downvote answers to off-topic questions?, downvoting answers to an obvious off-topic question is appropriate, with the purpose of not encouraging people ...
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Downvote answers to questions that should be closed?

A recent question was a common duplicate. (16 duplicate questions were posted in the comments!) Based on my experience that it's hard to get a question deleted when it has answers (especially upvoted ...
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Just listening to the podcast; if we want to disincentivize short, pointless questions, can't we just remove the rep?

So, I was just listening to The StackExchange Podcast #20, and they're talking about how to disincentivize people answering simple, easily answered (googled) questions. Just to be clear, I'm talking ...
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What is more correct when I see this type of questions? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Closing Etiquette: Why Do Some Answer and Close? I've got some problems with answering and voting to close Kev ♦ - He doesn't like when I vote to close question AND answer it....
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Answering duplicate questions [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: What is with people who answer questions that are known to be dupes? Should there be a reputation cost for duplicate questions? Strangely enough I can't find this subject ...
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Should users answer blatant exact duplicates without noting that it's a duplicate?

In What is the meaning of <==> in Ruby, someone asked the sixth Spaceship operator question in Ruby, which is an exact duplicate of What is the Ruby <=> (spaceship) operator?. It's so ...
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1answer
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Remove rep for questions closed as not a real question

I have noticed certain questions (mostly joke questions) get a lot of up votes (usually low-rep users) just to get their rep up. For example: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/4972814/optimus-...
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Lose all reputation gained for questions closed as duplicates [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Should you gain rep for asking a duplicate question? I think this is a pretty obvious suggestion but I haven't found it; if it's indeed a duplicate close it. I think it would ...
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7answers
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Should there be a penalty for asking questions that get closed?

There seems to be a lot of off-topic questions coming at the minute (several re Oracle/Google ring a bell etc). It often seems to me that people are asking off topic questions for maybe a bit of "rep-...
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2answers
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Update Notification for Questions and Answers Closed-for-Dup

I would like to encourage users to look for dup questions before posting questions, and users to look for duplicates rather than throwing in new answers or copying answers from the dup and pasting ...
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Are duplicates creating broken windows?

I think the Eternal September is dooming Stack Overflow to have the same questions asked over and over again, and the people who don't want questions closed are winning. Why don't people want ...
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5answers
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Closing questions while being friendlier to newbies

The SO community is very aggressive about closing duplicate and off-topic questions. This is a good thing overall, but I feel like the experience for new users who ask dup or off-topic questions is ...
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Automatic 'possible duplicate' comments should use new inline comment syntax

Now that links can be added into comments inline, this should be done with the automatic 'possible duplicate' comments added when a vote to close is made. It would make sense to place the question ...
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5answers
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Given two [practically] identical [useful] answers, which answer do you vote for?

Given two practically identical answers, which answer do you vote for? Do you vote for: Both? The Lower Rep user? The Higher Rep user? The First one to Post (usually they're separated by seconds, ...

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