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What can I do to minimize my chances of getting banned? [duplicate]

One thing that I have been doing that may hurt me is that when an answer gets down votes I delete the answer and rewrite it. I don't just rewrite it because I have found that the down votes ...
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3 votes
1 answer

How to anwer on Stackoverflow? Any guidelines? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I write a good answer to a question? I made a quick glance at both small and big FAQs but no luck. Both explains how to ask, not answer. But are there any guidelines ...
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660 votes
8 answers

Are answers that just contain links elsewhere really "good answers"?

I have often wondered at the practice on Stack Overflow, Server Fault, and the other sites where someone will ask a question and an answer will come in that says "Look here: https://link ...
33 votes
3 answers

How do I write a good feature request?

I have a feature that I am interested in proposing. How do I draft a good feature request? What things do I need to include? What should I not do? How do I know if the feature will be implemented? ...
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29 votes
4 answers

Should the official FAQ include information on how to answer as well as ask questions?

The StackOverflow FAQ includes a lot of information on how to ask questions and what questions to ask, but very little information on what makes a good answer. I often see answers (example) of the ...
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16 votes
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Improper Voting

Is it improper to downvote an answer (good or bad, but in this case, a good answer) that falls under this criteria: Answers a homework question (E.g. enabling cheating) Does not explain at all the ...
Sterling Archer's user avatar
18 votes
1 answer

Should I delete posts that are downvoted?

I'm not a heavy SE user but I've noted that every now and then my posts get downvoted without explanation and for no obvious reason. Leaving such posts extant damages my reputation score, whereas it ...
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-21 votes
5 answers

Responsibility of the questioner and answerer as a criteria for good questions and answers, not quantity of documentation

I started a post earlier with the topic: Listvars does the trick for me is not regarded as an answer The issue is boiling down to a new issue that I felt worthwhile opening a new post for. What is the ...
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8 votes
2 answers

How to ask questions on Stack Overflow [closed]

In reply to the question "help pls fast need help with C++ Code [closed]", I answered in a comment, while the question was being closed: See How To Ask Questions The Smart Way and/or Writing ...
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FAQ for Stack Exchange sites

Community FAQ For sites in the Stack Exchange 2.0 network To see a list of commonly used words and phrases, see the glossary. For official guidance from Stack Exchange, visit the Help Center. Asking ...
10 votes
1 answer

Users fooling stackoverflow by highlighting jsfiddle links instead of an actual code

I just answered a question here and in the morning when I went back to the page, IE Issue - using a span in an anchor to make DIV clickable what I saw was that this particular user (Pavlo Shandro) ...
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-9 votes
3 answers

How can I determine the validity of answers on this site,

I'm having some trouble judging the validity of some answers on Meta Stack Exchange; that is, gauging whether an answer should be interpreted as official policy or not. For example, let's say somebody ...
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4 votes
2 answers

Writing the perfect question

I've been told by a certain someone that Stack Overflow can provide a good exercise in communication. I was sceptical about this at first but on the odd occasion I do write a badly formulated ...
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-4 votes
1 answer

"Oops! Something bad has happened" Error when entering Stack Overflow chat [closed]

I get the "Oops! Something bad has happened" error when entering Stack Overflow chat. What might cause this? I have been having this issue for 6 months now. As per the tests run with Bart, I can ...
MathApprentice's user avatar
-10 votes
3 answers

What can be done if a user accepts an incorrect or inadequate answer to his question due to some bias? [duplicate]

I've noticed that a lot of users on Meta, especially new users, have various biases towards and against certain answerers. I wondered what would the protocol be if a user, who already has a few ...
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