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Why do you think an answer shouldn't contain a question mark? A common technique used in answers, particularly those challenging the underlying assumptions of the question, is the rhetorical question. I predict that, particularly on sites that aren't named "Stack Overflow", the rate of false positives will be high enough to annoy the regulars, while doing ...


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Can you show some stats that suggest that a question mark in the answer is strongly associated with an answer not appropriate for SE? Is there a possibility of confirmation bias in your claims? Finally, what about ruby methods that ends in ?, such as nil?, empty?, etc?


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A typical error made by new users consists in trying to accept more than one answer to one of their questions. How do you know that this is really erroneous behavior, but not choosing a better answer to be accepted by the OP? Shouldn't they quickly realize that accepting another answer for their question unmarks the previously marked question? I think it'...


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It seems to me like the system is working perfectly! A new user joined, and on their very first question, an experienced member of the community told them about a feature they hadn't noticed. Yay! Sure, you could have documentation, tutorials, videos, whatever, but the simple truth is that most people don't look at these. For instance, editing is mentioned ...


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