Linked Questions

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How do I write a good answer?

The requirements for answers on IPS may be a bit different from what you're used to. We can't simply run your answer through a compiler and see if it compiles and works. But here's some stuff you can ...
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11answers
238 views

What should be in our FAQ?

I'm thinking IPS needs a FAQ, because people keep coming to meta with the same questions. I feel IPS is different enough from most of the SE sites these people are used to, that we could use a FAQ to ...
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3answers
465 views

How to get a better sense of community going?

I recently noticed a few things that made me worry about the community here. I basically started asking myself if there is one, and if there is, if it's not just a too small clique of users. I ...
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3answers
187 views

How to add additional information to someone else's answer, without repeating earlier answer's content?

As per: PSA: Please avoid writing duplicate answers How does a user add something to a discussion? When a question is posted, and answers are subsequently written, there may be aspects of the ...
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1answer
139 views

When should one recommend deletion for a Low Quality Post in the queue?

When I first got enough reputation to review the queue, I had no idea how to use my new "powers". I had the hardest time understanding when I should "Recommend Deletion" for the "Low Quality Posts". ...
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2answers
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What do we delete, and what not?

I had an interesting chat with @Catija yesterday. She stated: This is something I've argued with the Cooking mods for over a year. If an answer has even a whiff of an actual answer, they decline ...
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1answer
108 views

Should I answer a question that already has an answer but apparently with little backing?

So, there is a question that has 1 answer, which the user has already accepted. For me the answer is not bad. It is similar to what I would answer but has no Backing. Funny enough, it has several ...
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1answer
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Answer deleted as duplicate - not a duplicate

There is a recent question about an argument concerning veganism. I wrote a short answer Well, you started: "In fact, not all wines are vegan" Just don't make controversial (that people won'...
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1answer
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Why did my answer get bad ratings?

It's about my answer to this question with currently -4 Score. How can I ask my parents to stop calling me when I'm out or ask me where I'm going? I can and maybe will delete it but I would ...
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2answers
94 views

How do we handle answers in which there was already an identical existing answer?

It seems to me like I can pop into any random question, and unless it's a borderline case, there's always one answer that is duplicated 3-4 times throughout. Some pertinent cases: How to convince my ...
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2answers
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What are the rules with regard to duplicate answers?

With regard to this public service announcement, it might be nice to have one meta post that we can refer users to, and that answers the following questions: What makes an answer a duplicate answer? ...