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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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Templates for leaving comments

This thread is a list of useful comment templates for common situations on IPS. The full list of current templates can be found below. Please note that those comments are only to be used as template ...
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2019 Pro Tempore Moderator Election Q&A - Questionnaire

The purpose of this thread was to collect the candidates' answers to 2019 Community Moderator Election questionnaire. The elections are now over, you may find the outcome here. In connection with our ...
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Coming to terms with "Frame Challenges" vs. "Respecting the Question"

I'm a little confused. Recently, it seems there's been a push to "respect the premise of the question" in answers. It's causing answers like this to be heavily downvoted and flagged with comments ...
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Old post, no valid answer, what to do with it?

You may be aware that IPS policy regarding answers - and more specifically, what does make them valid - has changed last year. We now expect answers to provide either literature citations - i.e. proof ...
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How can I add backup for an "obvious" answer?

Here is a question about etiquette, and it has this answer How about simply asking them? If you're unsure if your behaviour will bother someone, a small question such as: Do you mind if ...
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Unpinning accepted answers, or not?

There's been a change on Stack Overflow: Accepted answers are no longer pinned to the top of the list of answers. They ran a test on Stack Overflow, and the results of that are mentioned in this post. ...
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Could we take measures to alleviate some of the exasperation from deleted comments? Should we?

I was reading the answers and comments in this question and I realised that maybe if in IPS the comment deletion was a tad different people would feel less bad about it. I have been using SE sites ...
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2nd party supplying backup in an answer?

I recently edited another person's answer to supply backup. There had been a comment that the answer required backup, and that answer brought to ...
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Question was protected while I was composing an answer

There's one answer that got some downvotes, but no spam or egregious answers. You may want to reconsider your policy of protecting every question that hits HNQ. It's discouraging to put effort into ...
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Why did my answer get deleted?

I've answered a question, but my answer was later deleted--it even had some upvotes! Why did this happen? What can I do?
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Why do you think this site should, or shouldn't, have its beta label removed?

Like some other sites, CMs have told us they wanted to remove the beta label from this site on December 16th. According to them, that's because our site meets the following criteria: have at least 1K ...
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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 &...
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Add history to citation expectations meta post

In the meta post What are the citation expectations of answers on IPS SE I noticed that the post was not as friendly as I would have liked in the perspective of new users, and I wanted to improve the ...
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"How to tell your grandparent to not come to fetch you with their car?" is on topic?

I read at - Other types of questions that are off topic include questions that: ask us to rewrite text or otherwise tell you what to say. We are ...
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