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Yes If a user has posted some information on IPS before, it is perfectly acceptable to consider it when answering a new question. An Example Let's say that a user posted a question in which they mentioned being on the autism spectrum. Then they post a new question that doesn't mention this, but you think that their autism is relevant to the situation ...


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Yes, but... If there is some information that you think is important to answering the question, but that doesn't appear in the question itself, we have a process for this! If you're confident that the user won't take offense to this information being public (something like "they have a dog"), edit it into the question yourself and leave a comment ...


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I think an additional version of the FAQ will just add more noise on meta, and won't make people any more likely to read it. I strongly suspect that the majority of users visiting from HNQ who leave chatty comments or write answers without backup do so because they just happened upon our site and jumped into participating. (Would be great to get data on ...


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