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Is it wrong Not to Frame Challenge?

In this question I spent some time in comments with @detly to refine and clarify his problem for a possible answer. With further clarification, I read the question again and had one of those ...
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What's so wrong with taking a question at face value, just because someone suspects an XY Problem? [closed]

Someone asks a question, and it's a valid question that has answers that we can provide. And then someone else comments that they think it's an XY Problem, asking what their real problem is, and votes ...