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What's a frame challenge?

A frame challenge is where an author answers a question in a wholly different way the querent never asked for, or potentially expressly forbade, but in a way the author feels will actually solve the ...
doppelgreener's user avatar
18 votes

Is there an expression (or some expressions) we can use instead of "frame challenge"?

Yeah, much as it's useful jargon to discuss how the site operates, I've noticed it being used in answer content lately and I don't think that's a helpful trend. I think it actually makes frame ...
SevenSidedDie's user avatar
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Is there an expression (or some expressions) we can use instead of "frame challenge"?

Is there a more ordinary colloquial English phrase we could use to describe this stuff we call frame challenges? Yes. I would most naturally say one would question the premise of something. However, ...
Joel Harmon's user avatar
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Is a "Frame Challenge" really only valid as an answer or can it be a comment as well?

You’re using “frame challenge” to mean something different than what normally gets called a “frame challenge” here. Let’s get our terms on the same page first. The usual meaning of “frame challenge” ...
SevenSidedDie's user avatar
7 votes

Getting a straight answer from questions filled with frame challenges

It's all about the original question, the querent's goals, and the community's additions This is really a tough question because the question was fairly clear in it's request: Wants a BBEG for level ...
NotArch's user avatar
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Is there an expression (or some expressions) we can use instead of "frame challenge"?

Don't worry about it "Frame challenge" is not jargon because the meaning of the phrase flows naturally from the meaning of the simple words that make it up. In context, anyone with a basic grasp of ...
Dale M's user avatar
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Is a "Frame Challenge" really only valid as an answer or can it be a comment as well?

Frame challenges are generally about solving problems which is not the job of a comment I'm not going to say that frame challenges can never be part of a valid comment, but the form of a frame ...
Rubiksmoose's user avatar
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Is there an expression (or some expressions) we can use instead of "frame challenge"?

Rather than seeking a new term, or new jargon, use available tools Consider instead proposing guidance about the use of the frame challenges in an answer to include the link to the very helpful ...
KorvinStarmast's user avatar
1 vote

Getting a straight answer from questions filled with frame challenges

It's really hard Getting a straight answer to a question that expresses a minority viewpoint can be extremely difficult on this site. Here's what I do: Accept you are going to lose ~50 rep on this ...
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