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Re-ask the question with the appropriate system tag (The following is a summary of what, as far as I can tell, should be done under the current policies and is neither my endorsement nor lack of endorsement for those policies; debates of them are best left in the various Metas more specifically about them) Given the current policy to never add a system tag ...


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Here's how this breaks down: We do not, in point of fact, have a problem with answers talking about designer reasons. We do have a problem with answers making big claims without proportionate citation, and with misleading answers. This usually gets corrected by downvoting. Questions asking about designer reasons were banned because, simply, we saw a ton of ...


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No, the ability to ask questions about a topic on Meta is not part of any policy. Meta posts will always be able to decide individual cases This didn't become a new part of the policy following KRyan's suggestion; it has always been part of the policy. Creating a meta post to propose something, reaching community consensus, and then acting on it is a ...


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Please let’s not. The entire point of that section of my answer was that isn’t worth anyone’s time or effort. It would be “an approach,” that would avoid the biggest problems with “just editing,” but it still isn’t a good idea. Why? Because there is absolutely no value in doing so. The entire Stack Exchange model is about amplifying signal over noise. For ...


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If a question is unclear, close it until the querent engages and clarifies That was the MO when I stumbled across this site over 5 years ago. Perhaps our problem - as beautifuly illustrated by @Medix2's list of meta Q&As on this topic - is that we have, as a community, forgotten the KISS principle. This SE didn't used to have any qualms about closing a ...


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A resource list of previous, related posts FAQ post and revisits: What to do when an edit guesses the system being used rather than waiting for the querent to clarify? Revisiting our "never guess the game system" policy Re-revisiting the "don't guess the system" policy General Discussion: When is it OK to assume the system without ...


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