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So, let’s talk about rule intent and question closing

On this one, I think it actually should be up to ♦ mods Obviously, having a ♦ doesn’t allow the elected moderators to dictate site policy; it never has, and it never should. I, for one, am still very ...
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So, let’s talk about rule intent and question closing

What Is Needed Is Both A Clarification Of Guidelines.... I think any of the three paths laid out in the Question above are reasonable and I don't really have a preference between them. They all seem ...
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Is it okay to heavily correct a question/answer that contains a lot of typos/grammar errors?

Yes, that's absolutely fine and encouraged. Edits to fix grammar and typos help the entire community. From our editing help article: When should I edit posts? Any time you see a post that needs ...
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Is it time to revisit rule intent questions?

Yeah, I think we're due a discussion about the state of rule intent and designer reasons questions I'll start with a minor disclaimer that this my personal opinion, not a formed stance by the mod team....
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Is it time to revisit rule intent questions?

If nothing else, we need to clarify the rule to stop misuse There are users who seem to want to over-use the ban on designer-intent questions to close an enormous swath of questions that we can, have, ...
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Is the general form of a common question a duplicate of the specific forms?

We try to not deal in general questions While there can be some utility in general questions, having a specific question is basically always gonna be better. They have clearer scope, can deal with the ...
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So, let’s talk about rule intent and question closing

No need for a special policy, and good reasons to avoid one I don’t think it’s worthwhile to debate any particular special policy for designer-intent: The original reasons for the ban on these ...
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Is it time to revisit rule intent questions?

Those numbers don't seem to justify revisiting the topic. Note that this is my personal opinion, not a mod consensus. While doppel is 100% correct (as would be expected) that we should be willing to ...
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