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Preempting the "long tail of crap" problem

Motivated by Preserving backwards compatibility when adding new keywords While it's not exactly easy to say that any particular answer here is a duplicate of any other, I'm left with the distinct ...
Karl Knechtel's user avatar
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Why are answers just not getting accepted

As least from what I have personally seen, on most sites where there are good answers given to questions, many of those answers are accepted. If you post the best answer, it is accepted like 75% of ...
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You don't need to title your answers

A lot of answers seem to put a big Title at the top, summarising their main point, before embarking on an explanation. I can understand why this might be useful in questions that expect a list of many ...
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What to do about answers that are trapped in Catch 22 situations?

Question #1: What are the advantages of providing an until loop construct? Question #2: What are the advantages of `do {…} until` over `do {…} while`? Question #1 was flagged as ambiguous: Please ...
Ray Butterworth's user avatar
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Policy on multiple answers by the same user

Given that we have quite a few questions asking for possible approaches (e.g. "how to implement", "what syntax options", ...) or considerations (i.e. "advantages and ...
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Should we ban AI-generated answers?

Note: I haven't seen any instances of this, nor do I think it is currently an issue, but I do feel it is worth considering, especially if this site goes public I'm proposing that answers created using ...
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For Catalogue Questions, should all answers be edited into a single answer?

Note that this is not a discussion over whether catalogue questions are on-topic Questions like What are the syntax options for implementing a ternary "if" operator? and What operations are ...
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Why are a lot of questions getting 5+ answers?

This is pretty rare. Any ideas why this is happening on PLDI?
Starship's user avatar
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6 votes
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Should we discourage big list-style answers to questions?

Certain questions, such as What are some options for syntax for async/await?, have answers which are essentially big lists of possible answers to the question. Should we discourage these types of ...
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