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Reviewing short posts from new users?

Trying to be encouraging of new users, how should we handle it when a new contributor has a short but sincere answer flagged as low quality, in reviewing the post? I left a comment to encourage more ...
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Cannot add answer, I have 108 points (100 from association)

The title tells it (almost) all. I mean to write an answer to How do I separate disc brake pads after accidentally pulling the front brake while the wheel is off? but I get the sign "protected by ...
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This Stack seems to have a lot of answers which should be comments

I know each stack is different but this one seems particularly liberal in allowing things like subjective answers and incomplete answers. Some of these answers even receive upvotes. It seems to me ...
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Why are there so many questions without an accepted answer?

Currently, less than half of the questions on the "Newest Questions" page have an accepted answer, although most of them actually do have answers. This question for example didn't get any activity in ...
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Asking questions where one already knows the answer?

In Is the Suunto Ambit compatible with the Bontrager DuoTrap Digital Speed/Cadence Sensor? the questioner answered his question immediately after having posted his question. Beside the fact, that I ...
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Should questions or answers centered on the Velominati Rules be discouraged?

I've found a number of answers which are essentially "Obey rule 25", "Obey rule 10", etc. These rules link to the Velominati "The Rules" page. The rules consist of a lengthy list of tongue-in-cheek ...
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Avoiding 'Just Buy A New One' or 'Here's A Link' Answers

I've started to notice a growing trend with some answers which I'd like to expose and try to stem early on: It's very easy to answer a question with a link to an online product retailer, or with a ...
Dustin Ingram's user avatar