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Should we kindly explain the basic stuff, or rudely close the question?

As far as these types of questions go, I find that the people who ask them fall into one or both of the following (and many times that one leads to another): They are in over their head. This ...
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Should we kindly explain the basic stuff, or rudely close the question?

IMHO a question which is not off-topic per se, but based on a wrong understanding, false assumption or premise, deserves a comment to give the OP a chance to edit it, or at least an explanation for ...
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Should we kindly explain the basic stuff, or rudely close the question?

I agree that being kind is nicer than being rude, but this does not mean that I should abstain from voting. When a question is put “on hold”, that is not necessarily rude. It is an opportunity to ...
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Should we kindly explain the basic stuff, or rudely close the question?

Questions that are based on a false premise or understanding to where the correct understanding not only invalidates the question, but makes the answer something completely different than what was ...
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Negatively scored questions should be more aggressively hidden from the homepage

Thomas, I think you are barking the wrong tree. We have a problem on our site, and that problem lies clearly in our community: It has become almost impossible to ask a question without getting one or ...
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Question got closed citing that it requests for "customer support"

You are asking the SE community why a specific vendor (in this case Google) made a decision to favor tool X over tool Y. Honestly, the community here is the wrong audience for such a question. If the ...
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How is asking, "Is there formal terminology for storage of key value pairs?" an opinion based question?

Unfortunately, there is often no universally, or even widely accepted, term for many concepts in software engineering. Even with projects like the IEEE Computer Society and ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC7 (the ISO'...
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How to improve my question "Structure of enterprise application with interchangeable technology interface underlying in C# with DDD approach"

I think first thing you should try is avoiding to ask for "best practices" and "best design" (see link why). These are vague buzzwords which often trigger downvotes and close votes ...
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How is asking, "Is there formal terminology for storage of key value pairs?" an opinion based question?

Why even have a "Terminology" or "Definition" tag if you can't even ask for "formal terminology" without it being considered "Opinion Based"? Our community ...
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Should we kindly explain the basic stuff, or rudely close the question?

Although we want to encourage questions and usage of the site, we still have to keep in mind that this is a site that deals with a particular profession. Explaining is good up to a point. We know ...
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Should we kindly explain the basic stuff, or rudely close the question?

Though you should never be rude, it is very easy to not bother. The reason for this is that quite a few people asking strange questions really believe that their misunderstood position is correct and ...
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