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The Summer of Nonsense Personally I consider the Summer of Love a mostly failed campaign, especially when it comes to the smaller sites of the network (I don't know if it benefited Stack Overflow, and I don't really care). Most people fixate on the whole "niceness" theme and forget that actively trying to help an asker, even just a tiny bit and even if only ...


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Askers yield As a prolific answerer, you better keep in mind that your satisfaction with questions quality is considered more important than that of the asker. For the official statement on above, refer to Stack Exchange blog, Optimizing For Pearls, Not Sand: ...we’re determined to keep question quality high, even at the cost of refusing a little sand. ...


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You weren't rude, which is the only criteria for anything "Summer of Love" related, so no you didn't do anything wrong there. Personally I don't think you did anything wrong at all, though an optional addendum explaining how the question could be improved would be even more helpful. And frankly, discouraging you from trying to improve questions and the site,...


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That's a lot of questions, and they are all valid, but they avoid a basic principle of voting, which is this: Community members can use their votes however they wish, so long as they are not being abusive. I believe it would be a bad thing for such questions to get deleted But the community may not. It has been fairly long and established policy that ...


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I think there is a misunderstanding, from the community, between closing a question and deleting it. FAQ doesn't help neither. Closing should be applied to any question which is wrong from FAQ's point of view. Closing is an indication that the question has a problem: an indication for both the original author and the subsequent visitors, would they be ...


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I am the OP of that question. First of all, I have developed a great deal of respect for everyone involved in the original question and the meta question so far, as well as for the SE technology itself. How these edge cases are handled is exactly what separates good communities from bad. A Little Background... I happen to have borne witness to the ...


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