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Is a two word answer to a complex question really acceptable?

Yes.  ‍
Squeamish Ossifrage's user avatar
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Is a two word answer to a complex question really acceptable?

Solution Include a post notice that says the following: We're looking for long answers that provide some explanation and context. Don't just give a one-line answer; explain why your answer is ...
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Is a two word answer to a complex question really acceptable?

I'd propose another solution: lock the answer. This is often done for questions that are historically significant and popular, but don't meet guidelines in the present day. I'd also recommend either ...
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What should I do when I encounter a spam message?

TL'DR Please flag spam as "spam"; nonsense should be flagged as "abusive". For questions it is recommended to also vote to close the question. Downvoting isn't necessary and costs ...
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Should we change our response to questions asking for recommendations?

Mark the question as "too broad" or "primarily opinion based" as recommending "good" books / courses is clearly subjective, and listing all of them is ridiculous (and can be had simply by hitting "...
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Is a two word answer to a complex question really acceptable?

Solution Mod-delete the answer Problem(s) The answer has been present for years and has ~50 up votes on it. The user that posted it stands to lose a significant quantity of rep from it being ...
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Is a two word answer to a complex question really acceptable?

More seriously, I tend to agree that it's worthwhile to ask people to give more information than a yes or no in answer to a question. On the few occasions where it seemed amusing to me to be a ...
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Declined flags on questions which later get closed

I just dug through the system and found the reasons for the declined flags. So to understand this we need a short primer on the way close-votes and the flags work. First, for close-votes there's a ...
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Flagging conspiratorial rants

First up: @SEJPM accepted that first flag. resulting in deletion of the answer, while I rejected the other flag when stumbling upon it (which is why @PauUszak's answer is still there). As a result, ...
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Duplicate Issue

First thought: in case you're unaware of it, you can always vote to reopen if you think that makes sense and if you have the according reputation. This works like ...
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