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Answer it anyway For better or worse I think any of the other options are trying to legislate behaviour on the part of other users when it is probably not in our best interests to do so. There are many motivations people have for answering questions, most of which are relatively personal. Here are some (I've written in the first person, but these are not ...


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I don't think that it is necessary to phrase some general rule for such cases. There is a natural self regulation: Questions on this (and other) sites compete as the resources (time and interest) for answers are limited (even the egreg resource). When there are only a few bad question they sometimes get answers anyway but when their number increases people ...


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If I had posted this question, I would be very happy if someone pointed out to me that this is not the best way to go about using LaTeX. People have in fact added some instructive "by the way, you probably wanna do X like Y instead" in comments to my questions. As long as the comments on the "bad style" are either given as comments (and not as answers) or ...


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The close votes and the reason (already resolved in comments) are not a flaw of the question. Sometimes it may be ok to close a question with that reason (such if the solution comment refers to a simple typo or an outdated TeX installation), the fact that the solution was decided to be posted as a comment instead of being an answer may indicate it. But, like ...


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The question was automatically deleted - something that happens to low-activity posts. You have the option of voting to undelete the post (from the linked answer): How can I undelete one of my posts? Self-deleted posts can be viewed, edited, and undeleted by their original authors. Note: deleted questions do not appear in search results, so you if you wish ...


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Answer it anyway I totally agree with Alan. I think that the principal property for a question to be a good one (or at least a not-to-be-closed one) is to have a clear title and a clear explanation of what the user want to achieve. If it is so also the answers will be very precise and it will be easy for other user with the same problem to find the ...


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