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If the question is really - How can I accomplish this goal?. That is not a good goal to have is not an appropriate answer.

If the question were How can I accomplish this goal by doing Y? Then do not do Y maybemay be an appropriate answer.

In the example question the OP wants to accomplish a goal, that goal is to get people to arrive in time for team meetings on a regular basis. Telling them that it is a bad goal is not helpful. So no it should not be acceptable and should be flagged as not an answer and downvoteddown-voted and the answers removed.

If the goal is blatantly abusive or illegal we can say that and close the question saying that we can not help break the law. But we should not be providing answers that say you should not do that.

If the question is really - How can I accomplish this goal?. That is not a good goal to have is not an appropriate answer.

If the question were How can I accomplish this goal by doing Y? Then do not do Y maybe an appropriate answer.

In the example question the OP wants to accomplish a goal, that goal is to get people to arrive in time for team meetings on a regular basis. Telling them that it is a bad goal is not helpful. So no it should not be acceptable and should be flagged as not an answer and downvoted and the answers removed.

If the goal is blatantly abusive or illegal we can say that and close the question saying that we can not help break the law. But we should not be providing answers that say you should not do that.

If the question is really - How can I accomplish this goal?. That is not a good goal to have is not an appropriate answer.

If the question were How can I accomplish this goal by doing Y? Then do not do Y may be an appropriate answer.

In the example question the OP wants to accomplish a goal, that goal is to get people to arrive in time for team meetings on a regular basis. Telling them that it is a bad goal is not helpful. So no it should not be acceptable and should be flagged as not an answer and down-voted and the answers removed.

If the goal is blatantly abusive or illegal we can say that and close the question saying that we can not help break the law. But we should not be providing answers that say you should not do that.

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If the question is really - How can I accomplish this goal?. That is not a good goal to have is not an appropriate answer.

If the question were How can I accomplish this goal by doing Y? Then do not do Y maybe an appropriate answer.

In the example question the OP wants to accomplish a goal, that goal is to get people to arrive in time for team meetings on a regular basis. Telling them that it is a bad goal is not helpful. So no it should not be acceptable and should be flagged as not an answer and downvoted and the answers removed.

If the goal is blatantly abusive or illegal we can say that and close the question saying that we can not help break the law. But we should not be providing answers that say you should not do that.

If the question is really - How can I accomplish this goal?. That is not a good goal to have is not an appropriate answer.

If the question were How can I accomplish this goal by doing Y? Then do not do Y maybe an appropriate answer.

In the example question the OP wants to accomplish a goal, that goal is to get people to arrive in time for team meetings on a regular basis. Telling them that it is a bad goal is not helpful. So no it should not be acceptable and should be flagged as not an answer and downvoted and the answers removed.

If the goal is abusive or illegal we can say that and close the question saying that we can not help break the law. But we should not be providing answers that say you should not do that.

If the question is really - How can I accomplish this goal?. That is not a good goal to have is not an appropriate answer.

If the question were How can I accomplish this goal by doing Y? Then do not do Y maybe an appropriate answer.

In the example question the OP wants to accomplish a goal, that goal is to get people to arrive in time for team meetings on a regular basis. Telling them that it is a bad goal is not helpful. So no it should not be acceptable and should be flagged as not an answer and downvoted and the answers removed.

If the goal is blatantly abusive or illegal we can say that and close the question saying that we can not help break the law. But we should not be providing answers that say you should not do that.

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If the question is really - How can I accomplish this goal?. That is not a good goal to have is not an appropriate answer.

If the question were How can I accomplish this goal by doing Y? Then do not do Y maybe an appropriate answer.

In the example question the OP wants to accomplish a goal, that goal is to get people to arrive in time for team meetings on a regular basis. Telling them that it is a bad goal is not helpful. So no it should not be acceptable and should be flagged as not an answer and downvoted and the answers removed.

If the goal is abusive or illegal we can say that and close the question saying that we can not help break the law. But we should not be providing answers that say you should not do that.