I somewhat regularly find myself looking for a duplicate of a question, but only finding a whole bunch of similar questions, but none of which seem like a good duplicate candidate, as the answers tend to focus heavily on that specific situation instead of trying to provide an extensive answer covering multiple aspects of the question as asked.
One recent example of this:
Dealing with lack of respect from recruiters (asking how to decline an interview, essentially)
Some potential duplicates:
- What should you say when you don't want to go back for a 2nd interview with an Employer?
- How do I professionaly withdraw from the hiring process?
- Got my first job. How do I politely turn down the call for an interview by another employer?
- How to turn down interview for position I don't want?
- How do I cancel a second interview when I want to be considered for other positions there in the future?
- How to turn down interview offers when there are too many of them?
The first one is probably the best candidate, but all of them focus fairly heavily on their question's specific situation instead of trying to provide more general advice of how to change the response based on different circumstances (e.g. if you've already accepted another offer, you can probably just tell them as much, but if the job doesn't sound like something you want to do, you might want to choose your words a bit more carefully).
I know I can post my own answer, but it somewhat feels like trying to hijack the Q&A, because no-one else is answering the more general question, and I also don't want to do that for every other duplicate vote I cast.
I understand that trying to cover every variation might not always be viable, but in general it seems like people tend to opt for the other extreme - the answers focus too heavily on solving OP's specific problem instead of trying to provide long-term value.
Should we not try to create lasting value at about the same priority as trying to solve OP's problem?
Or maybe I'm just suffering from confirmation bias.
Should we make reference posts (instead?) (as in posting a question that's intended to address the more general problem rather than being any given user's problem, in order to answer any and every version of the question)?