Linked Questions

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FAQ proposal: Back It Up and Don't Repeat Others

I'm considering adding the following clauses into the first bit of our FAQ: How should I answer? Make sure your answer adds helpful information and is a complete, stand-alone answer. Read ...
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What should the “Back it up” policy look like for The Workplace

Nearly two years to the day since "back it up" was introduced to Workplace, there seems to be a lot of confusion regarding what the principle looks like on The Workplace. Here is all our on-topic ...
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Should our “Back it up” guideline be adhered to more strictly?

I've noticed lately that there have been a number of answers from mid to high level rep users that have, while answering the question with common sense, been just more or less one liners. I don't ...
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What can we do about one line answers?

We have a lot of very brief, one/two line answers. I think this is a problem, and this has recently come up on Programmers' Meta. We have a lot of answers per question and sometimes single-line ...
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Health report - how can we increase the number of questions?

Looking at the area51 health report, we have finally gotten past the 1,500 visits per day, leaving the number of questions per day the only red item: How do we increase this to an Excellent level, ...
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Hey, we've reached 90 days in beta! Party? [closed]

90 days in beta is the first serious milestone for a new Stack Exchange site, as mentioned in the Area51 proposal page. Currently our stats are: Questions per day: 3.5 Needs Work – 15 questions per ...
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Are “it depends” answers a sign of a bad question?

(My title is a bit facetious, since the answer is probably "it depends".) I'm seeing a lot of questions like this: How can I reduce the size of a long resume without hiding all my skills and ...
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4answers
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“I don't know” isn't an answer

There's a severe problem I've noted with the answers to How can a company implement a "20% time" program like Google's? Most of the answers, especially the highly upvoted ones, ...
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Has answer quality improved since the early days of this site?

This site's Spring launch was marred with a lot of poor, short, not very helpful answers. Forum level, discussion type answers where an upvote more often meant "I agree" as opposed to "This is useful."...
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Do we need a policy on bad/“me too” answers?

More and more I'm hearing "the problem is bad answers, not questions". I disagree that the questions are not partly at fault, but I'd love to see more answer moderation. The problem is the community ...
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1answer
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What to do after editing an answer that was deleted from the review queue?

I answered a question, which was put in the low quality review queue. I don't agree that it was low quality (and What are the guidelines for reviewing? seems to me to agree with me), but I edited it ...