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I totally agree that it is kinda weird. I try to vote on any post (both questions and answers) that I read, especially the ones that I answer. Or if I see a question that I haven't voted on and it has generated quite a few interesting answers, I will vote then. Because we have had some quite "uninteresting" questions that went on to produce many ...


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My personal experience is that I came here after getting sick of [another site which has voting], and one trend I noticed on [other site] was that I frequently saw highly voted posts or comments that "sounded smart" but were completely wrong or nonsensical. As a result, I made a habit of not voting on subjects I'm not already quite familiar with, ...


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When an answer recommends a product, only recommends a product, but is a relevant and seemingly genuine recommendation rather than spam, is that an acceptable answer? I would say it may be if that recommendation is particularly relevant to the question. For example, if the question is "How can I control the parameters more easily in realtime on my ...


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Across Stack Exchange, one of the precepts is that folks can put as much or as little in their profile as they want. They can be completely anonymous, or have a wealth of information. Stack Exchange definitely don't want to put pressure on folks to populate the profile. I agree with you that it makes answers easier if you know what level to target it at for ...


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Just a quick bookkeeping post: the question was reopened.


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We should strongly discourage answers like that. Even if it's not spam, there are still several problems with it. The product itself may be discontinued at a point then the answer will be useless especially version specific software It encourages more products as answers which very much could just be spam. It turns everything about the answers including ...


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There have been other occasions where people have been confused as to how to deal with these kinds of questions. "describe the required function and setting in which the equipment will be used, and ask what you should look for to achieve that" sounds good in theory, but in reality, "what you should look for to achieve that" might ...


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