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Luckily, this hasn't turned out to be a major problem, due mainly to the low amount of shopping questions we get. But while the argument in the accepted answer leans towards deleting these questions, this isn't how we have moderated the few questions which did arise. My opinion is that we don't need a special rule for closing shopping questions. However, ...


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Something like this exists already! You can click the star by the voting buttons to mark a question as a favorite, and then it'll show in the favorites tab of your profile. (Note that this is public; I doubt people look too often, but they can see what questions you've favorited.)


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There is nothing wrong with a question having a false premise. There is this aphorism that the most important word in science is not "eureka" but "that's weird", and it captures something very important: people are usually triggered to seek knowledge by noticing that the world doesn't conform to their internal ideas of how it should be. Sometimes this kind ...


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I'm broadly in favor of this kind of edits, just as I favor pretty much any sort of edit that improves question/answer question quality without drastically changing the intent. I certainly agree that we don't need to be obsessing over why some particular person did something. My only worry is forcing things into awkward wordings. "What are the advantages ...


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Yeah, I'd just ask a question about why it happens, though it might be a hard one to answer! You could possibly also ask and answer a question about how to prevent avocado from browning, since this is certainly good to know, though it might be better if you had proactive advice, not just "don't put acid on it". In that case you could just link to the "why" ...


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While I've not had the time to participate here as much as I once did I'll take a moment to try to 'split hairs' here. Given the general theme of Stack Exchange to direct users to more 'objective' questions and answers I balk at questions which ask for "the best" way to X...best in terms of "what" (taste, cost, time to prepare...etc) is entirely too ...


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As far as I understand we should mark as duplicate if the question has at least an answer, period. It will push people to add answers to the duplicate instead of the new question. Exceptions: The duplicate is really old and there's little chance OP would come back to accept an answer the new question already has an answer that is better than in the ...


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The example would be adequate -- not great but adequate -- if posted as the first answer. Posted several years later it's a duplicate of existing answers and not a very good one. It's well-intentioned, unlike copy-pasting existing good answers in the hopes of picking up some rep (which I've seen on other sites in the network). The lack of malice (and the ...


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It's a case by case thing, in my view, and it's always better to edit than to just close, if possible. Sometimes the details of the recipe are really critical to the question, and sometimes they're not. If we try to make a strict rule about it, we're gonna get it wrong sometimes. We're not doing anyone any favors if we close a question because it linked to ...


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