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Does Web Apps Stack Exchange Require Research?

Downvotes, not close votes, for bad poorly researched questions I've been on a lot of sites, and this is what I've seen work the best. And even then, downvotes are reserved for the questions that ...
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Does Web Apps Stack Exchange Require Research?

No, we shouldn't make research mandatory. Showing research effort is a good practice that we should promote among the community, but I think we shouldn't close questions that don’t show research. This ...
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9 votes
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Is it OK to ask and answer my own question?

Yes! Not only is it permitted, it is actively encouraged. As the founder of Stack Exchange, Jeff Atwood, said long ago: I do it all the time! For example, when I ran into a nasty issue with Java ...
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Does Web Apps Stack Exchange Require Research?

As demonstrated by the community, including research in a question is not required for question asking on Web Apps. While it can certainly be helpful to include your research in a question, it's not ...
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5 votes
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Why we're not customer support for [your favorite company]

Why can't I ask customer service-related questions? Because we don't know the answer. Oh sure, there might be some intrepid soul who has sailed these waters before, and come out alive. They might ...
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Does Web Apps Stack Exchange Require Research?

To quote two of my favourite Franchises "All this has happened before, all this will happen again" and "Only a sith (or a developer) deals with absolutes" The healthiest situation ...
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Does Web Apps Stack Exchange Require Research?

The answer and the current policy confirmed by Spencer G fails to address the actual close reason. Any question, no matter how detailed, maybe construed as "lacking details or clarity". It'...
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