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Are "What can I do with..." questions on-topic?

These kinds of questions are by definition, too broad. There are too many possible answers for this format. Questions that are too broad don't really need to be considered categorically off-topic ...
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Should we be regularly linking to online stores?

No. I don't think we should ever link to online stores. This is already a precedent: when Mr. Cartaino removed an Amazon link for wi-fi equipment, he stated the following reason: Removed the ...
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Are questions about doing something cheaper on topic?

Straight from the manifesto: seeking uncommon solutions to common problems IF the question can reasonably be answered with an uncommon, inexpensive solution, I wholeheartedly believe it's on-topic....
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Are questions about doing something cheaper on topic?

If it's a well formed question I don't see why not. Most of the questions asked have cheapness implied. If a person did ask "how to do it cheaper" it would be necessary to judge whether the question ...
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Should answers contain multiple solutions?

tl;dr: Only post one solution in an answer, but variants count as one solution. Now for the full answer: This first came up in a lifehacks manifesto: AND ONE SOLUTION PER ANSWER! We cannot ...
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Should we be regularly linking to online stores?

No. A Sharpie is a brand, iirc. I asked around to some people and they had no idea what a Sharpie was. So I don't think it hurts to clarify. A way to get around it would be to add a description of ...
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How should similar answers be handled?

I removed the exact duplicates. In these cases, please use a custom flag on the question saying that many duplicate answers exist. Since the NAA (Not An Answer) and VLQ (Very Low Quality) flags are ...
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Should answers contain multiple solutions?

Paring down answers down to solutions is a bit odd. An answer is expected to explain how to solve a problem. Often, there are multiple methods, each of which, in isolation, could solve the problem, ...
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Should answers contain multiple solutions?

The site doesn't want more than one answer per person: You are not prevented, but it does tend to discourage multiple answers from the same person/login.
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Are "What can I do with..." questions on-topic?

Because there's no right answer. These questions are absolutely off-topic because they are "Primarily opinion-based" or "Too broad" Since the question isn't looking for a solution ...
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Should we be regularly linking to online stores?

Sometimes. I do think that links to Amazon or other online stores can sometimes be valuable, especially when writing to a global audience: Things that are common household items in one part of the ...
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Should answers contain multiple solutions?

In general I do agree with the policy of one solution per answer, but there have been situations where I'm inclined to posting multiple solution in one answer. Here is a little quote from A Lifehacks ...
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