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We shouldn't change this. I'd have invalidated those flags too (you know, if I had the rep to do so or actually took the time to look at the review queue). We've already determined that conventional answers are valid answers, even if people probably came here for something more "lifehacky". I don't see why saying "This product will solve the problem for you"...


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Too many users is not an issue. The issue was that we didn't have a clearly defined scope in an accessible format for everyone to read. Everyone was asking whatever they wanted, and it wasn't working. Now, people will look at highly voted, open questions as examples. Some of these may not remain on-topic. Now that we've come up with an authoritative scope, I ...


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I can understand your concern, but as a systemic ongoing problem, I think it's a bit of a stretch to draw that correlation widely — that someone whose answer has been down-voted is more inclined to (or should be prevented from) closing the question itself. But an issue I have seen is users knowingly answering questions they know are going to get ...


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No. Why would we? Just because an answer cites a specific product doesn't make it not an answer. Neither does proposing to acquire a product of a particular category. The five posts that you cite do answer the question. They may not all be good answers, but they do answer the question. If you disagree that the product is a good solution, that makes it a ...


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This was a comment, but I'm making it an answer. When I answer a question and a product is the answer, I try to obtain a picture of the item, plus I look at several places where the item can be bought and provide a link to which one represents what I would buy myself. This is as an example. It is also out of courtesy. I will keep doing this. Amazon is so ...


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I'm pretty impressed by the fact that the number of unique users who have posted an answer is more than double the number of unique users who have asked a question (Check it out!) It's very promising to see that Lifehacks SE is filled with so many people wanting give answers, not just get answers! (At the time of posting this, there were 1097 Askers and ...


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