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Should we have higher standards for what consitutes appropriate disclosure than the rest of the network?

I basically agree – though I wouldn't close/delete an answer based on that. Stating "my"/"our" etc. the poster already gives a certain disclosure (if OTOH the poster tries to hide the fact, posing as "...
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Leaving an invalid answer "just in case it helps someone"

Please delete the answer. It is sad that the effort spent into writing this answer is wasted, but it would be even more sad to let this answer hide more on-topic answers. If losing this answer would ...
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Are self-written applications welcomed here?

Yes, I would say it is OK, as long as you clearly say that you are the author. If the goal is really to increase your skills and thus you make the result open source, then it is actually even more ...
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Are there any guidelines for answering with your own software?

This site doesn't have a specific policy about answering a question with your own software.¹ Follow the general Stack Exchange policy and guidelines on self-promotion (whose current wording evolved ...
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How to handle "it's impossible" answers?

I think that we should we allow "It's impossible" answers for the following reasons: Such answers are useful to inform the OP and other readers of the difficulty or impossibility to provide ...
Franck Dernoncourt's user avatar
3 votes

How to handle one line answers vs comments

The second category ("Try software XYZ, it will work well.") lacks the info whether it meets the requirements at all (if I ask for a boat and get told a car "works well", it doesn't help me at all) – ...
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How to handle "it's impossible" answers?

I don't want such answers. They don't help me. And thus I downvote, because that's exactly what the downvote means: "it is not useful". When I ask a question, I have a problem and I want to ...
Thomas Weller's user avatar
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Answers with broken links to software that is no longer available

This is one of the reasons that we discourage product recommendations on super user. In many cases the author is gone so pinging the author might not be a good solution on its own. To me If its a ...
Journeyman Geek's user avatar
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Can I post a recommendation as an answer that was already stated in a comment?

As a rule of thumb (which I follow), I'd recommend the following approach: @ping the author of the comment to expand it into an answer go ahead if … nothing happens in a reasonable time (I'd count ~...
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