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Analysis In comments, I mentioned that comments aren't mandatory on Stack Exchange, and that there almost 800 questions on Stack Exchange Meta about this issue. In general, the mechanic that applies is that people can do what they like with their votes, with or without comments. The exception is serial voting. However, my personal guess (I have no inside ...


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TL;DR Most of these questions will be off-topic. There may be occasional exceptions, but I wouldn't hold my breath. The question cited was answerable, but I personally consider it a poor-quality question. It could have easily led down a rabbit hole, but in this case did not. I'm inclined to leave it open, but would certainly revisit this particular ...


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The link you provided is great! The first phrase to come to my mind to answer this: Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime. So, instead of doing a massive amount of edits that adds low / no value and having them stockpiling on the edition queue, you could add comments on these questions to ...


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As I read the question, it does not (only) ask for the location of the latest Scrum guide, but it also askes if and how the Scrum process is versioned. Based on that, I did come to the conclusion that the answer you linked to is flag-worthy as "Not an Answer". Besides that, I believe flagging the answer as "Very Low Quality" would also be ...


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Think About Semantic Clarity of the Question Context matters, and clarity is often the determining factor for me when I review titles. For example: ruby: chars in var name This is a terrible title for many reasons, and the tag being in the title is only one of them. Contrast this with the question below. What characters are allowed when defining a ...


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I see this in a slightly different approach. What's more important? To accept as valid some questions that cannot have a canonical answer or to leave the community without any answers at all? I'd support the former. My reading of "off-topic" for general terminology was to avoid questions that are broadly answered all over the internet: "what's agile?...


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This site is getting ridiculous. The negative votes with no comments are frustrating. It is clearly an agile-centric site now with all other answer being wrong.


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The question was based on a misunderstanding of how Scrum is "versioned." There's no "Scrum 2.0" or "Scrum 3.0", so the question itself was flawed. The accepted answer addresses this in detail, and I myself added a comment pointing out that this was a problematic way to phrase the underlying question. In this answer here on meta,...


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I hear you - but on other sites where I participate, explanations on comments are invitations to personal abuse. This leads to arguments in comments which, IMHO, damage the site far more than the uncommented downvotes do. As a result of my experience, I'm a strong advocate for the SE system in which you get to use your votes however you wish. If you want ...


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There's been a lot of discussion around downvoting lately, and here's the current takeouts - and what can be done (just to keep my answer aligned to the question :D) Downvoting trending information: There's an automated mechanism in StackExchange to identify serial downvoters. In case the system detects them, such downvotes are rolled back a few days later....


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