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If found a resource that specifically addresses a question in the stackexchange, should I post a link, an answer, or close the question?

When found an external page that explains well and specifically the point of a question in stackexchange, which of the following options is preferable and why? 1) Making a comment to the question ...
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Please provide extra feedback on answers by low-rep users

I'm rather untrusting of the accuracy of answers provided by low reputation users. They're not always inaccurate, but they are sometimes. By contrast, if I see an answer by a high reputation user, ...
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How can I improve my answers for available questions where I'm able to answer them?

Background: Recently I writing some answers on what I think there was interesting questions waiting someone to answer them addressing problems they're having trouble with, but not all of my answers ...
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Please explain downvotes … on answers

When I complain about downvoting, it's usually when it's happening to me or to a question-asker who has a somewhat similar level of Japanese to me. But this time, I've come across someone downvoting ...
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How valuable are answers by native speakers that are mainly subjective?

I am a native speaker of Japanese. As such, I sometimes come across questions that, although I think I know the answer, are difficult to find a sufficient sources or objective explanations. This is ...
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What makes a great answer?

What does a great JL&U answer look like? Guidelines for answering this meta-question: One quality per answer Provide a brief explanation of why it is important. Use the comments for discussion. ...
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How is the fundamental difference between this site and most other stack exchange sites being/going to be addressed

What I mean by the the fundamental difference is that it is very difficult for users on the Japanese language site to accurately confirm the correctness of the responses they are getting. With sites ...
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Gray colored text with answers

It came to my attention that some answers have the font in gray. What is the criteria for this? I am guessing that it might be low voting, but am not sure. The question with the same down voting is ...
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How quickly should I accept answers?

Sometimes I receive answers that would solve my problem, and seem plausible, but I don't know whether they're correct, or if they're the full story. Should I accept such answers immediately? Or ...
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Include helpful terminology in answers

Where appropriate, include terminology in answers that would allow you to do further research about a topic. For example, if I asked: I saw Australia represented in kanji with 豪州. Is this derived ...
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About posting theorized answer of our own question as an answer

According to answers to another meta question, it is okay to post questions for which we know to answer, so it follows that we may also answer our own questions. But what if we only have a theorized ...
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Sought after answers: practical or not?

In How should I choose between [知]{し}る and わかる? Derek asked about usage of 知る and 分かる. My tentative reply was made of examples (and their translations) that show either usage or explicit nuances, and ...
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Should good comments be merged into the answer post or be left as comments?

This is probably more of a SE usage question, but if the answer has a comment on it that is really good, like a link proving the answer is correct. Should we edit the answer to include that link, or ...
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Disappearing comments and answers on meta.

Can comments or answers disappear other than being deleted by their authors? I am sure there was another answer besides mine on "Spelling" tag, does it make sense for Japanese? and maybe I ...
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How can we objectively judge an answer's credibility?

(This is tangentially related to the question about identifying native speakers.) At present, answers to questions appear to derive from the following sources (in my subjective order of decreasing ...
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In general, how to choose which answer to accept?

Unlike StackOverflow or any other technical Q&A sites where most answers can be described as "this answer works and is correct" or "this answer does not work and is wrong", answers in Japanese SE ...