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Seeing the same “copy and paste” answer for multiple questions

I'm not sure if it is just me, but lastly I have noticed the same "copy and paste" answer for a couple of different questions given by a particular user. For me, the answer is kind of vague and ...
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Criteria for answering a question referring to your own solution/tool

Here I need to clarify what are the 'standard guidelines' for answering a question referring to your own tool/solution, that you yourself created, which is indeed related the problem raised in the ...
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Providing solutions from my blog

Can I answer a question by providing link to my own blog, if it answers the question properly? Is it wrong? Will I be violating any rules of this forum?
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answer later feature

Often, I don't want to save a question as favorite, but I do want to keep track of it, as I might want to answer when I have more availability. What is the best way to do this, or could/should this ...
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How should I handle my “too localized” question

I have a question I posted an answer to: Access Selected Items from List View I didn't mark it as answered - I feel based on what it took to get it solved it may be one of that is "too localized". ...
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Constantly flagging “Not an answer”

I flag a lot of answers as "not an answer" as they are just that. Not an answer. These "answers", or comments really, often have two distinct meanings: Thank you, your answer solved my problem... ...
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Why was my answer deleted for copying content?

Confusing with 12 hive concept I dont understand why my answer was deleted? The comment says it was copied from this: http://grounding.co.za/blogs/brett/archive/2008/03.aspx Yet I can only see that ...
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Change my answer to a comment?

I've been accidentally posting my comments as answers and driving the moderators nuts since they change my answers to comments... I almost just did it again but caught myself. Is there a way that I ...
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Identical answers

I've lately seen a lot of people answering questions with identical or extremely similar answers. Why? Yes, some might do it order to increase the Area51 stats, but I do think it's most done to boost ...
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Questions answered in comments

What the process for having a comment "moved" so it can be classified as the answer. For example on this post: Cannot get audiences to work with LdapRoleProvider
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Open Source Software: declaration of affiliation needed?

I know they can't profit from it monetarily, but should people who are involved in the project declare their affiliation to make their bias obvious? List of SharePoint development tools
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How can we improve our “answered” site statistics?

With the old SharePoint Overflow content migrated to this site, our "answered" site statistic has dropped from about 84% (already low) to just 72% at time of writing. From the Stack Exchange blog: ...
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Is it possible to retrieve answers from the old SharePoint Overflow?

Not necessarily on the Q&A site here itself, just in general. Back when SharePoint Overflow was a Stack Exchange 1.0 site, I posted a question to Stack Overflow, and after some time without a ...
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Answers of questionable legality?

One of the answers to my 70-576 question seems to be linking to an illegal download of a course in video form: 70-576 Study Material Is this flagworthy, or not offensive enough to warrant action? ...