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I would say, yes - if hostile means that soft or vague or undocumented posts are challenged politely and constructively. If posts are edited or closed or voted down, also then yes. This is such a place where polite disagreement and high level discussion is to be had in an adult manner. Your question here is a perfect example of that - questioning our entire ...


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In the case of closing duplicates, Community acts on behalf of the author of the question. When a question receives a vote to close as duplicate, the author of the question is prompted that it is suspected their question is a duplicate. The author then has the ability to agree with the duplicate and have their question marked as such, or to disagree and ...


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I've had a look at your original question (including the full timeline) and thought I'd share my thoughts even though I wasn't one of the close voters. Is it on topic? I recall reading your question not long after it was posted and thinking to myself that it was probably off-topic for the following reason: Questions asking to recommend or find a Mac, ...


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The following will now indeed read as quite broad. It lists the most probable of the possible angles to approach the problem I can think of at the moment. If the question can be edited into form again, I do not expect all aspects to be covered there: The problem – or goal – is arriving at an as objective measure as possible to enable informed decisions ...


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