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I would say just answer it. I would put more content in an answer than your comment, but if the other person wants to answer it they can too. That's how SE is supposed to work. People answer the questions and other people vote those answers up or down.


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I'm a strong believer in asking simple questions simply. Even if your question can be found by a google search, I feel it's totally on topic here. What versions of OS X are affected by Heartbleed? Isn't Inactive memory a waste of resources? How to simulate slow internet connections on the mac The links above are gold-standard simple questions. Short, ...


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I think you've found a problem with the review page. I've been marking such posts as "no problem" because there is no problem that requires community or moderator action. Inaction is prescribed — don't voting for that post. If one feels particularly strongly and is willing to sacrifice some reputation for it, one could vote the answer down, but that isn't ...


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I see several reasons why people come to Ask Different instead of searching via Google/Bing/Duckduckgo> not everybody is very used to doing Google searches, especially for more complex topics. Searching for "OS X error code -36" will not give you anything useful because the - omits the 36 from the search people do get overwhelmed by the various search ...


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Please always use an answer as comments are (sometimes) pretty pointless. An answer is something I read at first when I open a new question.


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I think that editing to make things clearer is relevant in the majority of cases, even wrong answers. It brings up the quality of the site to a higher standard. In this particular example, I would have at a minimum added a quality post notice, but likely would have accepted a "Low Quality" flag and nuked the answer. Not because the answer is wrong (in which ...


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Bounties are rewards for finding answers, not for providing an answer fitting some narrow requirements not part of the original question. The bounty will be awarded at the end even if none of the answers meets your detailed requirements. Also: why is it important that an answer lays within specific parameters as long as it solves the question asked? There ...


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I'm not expecting much in the way of upvotes for this simple, all-encompassing statement, but here goes... Some people's Google-Fu just isn't that good, & nothing we do or say will ever improve that. So we do the Googling for them & by honing sharp, crisp, accurate answers to their vague questions can actually improve the chances that others with ...


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