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Yes - choosing to only answer bountied questions is fine as long as each post adheres generally to the help center guidelines. Also, consider that the community gives and takes reputation points by voting. If you create a perception of taking more than you give - that can take time and effort to overcome. We haven't had to suspend or ban anyone for ...


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Is there a way to encourage users to tag their questions appropriately? Yes, and you've mentioned it already in your post: the community can retag questions That's really the answer. We can't make people read FAQs and guides. We can't make them take a test before they can answer. We can, only through our good actions, guide them to better behaviour. Re-...


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If there's clearly no research taken place and the question is asking specifically for a script to be written for them, I usually comment or (custom) vote to close with the following, tailored if necessary. Questions asking for code must demonstrate a minimal understanding of the problem being solved. Include attempted solutions, why they didn't work, and ...


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Basically, questions about scripting solutions based on Bash, AppleScript, Automator etc. (aka everything included in OSX by default) are on-topic. But we also expect askers to show some kind of research and at least an attempt to solve the problem on their own (to avoid "do my homework for me" questions). From a first look, not all of the questions you've ...


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Status: Completed. Thanks for the heads up.


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Welcome to Ask Different! You're doing exactly what the bounty system was intended for — it's promoted a question that people haven't answered1 so that it's more noticeable. You seeing the question and then answering it is perfectly fine and encouraged! Providing you don't just answer bountied questions, I see no reason why bounty hunting is bad, as was ...


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