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Users deleting their questions after receiving answer as comment (stop answering in comments)

If you don't have the time to do that, then you don't have the answer. Correct. So leaving a comment may be an acceptable approach. I mention this because I have been chastised for leaving an "...
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Users deleting their questions after receiving answer as comment (stop answering in comments)

Resisting the temptation to answer this in a comment... But yes, please, let’s write answers instead of comments (of course the users most likely to answer questions in comments are unlikely to read ...
16 votes

Users deleting their questions after receiving answer as comment (stop answering in comments)

I would add this a comment but.... I have a general rule: If a question is worth typing up an answer, then it is likely worth an up vote. So I will often up vote a question before I provide an ...
11 votes

Users deleting their questions after receiving answer as comment (stop answering in comments)

IMO, the comments are a valuable part of the ecosystem and of helping users. Making comments is a part of the game and the interactive process of interacting with the OP and community at large to ...
9 votes

Users deleting their questions after receiving answer as comment (stop answering in comments)

Overall agreed. However, here is a case where it is appropriate: When the "answer" is to point out the typo in the code in the question that is causing it not to work. This should be accompanied by ...
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8 votes

how do I request that my question be deleted

There should be a delete link under your question. If you do nothing (and the question does not have any up-votes, nor any answers with upvotes), the system will delete it automatically after 9 days....
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7 votes

New contributor experience on unix & linux

I'm afraid mods cannot convert a question into an answer. Because you posted it as a question, the only choice I had was to delete. I couldn't close it since, beacuse it isn't a question at all, I don'...
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How to find out which post I got the 'Peer Pressure' badge for?

You made it sound like you get this badge all the time; it should only be awardable once. You got it when '403 Forbidden' error only appears on Linux system; other devices connect fine from same IP ...
4 votes

Deleting questions

Deleting questions only requires 10k, not 20k (that's for deleting answers), so there's actually 54 users that can do it. It also only requires 3 votes by default; it scales up based on question ...
2 votes

how do I request that my question be deleted

In cases when a question must be deleted now, maybe because it contains sensitive information that shouldn't have gone into the text in the first place, flag the question with "in need of moderator ...
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