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If a question is worth answering, it's probably worth upvoting

Actually, and this isn't the case for this example, there are questions where I have answered but downvoted the question. Not often, but it does happen. Sometimes a question will be terribly written, ...
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Do we insist on using month names instead of numbers?

I support the proposal, so that the recommended notation is 6 December 2015 (GB) December 6th, 2015 (US format) or 2015-12-06 (ISO) because the US slash notation 12/06/2015 is not well known ...
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When does a 'where on earth' question become so vague it's off-topic?

My problem with these questions is that I have significant concern they're not being asked in good faith sometimes. For example, consider Where's this yellowish building in Texas? The photo is cropped ...
8 votes

Amadeus questions - on or off topic?

IMO: "What does this code mean on my itinerary, etc.": on-topic. It helps people who get a "raw" copy of reservations on understanding them. "What is the command to do this or that in Amadeus, How to ...
7 votes

If a question is worth answering, it's probably worth upvoting

I posted one of the answers to that question, and I didn't upvote largely because I got distracted both answering the question and after that with various other questions the answer made me think of (...
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Amadeus questions - on or off topic?

I do not have a really strong opinion but multiple times when seeing these questions, I wanted to close them as off-topic, and then I saw that we had a lot of questions on the topic, so I didn't close ...
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7 votes

If a question is worth answering, it's probably worth upvoting

I've been meaning to post these exact sentences for a while now. Thank you Mark. Of course upvoting a question you answered is the right way to go. Simply because by answering it you deemed it worthy ...
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When does a 'where on earth' question become so vague it's off-topic?

I say that this kind of question is acceptable as long rules are met. I try to word the rules in the rest of my answer, but they are a proposal and open to editing or being ignored for a different set ...
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5 votes

Amadeus questions - on or off topic?

I do know a little bit about Amadeus but I don't have any strong opinion on this. The thing is that, software or not, understanding these codes requires extensive knowledge of the airline and travel ...
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5 votes

If a question is worth answering, it's probably worth upvoting

I personally am a person that is tough on upvoting questions, and answers. I only upvote questions if they ask something interesting, worth asking. If they are very badly written, I would not upvote ...
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5 votes

If a question is worth answering, it's probably worth upvoting

I have been researching question scores (vis-a-vis tags) using scripts initially fleshed out by contributors here. I don't know why the seatbelt question didn't attract upvotes, but overall I think ...
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5 votes

When does a 'where on earth' question become so vague it's off-topic?

I see two options here: An outright ban on these questions, completely offtopic Measuring the answerableness of these questions with measurable limits and closing those without detail Option 1: An ...
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When does a 'where on earth' question become so vague it's off-topic?

At willekes suggestion I’ll take the thoughts I’d expressed in some comments and turn them into an answer. My preference is that: Such questions should not be allowed The help section already says, ...
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Visa questions that don't show research effort

Current solution: Close-vote as unclear what you're asking and possibly add a comment Suggestion: Create a "No initial research" close reason
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3 votes

Remove shopping aspect from question?

Done. I have removed the list-type question asking for other discounted sites.
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Do we insist on using month names instead of numbers?

If "insist" means one more thing for curmudgeons to harass newbies about, I vote no. That said, I really do wish people would avoid ambiguous formats.
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When does a 'where on earth' question become so vague it's off-topic?

For me, two simple pieces of information will determine if the question is on-topic: The place is accessible, the general public can access it or see it. ie. not something inside a private house or ...
2 votes

When does a 'where on earth' question become so vague it's off-topic?

“I want to know so I can go there” seems to me to make it on-topic, even if no one else wants to go. (And how would I know whether anyone else is interested?) I once sent a picture of such a place ...
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How can I make this question not opinion-based?

The Q has been reopened so I suggest what you have already done is all that is required.
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Visa questions that don't show research effort

We'd be happy to add another close reason, but we are currently using all of the three each SE site gets. We should review the usage of our current custom close reasons (I need to collect some stats ...

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