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Are we too quick in answering "no, it's impossible"

As we all know from Cunningham's Law: The best way to get the right answer on the Internet is not to ask a question, it's to post the wrong answer. Hence, I wouldn't worry too much about this. If ...
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2016 - Maintaining our '100%' answer rate and trending our answer rank to 1st

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Unanswered or dubious answers on Schengen visa questions

Unanswered or dubious answers on Schengen visa questions: Does time spent in non-Schengen European microstates count against the available 90-day Schengen time? Which Schengen countries have ...
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2017: Trending our answered percentage ranking to 1st

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2019: Trending our answered percentage ranking to 1st (currently 18th)

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Travel.SE Competitions Leaderboard

Our Hall of Fame for the photo competitions. When What Most voted Virtual prize October 2018 Travel Selfie Mark Mayo - December 2018 Buildings Rory Alsop Greg January 2019 Nature mts Sue February ...
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2018 Goal: Reduce unanswered - currently 15th (245 unanswered) across network

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Are we too quick in answering "no, it's impossible"

My take is that "no" answers should usually be based on more than the mere absence of information online. So if I was a paragliding operator in Lake Toba (using that as an unfortunate example, sorry ...
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Are we too quick in answering "no, it's impossible"

This is a very valid concern, and one that I share too. I also came to this realization mainly after seeing the Lake Toba one, however, I think this is a side effect of people wanting to answer ...
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September 2019 Old Question Answerathon! Winner Willeke

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Helping out our sister site, Expats (Progress: 100%!!) - thanks to all who helped on the goal

Thanks to all who helped - we got the answer rate up to 90%, and answered a good many number of questions in the time, as well as closing off some unclear/duplicates in the process. Obviously though, ...
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April answerathon competition

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2016 - Maintaining our '100%' answer rate and trending our answer rank to 1st

Well, I believe congratulations are in order:
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Are we too quick in answering "no, it's impossible"

I feel that a no answer removes a question from the unanswered list, and is thus therefore less likely to be found by a new user who might have certain expertise and searches the unanswered list for ...
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Are we too quick in answering "no, it's impossible"

I think that No, according to my research, that's not possible is a perfectly valid answer. In addition, it will remain the most probable answer until someone else comes along with at least one valid ...
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April answerathon competition

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October 2019 Old Question Answerathon! Winner Willeke

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August 2019 Answerathon! Winner Willeke

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April answerathon competition

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April answerathon competition

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