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The question you're asking is designed to solicit opinions or best-practices on a particular topic, with the goal of reaching community consensus.

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Unfortunately, there is not a way to prevent others from changing your posts. The whole point of SE sites is to allow the community to monitor and modify content where appropriate. Sadly, this sometim …
answered Mar 21 '12 by Steven Drennon
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Generally, easy to answer questions should not be asked here. Ultimately it depends on the actual question, because something that seems easy for one person may be quite difficult for another. The rul …
answered May 9 '12 by Steven Drennon
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Anything that encourages, debate, discussion, opinion, or speculation does not fit into the SE guidelines. …
answered Jun 18 '12 by Steven Drennon
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There are a couple of exceptions, such as a post that obviously doesn't meet with the SE guidelines in general, or a post that is generating a lot of discussion instead of answers. … In the situation where there is a lot of discussion, I will usually freeze it for a while and post a comment advising folks to take it to the chat room. …
answered Nov 8 '12 by Steven Drennon
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You have to keep in mind that StackExchange sites are not forums that are intended for discussion or debates. They are specifically designed to be a place to go and ask questions and get answers. …
answered Dec 20 '12 by Steven Drennon
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. ;) Of these, Why and How tend to be the most problematic questions, because they tend to solicit opinions or discussion (debates). …
answered Mar 23 '13 by Steven Drennon
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I just finished locking a question pertaining to the death of Hitler. I did this because there was a high volume of comments being made that were not really relevant, and to make matter worse, they we …
asked Jun 4 '12 by Steven Drennon
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Any time we find ourselves having a lengthy discussion in the comments area, it really should be moved over to chat. …
answered Jun 4 '12 by Steven Drennon
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Actually, I made a mistake. I meant to close the question, but that has been rectified. If you two are going to turn this site into your own debate forum, I will shut down both of your accounts. Take …
answered Mar 10 '13 by Steven Drennon
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That in itself is more likely to spur discussion and debate, rather than elicit an actual answer. …
answered Feb 8 '13 by Steven Drennon
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My best guess would be that your actions were deemed to be inflamatory or being used as a personal assult on other users. I have gone through and deleted all of your comments on this question for that …
answered Mar 15 '13 by Steven Drennon
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My experiences have shown me that people who tend to be highly opinionated about a particular topic, to the point of being very defensive about their particualr viewpoint, cannot be persuaded by any m …
answered Mar 16 '13 by Steven Drennon
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As the moderator who provided the final vote to close it, I can only speak for myself. I felt that the question was too broad and would very likely have led to an open debate as to the different reaso …
answered Apr 8 '13 by Steven Drennon
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The whole point of SE sites is to provide a question and answer forum, not a forum for discussion or debate. …
answered Dec 13 '11 by Steven Drennon
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Only time will tell. Each SE site has certain expectations they must live up to, and if they don't then they get the axe. Your observation that we don't have enough people here is spot on, and ultimat …
answered May 3 '12 by Steven Drennon

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