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Mentioning commercial/freemium product that I developed in my answers

Welcome to the site! Expertise is always welcome here, and it's to be expected that many people with such expertise will also use it to develop commercial products. However, it does violate a ...
mkt's user avatar
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Mentioning commercial/freemium product that I developed in my answers

There are two issues here. One pertains to self promotion; @mkt has done a good job with that. Let me add a small piece of complementary information. You mention that it is recommended to mention ...
gung - Reinstate Monica's user avatar
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Answering a question other than the one that is asked

We should all agree in abstraction that good answers (and good comments) should be correct and relevant, but who is the judge of either? Even in a community defined by overlapping technical interests, ...
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Answering a question other than the one that is asked

As the user whose comments you take offense at, I would like to offer a word of explanation. (Incidentally, I would have appreciated a pointer to this Meta question, e.g., in a reply to one of my ...
Stephan Kolassa's user avatar
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Answering a question other than the one that is asked

Answers should answer the question. Comments should comment on the question. Stephan and I are using Cross Validated as it is intended to be used. I have learned in statistical consulting that, yes, I ...
Dave's user avatar
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An automatic filter that would detect bad questions when they are written and suggest ways to improve them

On some sites, the "ask question" pages will pop up just-in-time help when users seem to be getting ready to ask about certain topics. Of course, the specific topics and exact help text vary from ...
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