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Questions tagged [best-practices]

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Procedure for dividing a complex question into separate questions?

How should cases be handled in which a complex question is posed that is composed of several topics which could each warrant a separate consideration in the forum? I have been struggling for the past ...
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The Just-Deleted Question About Creoles And Mulattos

Someone just asked a question about the difference between Creoles and Mulattos. A user commented some objection on grounds of racism, and the question disappeared within a few minutes of the post. I ...
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Flagging a Question as a Duplicate of an ELL Question

I came across this question today and was going to flag it, but I wasn't sure what flag category to use. It is fairly basic, so it likely belongs on ELL. However, in the comments, a user mentions a ...
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Edit someone else's answer, or post my own?

Occasionally, I will dig up some research on a question, and then discover that someone else has already given the answer, but without much supporting information.1 My general habit is just to post a ...
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What is the customary amount of time to leave before accepting an answer when you've already gotten a really good answer?

I'm looking for some guidance or best practices on the situation where you've asked a question and already received one or more stellar answers. On the one hand, as soon as one accepts an answer, the ...