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What are the canonical answers we've discovered over the years?

We've created, appointed, or otherwise identified certain question/answer pairs that are the canonical answer for certain problems. These are answers where the community has said all it is going to ...
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About bad questions, is answering them a way to encourage them?

I just answered a question about somebody trying to circumvent some network restrictions, I understand that that kind of questions fall under the "system misuse" category, however, I answered because ...
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How high should the bar be for the OP answering his own question?

I guess none of us like to see questions where the OP disappears once the problem has been resolved, without leaving any clues as to what exactly worked to solve the problem. For this reason, I tend ...