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Why images/screenshots wasn't embedded in most questions/answers? Is it a bad practice?

For most questions, what we (and sites like stackoverflow.com) need is text, not pictures. Text containing log snippets, error messages, code etc. that we can work with to copy it into our answers (or ...
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Why images/screenshots wasn't embedded in most questions/answers? Is it a bad practice?

Text gets indexed by search engines allowing others with a similar problem to find the Q&A and either be helped or contribute. Screenshots don't. That doesn't mean that screenshots don't have ...
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Why images/screenshots wasn't embedded in most questions/answers? Is it a bad practice?

Simply cause its often not needed. In some cases, it makes things more difficult. image files (and I suppose animated gifs) have their place in gui based environments that are reasonably standard. ...
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Why images/screenshots wasn't embedded in most questions/answers? Is it a bad practice?

Embedding an image is fine, and is usually recommended. However, to prevent certain types of malicious activity, you must have 10 reputation in order to embed an image. Below 10 reputation, you can ...
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Why images/screenshots wasn't embedded in most questions/answers? Is it a bad practice?

At least as often as not, when I am answering a question, I am not doing the thing the person asking it is trying to do. I might even only be talking about theory, wherein there is nothing to take a ...

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