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For reasons I will soon give, I think option #1 is the correct answer. #2 (closure) is just censorship and it fails to help the poster with their real roadblocks in knowledge. It is worth noting that closure, originally thought of as a great idea for these sites, was arguably the main thing the founder reversed when he left to to found Discourse. The raw point system is, itself, already a strong mechanism to prevent worthless clutter. #3 (a short comment) is horrible because it suggests that the alleged issues are trivial when they rarely are. I think #4 is the probably the most common route taken on stackexchage, and I will attempt to show why it is a bad option.

For reasons I will soon give, I think option #1 is the correct answer. #2 (closure) is just censorship and it fails to help the poster with their real roadblocks in knowledge. #3 (a short comment) is horrible because it suggests that the alleged issues are trivial when they rarely are. I think #4 is the probably the most common route taken on stackexchage, and I will attempt to show why it is a bad option.

For reasons I will soon give, I think option #1 is the correct answer. #2 (closure) is just censorship and it fails to help the poster with their real roadblocks in knowledge. It is worth noting that closure, originally thought of as a great idea for these sites, was arguably the main thing the founder reversed when he left to to found Discourse. The raw point system is, itself, already a strong mechanism to prevent worthless clutter. #3 (a short comment) is horrible because it suggests that the alleged issues are trivial when they rarely are. I think #4 is the probably the most common route taken on stackexchage, and I will attempt to show why it is a bad option.

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For reasons I will soon give, I think option #1 is the correct answer. #2 (closure) is just censorship and it fails to help the poster with their real roadblocks in knowledge. #3 (a short comment) is horrible because it suggests that the alleged issues are trivial when they rarely are. I think #4 is the probably the most common route taken on stackexchage, and I will attempt to show why it is a bad option.

For reasons I will soon give, I think option #1 is the correct answer. #2 (closure) fails to help the poster with their real roadblocks in knowledge. #3 (a short comment) is horrible because it suggests that the alleged issues are trivial when they rarely are. I think #4 is the probably the most common route taken on stackexchage, and I will attempt to show why it is a bad option.

For reasons I will soon give, I think option #1 is the correct answer. #2 (closure) is just censorship and it fails to help the poster with their real roadblocks in knowledge. #3 (a short comment) is horrible because it suggests that the alleged issues are trivial when they rarely are. I think #4 is the probably the most common route taken on stackexchage, and I will attempt to show why it is a bad option.

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To be extra clear, these definitions mean that only option #1 is able to encompass the contentious situation that I encountered yesterday and which the asker, Javier, also apparently encountered in which an answerer submits an answer that intentionally refuses to try to answer a potentially intended (i.e., fixed) question. However, option #1 is not restricted to this, either. My option #4 here is the least antagonistic option possible, for it glosses over potential issues and makes the asker look the most intelligent; all the other options #1-#3 are all largely critical of the question itself.

To be extra clear, these definitions mean that only option #1 is able to encompass the contentious situation that I encountered yesterday and which the asker, Javier, also apparently encountered in which an answerer submits an answer that intentionally refuses to try to answer a potentially intended (i.e., fixed) question. However, option #1 is not restricted to this, either. My option #4 here is the least antagonistic option possible, for it glosses over potential issues and makes the asker look the most intelligent; all the other options #1-#3 are all largely critical of the question itself.

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3 I included a new option #4 to what I originally thought was #1. added period.
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2 fixing options of q vs. alternatives
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