I have recently answered this question, which according to MSE guidelines, would be considered a poorly phrased problem. Have I made the right decision in answering the question community-wiki style? Should this be followed for providing hints to all poorly phrased problems on MSE?

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    $\begingroup$ Giving an answer in any form (including comments) encourages this kind of question. I doubt the OP knows what a "community wiki" answer is, and likely doesn't care whether or not you gain reputation for your answer. $\endgroup$ – user1729 Jun 18 '20 at 7:48
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    $\begingroup$ @user1729 I am totally against providing complete solutions to poor quality questions. One or two hints should suffice. I didn't mind if the OP knows or not what a community wiki is. I was thinking that such poor questions should not be exploited for easy gain of rep. I believe that is frowned upon here. $\endgroup$ – sai-kartik Jun 18 '20 at 10:12

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