Linked Questions

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Is it in the spirit of Stack Exchange to always make a sincere attempt to interpret the OP's intentions?

Is it in the spirit of Stack Exchange to always make a sincere attempt to interpret the OP's intentions? I believe it is. Precision is important in maths, and where questions are imprecise it will ...
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Questions with “accidental” trivial answers

Suppose that you ask a question, and field some answers. After reading them, you then unexpectedly realize that your question admits only trivial answers, due to some edge case you didn't realize you ...
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Should you ever answer a question you vote to close?

Just wondering. I was thinking if you vote to close you're saying the question is not answerable/should not be answered which is in direct contradiction of answering it. Is there a counterexample?