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Possible improvements of the "How to answer" page

I went through your thirteen points and consolidated them to the following points, which I've arranged in a logical sequence: Understand the question before you answer it. (This implies incoherent ...
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Possible improvements of the "How to answer" page

Let me do another consolidation step based on Wildcard's: Understand the question before answering. If you misunderstand the question, your answer is unlikely to be helpful. Also take the tags into ...
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Adding share your thoughts about the problem and any attempts to solve it to the "How do I ask a good question"-page for self-study questions

I don't think it's a good idea to try to condense the entire How to ask a homework question FAQ into a single share-your-thoughts sentence. It's more complex than that. If the how-to-ask page is site ...
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Recommendation: enhance the mathSE HTML/Markdown help article re images

experimentally change the width parameter to find the image size that you regard as the most suitable Be aware that, in general, using absolute sizes can produce something that looks good on your ...
6 votes
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Should we add external searches in some help pages about search?

Per this request I've added the following paragraph at the help center article about search: This article covers the basics on the built-in search. Please take a look at a community meta post on how ...
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Possible improvements of the "How to answer" page

Here's my opinion of the guide: Answering good questions often gives good answers. Likewise, bad questions should be avoided from answering unless you can provide an answer that outweighs the ...
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Should we add external searches in some help pages about search?

The page How do I search? in the help center contains only advice on the built-in search. Maybe a link to meta could be included at the beginning (or near the beginning). Various ways to search ...
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Should we add external searches in some help pages about search?

I think that this is a good suggestion and that we should add this information to the help center. I think that knowing how to use google parameter searches is an important part of using this site to ...
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Who is responsible for maintaining the help pages?

Most pages, including this one, of the help center are the same over most sites and are maintained by SE staff. You could use "Contact" in the footer or create a feature-request on this or the main ...
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Steps to avoid cheating in an International mathematics olympiad.

You seem to want a "sidebar" with the "most active people on the site", but read these points of the site's Contest Problem Policy: Publicly accessible source where we can verify ...
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Possible improvements of the "How to answer" page

Interesting debate! I will just analyze points that somewhat trouble me. Answering good questions often gives good answers. Likewise, bad questions should be avoided from answering unless you ...

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