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Too aggressive with "off-topic" comments?

This questions did strike me as especially hard over on SO, where new and/or low rep users regulary get downvoted and closed very fast. Over here on Sec.SE, because there is way less traffic, the ...
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Too aggressive with "off-topic" comments?

I agree. I think this is mostly a problem with close votes on questions, but I just noticed this deleted answer: The author is the lead of the OWASP Zap Project - one of the more significant open ...
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Too aggressive with "off-topic" comments?

This is a huge topic, and a legitimate one. The question at the heart of "topic-ness" is the quality of posts. Too much noise in the questions means that the high contributing people we could be ...
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If a user (me) has a fundamental misunderstanding, shouldn't it be corrected?

In some cases, I would say yes, a misunderstanding should be corrected by an answer. In the case of fundamental misunderstandings, or false assumptions that form the basis of a question, we certainly ...
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Is it ok to ask the same question here and in another Stack Excange site, such as Stack Overflow?

Generally no, it is not okay to cross post. If it doesn't get answered here, or the community feels it is off topic then we can migrate it over somewhere more appropriate.
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Too aggressive with "off-topic" comments?

This one bugged me recently, it was not "off-topic" but "Duplicate" How could online encryption ever work? The poster seems new, mentioned https once in their question, then got hit with "why not ...
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Which question guidelines exist on security stackexchange?

You only got one down vote on your sqlmap question, and two upvotes, so I would not use that as an example of "downvotes" There is a lot of guidance written - it's actually pretty extensive. We haven'...
Rory Alsop's user avatar
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If a user (me) has a fundamental misunderstanding, shouldn't it be corrected?

No. Your question was confusing. Leaving it open would likely lead to answers of low quality and relevance being added to it. That doesn't help anyone. But being up on hold isn't the same as being ...
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Can we redirect all pattern- or trick- based password selection policies to the same wakeup call post?

How big of a problem is this? I had trouble finding a large number of examples of dumb tricks to generate passwords. Could you provide more examples? Perhaps the problem here is that it's ...
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