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How do we define spam?

I am posting this because of a particular instance (an answer which was recently deleted, most likely because it was considered spam), but I am hoping that the discussion here will be useful for other ...
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How a comment becomes an answer

It was brought up in a comment-block under a recent question that the practice of deleting comments that are (or have the potential of becoming) actual answers is potentially troubling to commenters. ...
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Turn off unregistered guest answers

I'll suggest that Math Educators SE turn off the ability for unregistered ("guest") users to submit answers. I'm told that this is a new capacity, as of a few months ago, that can be set per-...
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OP wants many answers but accepts answer

Recently I answer answered a question. The OP wrote: Thanks Amy, that article is helpful! I am still interested in any others folks find too. The OP accepted my answer but is hoping for more ...
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List of "best material"/typical questions/outstanding questions/good showcases of our site?

As @brendansullivan07 suggested in a comment, we should perhaps provide a list of the best material our site has thus far. Of course, one could simply order the questions with respect to votes, but ...
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How is a good answer framed?

I am used to blogging, so when I answer a question I often reference previous answers. I just noticed that that is not a good practice here, since the answers change order, depending on the votes. (I ...
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Accepting answered questions difficult

After having a look at the questions thus far (including my own questions) I think it is really hard to decide which answer is "correct" (many questions are opinion based or, in some cases, have ...
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