We need a model of question that can have real answers. While a teacher community is a wonderful (and very sorely needed!) thing, how can we encourage questions that have actual answers?

Edit: Alternatively, seeing how things are shaping up a bit now, perhaps this is as it should be. Looking at matheducators, it appears that answers are only accepted when appropriate. Is this a better model for us?

  • $\begingroup$ I just had a similar interesting discussion about the scope of the site in chat. Would anyone mind weighing in, from a more professional perspective? $\endgroup$
    – thesecretmaster Mod
    May 24 '17 at 0:05
  • $\begingroup$ I asked a question but now i don't know how to accept and answer without being biased. I will wait another day and choose the most popular one that I believe makes sense, perhaps. $\endgroup$
    – ecc
    May 24 '17 at 11:43
  • $\begingroup$ @ecc Don't worry about being 'biased'; the whole point of an accepted answer is the one that you like the most, and that you find most helpful. Obviously, when they're equally good, it's hard to decide—in that case, you can just go by votes, or whatever you want; there aren't any specific rules. $\endgroup$
    – Aurora0001
    May 24 '17 at 12:40

There should be no rush to accept an answer within a few hours. Unless the answer is definitive, waiting 12 hours or so gives more people encouragement to contribute.


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