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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?

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  • $\begingroup$ 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 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 decideā€”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
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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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