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Duplication of content is not a bad thing, as long as we are adding something that makes our answers useful. Better discoverability is one aspect that often makes our answers more useful than other sites, our answers are often clearer and easier to find as they are not buried somewhere in a forum thread. I also would say that on average our answers are just better than on many other gaming sites, and we even have grammar and spelling here.

I would argue that for new games, we are most of the times adding value even if the question may have been answered elsewhere. So I don't think we should require the same research effort like on SO and other technical sites. My impression is that we are limited by the amount of questions asked, not by the capacity of the answerers, so I don't think we should discourage questions as long as they are of good quality.

During our first Community Grant Promotion for the Witcher 2 I pretty much asked a question about any part of the game I had a problem with or was stuck for a while. I did not search extensively for answers before asking the questions, though I looked afterwards to see how we compared in quality to other sites. You could find answers to many of the questions, though the quality was often low, there were some content-farms as first hits for many questions that had barely usable to completely useless content. The rest were posts hidden in some forum threads, often useful but not really great.

Our answers were consistently better than what was available at that time on other sites, so I think the questions were useful, though there was some argument about thatthere was some argument about that.

So, I don't think we should require substantial research effort before asking a question here. As long as the question is well written and about a real problem the user has encountered, I don't care if they tried to find answers before anywhere else.

As for voting, research effort is one of the criteria of a good question, probably not the most important one on our site. I also don't think the tooltip is changeable on a per-site basis.

Duplication of content is not a bad thing, as long as we are adding something that makes our answers useful. Better discoverability is one aspect that often makes our answers more useful than other sites, our answers are often clearer and easier to find as they are not buried somewhere in a forum thread. I also would say that on average our answers are just better than on many other gaming sites, and we even have grammar and spelling here.

I would argue that for new games, we are most of the times adding value even if the question may have been answered elsewhere. So I don't think we should require the same research effort like on SO and other technical sites. My impression is that we are limited by the amount of questions asked, not by the capacity of the answerers, so I don't think we should discourage questions as long as they are of good quality.

During our first Community Grant Promotion for the Witcher 2 I pretty much asked a question about any part of the game I had a problem with or was stuck for a while. I did not search extensively for answers before asking the questions, though I looked afterwards to see how we compared in quality to other sites. You could find answers to many of the questions, though the quality was often low, there were some content-farms as first hits for many questions that had barely usable to completely useless content. The rest were posts hidden in some forum threads, often useful but not really great.

Our answers were consistently better than what was available at that time on other sites, so I think the questions were useful, though there was some argument about that.

So, I don't think we should require substantial research effort before asking a question here. As long as the question is well written and about a real problem the user has encountered, I don't care if they tried to find answers before anywhere else.

As for voting, research effort is one of the criteria of a good question, probably not the most important one on our site. I also don't think the tooltip is changeable on a per-site basis.

Duplication of content is not a bad thing, as long as we are adding something that makes our answers useful. Better discoverability is one aspect that often makes our answers more useful than other sites, our answers are often clearer and easier to find as they are not buried somewhere in a forum thread. I also would say that on average our answers are just better than on many other gaming sites, and we even have grammar and spelling here.

I would argue that for new games, we are most of the times adding value even if the question may have been answered elsewhere. So I don't think we should require the same research effort like on SO and other technical sites. My impression is that we are limited by the amount of questions asked, not by the capacity of the answerers, so I don't think we should discourage questions as long as they are of good quality.

During our first Community Grant Promotion for the Witcher 2 I pretty much asked a question about any part of the game I had a problem with or was stuck for a while. I did not search extensively for answers before asking the questions, though I looked afterwards to see how we compared in quality to other sites. You could find answers to many of the questions, though the quality was often low, there were some content-farms as first hits for many questions that had barely usable to completely useless content. The rest were posts hidden in some forum threads, often useful but not really great.

Our answers were consistently better than what was available at that time on other sites, so I think the questions were useful, though there was some argument about that.

So, I don't think we should require substantial research effort before asking a question here. As long as the question is well written and about a real problem the user has encountered, I don't care if they tried to find answers before anywhere else.

As for voting, research effort is one of the criteria of a good question, probably not the most important one on our site. I also don't think the tooltip is changeable on a per-site basis.

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Duplication of content is not a bad thing, as long as we are adding something that makes our answers useful. Better discoverability is one aspect that often makes our answers more useful than other sites, our answers are often clearer and easier to find as they are not buried somewhere in a forum thread. I also would say that on average our answers are just better than on many other gaming sitesites, and we even have grammar and spelling here.

I would argue that for new games, we are most of the times adding value even if the question may have been answered elsewhere. So I don't think we should require the same research effort like on SO and other technical sites. My impression is that we are limited by the amount of questions asked, not by the capacity of the answerers, so I don't think we should discourage questions as long as they are of good quality.

During our first Community Grant Promotion for the Witcher 2 I pretty much asked a question about any part of the game I had a problem with or was stuck for a while. I did not search extensively for answers before asking the questions, though I looked afterwards to see how we compared in quality to other sites. You could find answers to many of the questions, though the quality was often low, there were some content-farms as first hits for many questions that had barely usable to completely useless content. The rest wastrong textswere posts hidden in some forum threads, often useful but not really great.

Our answers were consistently better than what was available at that time on other sites, so I think the questions were useful, though there was some argument about that.

So, I don't think we should require substantial research effort before asking a question here. As long as the question is well written and about a real problem the user has encountered, I don't care if they tried to find answers before anywhere else.

As for voting, research effort is one of the criteria of a good question, probably not the most important one on our site. I also don't think the tooltip is changeable on a per-site basis.

Duplication of content is not a bad thing, as long as we are adding something that makes our answers useful. Better discoverability is one aspect that often makes our answers more useful than other sites, our answers are often clearer and easier to find as they are not buried somewhere in a forum thread. I also would say that on average our answers are just better than on many other gaming site, and we even have grammar and spelling here.

I would argue that for new games, we are most of the times adding value even if the question may have been answered elsewhere. So I don't think we should require the same research effort like on SO and other technical sites. My impression is that we are limited by the amount of questions asked, not by the capacity of the answerers, so I don't think we should discourage questions as long as they are of good quality.

During our first Community Grant Promotion for the Witcher 2 I pretty much asked a question about any part of the game I had a problem with or was stuck for a while. I did not search extensively for answers before asking the questions, though I looked afterwards to see how we compared in quality to other sites. You could find answers to many of the questions, though the quality was often low, there were some content-farms as first hits for many questions that had barely usable to completely useless content. The rest wastrong texts hidden in some forum threads.

Our answers were consistently better than what was available at that time on other sites, so I think the questions were useful, though there was some argument about that.

So, I don't think we should require substantial research effort before asking a question here. As long as the question is well written and about a real problem the user has encountered, I don't care if they tried to find answers before anywhere else.

As for voting, research effort is one of the criteria of a good question, probably not the most important one on our site. I also don't think the tooltip is changeable on a per-site basis.

Duplication of content is not a bad thing, as long as we are adding something that makes our answers useful. Better discoverability is one aspect that often makes our answers more useful than other sites, our answers are often clearer and easier to find as they are not buried somewhere in a forum thread. I also would say that on average our answers are just better than on many other gaming sites, and we even have grammar and spelling here.

I would argue that for new games, we are most of the times adding value even if the question may have been answered elsewhere. So I don't think we should require the same research effort like on SO and other technical sites. My impression is that we are limited by the amount of questions asked, not by the capacity of the answerers, so I don't think we should discourage questions as long as they are of good quality.

During our first Community Grant Promotion for the Witcher 2 I pretty much asked a question about any part of the game I had a problem with or was stuck for a while. I did not search extensively for answers before asking the questions, though I looked afterwards to see how we compared in quality to other sites. You could find answers to many of the questions, though the quality was often low, there were some content-farms as first hits for many questions that had barely usable to completely useless content. The rest were posts hidden in some forum threads, often useful but not really great.

Our answers were consistently better than what was available at that time on other sites, so I think the questions were useful, though there was some argument about that.

So, I don't think we should require substantial research effort before asking a question here. As long as the question is well written and about a real problem the user has encountered, I don't care if they tried to find answers before anywhere else.

As for voting, research effort is one of the criteria of a good question, probably not the most important one on our site. I also don't think the tooltip is changeable on a per-site basis.

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Duplication of content is not a bad thing, as long as we are adding something that makes our answers useful. Better discoverability is one aspect that often makes our answers more useful than other sites, our answers are often clearer and easier to find as they are not buried somewhere in a forum thread. I also would say that on average our answers are just better than on many other gaming site, and we even have grammar and spelling here.

I would argue that for new games, we are most of the times adding value even if the question may have been answered elsewhere. So I don't think we should require the same research effort like on SO and other technical sites. My impression is that we are limited by the amount of questions asked, not by the capacity of the answerers, so I don't think we should discourage questions as long as they are of good quality.

During our first Community Grant Promotion for the Witcher 2 I pretty much asked a question about any part of the game I had a problem with or was stuck for a while. I did not search extensively for answers before asking the questions, though I looked afterwards to see how we compared in quality to other sites. You could find answers to many of the questions, though the quality was often low, there were some content-farms as first hits for many questions that had barely usable to completely useless content. The rest wastrong texts hidden in some forum threads.

Our answers were consistently better than what was available at that time on other sites, so I think the questions were useful, though there was some argument about that.

So, I don't think we should require substantial research effort before asking a question here. As long as the question is well written and about a real problem the user has encountered, I don't care if they tried to find answers before anywhere else.

As for voting, research effort is one of the criteria of a good question, probably not the most important one on our site. I also don't think the tooltip is changeable on a per-site basis.