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Just because you can't think of a better option doesn't mean someone else can't. It doesn't make sense to me why you'd close a question because you can't answer it. If you don't think the approach is good you can always say so in the question, and hope you get a design/approach review. You may be surprised and find what you're doing is a good thing to do ...


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Bringing it to meta is the right thing to do, at least to get visibility, so that's a good start.... ... having said that, a user is able to delete their posts as long as there are no upvoted answers on their posts, so, since your answer did not (yet) have an upvote, it was OK to delete it as far as the technical limitations of Stack Exchange. Given that, ...


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I think you're asking the wrong question. The actual question you should have been asking yourself before directing people here is: "How can I introduce Alloy into this existing community?" It's a reasonable assumption for this community's members to think that alloy has similar behaviour to a programming language, after all noone told them ...


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Note: I'm going to be a bit pedantic in this answer and point out things that could be considered problematic by some of the users. The reality may or may not be as harsh, but please consider it all carefully. None if it is personal, none of it is an attack. And whatever you do, read our FAQ on asking questions. It was written by people smarter than me and ...


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You indicated the real problem is you posted something that in hindsight you shouldn't have shared, because your classmates ran with your solution to a homework problem. That's unfortunate. Normally, we don't like removing answered questions. However, exceptions can be made whenever legal problems come up. A wise member of our community got asked about the ...


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When there's no answers to your question it is easy to delete the question, improve it, and then undelete it again (you can edit deleted questions). Just so long as the code is pretty much the same concept, there's no issue with carrying the upvotes from your question through the delete/undelete cycle. (it's better than deleting the current question and ...


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Although the hover is a bit misleading indeed, the confirmation box leaves no room for misinterpretation: No voting, no ambiguity, just three words. I don't want to go into UX here, but I think the current situation is quite safe for beginners. Those who already know what they're doing aren't interested in the hover anyway.


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It's too late now, but in the future just post on Meta first. Introducing Alloy as a new concept Creating a debate/discussion on how you want to use the site. Get a consensus as most moderators are active on meta Even have a link in a comment to the meta discussion when things go wrong in a question I believe Code Review has good moderation, but I'll also ...


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Why there has been "overly aggressive moderation" You need to understand that the English section of the question is important. This is what makes or breaks most questions. I've 'moderated' thousands of questions on Code Review and needing to read a line of code is not normally required. When closing the closed Alloy question reading any of the ...


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