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How or should one respond to hostile/argumentative folks?

This question is looking for answers or suggestions for us non-moderators. (Moderators have been seen to use their powers wisely in such situations.) Very recently a somewhat vague question was ...
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Are questions about Mathematica packages on topic?

An issue has arisen in the main section, where the following question about a Mathematica package: step-by-step calculation done by TransformProduct ... has been voted as off-topic for the following ...
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Are questions about SystemModeler on-topic?

UPDATE Since people don't seem to think that much discussion is needed, let's make this a vote. Instructions: Vote on precisely one of the two posts below to decide whether SystemModeler-only ...
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Mathematica.SE - Wolfram - what is this community doing to get listed on the WRI MMA Community page?

I am new to Mathematica and find this site very helpful. Much more than the MathGroup that is listed on the the community page of Mathematica, see Wolfram Support page. So in the interest of getting ...
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How should the “bug” tag be used?

Following the (brief) chat discussion starting there, I ask a question here a Meta about what our policy regarding the bug should be. I thought I read somewhere in comments that bugs was to be used ...
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Should question about nonreproducible behaviour be closed after some time?

Some questions can turn out to be specific to one user's Mathematica setup (or system settings). In particular, we currently have some questions where no one apart from the original poster can ...
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Community-wiki answers to old questions answered in a comment?

There are a few older questions, which are classified as “unanswered” but to which a decent answer has actually be provided in one or multiple comments. Sometimes, a comment has even been posted to ...