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The OP's hint does this site a disservice (that's becoming too common here, IMO)
Authored by: dilvish1984 on Aug 25, '09 12:32:51PM

I also came into the comments to point out that there was this easier, sanctioned way to accomplish this hint, only to find I had been beaten to the punch.

This brings up a concern I've had ongoing about this site -- there really needs to be some way to warn users coming onto this site that a hint is counterproductive, and to let them know to look in the comments for a better solution. The star rating system won't allow a rating below 1 (it seems obvious that at least 0 should be possible, if not also negative ratings). Also, there should be a way for a comment like the one to which I'm replying to be promoted to replace the original hint in a case like this.

Any possibility of these sort of changes Rob? (It seems to me that the current system of relying on Rob to add his comments to the bottom of a hint fails to take full advantage of the community effort.)



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