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1Using a rhetorical question to make a point in an environment where anyone can edit, like, say, a wiki, is a blunder. Rhetorical questions are a perfectly valid way to make a point, but that question mark at the end is just [[SchmuckBait completely irresistible]] for some people. They ''have'' to [[RhetoricalQuestionBlunder edit in an answer]].˛˛The article then degenerates into Administrivia/ConversationInTheMainPage and Administrivia/WordCruft.˛˛Maybe people should refrain from answering rhetorical questions. The fact is, though, that they don't refrain. The good thing here is that there is an easy fix: Don't get the whole thing started by using a rhetorical question unless you immediately answer it yourself.˛----


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