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  1. I read and pre-screen questions and decide if they will make a good blog post. Not all of them will apply generally to a group of people, and some of them I may feel unqualified to answer, or just be unable to think up an article long enough to fill a blog post. In that case, I may give you a brief, private, answer or direct you to someone who knows the particular subject better than I do. And of course, if you don’t follow these instructions I may not answer you at all.
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