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Should I answer a question that is likely to be closed?

Usually, no. The "ethos" of SE, as you mention, is that questions are either not a good fit here (and should be closed precisely because we can't provide good answers, and we want to prevent ...
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There is a proposal for a paranormal SE

First of all, I'm not sure this question is really appropriate, but that's just my opinion. I do think there's no reason to be vehemently against such a proposal without seeing how it'll turn out. In ...
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Why the focus on not offending anyone, as opposed to efficiently resolving questions

Many a time have I wished to just call a student or colleague stupid. In my opinion, there are three factual reasons (ergo disregarding morality, politeness, religious beliefs, etc.) why one might ...
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Why the focus on not offending anyone, as opposed to efficiently resolving questions

I think this might be an interesting discussion, but the example you gave seems far separated from the type of "not offending anyone" that your post implies (referring to discipline and sexism). Part ...
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Should I answer a question that is likely to be closed?

Please do not post answers that are the same as a close reason. For example, please do not "answer" with a statement that the answer strongly depends on individual factors.
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Why the focus on not offending anyone, as opposed to efficiently resolving questions

I would like to know why there is intense focus on not offending people? Sure, people should not go about intentionally offending people, but someone will be offended by something somewhere, ...
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Why the focus on not offending anyone, as opposed to efficiently resolving questions

I'm in the same boat as those commenting that I don't fully understand the question, but I'll hazard an answer all the same. Many, many people have thin skin (i.e., get insulted easily). I'll venture ...
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