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Your list of possibilities is incomplete.

The one you miss which most closely matches my opinion is that in order to share we want to encourage behaviour which leads to learning. Answering good questions and refusing to answer thoughtless ones both aim for this goal.

Indeed if I wanted to discourage lazy people from learning I would follow Dominus' memorable advice.

In reply to Re (tilly) 2: Beware the Trolls! by tilly
in thread Beware the Trolls! by dmmiller2k

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