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On this question: get a specific div class from div and based on that do a function The accepted answer has errors and can lead to wrong assumptions.

I told the author of the answer what was wrong.

Now I (as the other answerer) was told: Neal you're making a fool of yourself.

I am not trying to make it so my answer is accepted, but I guess it seemed that way and I was voted down (boo hoo -4 off of an almost 20K user - I dont care for the rep)

I just want the poster to let the OP know that his (or her) answer is not optimal, and show one that is.

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closed as not constructive by Tim Post Aug 10 '11 at 15:43

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It is entirely up to the OP to select the answer that helped them the most. Sometimes, this simply means the answer that required the least amount of work. You understood the problem, you wrote a nice answer and your peers agreed with you. Now, it's time to help solve another problem :) Please don't be offended by me closing this question. –  Tim Post Aug 10 '11 at 15:43
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What exactly are you asking here? Your answer is presently the highest-votes answer on that question. Remember that "accepted answer" is not the same as "correct answer". –  Michael Petrotta Aug 10 '11 at 15:44
    
@Michael -- yes but the problem is that new users do not really know that, and when they see a big green checkmark next to an answer - that is the one they will go with (most of the time) –  amanaP lanaC A nalP A naM A Aug 10 '11 at 15:45
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I don't know what the purpose of this post is -- how will posting on meta get the answerer to tell the OP their answer is non-optimal? –  Michael Mrozek Aug 10 '11 at 15:47
    
@Michael -- it wont, im just looking for advise as to what to do. –  amanaP lanaC A nalP A naM A Aug 10 '11 at 15:48
    
Regarding "wrong" answers accepted: well, that's a reasonable point, and one that's been discussed elsewhere. –  Michael Petrotta Aug 10 '11 at 15:48
    
Here's my answer because @Michale Potrotta closed it. chat.stackoverflow.com/transcript/message/1219722#1219722 –  Incognito Aug 10 '11 at 15:49
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@Incognito: for what it's worth, Tim Post closed it, though I agree with the closure. Also: that's a remarkable number of spelling errors you've made with my name, when it's spelled correctly right there on the page. –  Michael Petrotta Aug 10 '11 at 15:50
    
Michale Petortta Sorry, mistake on my part. @Tim Post did close it. –  Incognito Aug 10 '11 at 15:51
    
Neal, if you're looking for advice - don't worry about it, just move on. –  Michael Petrotta Aug 10 '11 at 15:53

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