Meta Stack Exchange is where users like you discuss bugs, features, and support issues that affect the software powering all 158 Stack Exchange communities.

What is meta?
Here's how it works:
  1. Any Stack Exchange user can ask a question
  2. The community provides support, votes on ideas, and reports bugs
  3. Your voice helps shape the way Stack Exchange operates

Quite a while ago, I suggested an edit to this question, to remove "[SOLVED]" from the title, and remove

EDIT: The answer was {x}

from the body. When trashgod reviewed my edit, (s)he approved it, but then put the "EDIT: answer was x" part back in.

It was my understanding that answers were not to be put in the question, they go... in the answers. But I wasn't about to try to override someone with 30k rep, when I'm sub-400.

share|improve this question
Interestingly, the same answer was already posted by the asker as an answer. – Cody Gray Aug 15 '11 at 12:10
Yeah, the asker originally put all the info in the question, before being told to put it as an answer. But then they left the answer in the question as well! – Cam Jackson Aug 15 '11 at 12:21
I wish that original edit was never allowed. Nothing worse than "SOLVED" in a question title. Skeeves me. – Won't Aug 15 '11 at 13:01
up vote 4 down vote accepted

In general, no. Maybe in some obscure edge-case combination of reasons - maybe it would make sense - but in the example given it looks like a simple "question" => "answer".


share|improve this answer

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .