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I was into this question, where a user was trying to achieve something that will result in an invalid source code (in this case invalid HTML):

How can I put HTML table inside a dropdownbox?

There was a comment that said "try it and see what happens". There was also an answer with a solution. And as the solution might create the requested markup using JavaScript, it will still be invalid.

So should I flag answers like that or is it OK to just leave a comment?

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Do not flag answers because they are wrong. The correct action is to downvote and comment. – Mysticial Nov 14 '12 at 18:34
Of course you're right on how to deal with it. Thanks. – insertusernamehere Nov 14 '12 at 19:09
Yeah, if anything a powerful comment is much more effective than a downvote. Most users can't see that there are downvotes unless it's negative. And those that can, need to click to see it. So a comment is many times more effective at "destroying" an answer than a downvote. – Mysticial Nov 14 '12 at 19:11
Yeah, I really don't like to downvote. I actually leave a comment all the time instead. Sometimes even to explain other peoples downvotes who missed to leave a comment. – insertusernamehere Nov 14 '12 at 19:13

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No. Moderators aren't there to delete incorrect things. If an answer is incorrect or will produce incorrect results, downvote it and explain why they shouldn't use it. If a comment is leading someone in the wrong direction, post a comment of your own explaining why they shouldn't follow that advice.

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Clear an simple explanation, And you're right. It's not a moderator's task. I could have come up with this myself. Thanks. – insertusernamehere Nov 14 '12 at 19:08
Note, we have a specific decline reason for this: "flags should not be used to indicate technical inaccuracies, or an altogether wrong answer" – casperOne Nov 14 '12 at 19:22

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