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- Is “Don't do it” a valid answer? 12 answers
Submit and Reset button, what's the best order? asked on UX has as the highest-upvoted answer, something that does not address the question at all: instead it just points out that this is generally a bad practice.
The asker already commented that its not applicable in his case as he can't easily dispense of a Reset action, since then I've seen the upvotes on this answer go from ~10 to 30+.
If the intent is to point out bad practices, that can also be done by actually answering the question and mentioning the drawbacks of its premise (instead of ignoring the actual question asked). Should such replies be encouraged as actually answering the question? Personally I feel this would be more suitable as a comment on the question instead.
Another issue is that the later upvoters probably ignored or never read the asker's comment, but that's another discussion on whether useful info can be left in comments or not :)
2 mins after posting, I saw Is "Don't do it" a valid answer? in the sidebar. This is almost a duplicate, but has the added proviso that the 'don't do it' answer did get replied to by the asker promptly that yes, he had considered this aspect but was going to do so anyway.