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What is a statistically significant number of up-votes?

Up-votes and down-votes are intended to indicate whether the Stack Exchange community feels a particular answer "is useful", as explained in the FAQ: "When should I vote?". How many up-votes does an ...
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Should there be an option to ask “sub-questions?”

I have run into multiple situations where I will ask a question and then a comment or answer will raise another related question. However, it seems that simply adding the new question in the comments ...
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2answers
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How / whether to revert an edit to a question by an OP when lacking reputation to revert

After I posted an answer and engaged the OP in comments, he edited the question so my answer now makes no sense, and added to question. It doesn't look like I have reputation to revert edits, and I'm ...
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3answers
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Unethical tricks to answer questions

I am writing this to address something I have (suspect I have) seen happening lately. Note an easy question that you can solve. Down vote it but don't flag it. (this is a guess but rings true) Use an ...
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Fixing comments in 5 minutes. Intrigued? Let's discuss

I made a quick change to Area 51 recently, and it had a profound effect on how people used that site, so let's discuss. Background: The basic building blocks of every SE site are the QUESTION and ...
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2answers
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Should I re-ask a question if I have edited it beyond recognition?

My question has a massive edit history, as I struggled to explain my idea (making this, yes... I know...) and how it was different from the proposed duplicate. Since editing my question to clearly ...
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1answer
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Handling “chain questions” [duplicate]

I just wrote an answer for this question . It solved their original problem. Great. Then they changed the question by updating the code, invalidating my answer. We're now having a discussion in ...
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2answers
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Change to question invalidates my answer, what to do?

What should I do if a question has changed since I answered it? The other members vote my answer down because it actually doesn't answer the current question. This kind of editing sometimes happens ...
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3answers
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Should answers that are significantly edited after being accepted be flagged?

There is a question that I answered a while back, that I find myself looking at every now and then. Recently I noticed something that changed about the accepted answer. Here is the question: what ...
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1answer
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New Help Center article for constant changing questions

Most of us know this: How to deal with constant changing questions Etiquette for Russian Doll Questions Exit strategies for "chameleon questions" Dealing with solutions that end with a new ...
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3answers
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How to respond to “but I don't want to do it that way”?

What is the right way to respond to "I don't want to do it that way"? It happens like this: OP asks a question to achieve X. I supply an answer to solve X within the boundaries stated in the question....
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1answer
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Answer got unaccepted after additional follow-up questions in comments

Recently, I've answered this question: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/34440540/nonetype-object-has-no-attribute-find-i-dont-have-find-attribute/34440565#34440565 which exactly answers the ...
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1answer
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Is there a formal statement of policy toward editing questions in such a way that existing answers become invalid?

I have read the Exit strategy for chameleon questions post, but I am looking for some kind of formal statement or general consensus regarding the problem of people editing their questions in such a ...
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0answers
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What should I do when I want to add additional questions or scenario to my question? [duplicate]

For example, let's say I've asked a question like this: "If I've broken my arms, what should I do?" Someone answered "If you have money, you may go to the clinic." In fact, the answer-er have ...
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3answers
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Should I use existing questions to “ask new ones” when in a question ban?

So maybe this is obvious, but if I'm in a question ban and I can't ask new questions yet still have things I would like to know about, should I edit the old questions I have and completely replace ...

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