Linked Questions

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O(God), why are we helping spread misinformation?

There is a common misuse prevalent, of using BigOh, whenever we mean Theta, or in some cases, Omega. (In fact, the misuse is so prevalent, that I even expect many people to go WTF? after reading this.)...
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5answers
420 views

What is the rationale behind only downvoting incorrect answers instead of voting to delete?

It has been mentioned several times on MSO about downvoting incorrect answers but what is the reason for suggesting people only downvote instead of voting to delete, thereby leaving incorrect answers ...
10
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5answers
425 views

Poor answers and accept rate [duplicate]

What's the recommended approach when you ask a question and you don't actually get valid answers? It'd normally leave the question as unanswered but, of course, that leads to getting a low acceptance ...
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6answers
1k views

What is the etiquette for correcting old questions with incorrect answers?

What is the etiquette for fixing up questions which have an incorrect answer that is the highest voted answer, or a wrong answer is accepted? Related: Why do incorrect answers keep getting “accepted”?...
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8answers
379 views

Shouldn't there be more incentive to accept an answer?

This is frustrating for new users. I've answered tons of questions thoroughly and correctly, and I've often been the only person to answer. However, these users (usually new or low rep) don't return ...
14
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3answers
727 views

What should be done with accepted, yet wrong, answers?

Many times I've run into questions on SO that have a wrong answer accepted. (Example: What's the difference between “LIKE” and “=” in SQL? (Note: The accepted answer has been edited to include the ...
14
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1answer
416 views

Asking again a question for which the accepted answer is incorrect

I had a question about Excel. So, I googled and SOd (if I may institute the verb). It turned out that the exact same question was already asked, Getting formula of another cell in target cell. There ...
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2answers
255 views

Moderator declined an altogether wrong answer

I recently flagged this answer, used the other option and put the following as the text: This answer is accepted, but completely wrong. And got this as the response: declined - flags should not ...
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3answers
157 views

Should the system automatically modify the accepted answer when another answer is voted significantly higher?

I know that there have been some similar posts to this: Answer with more upvotes appears above accepted answer Why do incorrect answers keep getting accepted etc ..but I feel that this ...
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2answers
120 views

The amount of comments gets out of control sometimes

This may be one of those, "Is it just me?" questions that gets buried, but on some questions, there are a ton of comments. And annoyingly enough, enough comments are shown that they're just noise. ...
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2answers
283 views

How should we act on accepted questions that are actually wrong? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What should be done with accepted, yet wrong, answers? In this particular case the OP accepted an answer that, by all means, was wrong. And when I say "wrong," I don't mean ...
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2answers
255 views

How to handle when the accepted answer may not belong at the top?

You probably get sick of hearing this suggestion, but...(a quick search didn't reveal a similar thread). In instances like How to add an image to a JPanel? it seems that there is a "community ...
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2answers
67 views

Allow user to post a “best solution” from parsing responses to questions

Would it be of benefit to allow someone to post a 'best solution' to a question? I have seen many, many situations where people respond with answers to a question with conflicting details. These ...
9
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0answers
99 views

Accepted answers should not categorically block auto-deletion of closed questions

tl;dr Allow Roomba to auto-delete a closed question regardless of an accepted answer when the other criteria for auto-deletion are met Roomba should count an answer acceptance as a single upvote to ...
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1answer
128 views

Proposed way to deal with wrong answers

While many answers on SE sites are of great value, sometimes some answers are also wrong. This is dangerous since this misleads readers and hurts the network’s credibility. It seems there are two ...

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