Linked Questions

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What to do with a highly-voted bad answer? [duplicate]

I think the most highly voted answer to this question is not a good idea in that one should not really be copying files from a JDK and moving them to a JRE. I added an answer and a comment to that ...
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2answers
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How should one deal with a factually incorrect answer that has been accepted? [duplicate]

In this question a factually incorrect answer has been accepted as the correct answer. I've browsed some of the other wrong-answers questions, and generally the situation is either a wrong answer is ...
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2answers
256 views

How should blatant wrong answers be dealt with? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Blatantly wrong accepted answer If an answer is wrong (factually, logically or any way that is obvious), then how should it be dealt with ? Although such answers are usually ...
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1answer
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Poor question with an accepted invalid answer [duplicate]

I can't see how this question and the accepted answer will help any future visitors. The tags are wrong, the question is poor, and the answer is in C# while the OP asked for a VBA solution. The ...
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0answers
108 views

Wrong answer was accepted [duplicate]

What is the procedure to let the OP know that he/she has accepted a wrong answer ? The answer in question is here.
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1answer
98 views

Submit an accepted answer to the board for rejudge [duplicate]

Sometimes an accepted answer is actually incorrect. In this case, it is better to have a functionality to let any user to submit the question to the board to be reviewed by users with higher ...
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1answer
61 views

Difference between a right answer and the accepted answer [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Blatantly wrong accepted answer Say a user asks a question in Stack Overflow and he gets answers, but he chooses the answer which he thinks right, but is actually wrong. I ...
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0answers
45 views

What if a long-gone user has accidentally upvoted the wrong answer? [duplicate]

In this question, the OP has selected an answer, but his accompanying comment clearly indicates that he thinks he is responding to one of the other answers. the OP thanks the answerer: "the ...
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6answers
366 views

Should Suggested Edits change the technical content of a post?

I have noticed a significant number of suggested edits that attempt to fix code, or change the original meaning of someone else's post. Is this really a good idea? I've been on StackOverflow ...
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3answers
730 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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3answers
258 views

Is this a way to welcome a new user to Meta?

A new meta user brought up this question. It's about a REST question that has an accepted answer that is incorrect, and another more correct answer that has a lot of upvotes. Based on the information ...
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4answers
309 views

Allow moderators to remove accepted flags on blatantly incorrect answers

Yes, there is discussion around what a person can do when there is a blatantly accepted wrong answer: Blatantly wrong accepted answer Should moderators be allowed to delete accepted answers? And so ...
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9answers
387 views

What should we do about questions marked correct that have obviously incorrect answers?

Recently I ran some stats on the SO dump to search for question with answers marked correct that have less than -1 votes. The list was illuminating: What interesting stats can I obtain from the ...
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1answer
344 views

Wrong answer marked accepted [closed]

This question: RESTful URL design for search Is a great question and has 71 up-votes to boot, but has unfortunately been marked with the wrong answer. The correct answer quite rightly has 60 up-...
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2answers
193 views

What should we do in the event that an answer is absolutely incorrect?

Today, I received this comment about an answered I flagged: declined - flags should not be used to indicate technical inaccuracies, or an altogether wrong answer Now, it doesn't matter what the ...

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