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23 votes
2 answers
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What can be done with a blatantly wrong answer to a popular question? [duplicate]

Today I came across a very popular question with 153,899 views. One of the answers suggested something which I knew was not possible (I was in doubt, but a quick test proved I was right): https://...
Kobi's user avatar
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5 votes
2 answers
544 views

Handling myths in answers [duplicate]

Every now and then an answer is (fully or partially) based on a myth. Myth, as in: there is literally zero evidence that supports it, yet many swear it is true This of course leads to a certain ...
David Balažic's user avatar
6 votes
2 answers
139 views

What is the accepted practice with incorrect answer that have been upvoted [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to deal with upvoted yet clearly wrong answers Lately I have noticed a user answering questions using the fast gun in west approach but not verify their answer, the users ...
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10 votes
0 answers
154 views

How do I publicise the fact that an answer with 38 upvotes is undeniably incorrect? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to deal with upvoted yet clearly wrong answers An incorrect answer with high votes can do a lot of damage. I'm specifically concerned here with answers that are clearly ...
Tim Cooper's user avatar
1 vote
2 answers
90 views

Is there a way to handle incorrect, but highly upvoted answers? [duplicate]

Consider this question: How to download and save a file from Internet using Java? It's a relatively simple question, but the most-upvoted answer (which is accepted) is also wrong. There's a number of ...
Leo Izen's user avatar
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110 votes
8 answers
3k views

Can we exempt negatively-scored accepted answers from getting the top spot? [duplicate]

Similar to this request but narrower, I'm suggesting we make a particular exception for negatively-scored accepted answers (those with score less than zero, or some other threshold like -3), so that ...
Jack Douglas's user avatar
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2 votes
10 answers
957 views

More downvote power to the OP

Sometimes you get the feeling that people visit threads, read the question, quickly scan the top voted answer, and then just throw another vote onto the pile. "Yeah, that's it", they seem to think. ...
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17 votes
4 answers
353 views

Question with wrong answer upvoted

I just asked my first question. It received one answer, which was wrong (i.e. the suggested solution did not work when actually run). The answer has three upvotes. I've made a comment on the answer ...
Greg McGuffey's user avatar
10 votes
1 answer
178 views

What to do when an answer is getting all of the focus but does not pertain to the question?

I have a rather interesting bug or problem when using CSS shapes. I have made an animation/css3 image and have a very odd pixelated border around the creatures eyes. I am not 100% sure what is ...
Josh Powell's user avatar
6 votes
1 answer
151 views

A flag towards an answer was declined, but the reason given seems to conflict with the flagging option description

I flagged an answer with the option very low quality. According to this option description: This answer has severe formatting or content problems. As far as I understand, the word content here ...
Yan Sklyarenko's user avatar
5 votes
1 answer
102 views

Why isn't there a possible duplicate banner on some questions? [duplicate]

I've seen several of these now, here's an example: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/15045661/css3-transitions-work-in-ie. The question has 3 duplicate votes, and yet, no banner is shown for it ("...
Madara's Ghost's user avatar