Questions tagged [answers]

This tag is for questions about answers: how to answer, whether specific answers are appropriate, and so forth.

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Checkbox “community wiki” gets reset if answer can't be submitted

This is almost the same bug as the one described in Validation Fail - Unchecks Wiki/Email (which is status-completed), but for answers. Steps to reproduce Open any answerable question. Put "Yes" in ...
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Allow users to post in-progress answers even to questions that get closed

I was just typing an answer to a question, but as I finished, the question was closed, and I couldn't post my answer. There should be functionality that allows users to post answers they've already ...
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“this question is temporarily locked; please try submitting your answer again”

I just got the following error: Oops! Your answer couldn't be submitted because: this question is temporarily locked; please try submitting your answer again What in the world does that ...
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How about a “best guess” when a user types in a question title?

The "related questions" list is already very good at what it does. What about taking this a step further and trying to provide the answer right there? That would blow me away, honestly. Google has ...
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Feature Request: Migrate in-progress answers too

I was just answering a question on SO when I saw "Question closed. No more answers will be accepted." as soon as I finished my answer! I went back to the question and discovered it was migrated to ...
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Convert to edit button in moderator queue disabled, but not in mod menu

For this answer (now deleted), where the OP tried to add additional information to their question, the "convert to edit" option has been disabled in the moderator queue: However, when I open the mod ...
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Topbar overlaps help block when editing an answer

If you topbar has stickiness ability (this option is available for any Stack Overflow family site) then while you are on the editing an answer page the help block on the right hand side of the page is ...
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Why does a 'body' string appear above the answer box?

On the mobile version of the site I see a body link that actually is not needed: I think it came from the question form, where also there also exists title and tags fields.
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Prevent posting answers to question recently closed or put on hold

This question is a follow up of How was this answer posted after this question was closed?, which explains how it is possible that an answer is posted hours after it was closed or put on hold. The ...
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Incorrect title of “new” tag info tab

Every tag info page has a tab with new answers, for example https://meta.stackexchange.com/tags/bug/new The title of that page is "Answers By New Users" which is weirdly capitalized and more ...
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problem with reasonable question asking

I've been in learning Java for only a few months now. I've NEVER become an advanced coder, though I've learned the beginnings of a FEW languages but don't really remember them that well. I know that ...
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Subdividing the Not an Answer queue

As we know there is a problem with the queue to verify “Not an Answer” rejections. I try to comment on every answer that I flag, and a couple of cases come up repeatedly and seem to warrant either a ...
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Do Stack Overflow answers require original content?

I just answered a question on Stack Overflow and it left me wondering if it was a "good" answer. I know that my answer works and I use it in my own code, but all I really did was quote the relevant ...
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“very low quality” flag got helpful, but (non) answer still there

For starters, this is the answer I am talking about. The question is ancient (2009) and is already answered. How to declare an array in Java? And the answer (a code only answer) public class{ ...
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Show what answers existed before a bounty?

I have just start looking at bounty questions and I don't know if some answers existed before posting the bounty. Maybe the OP is busy and someone has already answer the question he was asking and ...
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Clicking on answer item from the achivements dialog doesn't close the dialog

Achivements dialog can contains items linked to the answers (e.g. when your answers got votes or you accept an answer for your question). In that case if you already had opened a page via that link, ...
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Wrong # of answers on network profile

My network profile claims that I have only one answer on Stack Overflow en español: but I actually have two, both from September this year so it's hard to blame caching. There are more people ...
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Texts of a question or answer doesn't show!

I click on a question and the the texts of answers don't show. Only comments are visible! ALL INVISIBLE! App Version: 1.0.89 Device Manufacturer: samsung Device Model: GT-S7582 OS Version: 6.0.1 (...
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Clicking on active / oldest / votes causes full postback please ajaxify

I was looking at a question that had a couple of answers. I decided to play with the tabs "active", "oldest", and "votes". I'm not sure why this part isn't making an ajax call to reload the data. ...
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What to do when answers contradict each other but have same votes?

In a question I asked on networkengineering the two answers given seem to contradict each other: one says "The nodal delay is the sum of all latency delays" and the other says it is separate "from ...
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Accepted answers without accept-votes show misleading “loading” tooltip

At present, accept-votes are transferred to Community when the question owner gets deleted. But this was not the case in the past, which is why Stack Overflow has over 15000 accepted answers without ...
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Answer doesn't answer question but answers title and Google

This answer answers the title of its question, but misses out a key request in the body of the question. It also answers a basic Google search, and I suspect this is why it is steadily accumulating ...
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Flag High-View Unanswered Questions for “Community Reviewed Answer”

Stemming from a discussion here, there are many questions in less-frequented tags which are drive-by questions that never get an accepted answer, but are hugely useful and pop up quite often. I came ...
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Accepted answers and top tag answerers

Are accepted answers playing some role in particular top tag answerers list or only up voted answers are taken into account?
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“Merge” an answer from one question to another

Existing merge tool Moderators have the ability to merge two questions together, by declaring one question the "master" and one the "to-be-removed". During the merge (AFAIK), all votes, comments, and ...
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Hide 'convert to comment' from the mod menu on deleted answers

♦ moderators can convert answers to comments. Converting a deleted answer to a comment is not possible; you'll get a message answer deleted; can't be converted to comment This makes sense; ...
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Why do people vote down answers that I have posted but are an answer in the comments?

I once saw a really good answer in the comments, but the question was unanswered and I (please don't say I'm a plagiariser) took that answer in the comments and made it into an answer and reworded it ...
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Can we have a “read more” thing?

Some questions get too many long answers, and it makes scrolling to the bottom of the page very difficult. For example, consider this question on ELU Meta, which is an effort to preserve all relevant ...
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Don't lose answer content on the mobile site if I hit “post” after phone loses connection

This happens to me quite a lot. At best, it's frustrating and forces me to lose time rewriting answers. At worst, I don't have time, so potentially helpful answers never get posted. I'm on the mobile ...
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Are tags with 20+ % unsung answers healthy?

I recycled an old query for Top tags with a high proportion of zero-vote accepted answers: quite a bit are around 20 % in StackOverflow. (Someone should check other sites.) The top tag there has just ...
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Doubled answer: separate+edit — how to deal with this?

How to deal with an answer, that is given by poster as a separate answer, and is then made as edit to another answer, to which it relates? We end up with two nearly duplicate answers. How to deal ...
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Remove answer rate limit for community moderators

A few minutes ago I set up a poll on Meta.Mathematica using multiple answers as vote options. I ran into this rate limiter: I do not see the point of limiting community moderators in this way ...
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Welcome text shortcut for new users with poor posts

A problem I've seen on both Sci-fi and Christianity is poor first user posts. Specifically, the user (who typically has a rep of 1) will post an answer: which is rambling / ranting answer ...
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Wrong number of answers after live update

I was looking at Center table on page when a new answer came in. At that point the question had already had had three answers, so the new one was the fourth. However, when I clicked the "1 new answer" ...
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Answer Count not Appearing on Category Page

I have noticed over quite some time that some questions appearing on the category page do not show any answer count to their left. When I click on the question and go to its page, I see a number of ...
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Best way to re-engage with an author on their question

There are a few situations I've been in where I've engaged in a question, the author adds info/ actively engages with the community trying to solve their problem, I've answered it or commented/edited ...
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Question with answer listed twice

I returned to a browser window on a question I recently answered, and the behavior was really weird. I had the old-school orange notification bar at the top of the window, which said a new answer had ...
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Prevent user from clicking wrong button when editing a post

So, I was just editing a post. Made my changes and I scrolled down and without thinking I accidentally clicked the "Post Your Answer" button. Immediately after clicking it, I was like "crap, wrong ...
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Hotkey to post answers

Pressing Ctrl + Enter while editing any post will commit the edit. Can we have the same hotkey while typing a new answer (instead of having to press Tab, Enter)?
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Top of answer covered by sticky top bar after clicking direct link… if it's a short answer just near enough to the bottom of the page

I thought this was resolved after my other question was status-completed, but I just saw it again. This is the first time that I've seen it since then, so it only happens in very specific ...
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Don't set minimum bounty to 100 when own answer is community wiki

If you have answered your own question, and want to start a bounty on it, you must start at 100 rep instead of the default 50, because: To avoid overly promotional bounties, if you are offering a ...
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UX feature: Option to make code part of the question as sticky or fixed (preferably at bottom-right of viewport)

I would really love a feature where the user has the option to detach code part of the question or (perhaps every code block) and make it a sticky or affixed, preferably to bottom-right of viewport. ...
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Sort answers by “Votes over Time Average” or by “Votes over per 100 reviews”

Currently we have 3 ways of sorting answers: active, oldest, votes. Can we have a fourth sorting way of "Votes over time average"? Currently if we sort answers by "votes", an 4 year-old answer which ...
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Should questions that don't have up voted answers display 0 answers on the home page?

The definition of an unanswered question is a question that doesn't have an accepted or up voted answer. However, on the home page, these "unanswered questions" show up as having some number of ...
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Could we remove the note “Not the answer you're looking for?” in threads where you post an answer?

There's this text near the bottom of each thread (Q&As): Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question. if you post an answer in a thread, it's ...
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Stop updating a comment created from an answer when the deleted answer is edited

I converted in comment an answer that was just a question for the OP. The original answer was the following: What happens if you would use a page callback like 'drupal_get_form' instead of '...
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Provide overview over own answers to deleted questions

Today I wanted to link an old answer of mine in a comment. I knew very well that I had written it and it gained a couple of upvotes, but no way I could find it! I've tried everything in the search, ...
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Sorting options for new answers aren't rendered

I opened the page of a question with no answers. Some time later there were answers to the question and the page prompted with 2 new answers. I clicked it and the answers appeared on the page. ...
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Inbox updates outpacing Question/Answer Caching in Android App

I asked a question a few minutes ago (from the Android app, if it matters). An answer was provided, and within seconds of it being answered, the push notification registered on my phone that an answer ...
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Cannot answer questions or add comments

Why can't I answer questions or add comments to any of mine or other's Stack Overflow posts? I am using Chrome web browser and Windows 8. I am seeing the following errors in browser developer tool: ...