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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Yesterday? Wow… Did I go back in time?

I just looked at my question from two days ago and it says I asked it yesterday: Here is what I get when I hover over the yesterday next to my name: 2011-12-07 17:14:10Z And Popular Demand: 2011-...
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Show how many people are currently working on the question [duplicate]

Feature request: Have a way for a user (not the OP) to mark a question as "I am currently thinking about how to resolved it". Show the number of users working on the issue. Some kind of an ...
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Should we encourage 'commentary' answers on self-answered posts?

When creating a self-answered, informative post, should we encourage & allow other answers that merely add commentary to the existing self answer? For example, this answer: https://stackoverflow....
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The date display for the current year is ambiguous. Please fix it [duplicate]

Screenshot of this answer. It says "Jan 11". Is that Jan 11th of this year? Or January of 2011? I have been on Stack Overflow since 2008 and I have no idea when Seasoned Advice started, so ...
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User should be notified when a competing answer has been posted

I would like to request a feature for Stack Overflow. Say I have answered a question. If an other user posts an answer to the same question, then I would like to be notified that "Some user has ...
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Partial bounty refund for good question with no answers

I understand that there has been a post in the past: Offer bounty refund on "good" question with no answers That has addressed this exactly but as a feature request, perhaps this is a new ...
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Can't publish comments or answers

I'm trying to publish a comment to this question. When I click Add comment I get: Only 1 comment allowed per 5 seconds; timer reset. I wait 5 seconds but I keep getting the same message. Trying ...
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Should a user with less than 10 rep be allowed to answer extremely old questions?

I've been reviewing answers from users with less than 10 rep, to help improve their format and fix some spelling issues. But most of the time, I came across answers like the following example. ...
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How to give a chance to my cheesy riddle?

I submitted a poor answer on the competition Who Cut the Cheese? Then, I put a lot of effort into making an online cheesy riddle, but I couldn't create a new post, so I edited the bad, negative-scored ...
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Hide reputation of people answering [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Hide the rep and badge count on a user's info box on answers I think that the OPs tend to accept answers of people with large reputations. At the same time people in ...
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The descriptions on the vote buttons for answers should be updated to be as helpful as those for questions

The criteria for voting for questions is relatively clear, with the upvote and downvote buttons displaying: This question shows research effort; it is useful and clear. This question does not show ...
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Why do my answers keep getting deleted?

I am trying to contribute/help and ask questions, but my answers keep getting deleted or blocked. I really don't get it as they're neither off topic nor offensive. What is frustrating is that I do ...
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Why are short answers indiscriminately flagged?

Sometimes there is a question which requires a very short answer. When I post the answer I always feel like I should add some words or some people will flag it without considering that it was a full ...
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Frequent Edit by owner, Should we encourage it or discourage it?

I have gone through a case where someone gave an answer to my question and then within five minutes he/she edited it five times. This could mean two different things: They didn't know the answer, and ...
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Special acknowledgement and collection of extraordinary answers

I have just read an answer on Earth Science which left me with the feeling that we all have had on occasion: I wish I could upvote this more than once. It would be nice if there was a mechanism to ...
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Accepting answers

Should I every time notify a user that asks some question for which he/she gets the right(as I might think) answer from me, so that he/she will be more or less forced to accept my answer? P.S. That ...
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Why can't you delete duplicate questions with answers?

So why can't you delete duplicate questions with answers? I asked a question and I researched as much as I could have. But, after I asked someone posted a question that had completely different ...
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Should downvoting (or points lost) have a lower limit per answer?

I saw this solution with -56 votes , and I thought it was a bit harsh. Once the answer is in negative territory, it's quite obvious the community doesn't support the answer... what is the driver for ...
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Make reputation/username of answerer visible only on Upvote/Downvote

I was flipping through some old questions when I came upon this one: The Problem With Reputation One of the answers touches on the idea of making the reputation and username of the answerer ...
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Is it a good practice to write an answer to respond to another answer, rather than actually answer the question?

Let's say there is a question: What can a rainbow unicorn do? And there's an answer: It can live in the 5th dimension Is it a problem if I post an answer starting with "I don't know the ...
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Answering a Question which might be a little OFF TOPIC [duplicate]

Today I answered a question which you can consider to be a little off topic but there was some major misunderstanding that how that person was approaching an issue so I gave him a little advice to put ...
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Disallow Questioner from Upvoting an Answer that she Accepted

To avoid the sort of debate found on a related question, I think it's unneeded to allow one to upvote an Answer she Accepted. Accepting an Answer pretty much implies an Upvote. So it's just extra ...
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Let OP reject an answer [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Add the ability to mark an answer as incorrect Give the OP the ability to indicate that an answer is not an acceptable answer. That is to say, even though an answer might ...
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Why people are just not serious about my question? [closed]

When I am have considered some problem for days, and come here to see what other people may think. I get full bunch of negative answers and comments! Are SE sites the best place to ask my questions? ...

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