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Is it okay to delete an answer?

So, someone asks a question and we all post answers to it. Later on down the line, if you think your answer isn't worthwhile to be there as compared to the other answers, is it okay to delete it? ...
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Why is selected greyed answer at top, can we change that? [duplicate]

If an answer is grey after being downvoted so many times, why is it still allowed up top if it is selected answer. To me that just speaks volumes of the ability of the OP to select a useful answer. ...
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Bad answers preventing more views

I don't know for sure, but at least for me my chances of checking a question drop significantly when it already has an answer (and will continue to drop as the question gets more answers). The ...
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Is "consult your lawyer" a valid answer to legal questions?

Most of questions vaguely relating to law, such as questions concerning licenses or working conditions get at least one answer which is "consult your local lawyer". Even if the question can be fairly ...
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Should I delete an answer that is funny but no longer applicable?

Note: I saw a couple similar questions with conflicting answers. The nature of this question is a bit different. Someone asked a pretty low quality question today. It had three down votes when I ...
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Add the ability to mark an answer as incorrect

Sometimes people think that they have answered a question but haven't really and then it appears on the front page or elsewhere in such a manner that no one else thinks to look at the question because ...
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Questions with lots of "Thank you" answers

"Thank you" answers are generally not very useful, especially if they appear in masses. Some questions are attracting especially many of them and should probably be cleaned up by a moderator....
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Useless low entropy answers on SO

Using the data dump I came up with a list of "answers" containing no useful text. Those answers are all just noise and should be deleted by a moderator. And instead of spending the next days with ...
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Correct action for non-answers by new users

Often new users post one-liners with unrelated questions/comments as answers to existing questions where I'd like to vote "close as not a real answer". They come in several flavors: Things that ...
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