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This is a massive amount of effort for something that really doesn't require any change. If somebody has posted some version of your answer in a comment, post your answer anyways. That's it. If you feel like helping keep the site clean, flag their comment as "no longer needed" afterwards, so a moderator can delete it.


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but the comments are still there that have arguments about clarifying the question Then you flag your own question for moderator attention and ask the moderator(s) to cleanup all the no longer required comments. Alternatively, you can click on each comment that you think is no longer necessary ... and directly flag that comment as "no longer needed". But ...


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I agree with meager's answer regarding your suggestions being a lot of effort for something which I, at least, don't believe is a sufficiently major problem. If I see a comment which basically answers the question, I sometimes comment to this person to suggest they post an answer, which they have quite often done. Alternatively, if they don't give an answer ...


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You don't need SEDE for this, the regular search is perfectly capable of this. user:me is:a score:1 -[feature-request] For me, that search query produces the following results: Of course, it can be done in SEDE and it's a nice exercise. Here are some pointers: Join the Posts table with itself, the ParentId of the answer is the Id of the question Filter ...


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In light of this, can we trust the impartiality of answers on the Stack Exchange network anymore? Is it a cause for concern that many of those who used to work on keeping quality high are now gone? Well, the one actually answering the vast majority of the questions is the Community, and not (necessarily) the SE staff. The fact that Stack Exchange, Inc. is ...


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Yes, you roll-back the edit OP made. Making edits that invalidate current answers is really frowned upon. In such case OP is better off asking a new question. I see you currently lack the required reputation to do a roll-back yourself, but if there is such an example you could always use a custom mod flag for that. Alternatively you could find a user in ...


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You want a graph, you get a graph. It's holiday season after all: As you noticed, vote timestamps are missing time information, and data may be (up to) 7 days old since SEDE is refreshed once a week on Sunday morning. Notice the use of parameters to reuse the query for multiple posts. Editing them repeatedly gets rather tedious :)


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There is a tool called Stack Exchange Data Explorer that allows users to perform queries on Stack Exchange's databases. Although it's not graphical, the raw data can be used to create a graph. For instance, to view the voting history of the first ever Meta Stack Exchange question go to https://data.stackexchange.com/meta.stackexchange/query/new and run the ...


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If there are only two sides, there are (usually) only two answers. ...therefore... If an question has so many answers they fill several pages, there are more than two sides There are exceptions, of course, where someone rephrases an answer as a separate one, or when answers are posted simultaneously (like this one), but usually if there is already an ...


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From the help-center: If two or more eligible answers have the same score (their scores are tied), the oldest answer is chosen. The oldest answer gets half the bounty.


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It doesn't matter how many answers you have on a question. The given query uses the UNION clause to find Id's of the questions. The UNION will return an id only once. Even if that wasn't the case, the query that select the eligible questions for your people reached stat uses an IN clause. That will also guarantee a question will be included once. This makes ...


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Well - these are exceptional times. Under very normal circumstances - I suspect there would be significantly less answers, and we'd be a little more aggressive over pruning non answers (as hard as it is to believe!). In short, this isn't normal. I feel meta does poorly as a soapbox - and essentially that's roughly what a lot of these posts were. On the ...


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