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Is deleting really wrong answers OK according to the rules?

There are some answers on this site that are just plain out 100% wrong (explained why wrong in the comments, and usually downvoted). We can't flag them for moderators to delete (that usually gets ...
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When should 20kers vote to delete an answer? [duplicate]

After a discussion with @Adamant in chat today, I realized that we're not very clear on exactly when to vote to delete an answer (or at least I'm not clear). The privilege page for 20k gives these ...
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Why was this answer about Picard becoming an admiral deleted?

On March 17th, user @SanchoRodriguez answered the question Why is Janeway an Admiral and not Picard? with this answer (direct link only visible to 10K users). Picard was the first 6 star admiral in ...
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Why did this answer get deleted?

What is the maximum number of O.W.L. classes you can take at Hogwarts? This answer is not a direct dupe; it was posted before the answer was closed. There is no conceivable way this should have ...
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Can I delete an answer I posted?

I put in an answer to a question, but while I was writing/researching the answer, the question changed to include my answer, So it now looks like my answer is complete rubbish and I'm getting down ...
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Should we delete incorrect answers to story identification questions?

Secko posted an answer to Trying to identify a novel with dragons. Sevvack responded that it was incorrect. It was a decent, thought out answer which addressed the points in the question, it just ...
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How can I get an answer undeleted once I've edited it to conform to the guidelines?

I answered this question yesterday and my answer was subsequently deleted by DampeS8N. Although there was not a specific reason given for the deletion, I think it might have been that the answer was ...
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Should distracting answers to duplicate questions be deleted?

Sometimes the presence of answers on a duplicate question can be distracting. Instead of going to the original, which is likely to have better answers, people might linger on the duplicate. In ...
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Should Diamond Moderators delete answers just because it doesn't provide proper citation?

This answer has been deleted by one of our Diamond Moderators: Why is Janeway an Admiral and Picard is not? High rep users can see the last comment there. Is it mandatory on this site to provide ...