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Can I add a note to my own incorrect story ID answer, explaining why it is incorrect?

Background Over a year ago, a story ID request was asked, about a lone man manning some sort of space station. I answered it, and even though my guess wasn't the actual story the querant was looking ...
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What can I do when a question has an old, accepted, and +25 voted **100% incorrect answer** contradicted by canon?

I just ran into a question which has an answer that is: 100% canonically wrong (as in, its conclusion is directly fully contradicted by canon) But it's old, has 25 upvotes, and is accepted (and the ...
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Is it acceptable to edit in “This answer is wrong” header into a wrong but upvoted answer?

Thanks to Yet Another Hot Question List Ignorance Incident, we have a question with an answer that is 100% wrong and contradicted by canon, yet upvoted to 50+ upvotes. So far, I posted a correct ...
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Is it acceptable to post a bounty on the question to raise awareness of your own answer?

I just posted an answer where: The question is 3 year old The main accepted answer has 30+ upvotes However, the answer was heavily (50% to 100%) invalidated canonically by EU material published after ...
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What can be done to **effectively** combat 100% wrong answers that generate more upvotes than correct answers?

For example, here: Do (weaponized) lasers exist in the Star Wars universe? @Zato posted a what-seemed-at-the-moment-correct answer, which generated tons of upvotes (10) stating "no such examples ...
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Wrong answers collection [closed]

I have recently noticed some answers that were plain out wrong to a subject matter expert, yet they were NOT downvoted. While review queue allows some chance of dealing with them, I see that ...
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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 ...