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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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Questions regarding viewing order based on episodes to avoid

I recently asked a question about the viewing order of TNG, in regards to a few criteria, but primarily in regards to viewing order and avoiding low-quality episodes. Given that it already has 3 close ...
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Two duplicates, which one to close?

Why must Voldemort's body be killed last? and Why should the Horcruxes be destroyed first? Clearly duplicates, one much older than the other, both with good answers. I'm not sure which way to ...
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Rejection of story-identification edit that adds references demonstrating the correctness of the answer

I suggested an edit which was rejected. I would like some input on whether this sort of edit is desired, and what the recommended course of action would be from here on. The edit: https://scifi....
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Why is this question (71065) closed?

Star Wars trivia question to identify race It's pretty clear what's being asked (Identify the species based on a fairly sufficient amount of information about it). The answer apparently exists (...
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Harry Potter - abuse over celebrity question re-open

This question about whether or not it was a good choice to have Harry Potter stay with the Dursleys (ergo suffering abuse) over staying with a 'normal' wizarding family was closed due to it being '...
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Would this question be acceptable or too subjective?

I think that some science fiction gangster characters were especially good by Ronny Cox (Vilos Cohaagen), Clarence Bodicker (by Kurtwood Smith) and some performances by Ron Silver (in the Arrival and ...
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Why was this question closed?

In science fiction, which planet with lifeforms has the largest gravitational force? It's perfectly answerable, with a very clear criteria. It can't have infinite (or too many) answers that are all ...
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Why was the quasar question migrated to Physics.SE instead of Astronomy.SE?

We had a question about quasars that was quite a bit off topic. It has been migrated to the Physics stack. We also have an Astronomy stack, which is in beta. To me, that seems the stack that should ...
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Can this question be unprotected?

After some deliberation, I approved this edit to this answer, although I considered rejecting it for being too radical a change. It should have been a separate answer in its own right. However, this ...
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Does this question comply with the site's policy regarding explicit content?

Currently there's a question open requesting identification of a novel that has as a distinguishing feature a sex scene between two lesbians and a monkey: Science fiction novel: sex scene with a ...
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Why has this question been closed as a duplicate when it clearly asking a different question?

My first question on the SciFi exchange has been marked as a duplicate, which it is clearly not. Not only does it reference it's "original" as a means of what prompted the prompted the question and to ...
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Are all questions about games on-topic as long as they contain some SciFi or Fantasy element?

This question asks for identification of a game containing fantasy elements (a knight fighting skeletons in a graveyard). It was closed as off-topic, then reopened since games in general aren't off-...
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Should I delete my (accepted) answer?

I answered Trying to find an episode of “Batman Beyond”, and my answer was accepted. However, the slightly (14 seconds) earlier answer was somewhat better and later was edited to be much better. I ...
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This is a troll, right?

Looking at this answer https://scifi.stackexchange.com/a/48912/4495 I can't help but notice that they pretend to not know what the names of the movie is (even though they have the name and the year ...
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Why was this 'how to sell my Analog magazines' question closed?

This question asks for recommendations on good ways to pass on a Sci-fi magazine collection. It was closed as 'unclear', which seems pretty goofy to me, since there was nothing unclear about the ...
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What kind of proof is necessary when someone claims to be one of the creators of some work?

I'm asking this because of this answer to How did Gordon Freeman survive the entire storyline without a helmet?. The author claims to be one of the creators of the game. He has no other answers or ...
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Why was this 'is this movie being made' question closed?

One more time. This question asks if a 4th Transformers film is being made. They heard it was being made, and saw some pictures. But a trailer for it just showed footage from the first 3 films. ...
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Why is this question closed?

This question asks if there's going to be a 7th Star Wars film. The asker heard it was going to be made, and seems to be asking for confirmation. The question received many downvotes, and was closed....
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Some assistance, please

I am not disputing the closure of my question on end-of-humanity SF and politics, but how could I edit it so that it falls within the rules of this Exchange? Seems I'm not the only one interested, it ...
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Is this 'new releases in SF&F' question on topic?

This question has been closed, (not edited) and then reopened, and is now getting close votes again. One user even voted to both close and reopen it. Seems like we don't know what to do with this ...
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Why is question #41037 (spaceship repair) closed?

https://scifi.stackexchange.com/questions/41037/spaceship-repair This is a perfect question to generate an insightful synthesis-type answer classifying the repair types and giving mini-examples of ...
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Why was this question closed and downvoted?

What is happening at a specific part in Harry Potter - The Deathly Hallows? I'm specifically referring to the question version AFTER my edits that made it (hopefully) clear that he was asking for a ...
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Should this question be cross-posted to Islam.SE?

What is the explanation for the basis of Buddhislamic faith in Dune Universe? Part of the question is clearly in-universe SciFi. But part is also out-of-universe theological. Should this question ...
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What should be done to fix this answer?

Niall C. discovered (and gave notice)that content was directly copied without attribution from IMDB to provide this answer. Unfortunately, I edited the answer to improve clarity and add paragraph ...
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Why was this question not closed/reopened?

What influence did H.P. Lovecraft have on science fiction? The main part of the question explicitly asks "can HPL be considered SciFi?" The title was edited by Gilles to be ontopic, but it doesn't ...
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Please re-open this question about Hulk vs Superman

Hulk vs. Superman - did they ever fight? Who won? While this LOOKS like a Shark-vs-Gorilla, it is actually fully and eminently answerable... because there WERE comics in which Superman fought Hulk: ...
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How can this question be improved?

This question was closed, for being a list question. Then it was edited, and reopened. At this point, one answer takes a somewhat more generalized approach to answering it, while 3 answers are 'me ...
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Are one-sided answerable questions non-constructive? [duplicate]

This question is an example of a question which is answerable with a single example if the answer is yes; but an answer of no would effectively require an exhaustive knowledge of the subject (...
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Is this question a duplicate?

This question probably has the same answer as this other question. (Since the asker has not confirmed the answer, it is not certain that the answer is the same; but the number of TV series from the ...
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How should this question be tagged?

Who/what made the noises on Miss Lucy's window? Now it's tagged books+dracula. I was thinking that bram-stokers-dracula would be better as a tag, but not entirely sure so won't retag without ...
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What makes my post suitable or unsuitable for this site?

I'm concerned that four people have voted to close my recent question and nine have downvoted it without giving a reason. I'm still relatively new to this branch of SE, and I think my question is as ...
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Why is this closed?

Why is this closed? The fall of the Communist bloc as seen from the eastern side It's not really subjective. And it can't possibly be argued to be off-topic for SFF: sociopolitical fiction about ...
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Questions about identifying stories are on topic according to the faq!

Please reopen this question, which after editing is on topic according to this FAQ item: Story Identification Why did no users, mods, or repliers inform me or edit it?
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Can this Q please be reopened?

What elements of Arthurian Legend are adopted in Harry Potter? I'm trying to provide a decent answer, but the question got closed under my nose so I can't post it... :( I don't mind locking and/or ...
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What should be done to the question which contain wrong spoiler?

A few months ago I read this Twilight question, which contains the wrong spoiler for the ending of Breaking Dawn Part 2. At that time I hadn't watched the film, but I read the spoiler, and I believed ...
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Why was this question about hot button issues in Star Wars closed?

Why was this question about politically hot button issues in Star Wars closed? It seems little different than other questions about sprawling works, yet those questions remain open.
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Why was this closed as “non-constructive”?

What were all the occasions where the Star Trek Captains have met each other? The question very clearly indicated that it was about main figures of each show (e.g. Picard/Kirk/etc...) meeting, NOT ...
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How is this question too localized?

This question has been closed using the “Too Localized” basis: In The Matrix, why did humans scorch the sky to block sunshine? I want to know how it is too localized. It doesn't look to me like "Was ...
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Why should this question be split?

The Question So the OP is asking for a plot synopsis to clear up his confusion on some plot points in the novel. That is EXACTLY on-topic according to the FAQ. In fact, it's the very first bullet ...
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Why hasn't the community closed this terrible question?

The question in question. It's a general reference question. It shows no research. It's pretty terrible content all the way around. So can somebody explain why it's open and generating rep? and yes I ...
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Why closed as duplicate?

I had asked Would a lightsaber melt or vaporize a bullet?, which is currently closed as a duplicate of Why would a slug thrower be more effective against a lightsaber/Jedi than a blaster? I do not see ...
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What is the difference between asking these two questions?

Today I saw a question: Who is more powerful: Voldemort or Grindelwald?[closed] that struck me both in its similarity to a previous question Was Voldemort a Better Wizard than Dumbledore? and in the ...
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Undelete this non-constructive question. I want to re-phrase the question

I asked a question with title "Is this plausible that best Lanterns failed to beat Parallax and felt fear?" under green-lantern tag. It was first closed as non-constructive. Now, it has been deleted. ...
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Should the question about the cat in chapter 17 of PoA be reopened?

This question has been closed as general reference: Who is the cat in chapter 17 of Prisoner of Azkaban? I think the question deserves downvotes but not close votes. If you see comments there, CVers ...
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Fate of the question about the Mary Sue-ness of Harry Potter characters

Are any of the characters in Harry Potter books a "Mary Sue"? This question has a number of points against it: It's obviously pretty subjective. It's rather broad, being about all the ...
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What should I do with a question on a book whose answer I find by “reading with more attention”?

I have been re-reading the LotR and, it being a masterpiece and a huge work at the same time, I felt the need to ask for clarification about a rather specific issue. I got a good answer and accepted ...
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Should questions about where to start with a series be on-topic?

After this question was closed: What Star Trek episode to introduce a new viewer? Wikis pointed out this question that remained open: Which Discworld book to start a newbie on There is no doubt ...
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Why was Who Framed Roger Rabbit migrated?

I was wondering if we could find out why https://movies.stackexchange.com/questions/3324/who-framed-roger-rabbit was migrated? There's no comment indicating why it was migrated that I can see, ...
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Why was the question about Mom having a chicken farm closed?

I was looking through some questions and saw that this question Did Mom have a chicken farm? was closed as "Not constructive". I don't personally see how this question could "solicit debate, ...