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You weren't grilled harshly, you were asked to provide some basic information we generally ask of all story-identification requests. If you don't believe me, go through that tag and look at the comments on the questions. While you painted a very vivid scene that proved to be enough to identify it, we get a lot of questions looking to identify a book, film, ...


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I would say no. Were it not your question, you wouldn't go and "correct" OP's memories of the book, so you shouldn't in your case either. You posted the question as you remembered the book, and that was what you remembered, so the question really can't be "incorrect." What I've usually seen in any case where the suggested (presumably ...


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I'm not going to go into specifics here about what is or isn't happening with these questions and accounts. The general rule of thumb is that we don't discuss other users or air dirty laundry. That said if you find a pattern of behaviour or think something looks amiss you can report that behaviour to us mods for investigation. The general steps are laid out ...


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I think this would be a neutral-to-positive change for us. (answer format and a lot of content taken from doppelgreener, here, and reworded to be specific to this site) The accepted answer exists to signal something specific: “this is the solution that I went with, that worked for me.” It originated on Stack Overflow because only one person is in the ...


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In general, I will not remove anything in a question that will invalidate current answers. If I come to realize later that there are incorrect details, I may apply the strikeout formatting as per this question where someone mentioned a detail matched with another film, and that made me realize that I was remembering two different works. If someone had ...


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I think this site should continue with the established practice of showing accepted answers first, if only for the sake of the story identification questions. For those kinds of questions, only the user who asks the question can really know whether an answer is correct or not.


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As @TheLethalCarrot has already pointed out, asking about the person behind the questions is a bit of a no-no. We can, however, address the questions themselves. Ten questions were asked. A couple were dupes and can be largely disregarded because it's possible that OP didn't see the notifications. Of those that remain, four are actually pretty good and will ...


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I think a question like this is sufficiently distinct enough from existing questions as to stand on its own, and can be answered. As you have described it here I would vote to leave it open. I would suggest you just go ahead and post it.


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As a side note to SQB's answer, it's not unusual for the comment questions to be kind of leading questions to a suspected answer (or at least I'm very prone to that). Sometimes, I'll read a detail and think "Well, I know something with that detail, but I'm not sure about these other bits..." so I'll ask questions that hint at other details ...


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