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No. Adding a note to their answer saying "THIS IS WRONG, SEE MY ANSWER BELOW" would be a form of vandalism. The correct procedure is to add a comment explaining why the answer is wrong. The answer will then be (gradually) outvoted by your correct answer. It might take years but them's is the downside of a vote-based system. You might also want to address a ...


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No. Commenting and voting are the tools we have for “correcting” the balance if an answer is incorrect. Inserting chunks of text into other people’s post because you don’t like their answer is an abuse of editing privileges, as well as being just plain rude. Is it unfortunate that an answer is “incorrect”? Perhaps, but not enough to justify vandalising ...


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I agree with Alexwlchan and Richard. The nice thing to do, the thing that would most encourage community building, in my opinion, is to either try and salvage the answer in the most minimalist way possible, or to work with the answering party on correcting his/her errors until he/she has a quality answer. It's okay to not always be in a competitive role -- ...


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Looking at the answers that were posted, I see only two downvotes on one of the highest-voted answers given, and now zero downvotes on the accepted answer (which was later edited to include canon information). Meanwhile, I see an answer given that was downvoted by 5 and is now -1 in ratings, posted at the exact same time (even sooner, in fact) than the ...


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I've adjusted the HNQ Hider by Phantom42 a bit to hide only HNQs from this stack. Hiding M&TV as well is left as an exercise for the reader. (Hint: the class you want for that is favicon-movies). // ==UserScript== // @name HNQ SciFi Hider // @description Hides SciFi in the Stackexchange HNQ // @include /^https?:\/\/(.*\.)?stackoverflow\.com/.*$...


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Confirmed - your question made the Network Hot Questions List, so it's showing up for users across the network


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Don't forget that you have the option of protecting a question. If a question hits the hot network list, and it's obviously starting to get a bunch of so-so answers, you can protect the question (Anyone with I think 10k rep can?) to prevent 101 folks from posting - you have to have 10 site rep earned not from the rep bonus to do so. It would prevent a few ...


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It is not impossible to generate tons of traffic for a specific question. When I posted this question What states did the 2 extra stars on the American flag represent in Star Trek TNG "The Royale"? to reddit, I received the Publicist badge within 10 hours.


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What you describe is a problem on all SE sites and the only way to really "fix" this would be abolishing the hot questions for good. But actually, I like them, I regularly stumble upon nice questions I can contribute to which I wouldn't have seen otherwise. I do however try to refrain from over-voting those already over-exposed posts, and maybe a less severe ...


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