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Is it acceptable to edit in "This answer is wrong" header into a wrong but upvoted answer?

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

The user who asked the question should be encouraged to accept the correct answer If the user who asked the question accepts the correct answer then no notice on your incorrect answer is necessary. A ...
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Is it acceptable to edit in "This answer is wrong" header into a wrong but upvoted answer?

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 ...
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Is it acceptable to edit in "This answer is wrong" header into a wrong but upvoted answer?

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 ...
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Is it acceptable to post a bounty on the question to raise awareness of your own answer?

Consensus on meta.stackexchange.com seems to indicate that yes, you can use bounties to draw attention to your own answers. There was concern about this being used as a way to game the system, by ...
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What can I do when a question has an old, accepted, and +25 voted **100% incorrect answer** contradicted by canon?

In my opinion a new question should be asked, with a correct answer, and the Old question, with the Incorrect answer should be tagged as the dupe of the NEW question. this seems to have been done ...
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Is it okay to edit a question to match the answers given?

The existing policy on SFF:SE ...we dislike edits that invalidate answers... and the policy described in the Help Centre Don't invalidate existing answers and don't make it so vague as to be ...
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What can I do when a question has an old, accepted, and +25 voted **100% incorrect answer** contradicted by canon?

Per my answer to a similar question, 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 ...
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Is deleting really wrong answers OK according to the rules?

I haven't gone through all the meta.SE questions about wrong answers, but there's a clear pattern to the answers: wrong answers are allowed to stay downvote and/or comment them they shouldn't be ...
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Should the correctness/quality of the accepted answer be a factor in choosing which of two duplicate questions to close?

The accepted answer feature comes from Stack Overflow, where it serves a useful purpose. By accepting an answer, the questioner confirms that the answer solved the original problem. This makes sense ...
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