20 votes
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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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20 votes
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Suggested edit to post without punctuation marks or sentence separation rejected

The consensus in the discussion seems clear in that the suggested edit improved the post, hence it should have not be rejected. One of the reviewers was kind enough to offer their explanation for ...
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Can we make this answer about autism acceptable to all people with autism?

My objection was never to "said to have" terminology, but rather to the absence of any discussion of severity in the edits. My original wording was classical (that is, fairly severe) autism—not ...
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Should this answer about who played Seeker for the Gryffindor Quidditch game in the first Harry Potter book have been deleted?

Yes it should be undeleted The answer clearly answers the question of Who was the seeker. It suggests no-one was the seeker. answering definitively that they were a player short. This is (imho) ...
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I found my factual answer but the question is closed as "opinion based." How to open?

Maybe you could edit your question so the meta bits about "I don't know how this is opinion-based" are taken out, and it focuses on the question? As it is, your original question is kind of lost in a ...
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Why was my answer downvoted?

I'm one of the downvoters here, both on the question and the answer. NB, obviously the whole explanation below only engages me. I'm not speaking for the other voters, who may have other reasons to up/...
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Should we make this answer Community Wiki?

We should not do anything. Per this question and the two answers, "no answer should be made CW". Sure, a user may choose to make an answer community wiki should they feel so, but it's never an ...
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Should we make this answer Community Wiki?

My gut instinct is to say no, for the simple reason that the OP didn't just post a list of the current films and then abandon it. Since it was posted, they've made an additional 14 edits with their ...
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How to handle editing abuse

There was no reason to add the comment in the question re: the bounty because the bounty already contains the conditions for which it will be awarded. IMO you are conflating the bounty with all ...
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Should this answer about who played Seeker for the Gryffindor Quidditch game in the first Harry Potter book have been deleted?

I saw this answer due to a "not an answer" flag raised by a high rep user with a high score for answers on harry-potter. The post did not seem to answer the question since it says that Gryffindor was ...
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7 votes
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Suggested edit to explicitly address a naming discrepancy. Why was it rejected?

The starting point for any such discussion is always the community rules and guidelines; everything else comes second, and it must not contradict these written rules. According to our own SFF help ...
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7 votes

This question about movie–only Treebeard quote seems to have too many speculative answers

As far as I can see, all the current answers attempt to answer the question. Some are better than others, and that is what up and down votes are supposed to distinguish. I'm afraid that the fact ...
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Can this post be un-community wiki-ed?

Done. But just FYI, flagging is probably a quicker way to go about this than a meta post. Moderators do follow meta, but raising a custom flag is the best way to contact mods specifically, and nobody ...
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Why were the "Not an Answer" flags on this post about wandless magic in Harry Potter declined?

Because "NAA" doesn't mean what any reasonable person thinks it means. Most people assume "Not An Answer" means that the post does not answer the question being asked. It doesn't. It means "the thing ...
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Why were these flags on an answer that gave the original source (non-comic) of a quote on a question that wanted the comic source declined?

The post did attempt to answer the question. The NAA flag is always a fickle mistress... I would always recommend the LQP flag if it is available. If not, flag as NAA at your own risk, as many things ...
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Why was my answer downvoted?

I didn’t downvote but I don’t think it is unreasonable that people have downvoted it. The question asked for a page number, and the only page number provided in your answer was one which you said is ...
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Why were the "Not an Answer" flags on this post about wandless magic in Harry Potter declined?

Disclaimer: I declined two of the NaA flags on this post, and another mod declined the third. The question includes the following: What is the explanation for why some spells can be cast without a ...
Rand al'Thor's user avatar
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Why was my flag "not an answer" declined?

I'm not the moderator who declined that flag, but I would have done the same. The key phrase for the NAA flag text is does not attempt to answer the question. This answer does attempt to answer ...
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How does this answer about L. B. and werewolves in Harry Potter answer the question?

As Valorum stated in a comment above: It doesn't answer it and your flag shouldn't have been rejected.
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Suggested edit to explicitly address a naming discrepancy. Why was it rejected?

While I did not reject the edit, and I probably would have skipped it had I seen it in the review queue, there is a potential argument to be made for rejecting it. Edits are usually meant to clarify ...
Alex's user avatar
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1 vote
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Request to undelete answer that has been edited into correctness

Before seeing this meta post, I'd already seen your flag, undeleted the answer, and edited it to be more clearly an answer: putting the name of the story clearly at the top and removing some of the ...
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