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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 moderator has already encouraged the asker to accept the correct answer in this case. Other users have done so as well. However, the asker may still choose to ...


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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 rejecting the edit: they mistakenly thought that the post was a question, and not an answer; given that, their rationale was to reject the edit because it was not ...


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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 milder forms of autism spectrum disorder and I think that mention of severity is quite important for understanding the statistic I mentioned regarding autism and ...


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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) exactly how the quote (provided above) reads. Although the answer may not silence speculation it clearly answers the question asked. It is my opinion (although I'm ...


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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 pseudo-rant. Also, you could respond to the comments there and provide some more reasoning behind why you think there is a connection. Your quotes in the above ...


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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/downvote. I downvoted the question because it was too broad (and voted to close as such). I downvoted the answer because I felt it was not helpful. Not ...


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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 original text and additional changes representing some 90% of the current text. As such, their contribution to this answer represents a significant investment of ...


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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 a player short but gives no explanation whether or not the seeker position was left unfilled or if someone substituted as seeker. The post also had a uniformly ...


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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 answers which is incorrect. Thus, the initial edit to remove it was appropriate, and possibly even the next two. I think the original edit you made re: the bounty ...


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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 that you don't think some of the highly up-voted answers are good (I agree with you in one case) doesn't mean that they should be flagged. You can, as you have ...


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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 else reading meta can really help you here.


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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 obligation. We could break this down by pros and cons: Pros: None? If I understand this correctly, the only thing that will change is the amount of rep required to ...


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It's an answer, it's just not a very good one. No it's not Harry Potter but is supposed to look like him. What he summoned isn't explained or likely to explained. See also: Usefulness of “Plot hole” answers/comments How to comment on “There is no in-universe answer”/“plot hole” answers lacking any evidence? Sometimes there isn't an answer. As ...


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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 (including this answer) do attempt to provide an answer. An attempt at an answer is generally all that is required by SE standards. Even though this post did ...


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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 probably not the one the questioner was looking for. The rest of your answer is nice, but is not something the questioner requested. Thus, I could see that ...


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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 that was posted is in no way, shape, or form an answer to any question". The things that qualify for not an answer include: An answer that's actually a ...


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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 the question (which you acknowledged) in that it says the only explenation le[f]t is that tia dalma or calypso used her powers to bring him back. The second ...


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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 page on editing (practically identical to the general SE one): Common reasons for edits include: To fix grammar and spelling mistakes To clarify the ...


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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 some ambiguity in the text of the post, fix spelling and grammar issues, or add links. Edits are generally not for correcting technical inaccuracies. If a post ...


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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 wand and is there an in-universe explanation for why this isn't done? Akhil's answer attempts to address this by making an argument from analogy using ...


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As Valorum stated in a comment above: It doesn't answer it and your flag shouldn't have been rejected.


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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 now-obsolete "I'm looking for this story too ... I read it around this year ..." text.


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