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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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This is " Zalgo text". Basically a way of misusing unicode characters. Z̢̮̞̠̠̾̇ͬͩ̆ͩͧ͑̌̅̾̽̿̀̚a̴̻͈̟͍̳̣͓͍͇̻͎͔̟͇ͫ̀ͨ̽͋̈́͗͘l̢̛͓͙̹̯̦̞̞͔͎͊́̈́ͣͨ͌͗̐̓̓̔̔͋ͪ́g̯̤̩͓͇̹̖̪̝̃͌ͩͨ̃͗ͫ́̂̉͐͂̇̃̀͟͡͠ͅo̢̹͓̻̖̤̫̝̟̰̯͖̻̱̤͎͙̱͊͐̽ͦ͊ͨ͒̽̇͊̍̑̚̕͘̕ ̶̨̻̦͔̟̟̰̹̫̭̰͙̭̺͙̐͐̓̓͆͗ͮ͛ͯ̉ͫ̾͂ͯ͑͐́́͞t͒͛ͧ̈̑ͣͣ̇͊̍ͯ̑̀̋̆͌̚̕͢͟͝҉̺̝͕̰̣̗̭̳̥̜̯̝͔͍̞̦͔̹ė̢̐ͮ͗͏̡̠̬̘̲͕̬̝͍̤̟̹͖̥̲͇͎̗̱̺͠x̢̛̼̦̺̘̦̮͔͑͆̾̈͗ͫͥͫ͛ͤͤͮ͒ͅt̑̽͑̑ͨ̈́̐̌̏ͬ̆ͮ͑ͭ͛ͭͫ̓̚҉...


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I've noticed that you have a strong tendency to go on the offensive when anyone makes a comment that you disagree with. You comment-flood them with multiple responses explaining why they're wrong, and double-down by then posting (poorly received) meta questions seemingly in an attempt to taunt them. You don't listen to the responses you get and rarely do you ...


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While I agree with the answers posted by our moderators with regards to the general flaws in the question, and am not opposed to the question being closed on those grounds, neither actually answers the question here, which is specifically asking "Does this question comply with the site's policy regarding explicit content?". My answer is "Yes, it does comply ...


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Historically, (and incorrectly) because a number of people believe that since the question does not have anything to do with a SF/F element of the work, it is off-topic. However, every time the topic comes up on meta, fandom and behind-the-scenes information is deemed on-topic. If you see a question closed for one of these reasons, either vote to re-open ...


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There is an answer buried in that wall of text: So back to question, why would a Jedi serve a corrupt democracy? well why are our leaders doing the same thing in real life? because generations of subtle changes and eventually you will see the integrity of our system rot from the inside out like it is. The post suggests the answer is that the Republic ...


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Update #2 The question has now been mod-hammered open by moderator Thaddeus Howze. Update #1 The question, having initially been deleted by moderator Thaddeus Howze, has now been undeleted by another moderator, Kevin. As yet there has been no explanation from either mod to justify the initial deletion, nor the decision to undelete. This question ...


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It's entirely inappropriate for OP to completely rewrite their question into an entirely different question, especially when the existing question had upvotes. It invalidates the comment-chain It makes the effort already put in (to identify the property in this case) worthless and It destroys valuable content. If they have a new question on another ...


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“Any” questions generally receive a few downvotes and there certainly is a group of users that don’t like them, myself included. The problem is whilst they were ruled to be on topic they are essentially a poor loophole to just being a list question which are off topic. These types of questions almost always receive several answers that are “yes, here’s one ...


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I voted to close because I felt that it was not a real question asked in good faith. Are there any instances of [random controversial issue in real world politics] in [random science fiction or fantasy series] ? This is not a good question. It's more about the wedge issue than the science fiction. It's never asked because there is reason to believe that ...


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Although I can't comment on the particular moderator's reasons for declining the NAA flags, I agree with the decision; despite all the noise, there is an answer in there: why would a Jedi serve a corrupt democracy? well why are our leaders doing the same thing in real life? because generations of subtle changes and eventually you will see the integrity of ...


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I can't speak for those who voted to reopen, but my personal opinion is that your argument is fundamentally flawed. What you seem to be saying is that there's simply no objective way to determine that what counts as a light-year in the Star Wars fictional universe is the same as a light-year in the Star Trek fictional universe. I'd argue that this approach ...


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Users did in essence. Sites on Stack Exchange are created by going through Area 51 (or at least were). If enough users like the proposal and participate on the site that it gets enough content and traffic the site is created. You can see the original proposal for Science Fiction and Fantasy on Area 51 here. If you're interested you may want to look at the ...


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In its original form, the question was quite poorly written. It wasn't immediately clear what the questioner was asking, nor was it apparent what was being asked and it was rightly closed as being "unclear": "Enter the name of an intelligent race , which is housed in a human hand , can live many thousands of years and tell me what is her talent" ...


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Even though it is a made up word, it does not follow the Be Nice policy. This policy also applies to public figures. In specific I think this hits the nail on the head: Don't be a jerk. These are just a few examples. If you see them, flag them: Name-calling. Focus on the post, not the person. That includes terms that feel personal even when they're applied ...


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The reason rejected spam edits used to be a problem is because even when rejected they were still publicly visible and spammers would use that as proof to their clients they had successfully spammed their site. That was changed over a year ago so that now you can only see edits rejected as spam / vandalism if you have an account and are logged in: Why are ...


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What is a game if not an interactive story? We take questions about the background and story of sci-fi and fantasy games just like we do any other sci-fi or fantasy work. The elements described in the game ID question are clearly on-topic, and we allow identification questions, so I think the question is squarely on-topic.


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Keen's choice may have been arbitrary, but in general, migrating to beta sites isn't encouraged: Anna Lear: Migrating to beta sites isn't something we encourage because beta should be all about a site figuring out its own voice rather than getting questions from elsewhere, but an occasional migration doesn't hurt much.


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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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Dislcaimer: I left the first comment mentioned in the Meta question, and cast the first close vote. In hindsight, I'd rather have VTC'd as "Too broad," which is a slight nuance on essentially the same idea. I initially VTC'd as a list question because I saw the bit that said "Are there any..." and didn't see the "I'm not looking for a list." That's on me. ...


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Yes. in this instance the song (and its source-poem) are thoroughly on-topic given that they're a fantasy that merely happens to have a christmassy setting. Robert L. May created Rudolph in 1939, as an assignment for Chicago-based Montgomery Ward. The retailer had been buying and giving away coloring books for Christmas every year and it was decided ...


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Let's start with the good. The question itself is perfectly well written in high quality English, is correctly tagged and has a sensible title which matches the body question, all of which are why I personally upvoted it. So why the downvotes? I suspect, however, that the problem you're facing is that the question is the main thesis of your question seems ...


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The question wasn't put on hold by any admins (they're called moderators on Stack Exchange) — it was voted so by regular users. How The Stack Exchange Theory of Moderation is that the users moderate. The moderators (who can be appointed or elected) only are called upon for issues users can't handle. Based on what I saw of your account, you're still ...


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Yes, it's fine. Good answers explain themselves. Often our story ID answers omit this bit, but that's a fault of existing answers, not a justification for future ones. A good answer to this question will carefully justify itself, talking through the querent's points and explaining how the suggested story meets those points. This lets voters make informed ...


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There’s a problem with your premise: The user does not have sufficient reputation to view deleted questions and answers This is not the case. Quoting from Meta.se: Deleted questions will be visible to their authors, regardless of those authors' reputation. They won't be linked to anywhere that they're not already linked, but if someone knows where to ...


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A pair of accounts were created to post this mess. As @Richard states, it's "Zalgo text" (Stack Overflow has an explanation here). I've deleted both accounts. From this SE meta post, the ability to do this is by design: By Mark Gravel comment this is to be considered as now by-design and as such won't be modified unless problems emerge that make the fix ...


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Arguably this lump of text "if like I said elves have dominant traits that would have a higher chance to pass through each generation instead of the human ones then technically Aragon would still be more elf." answers the question asked. 'Not an answer' only really applies to answers that have little or no bearing on the question asked, for ...


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I'm not a mod so I can't speak for the exact reasons this happened but looking at it, it does makes sense. Consensus appears to be do not cross post 99% of the time with the only times being appropriate are: if you delete and re-ask. if you edit it to tailor it to the second site and/or explain why the original question didn't get a satisfactory answer on ...


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