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Help vote on answers to good questions

Sometimes a question gets asked, someone takes the time to respond, but the answer never receives any votes. Sometimes those answers can be quite good, and it would be nice to reward those answers ...
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Need to comment to a disappeared answer

@D.W. I asked a question. The user D.W. answered. Then I found a bug in his answer. Then I commented that I apparently know how to fix the bug (without thorough rewriting everything). But then D.W. ...
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Question attract much views, lone answer gets down voted

My worry is this, if there is a question on site that attracts lost of views and reviews, but no answer(s) given by viewers, it doesn't get-down voted and maybe instead gets up-voted, but a lone ...
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Merging similar answers to the same question

My question is inspired by an episode happened earlier today, regarding a question asked on the main site: TM - reject definition and complement. A new user asks a legitimate but very basic question, ...
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Towards a policy for hint-only answers

This question is getting old, but the matter is still unresolved. Please contribute by voting on the answers here, or by voicing your opinion if you have something to add to the existing answers! Our ...
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1answer
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Is there a limit to the size of an answer?

I developed an answer to an algorithm question. But, though it remains very informal, this answer is already four or five pages long, because it is very technical. Does it make sense to post it? ...
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Is it all right to cleanup “comment-answered-questions”?

I am looking at some older questions that are left unanswered, and I see some examples where the question is well and fully answered in the comments. Is it all right for me to basically copy/paste or ...
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Encouraging multiple answers to questions

As a follow up to Yuval's post about the percentage of answered questions probably we should do something to encourage more answers to questions to increase the answer ratio of the site. Any opinions ...
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(When) is it okay to add another answer instead of editing an existing one?

The question Generating inputs for random-testing graph algorithms? was asked yesterday. My answer explains how to create random graphs with property X. Let us say I would also like to answer how to ...
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What makes an answer good, and what makes an answer get feedback?

I have been wondering: does the quality of an answer and its upvotes always correlate? It should, but it obviously does not. Obviously, because not everybody gets all aspects of every answer. ...
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Should “hints” be posted as “answers”? [duplicate]

I'm referring to the answer here: The operator $A(L)={w|ww\in L}$. In my opinion, it is completely not accetable as an answer, simply because answer should give a solution. The rules for me are ...
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Should we discourage users from answering off-topic/bad question?

There have been questions that received answers before being closed, e.g. this one. I feel like there have been more, but I might be wrong. Should we discourage people from providing answers to ...
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What are our minimum requirements for good answers?

There are plenty of resources that "define" good questions, e.g. every site's FAQ, here and here. The heuristic seems to be that good questions correlate with good answers. That does not seem to be ...