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If an error is found in my answer, is it appropriate to delete the answer and let someone else more knowledgeable answer?

Or is should I attempt to correct my solution through edits?

What is the general etiquette?

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It's up to you, but I would lean towards editing or, if you can't fix the error, striking out the incorrect parts and leaving it up as a lesson to others. There are situations where multiple people give the same incorrect answer to a question because they all made the same mistake, and having at least one example of that mistake available is valuable!

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  • $\begingroup$ I should add that if you feel bad for any reputation you may gain from the mistake you can mark it as CW. $\endgroup$ – Asaf Karagila Jun 5 '12 at 21:02
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    $\begingroup$ Sometimes I have edited the answer, saying that it is wrong and why at the top, but leaving the answer anyway so that others can see what was wrong. $\endgroup$ – GEdgar Jun 6 '12 at 13:48

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