Linked Questions

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Don't flag wrong answers?

I recently flagged an answer as "not an answer", and what came back was "declined - flags should not be used to indicate technical inaccuracies, or an altogether wrong answer." I found that surprising,...
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3answers
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Should there be a policy about "hints"?

First, let me say that I completely understand the idea of not posting full solutions, but instead "hints" (or outlines) to let the OP figure out the details by themselves. I tend to do that myself. ...
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2answers
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How to flag kook answers?

What is the correct flag to use when an answer is pseudo-math? For example almost every question about Cantor's diagonal proof gets an answer from someone who believes that the reals are enumerable. ...
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2answers
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Should I flag an answer if the answer is wrong?

I am referring to this flag I raised- The answer should have been deleted, apart from being downvoted. For this purpose, couldn't I flag? These types of answers (from high rep. users) lower the ...
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3answers
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People giving incorrect answers in the comments

This is extremely annoying that people give incorrect answers in the comments. I can't downvote comments, so I can't easily signal that the comment is wrong. If there are already several comments on ...
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4answers
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Deleting meaningless answers?

I saw recent thread on whether incorrect answers should be deleted. What about answers that are "not even wrong", because they use notation in ways that simply make no sense? I'm thinking about two of ...
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2answers
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Useless crankpot answers

Recently I raised a flag on an answer: Clearly this user is a crankpot; just see the deleted answers by him and the currently accepted answer also by him, and the comments he made saying that this ...
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1answer
118 views

If not flagging, how to dispute incorrect answers?

I was browsing the top sequences-and-series questions for fun and stumbled upon this problem, where the only answer is incorrect (the user misconstrued the problem and tiled $[0,1]^2$ with rectangles ...
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1answer
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What to do with blatantly false answers?

Recently, I came across this answer to an old question, which attempts to prove Fermat's Last Theorem (edit: the answer has now been deleted). It takes almost no effort to see why the argument there ...
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1answer
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Flagging comments as useless and for wrong guidance

Sometimes people are posting comments which are completely wrong as happened, for instance, here, comment #2, or offering a wrong guidance as happened here, also comment #2. If I flag these comments ...
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1answer
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No response obtained on a flag

Several days ago, I flagged (a question - [#647717] or could be a response to that question) for the in-correctness of interpreting the definition of 'slant height'. According to my experience, even ...
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1answer
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About strange behavior when giving bounties

Searching around the unanswered questions I saw this question which hadn't had any answers before and now I found that it recently has three answers, and I suppose that this happen because some user ...
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1answer
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What's to be done about a wrong answer that is not edited or deleted? [duplicate]

Federico Fallucca's answer here contains an error Set of branch points isn't discrete, but branch points are isolated? as pointed out by Moishe Kohan what is written about branch points is plain ...