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Should answers be ranked by reputation?

I have notice that sometime detailed answers by experience mathematicians are not getting the number of up-votes that it deserves. Take this question for example, prove that $(1 + x)^\frac{1}{b}$ is a ...
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Marking an answer as favorite [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Favoriting an answer Is there a way to mark an answer as "favorite"? I am aware there is a way to mark questions as favorites by using the star on the left side of the ...
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My answer deleted and converted to a comment?

My answer to Non-associative, non-commutative binary operation with a identity was deleted. Why/how did that happen?
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Newbie with problem in best answer classification

Hey all! I'm a newbie here, just registered yesterday. I asked a question at Math SE and I received 2 good answers, but I can't get them both up neither choose as best one. I think it's unfair to ...
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Dealing with answers in comments.

I have noticed, of late, people providing answers/copious hints to the question in comments instead of actually adding an answer on their own. Other people might choose not to answer, as the ...
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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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How can I delete my own answer?

This question is about how and when can I delete my own answer? I mean remove the answer, not editing it and replace the text by some remark such as "the answer was deleted". Edit: The "delete" link ...

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