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Short answer turned into a comment by moderator

This meta post is tagged "specific answer", so I'll frame my remarks accordingly. The posting of very short "hint" answers has come up a few dozen times here, for example "Is ...
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What would be the right answer to the question "Is this a typo in my textbook"?

Some aspects of this are similar to the issues with solution verification posts: sometimes those posts are just unanswerable. An answer of the form "Yes, this is an error. Well spotted." ...
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What would be the right answer to the question "Is this a typo in my textbook"?

This Answer is in addition to Arctic Char's (which I agree with). Regarding the similarities to solution-verification, there are the discussions The problem with proof verification , Why do users ...
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What would be the right answer to the question "Is this a typo in my textbook"?

A correct answer in my opinion should be: Whether it is or isn't a typo If it is a typo, why it is obvious its a mistake/typo [if OP already has supplied such an argument then an alternative ...
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Reposting a deleted answer

Nij's comment is correct. For good or bad, all SE posts are CC-licensed and the author doesn't have the right to insist on anonymization by deletion (since other users can undelete it). I don't feel ...
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"You cannot delete this answer" popup when reviewing first posts

We've confirmed that this isn't a new bug related to our recent Review Queues launch. The inability to delete in this case was based on existing rules, so it's status-bydesign. We considered greying ...
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