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Yes, you should flag low quality content. But you should use the standard flags, i.e. "Very low quality" and "Not an answer" (when applicable) or "This question should be closed" (when applicable). These flags will push the post into the review queues where they can be reviewed by users and acted upon. You, in this case, used a ...


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You're permitted to do any of those things. Whether they're helpful is another question. You are free to decide whether to answer or not. You are free to leave a comment asking questions and use the response to decide whether you wish to spend time answering or not. You are free to suggest improvements to the question. (The poster is free to adopt them, ...


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To answer the titular question:   The likelihood that a question with 2021 is from a current contest is $1-\dfrac1{2021}$. Well, we all know that this likelihood was already quite high even before Math SE came around, and it only increases over time for questions on Math SE, since cheaters have found (empirically) that they can get away with a large fraction ...


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No, simply posting a screenshot of something, circling bits, and saying "help" (to paraphrase your second paragraph) is not acceptable. It's pretty much the definition of a PSQ -- problem-statement question. First off: by posting screenshots you're making the body of your post effectively unsearchable, which is detrimental to the site's goals, and ...


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You can raise a flag on that question and request dissociation. While the moderators cannot do it themselves, there is a standard procedure for asking one of the Community Managers to do that. Presumably you can also contact SE directly and ask for that, but it seems unnecessary. Do note, however, that this is not a mechanism for "shedding downvotes&...


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Related on MSO: Are blatantly wrong answers very low quality? Short answer: wrong answers are not very low quality. That's what downvotes are for. Wrong answers are actually beneficial to the site if they're downvoted (ideally with comments explaining why they're wrong) - that way they can serve as a warning to others against making a similar mistake. In the ...


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