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Unless the upvoter chooses to come and answer this question you're asking people here to read minds -- it's unlikely anyone can do that for you. People upvote wrong answers for a variety of reasons: they don't realise the answer is wrong, they don't care because it's "an answer" to a homework question and they just want something to submit; they think the ...


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Let me briefly answer your two questions, without dealing with the story around them. When the situation is complex, avoid flagging comments. When we see a comment flag, it is easy to take it out of context, and the response is essentially "delete/edit the comment" or "decline the flag" (or both, sometimes). It is hard to respond to a flag like this, and it'...


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It is appropriate to rollback if you think that it conflicts with your intent. Obviously if you want to keep it you can keep it, too. While in principle it is possible to find out who added what it is no doubt true that it looks as if you had written it, and thus you should have some control over it. It's also fine to comment-notify the editor; I likely ...


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Yes. That is possible, and it certainly happens. This is why you should usually be critical and vote after reading and understanding an answer. And yes, sometimes people will vote a wrong answer because they trust the user. But hopefully someone will actually read it, and point out the mistakes. At least on my end as a high reputation user, that worked out ...


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People are downvoting your answer because the question called for a proof and you posted a picture. While it is a nice illustration of the concept, it is inadequate on its own. You might improve your post by adding algebraic details showing how your idea is correct.


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I disagree that this is only a simple yes/no question. Well the ultimate answer is either yes or no, but you do need justifications. Think, for example, if some user posted another answer saying "No, the “cosets” in his notation are not the orbits under the right-action of $H$" Then what should we do? How can we judge which answer is correct? In ...


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This case highlighted for me a limitation of the review queue process that might be worth bringing to the attention of the redesign project. The Answer posted (and deleted from Review) was quite terse, and phrased as a "hint", basically "add the first and twice the second equalities." However despite its brevity, this was, in the context of what the ...


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Since it's one way of describing a root of a polynomial with Maple's RootOf (see the documentation, for instance RootOf(x^2-2,1-I..2+I) is $\sqrt2$), I would say the answer is not inherently bad. However, it's a very late answer (the question was asked more than three years ago), which means it will likely be useless to the OP. To make it useful to the ...


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There are two questions wrapped up in this post: "What's wrong with my answer?", and "Explain downvoting behavior.". AlexanderGruber addresss the first question, so I'm going to respond to the second. At least let me know is anything wrong in the solution so that I can correct it. ... I don't mind even the post gets deleted but there ...


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The Question to which you were replying does not refer to "physics" or invite an interpretation in terms of "an energy functional". Making this interpretation might be useful as content for Math.SE, but your presentation merely mentions such an interpretation and immediately transitions to "Putting it all together..." If you have in mind some definite way ...


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The answer was flagged as low-quality, and I encountered it in the low-quality review queue. My initial impression of the answer was that (a) it was likely far too terse to completely answer the question and (b) didn't really address the question of uniqueness at all. My reading of the question was that the issue of uniqueness was somewhat central, and ...


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I'd like to tackle the second part of your Question: If so, how we can trust that answer if nobody up-vote it? The ideal for Math.SE is to have problems solved by reasoned mathematical argument. By this I mean the correctness of the solution should be evident by following the logic (reasoning) of the Answer. In particular we should avoid asking Readers ...


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The specific problem seems to have been resolved by helpful intervention of amWhy. For future reference, to undo an edit go to the revision history of the post, this is the link in the middle of the post; it is only visible if there was an edit already. (I'll make sure that there is one for this post.) Then, scroll to the version you want to restore, ...


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