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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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The community can be fickle sometimes. Especially with questions that aren't very detailed, folks can get protective of their notions of what the poster is actually looking for. I focused on "What does $0\neq1$ mean?" while you focused on "How is it related to addition and multiplication?" Looking back on it, the real question should have been "Why would ...


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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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There are likely two non-related issues: The answer you gave uses a development of $\tan(x)$, at least initially without much comment, which is in a way stronger than what is asked in the question. Thus, the reasoning feels a bit circular. This is a general problem with these types of questions (not the answers), it is often not made clear what is used as ...


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When you flag an answer as "not an answer" or "very low quality", the answer is pushed into the Low Quality review queue where other users can judge whether in their opinion your flag was justified. In this case, all three reviewers chose the "Looks OK" option, which resulted in your flag being "disputed". After that review, another user flagged the post as "...


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Not quite an answer, but perhaps helpful. When I see a question like this one where I suspect that the OP does not quite know how to phrase what they want to know I try to guess. Then I answer this way: I think what you are asking is [rephrased/expanded question]. If so, then [possible answer]. Then the OP (or others) can agree or disagree and vote as ...


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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 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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Here's another not-quite-an-answer to complement the not-quite-an-answer of @EthanBolker. Sometimes I write an answer like he does. But there are plenty of other times that I start to write such an answer, and then get annoyed as the answer gets longer because I realize that I might well be wasting my time writing an answer that could turn out to be ...


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Your answer was not deleted. It is faded because of the low net score. See also this post and its answer on meta: Answers which are "faded"? One comment under your answer pointed out in detail the problem: In the first sentence $f$ is a map on the reals. In the next sentence it is a map on the plane (and I have no idea what 'under' means). Then ...


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