I flagged this answer as "Not an answer" since it doesn't try to address the question, which is specifically about Damage over Time abilities, which Chum the Waters isn't. According to this meta post, an answer that doesn't address the question can be flagged for not being an answer. What am I missing?

  • I interpret this as a bad answer. As such I have downvoted. While presently at a score of -2, at -3'the question disappears to all lower rep users, and if left unanswered, will be deleted.
    – user106385
    Jun 25, 2016 at 19:59
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    Another relevant meta.
    – Wipqozn Mod
    Jun 25, 2016 at 20:23

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I didn't realize the difference in the abilities (I don't League), so that's my mistake. I've gone ahead and deleted the question.

  • I don't know if I wasn't very clear, but my point is that the example given by the answer is not a damage over time, so it doesn't address the question specifically. Is that wrong? Is the meta post I linked outdated? Jun 25, 2016 at 19:51
  • No, that's an anecdote. It has zero bearing on actually answering the question.
    – Frank
    Jun 25, 2016 at 20:05
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    @DanmakuGrazer No, you're right, that's my mistake. I wasn't aware of the difference, since I don't play LoL. As I mentioned above, though, it looks like the asker is trying to answer the question...they just completely misunderstood what it was, so I've gone ahead and deleted it. In the future, though, I'd suggest leaving a comment on answers if it looks like the answering misunderstood the question, in addition to flagging (i.e. "The asker is specifically asking about DOTs, but Chum the Waters isn't a DOT")
    – Wipqozn Mod
    Jun 25, 2016 at 20:18
  • @Wipqozn Understood. I don't League either so I wasn't too sure about leaving a comment, but I definitely should have in retrospect. Jun 25, 2016 at 20:26

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