It's been a while, but I'd like to revisit the movement we made of splitting the MCBE NBT question into multiple questions for each possible workaround. We made a plan for retargeting duplicates, followed it, and now the question directory is much more organized.

The thing I want to bring up is the final step of phase 3:

All answers can be deleted except for the accepted answer. This step has caused some controversy from the community, and it is not clear whether we will be doing it. I'm just posting it here for the record.

That step was from a comment discussion from pppery, who, in the early planning stages of this movement, had a final step in mind for completing the movement. I believe, remembering before that comment discussion was deleted, that it wanted the following to occur:

  • Delete villager1's answer on the main BE NBT question.
  • Lock the question with a wiki answer lock to prevent new answers from being added.
  • Convert the main accepted answer (or maybe the entire question) into a community wiki question/answer.

We never actually discussed this part of the movement because after we completed step 1 of phase 3, the whole movement seemed to become inert. No more progress.

So, just so that we don't leave any loose ends untied, I would like to deliver this final discussion starter to the community.

Do we deliver the final blow? or Leave things the way they are?

Visit the original proposal here, but please make your arguments on this question, rather than continuing the discussion in the comments there.

Arguments that support it

  • villager1's answer should be deleted because the info contained in the answers is already present in the separate workarounds.
  • It will make the BE NBT question more organized and focus more on content than users.
  • It will stop users from adding unnecessary answers and tell them to post on a workaround-specific question.
  • By making the answer (and possibly the question) community wiki, it will encourage users to add their own workarounds directly instead of asking a higher-level user to check it. Time saver!

Arguments that oppose it

  • It is unfair to villager1 because they worked hard to make their answer and it should not be deleted without permission.
  • It is too minor a change to be worth it.
  • The answer (or question) should not be made community wiki because new NBT workarounds should be double-checked by higher-level users before being added to the official list.

Feel free to contribute your additional arguments or support some of these ones in your answer below.

Edit: It's been a while, and there hasn't been any direct opposition to this. Does that mean we can go ahead?

  • You understand what I proposed correctly. I should probably undelete that answer now, given that the main reason I deleted it was annoyance at getting repeated pings from the discussion that was taking place in the comments.
    – pppery
    Commented Feb 26, 2021 at 17:45
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    Also note that villager1 wouldn't lose reputation because the post has a score of 3 or higher and has been visible on the site for more than 60 days
    – pppery
    Commented Feb 26, 2021 at 17:48
  • @pppery I would encourage you to do that so I can reference it in this question. That would be much appreciated, thanks!
    – One 2 Many
    Commented Feb 27, 2021 at 5:27
  • OK, done, it's this answer
    – pppery
    Commented Feb 27, 2021 at 15:45
  • @pppery Great! I added a notice on the post just so that the comment discussion won't continue.
    – One 2 Many
    Commented Feb 27, 2021 at 22:15
  • This Can solve your problem. (Since this is a link from stack overflow it doesn't go away) (Thanks to ppery for comment, I answered for googlers who wants to solve problem faster)
    – Seal
    Commented Aug 19, 2022 at 15:29


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