Questions tagged [allowed-answers]

Questions about the acceptability of answers. This tag denotes discussions about what is acceptable to post on the site, and for what reasons in either direction.

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How do we handle duplicate answers?

Preface: I have read the original question, and the followup. However, there doesn't seem to be any consensus on what should be done with them. Introduction As Arqade grows, we are attracting lots ...
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Should we Link to Content or Contain content?

There have been a number of '[Game] [Craft/Class] Guide questions' today. While I think it'd be appropriate for those questions to be asked organically, I have an issue with the intentional 'seeding' ...
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Should we care if an answer is from Googled information, as long as it is right?

Over on the nominations page, one of the nominations has a large comment discussion about this. Some of us have been hoping that the person who originally brought up the concern would bring the ...
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What should we do with foreign language posts?

So I'm going through the First Posts review and I find an answer that is in French. By the time that I see it, someone has edited in a Google Translate version of it. So now there's French and ...
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Should actual answers containing spam be edited or deleted?

A recently posted answer is really just spam with an answer to the question built around it. If you removed the link, the answer would be fine. But should we be editing these answers, or should we be ...
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Should an answer be deleted if it is unquestionably wrong?

Almost everything in the answer to this question is just entirely wrong (and yet it still doesn't seem to be downvoted fast enough, as it was still at +1 before I came along): https://gaming....
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Is it OK to mine reputation by asking about something new and answering it instantly?

Imagine a game had just an update. Some dedicated discussion server does the research and publishes the hidden and/or not so obvious changes included in that update, e.g. drop rate of XY. Is it then ...
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Dealing with answers extending existing answers

I occasionally encounter a case where an additional answer only adds information to an existing answer, instead of providing the whole answer by itself, e.g.: Question: a question asking for a list ...
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Duplicate answers and you

Over the past few months the moderator team has noticed an increase in the number of low-quality flags on answers which don’t add any new information over existing answers. This isn’t what the low-...
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Questions where OP has mentioned he/she is using a specific platform: how to answer, how to tag and when to close as exact duplicate?

In the question, Can I empty a soul gem?, the OP has mentioned that he is using Xbox 360. I take this to also mean that he's not looking for PC-only console commands or mod solutions, so I edited in ...
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What should we do with answers containing only a link to relevant information?

Stack exchange frowns on answers containing only a link, even if it's to relevant information, because: It requires extra effort from the reader It is vulnerable to link rot The stated goal of Stack ...
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Should we allow asking of questions as a means to provide answers?

I'm fairly sure most of us have happened upon this situation: You find something new, and possibly difficult to determine, in a game and you think "This is really cool I can't wait till someone asks a ...
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Why is it considered correct to answer a similar question in addition to the question asked when there is a better alternative?

Problem Definition I see a ton of specific questions getting answered along with non-essential stuff not actually asked. From a data perspective, this creates false mappings where one question is ...
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Cheats as an answer

Coming from this answer, I felt that we need a tiny discussion. While cheats are typically on the way out in gaming, some games still use cheats and allow access to the developer console. Quite a few ...
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What constitutes an answer duplicate and how should we flag them?

I have been seeing a fair few answers posted by new users, where they are simply confirming previous answers. They usually run along the lines of following a high-quality answer with a one or two ...