13

What, exactly, is wrong with that answer? There's no reason to close off questions to new answers. New information might come along. Someone might have a more elegant solution. Things might change, rendering the old answer obsolete. If a question is getting way too many low-quality answers, it can be protected, which prevents users with <10 rep from ...


8

Two parts to this answer The fact that he made this comment openly on someone's question is fairly rude and sets the wrong tone for the site. I don't condone it. The practice of not answering questions of poor quality, is a valid one; but we don't have to flaunt it by telling people, passive-aggressively, that their questions are bad quality. Regarding the ...


7

It depends on how substantial your adjustments to the post are. Regular editing guidelines apply, even if it's an answer to your own question. For your information, 3 people reviewed your edit. 1 person approved it, the other two rejected it for the following reasons: This edit is incorrect or an attempt to reply to or comment on the existing post. Should ...


7

Because they are answering the question as written, not some question that you wanted to ask but didn't because you wrote badly. The question as it originally stood actually was the question that you say it not to be. It doesn't really need much editing from that form to match the answers given. Its title talks of "browsers", in the plural, and nowhere in ...


6

Balancing between new user friendliness, and keeping our core userbase is one of those very tricky balancing acts for us. I'm not going to make this long - good answers are self contained and supported, and in every example you gave, your answers weren't quite. I'm going to assume a good chunk of your question is venting, and focus on the comments. Quite ...


5

There is nothing wrong with this system and in fact is encouraged. If an answer comes along that absolutely answers the question, doesn't matter when it was asked, why shouldn't they be allowed to offer their answer? If it means that a question with an accepted answer is no longer helpful to anybody else, case closed, nothing to see here, and that others ...


4

A few remarks regarding your motivation: Be aware that some up votes are not following a thorough investigation of your answer. For some users, it's good enough if the answer sounds good. Your post can be totally and provably wrong even if quite a few users agree with you. In my opinion, a single up vote isn't enough to warrant special consideration. Your ...


4

It seems like you are mixing up comments from other users asking or clarification with feedback in the form of up votes or down votes. Rarely can I ask a question or provide some kind of input without someone having a problem with it and it’s getting on my nerves. To me, they all seem like great questions and answers, so I figured you guys must just ...


4

The question itself is not a good fit for Super User, thus, it really isn't possible to write a good answer for it. The user wants to find a specific product, which is a software recommendation. Something that is rarely acceptable on this site. The user might want to take the question to Software Recommendations. The kind of questions we do like are the ...


3

Questions section is meant for questions, not answers. If a solution has been bolted onto the question, first step should be to drop a comment asking the person to move it to answers. After a reasonable period of waiting period (48 hours so) - if the solution's still on the question, feel free to edit the solution question & move it to an answer, with ...


1

Yes and no. Occationally a question that seems poorly research may end up having awesome questions. And well, I think we're asking the wrong question here. I think what you're implying is "How best can I use comments when someone has posted a poor answer?" If you have high standards, try to help others reach it. Comment on specifics. I'd consider the ...


1

If I was in your situation, since someone already upvoted the answer, I would have inserted the corrections above and then added a line, like the one shown below, after that to separate the previous information. I'm thinking that it's better to leave the previous information in place (which is also the result of your hard work) since the upvote may indicate ...


Only top voted, non community-wiki answers of a minimum length are eligible