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Do we want to unpin the accepted answer from the top?

Stack Overflow has changed the way the answers are sorted: We no longer pin the accepted answer (with the green checkmark) to the top of the list of answers. By default, we now sort strictly by votes ...
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Why were all but one answer deleted on this question?

@rumtscho deleted all but one answer on this question: Is there some "trick" to be able to eat jalapenos without getting an "upset stomach"? Why? None of the other answers look ...
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Mod edit that invalidated my answer (which sat there for hours to be judged) without adding any disclaimer

I'm really confused regarding this post I answered yesterday: Is it safe to wash meat packaging before throwing it away? The question was previously worded as Disposing of meat packaging, and its ...
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How long is to long to wait to accept an answer?

I asked a question and it may be a while before I make the recipe again to test out the answer. There are also multiple answers that need testing to find the best one. How long is it acceptable to ...
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Should I answer my question

Since posting a question I discovered AN answer (basically re-read the recipe!!) and posted a comment to that effect; hoping that others would give their opinion on the topic (for or against what the ...
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When to mark a question as answered

Am I right that I only tick an answer to my question if the answer is 'complete'? There is an answer that is "an answer" but not "the amswer". ALso, I assume one can only tick one answer to the ...
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What's more important, the title question or the question and concerns as asked in the body?

If an answer answers concerns posed in the question, and/or the question posed in the body, but does not answer the question as posed in the title, is it an acceptable answer?
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How feasible is a question on keeping produce fresh?

We have some great answers that serve as general lists on food safety, how long things last in the refrigerator, etc. Would it be a good idea to have one on how best to keep produce fresh? For example:...
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How feasible is a generic question on average portion size?

Every time we get a question about "how much X should I make for N people?" we go through the same dance with clarifications: what's the full menu? what kind of people are you serving to? Then we tend ...
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How much science happens on this site

I'm trying to gauge what the ratio of "in my experience, _____" and "According to _____, ________" is on this site. For example, rpg.stackexchange bans "in my experience, ______" answers. Food ...
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Comment on deleted answer

I made an answer on this question to the effect of "you don't, but it's safe" Someone commented on it but the answer has been deleted. How can I view that comment?
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Should this answer be kept?

A relatively new user wrote an answer to the question Why do my pastries come out flat when I use butter instead of margarine?. I found that the post had two problems: It was unstructured, so hard ...
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Second Edition, totally revised, new answer replacing a very highly upvoted one that doesn't answer the question as well

Here's a shocker, the answer involved concerns avocados. This Q&A has obviously been very rewarding: Browning Avocados - What Helps? The answers to that question other than my own caused me to ...
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Can you help me form this answer?

After this question: Are limes and lime juice more acidic than lemons and lemon juice?, I decided that some experimentation was in order. My experimentation isn't exactly on point, I'm not testing ...
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Answers that are works in progress

Like this one: Effect of potato water on bread (early experiment results) It's not a complete answer yet, and it's just kind of hanging there. I'll be able to improve the answer with continued ...
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Is just posting a recipe an answer?

See https://cooking.stackexchange.com/a/43226/14401 Is simply posting a recipe an answer? We don't want to be a recipe exchange site, and there doesn't seem to be any reasoning or answers to the ...
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The answer that I'd like to post doesn't really answer the question, but

I know that the answer really gets to the heart of what the OP was going for - 'cause it's my question. It seems like forever ago that I asked this: Using toasted sesame oil in a cilantro "pesto&...
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What should I do if I decide my upvoted answer is wrong?

I've answered a couple of questions about smoking recently. In one of the other answers, there's a pretty compelling argument against my answer. I haven't changed my mind just yet, but I definitely ...
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Is the sorting of answers on meta broken?

For some meta questions, the answers show up in a different order than by votes. That seems like a bug. This is on Google Chrome 25.0.1364.68 in linux. The screenshot is from this question. Another ...
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Is there a "How to answer" help page?

In other Stack Exchange sites there's a help page on how to answer (such as this one at Stack Overflow). I can't find a page like this here, at Seasoned Advice. I find it would be useful for many ...
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Should answers be given to the OP or to a broader audience?

I have recently given an answer. My answer has been a bit controversial, and in one of the comments I've been pointed out that the OP wouldn't like my answer due to cultural reasons. I know this site ...
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Contest: Create Canonical Answers (Ended) [closed]

We want to encourage definitive, authoritative, canonical answers and -- recognizing that those are a serious time and effort investment to produce -- reward your efforts with public recognition and a ...
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Proposal for Awesome Answers Contest

Update: Thanks for your input. I've just announced the contest! From the feedback I got when announcing the discontinuation of the weekly topic challenge, as well as some more casual conversations I'...
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Is it a duplicate when the answer can be found in a different question?

I've seen more and more questions that are answered in an older question (I'll provide examples tomorrow). The question itself isn't a duplicate from the original question, however, the answer can be ...
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What sources are considered authoritative, on "Seasoned Advice"?

Which sources are considered authoritative, for questions asked on Seasoned Advice?
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When do you create an answer vs leave a comment?

I've noticed that some people will leave answers as comments. This question made me think more about this behavior. You'll notice that there are a handful of answers left as comments to the question. ...
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How Should An Active Member of Our Community Respond to Placeholder Answers

Since there is a significant amount of discussion in the comments on this answer that relate to our community, I thought it might be interesting to have a meta discussion about similar answers. If an ...
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