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To answer parts of the literal question: You can’t edit a post after the first few minutes if you aren’t registered. You also can’t comment on it without the “comment everywhere” privilege or delete it. That simple. Edit to clarify: The original question about the jar of pasta sauce was posted by an unregistered account, note the turquoise gravatar. The ...


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Please read How does deleting work? What can cause a post to be deleted, and what does that actually mean? What are the criteria for deletion?, particularly the sections of the accepted answer discussing "When can't I delete my own post?" and "If I flag my question with a request to delete it, what will happen?". Questions and answers are meant to help the ...


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Personally, when reading both questions back-to-back I can see why people would mark your question as a duplicate because you can infer the answer to your question from "How to test that a knife is sharp enough?" pretty easily. This inference, and learning could be done (and really should) as part of your preliminary research as per here. While, there are ...


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As far as I understand we should mark as duplicate if the question has at least an answer, period. It will push people to add answers to the duplicate instead of the new question. Exceptions: The duplicate is really old and there's little chance OP would come back to accept an answer the new question already has an answer that is better than in the ...


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