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Can we please disallow (or at least strongly discourage) answers which consist of screenshots of other websites?

I flagged this answer, which consists primarily of a large screenshot of a Wikipedia page, for moderator attention, and that flag was rejected as invalid. I'd like to appeal this rejection, and get ...
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Criteria for determining if a post should be a comment or an answer

We have previously discussed that we don't want comments to be used for answers, but we also seem to not want under-developed answers either. This leads to a problem where we need a reasonably ...
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How to discuss the technical accuracy of an answer?

A user answered a question, the answer got many votes and was selected as the accepted answer; while it contains interesting elements, I find it's also partly inaccurate. How and where to discuss the ...
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Should we kill the old “DoF with a kit lens” question due to its accepted wrong answer?

The accepted answer to How can I get dramatic shallow DOF with a kit lens? is factually incorrect (before I edited it). That's reflected in the consensus votes and in the other answers. Yet, there it ...
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Are animated gifs as the primary source of information acceptable?

See How to remove 'Program Name: Adobe Photoshop' from the metadata? — this is a generally helpful answer (as long as you're using Windows 10), but doesn't contain any descriptive help in text....
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answers order is not point-based?

I've been around SE for a while, but never seen answer with less points showing higher as here A possible shorthand for equivalent focal length: Is that because mattdm is higher ranked or admin of ...
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Why are most answers always so technical in this Photography section?

I noticed a few questions on the Photography exchange that ask very basic questions, yet receive fairly lengthy and technical answers. A lot of us ask these basic questions and get even more confused ...
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Is it okay to post non-answers to bad questions?

Like most SE sites, we get quite a few questions that are off-topic or just plain bad. It seems like the most frequent type of offender is the request for a personal equipment recommendation. What I ...
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Please put your answers in the answers section, even if they're short

It's sometimes tempting to put short answers into the comments section of a question, rather than putting them as answers. Stack Exchange site guidance discourages this. Instead, please post answers ...
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How to call for updates to answers?

When an answer is obviously out of date or incomplete, but I can't help it myself, how do I call for updates? It is not unusual, after all the most likely reader of an outdated answer is someone who ...
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Tagging Answers

After reading this question: Walkthrough Q&A - I was thinking about it some and had an idea (for what it's worth => ) Currently we tag questions based on certain topics and overall it works ...
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Should edits which add the accepted answer to the question be reverted?

It's common on many BB-style discussion boards to edit the top post once an answer has been found, because in that sort of system, useful answers are inevitably buried in the middle pages of the ...
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Can one reply to a question in the form of a tutorial?

Sometimes it seems the most appropriate reply to a question is to provide a tutorial. Is that appropriate or should one write the tutorial elsewhere? For example one could write the tutorial on a blog ...