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Need to either significantly improve a poorly asked+answered old question; or to re-ask (duplicate) it properly

I have basically this question. But that 2012 post doesn't work for multiple reasons: The OP has forgotten to add good reasons legitimising his request. That lead to the usual avalanche of downvotes ...
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What to do with an accepted answer which is plainly wrong?

Inspired by this question and this one. In the first question, the accepted and most upvoted answer is wrong and misleading, but it looks like it has been around for a while, it somewhat works (...
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What's the rationale for not letting me accept my own answer for 2 days?

About one hour after asking a question, I found the answer on my own. I therefore wrote an answer to my own question, documenting the process. However, when I wanted to accept my own answer, I was ...
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Low quality accepted answer on a closed question

I've seen a few examples of people asking low quality questions (usually in good faith), and others answering them (usually in good faith) with low quality answers before the question gets closed. For ...
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Question that cannot be answered?

Can I have a question closed, or should I move it to community wiki, or...what's the best practice? Specifically Windows Update not working on Windows Server 2008 R2, simply because there is no way ...
Brian Deragon's user avatar
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How do you answer a question that got moved to site

I had a question about AIX and it got moved to before I could accept an answer to it. I don't have a problem with that except that it appears to not have "Accept as Answer" ...
Chad Harrison's user avatar
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1 answer

Can't accept answer for 'bountied' question on serverfault

I asked this question on serverfault some weeks ago and put a bounty of 50 rep on it (it got published with a bounty of 100 rep attached so I guess the system 'tops up' the bounty amount). When it ...
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What means 100% accept rate under my icon in my question?

What does this mean? 100% accept rate It's under my user info in my questions.
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Flag questions with accepted answers for migration?

Suppose a "Linux" question gets moved here from Stack Overflow. The question is simple, quickly answered, and accepted; but the question really doesn't fit ServerFault, it just doesn't fit Stack ...
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Serverfault users not selecting an answer to questions?

Is it just me, or are many users on the serverfault site not quite getting the "game" of selecting an accepted answer, thus encouraging further help in the future? I've only been there a few days, ...
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Answer to 11 year old question

Is there any sense of answer (like I did :D ) to 11 year old question? (the OP and another answer user are no longer part of SE) And is it make any sense bot to show it in the front page of ...
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Users trading accepts for up votes?

What's the rule on this? A user asked an ambiguous question, a different user posted an ambiguous answer but one that was as complete as possible given the scant amount of detail in the question. The ...
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Can ownership of question be manually replaced?

I refer to this question: Command line to list users in a Windows Active Directory group? - once upon a time a driveby question by a user that no longer exists in the system. The quetsion has ...
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