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What do we do with (very) long answers, filled with off-topic story-telling?

Every single person has his or her own style of writing, however, every now and then you run into an (mostly) answer with issues beyond styling. The poster seems to have a completely wrong concept in ...
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What to do if the good answer is in another question?

Problem More often than not I run into a question that had already been answered here. But the asker could not know it, because he lacks info on what to look for. Recent example: User asks if it is ...
Barafu Albino's user avatar
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High Votes on High Rep Users' Posts

I have seen that sometimes, users with a relatively high reputation get a large number of upvotes on simplest of the simplest answers. However, the answer will not have so much value that it shows a ...
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Should an answer like remove Ubuntu and install (insert distro here) be flagged / downvoted?

The question Should an answer like remove Ubuntu and install Slackware be flagged? arose myself while answering Let's not do “I don't know how to fix your problem, so just reinstall", so I decided to ...
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Respinning ISO or upgrading/downgrading the kernel fixes sound (apparently)

Could I please draw your attention to these five answers, all by the same user: No sound on Ubuntu 17.10 Intel atom, 3.5mm Jack but plays via HDMI Ubuntu 17.10 Cherry Trail problem with sound - ...
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What is the appropriate action on the answers by the original developer/author of the project regardless of the content?

I'm in little confusion today. While reviewing Low Quality Posts, I encountered this post. I was curious that why the answerer is so confident. So, I just viewed their profile and this site and found ...
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What to do about highly rated and accepted answers that are wrong?

This question: New alert keeps showing up: Server returned error NXDOMAIN, mitigating potential DNS violation DVE-2018-0001 - Ask Ubuntu reports an annoying syslog message. The selected answer (...
Ray Butterworth's user avatar
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Is it wrong to copy and paste your own answer with reference to the original answer? [duplicate]

Basically what I am asking is, can I copy and paste an answer I have submitted on another post even when I reference it? Or is it frowned upon? Would you rather a link to the original answer?
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How to deal with higher quality duplicate questions?

Occasionally on a stack exchange, one will have a very precise question cited as a duplicate to a very broad question, or one will have a very clear and straight to the point question cited as a ...
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I know how everyone can be happy!

Unicorns for everybody! .... not really. I'm talking about our long trail of "list of X" that predate the site since immemorial times. As you can see in previous discussions people doesn't ...
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