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Helpful answer get deleted?

You didn't show your working Imagine this... Your significant other gets severe abdominal pain. You take them to hospital. Without any discussion, they're immediately whisked away to surgery. No ...
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Should we reopen a post closed as off-topic after the version release?

IMHO such questions can be reopened if they are about something that is reproducible in the released version. I voted to reopen the question you linked to. The fact that you got upvotes for your ...
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Closed questions which may be considered for reopening after the release of Artful

I disagree with the tone of Byte's answer, on a couple of counts: There's a ton of on-topic space around pre-release Ubuntu. The benchmark is "Can it be answered and will it likely still apply come ...
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Should a question be reopened if another close reason now suits it better?

I'll never vote to re-open a question just to close it again with a different reason. That wastes the time of potentially 10 or more reviewers, to what benefit? Unless I can band together four others ...
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Should a question be reopened if another close reason now suits it better?

There are two options. To leave the question closed, since it is still not clear. To reopen the question and add the OP's answer as a community wiki answer. I vote for the second option, because ...
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Helpful answer get deleted?

I feel you have accepted @Oli's answer but missed its point. So here's my attempt to point out what's wrong with your answer(s) posted to that question in particular. A disclaimer first, I was the ...
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Can we reopen the question about changing ownership of the /usr/bin, /usr/lib, and /usr/share directories?

I'm not sure. I'm not doing anything at the moment, just thinking out aloud. I've answered a few questions on "chmod/chown-gone-wild" questions and I usually lean towards reinstallation. It's faster ...
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Was it necessary to close "Is a clean install better than upgrading?" as opinion-based?

It doesn't matter whenever is necessary or not. It is opinion based, and none of the answers there are outside of the realm of opinions. What is not necessary was to reopen it (it was reopened by you, ...
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Question got closed as an off topic question that can't be reproduced due to silly typo errors

I'm not certain I'm really qualified to talk about this, but I will. Interestingly, it appears that the problems with the commands in that question were not only typos, but a combination of typos and ...
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Question got closed as an off topic question that can't be reproduced due to silly typo errors

This isn't really an answer but you've given me a sort-of-opportunity to voice this particular opinion. At Unix and Linux closing questions as no-repro when the problem is caused by a typo error in ...
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Question marked as duplicate - what to do?

the question they refered to that I "copied" from as a duplicate is not even close to a duplicate When we close questions as duplicates, we don't actually mean the text of the question is the same or ...
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Was it necessary to close "Is a clean install better than upgrading?" as opinion-based?

Is a clean install better than upgrading? has been reopened again. This will make it easier to keep it up to date. There's less incentive to keep a canonical question up to date if it's closed, and it'...
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Shouldn't this question about working around Ethernet problems be reopened?

The question has already been reopened. It was reopened about 7 hours ago.
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Reopen opinion-based question to close as a duplicate

The question was reopened and afterwards it was closed as a duplicate of this question as was requested. Putting my own two cents in I also don't agree that How much swap should I take for 1GB to 1TB ...
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Should one make a question on-topic by editing it and generalizing it?

No! If it's off-topic, it's off topic... Use these comments instead: Mint: We're sorry, but this site is all about Ubuntu and its official derivatives as posted on https://wiki.ubuntu.com/...
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Please reopen YaCy service question not solved by generic answer

Done... You have correctly done the right thing - editing your question with details of what you have tried and what has not worked. As an alternative in the future - you could use a custom flag and ...
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