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Does an answer to the problem instead of the question count as an answer?

If a user asks a question along the lines of I would like to do X with Y. How can I make Y do this?" is it appropriate to answer with an alternative or more straightforward way to do X, even if it ...
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What are the reasons for this answer being deleted?

A couple of days ago I left an answer to a question. The question was not a good one. It was extremely broad and non specific. However, the core of it boiled down to two things: how do I use GNU/Linux,...
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Did both of these answers have to be deleted?

I posted identical answers to these two questions: https://unix.stackexchange.com/questions/68079/mount-cifs-network-drive-write-permissions-and-chown/375329#375329 https://unix.stackexchange.com/...
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Answer the question title or the question body?

https://unix.stackexchange.com/a/247779/44992 While not answering the question posed in the title of the question, it does address a possible cause of the actual problem that the poster was actually ...
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When is a post deleted?

When is a post deleted, either by the system automatically or by moderators manually? In particular, when a post is deleted by the system automatically, what is the criterion for taking the action? ...
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Why is deleting answers discouraged?

I deleted two answers of mine, because after some thinking I came to the conclusion those answers were not very good and/or not really my field of expertise: how to allocate more storage for home ...
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Is stating that OP's technique is doomed considered not an answer?

I have recently answered a question Should variables be quoted when executed? Basically, my answer stated that executing variables is a doomed technique, that no amount of quoting will cover all the ...
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Delete link-only answers

A relevant share of the answers which appear in the flag queue are flagged because they contain little more than the link. Then the usual suspects jump in and add the comments like: While this ...
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flagging decisions: not an answer

I just had my first look at the flag queue. And, of course, I want this tool not to lose any quality by my contribution. And now even the first post I am shown turns out to be difficult: Linux Ubuntu ...
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Request for c&p of deleted answer and comments

I am not sure what caused the deletion of (what I believe was) Space left on Linux RAM/TMP,FS, but there was a link in there that now seems to be dead, presuming I remember it correctly. Any chance ...
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Voting indicator state is not reinstated when trying to remove a vote on a deleted post

If you try to remove a vote on a deleted post, you will get the "this post has been deleted" popup and the vote count will be reset back to what it was before you tried to rescind your vote, but the ...
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Deleted Answers not Disappearing

In my question, on the main U&L site: Check if SSH is Enabled or Disabled in Solaris 11, I have deleted my own answer, but it hasn't disappeared. Why has it not gone? It has gone red though.