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If your existing answer had received votes (up- or down-), I would restrict edits to improvements on that answer. If it had not yet received any votes, I say go ahead and change it completely if you want to. I believe that edits within the first few minutes of posting are absorbed into the "initial" version of the posting. After that, there's an edit history....


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Yes, Answers that don't answer the question should be flagged as "not an answer" (or spam/rude/etc as appropriate). They'll then go to a queue for further review. Users with higher-level moderation privileges can then cast votes for deletion. It's easier when the answer starts with "Not an answer per say [sic]" Sometimes such not-an-...


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