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For me the line in the grey area is drawn depending on the effort a user puts into their answer. If the answer is (1) clearly factually wrong or misinterprets the question and (2) it's a one-liner, I don't feel there's a point in keeping it. If the one-line answer looks wrong but you're not 100% certain, comment, downvote, but click on "Looks OK". Give ...


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apparently there is strong consensus that we should avoid deleting poor and wrong answers, as stated on Meta Stack Exchange I want to address this point specifically. The "consensus" doesn't exist. The network, as it works (and you can ask users that use several sites) will delete those answers. That specific post had been heavily edited by Stack Overflow ...


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You make an interesting point, but there are a few things to keep in mind: If the answer is useful even though it could be improved by an explanation, it shouldn't be deleted—but you should add a comment requesting that it be expanded to explain it better. If the answer truly isn't clear and is too short to be useful, it should be deleted no matter who ...


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