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With all due respect, did you read the comments that were posted? However, please note that we're not a regular discussion forum, but rather a focused Q&A site. If you have a new question, please use the Ask Question button rather than posting an answer to an existing question. Stack Exchange runs on a model of no chit-chat. Your post would be ...


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I would strongly support making this change. The elevation of the accepted answer is primarily valuable in situations where the asker is in a unique position to evaluate the answer differently than any other voter. In particular, when questions are about the asker describing a problem that they face and answers are about solving that problem, only the asker ...


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Stack Exchange is a question and answer site, not a system of post threads like most forums and social media. You posted a new question as an answer to the question - it wasn't an answer so it was deleted. If you want to ask a new question, you hit the ask question button, if you want to reference another question that inspired your new question, you can add ...


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Answers should always suit the question. If the OP is looking for research, give them research. If they're asking for general strategy, give them understandable things. If they're asking for the perfect strategy without explaining what they mean by that, figure out which one they mean and give them what they want - but they probably do mean the latter. And ...


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I'm the mod that deleted that answer. I've never noticed this spam text behaviour before, because as Jefromi's test shows, mods don't see the replacement text. I completely agree that this answer is not spam. In fact, I didn't act on the spam flag. The post triggered a deluge of flags - 4x 'not an answer', 2x 'very low quality', 1x 'spam', and 1x 'invalid ...


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Your "answer" was deleted because it did not provide an answer to the question. For more information, please see Why and how are some answers deleted? If you want to know how to write a good answer, please see: https://boardgames.stackexchange.com/help/how-to-answer


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Speaking as a user here and a mod on another site, I agree - the spam flag was misused on that post, and I've seen it on other deleted posts as well. The spam flag is meant for actual spam: people trying to advertise. (And the offensive flag is for actually offensive things - hate speech and so on.) That's why the deletion with those flags triggers that ...


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On Stack Exchange the asker can actually test out the answer they were given and see if it solves their problem, here however those who ask questions often have no where to go to see if the answer was right or works, aside from other users on the site. We're also dealing with games where the rules can change over time, like this question where the accepted ...


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Personally I think that providing information at a lower level is a good thing, if all you know is that people say to do certain things it might hurt your play when playing someone who understands why and is able to change play style to counter. On the other hand there needs to be more to an answer then giving a link to an explanation and if the answer does ...


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