24 votes

Are you allowed to edit an answer that you disagree with?

No. Substantive content should not be changed in someone else's answer. Nor should editorial content be added. People who disagree should leave comments, downvote, and/or post their own answer. In ...
gung - Reinstate Monica's user avatar
21 votes

If I use my own StackExchange answers elsewhere, am I violating copyright law?

See http://stackexchange.com/legal & https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/. For what it's worth,† my understanding of all that is that you're perfectly free to reproduce anything ...
Scortchi - Reinstate Monica's user avatar
18 votes

Are you allowed to edit an answer that you disagree with?

No. Reasons for editing are described in here: When should I edit posts? Any time you feel you can make the post better, and are inclined to do so. Editing is encouraged! Some common ...
Tim's user avatar
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If I use my own StackExchange answers elsewhere, am I violating copyright law?

Your content is yours: you own it, and can use it howsoever you wish. You may also license it to other people to use it. By posting something here, you grant Stack Exchange a license to host and ...
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What is considered an "unanswered question" in Stack Exchange?

Q: Why does the "Unanswered Questions" tab show questions that have answers? A: The Unanswered Questions tab shows questions that have no answers with a positive score nor an accepted answer....
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Why do we have a tensorflow tag if questions about programming are off topic?

The actual criterion is in our help/on-topic (search for programming). A question containing code or asking about code -- or even sometimes asking for code is not automatically off topic, but many are....
Glen_b's user avatar
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15 votes

Are you allowed to edit an answer that you disagree with?

FWIW, I deliberately have not read the thread in question and therefore have no views here on who is more nearly right, and so forth. I think this is more general inter-personal etiquette than site ...
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When is traffic slow on CrossValidated?

Based on number of posts: Time of day: Looks like 3:00-7:00 (all times are UTC) is half as busy as 14:00-18:00 day of week: Saturday is the least busy day, followed by Sunday combined: 6:00-7:00 ...
Glen_b's user avatar
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Why is stats.stackexchange.com called Cross Validated, not Statistics Stack Exchange?

Ten years ago, it was a custom that every site got its own name (i.e. Stack Overflow, Super User, Server Fault), not just [topic] Stack Exchange. There was a community poll (sadly, the results are no ...
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Are you allowed to edit an answer that you disagree with?

Your main point is well answered already. I will just address what you could do about the technical argument leading to disagreement: Can a seasonal ARIMA model mimic a periodic model? Can you please ...
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How can I figure out why my reviewer privileges were revoked and how can I get them back?

Your efforts to try to improve the site are appreciated! As I understand it, if enough reviews / suggested edits are rejected you'll automatically generate a (temporary) ban without any intervention ...
Glen_b's user avatar
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12 votes
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How to change SE’s readability-destroying font?

Here is a reasonable work-around on FireFox: Install Stylus. Click Stylus' badge in the tool bar, and select Manage. Select Write new style, and paste the below into it (edit as needed, e.g., add <...
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(Why) does CV post comments under my name and without notifying me?

This is what the software does when a user proposes that a question is a duplicate. The software isn't smart enough to figure out the contextual information about who authored which question, and the ...
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12 votes

Moderator using *nuclear* option

I can't speak specifically to this site, but on other SE sites I've had more than my share of closed questions. In most cases, when I sit back and calmly look at it (pretending I'm not its author), I ...
Ray Butterworth's user avatar
11 votes

How to follow a question?

The closest thing to this we currently offer is an RSS feed for every question: You can follow the feed from there, and get notifications with whichever feed reader you have. It should be updated ...
JNat's user avatar
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Must logging out of CV really require 4 clicks?

If you click the icon at the top right (the one that looks like a hamburger), a list drops down. That list includes a link to log out. That way will only take you two steps.
gung - Reinstate Monica's user avatar
11 votes
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Who implemented and operates/maintains the user Community?

The SE developers implemented and maintain it. Note that it is the same on all SE sites, so this question presumably belongs on meta.SE, not here (it is almost certainly a duplicate, however). The ...
gung - Reinstate Monica's user avatar
11 votes
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A mod removed my answer (referencing the answer from comments) to my question saying it doesn't answer it

"See so-and-so's comment" doesn't meet the standard for an answer on our site. Answers should be complete in themselves; for example, if BruceET was to delete his comment, your answer would be useless....
Glen_b's user avatar
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11 votes

Why am I seeing sponsored advertisements?

The company is shifting to behave more like a standard profit-seeking enterprise and less like an idealistic start-up. There's no doubt that it takes a lot of money to run SE, and that money has been ...
gung - Reinstate Monica's user avatar
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10k views badge bugged?

The "famous-question" badge is awarded to the asker after the question is viewed 10k times. In this case, you answered the question, which is why you did not get it.
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How can I find questions where I and another user interacted?

From my own answer on WorldBuilding.SE to the question Is there a way to see my interactions with another user?: There are no easy ways, but you can use the StackExchange Data Explorer (SEDE) to find ...
Secespitus's user avatar
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What is the best way to ask why an old answer to a closed question is wrong?

What's at stake here? OP has doubt regarding the veracity of an answer to a question that has been closed. Now OP needs clarification. What could be done? $\bullet$ Comment! Seriously, leave a comment ...
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What is the proper way to delete your own answer?

You can edit the answer at the top, saying you are no longer satisfied with it, explaining why, and then say you leave the old answer at the bottom for context (marking it well out). This or something ...
kjetil b halvorsen's user avatar
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Not sure if I skipped a review or accepted the question: what happens to the review queue?

Looks like its still in the queue to me. (It's probably out of your version of the queue though) But don't worry, most reviews take more than one vote and even if you muck up the occasional review, ...
Glen_b's user avatar
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Is it possible for an OP with less than 2k reputation points to approve, reject or improve edits?

Anyone can review, and approve or deny, edits to their own posts. That is the case whether the post at issue is a question or an answer. Moreover, their review is final: That is, if they are the ...
gung - Reinstate Monica's user avatar
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Can I reopen/extend the bounty on a question?

Unfortunately, the answer is no. You must assign the bounty during the bounty + grace period; otherwise it vanishes. If you don't award a bounty and there is an answer with the highest score (minimum ...
Tim's user avatar
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9 votes
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How to write the independence symbol?

One thing to keep in mind is that a hack to produce a visual version of the symbol may well be a problem for the visually challenged, who may be using screen readers or other assistive technology, or ...
Davide Cervone's user avatar
9 votes

Does this question violate any of the community rules?

I'm not sure that your question deserves two downvotes. Your question is from a course or textbook, so it qualifies as 'homework' for our purposes. You should add the ...
gung - Reinstate Monica's user avatar

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