Questions tagged [answer-invalidation]

Answer-invalidation involves editing a question in such a way that something addressed in an answer is lost. This is disallowed on Code Review as it disrupts the review process as specified in the Help Center.

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Changed question code - what to do?

As seen in This meta post, questions aren't supposed to change their code beyond copy/paste errors or minor syntax problems which aren't the subject of Code Review anyway. It did happen here. How ...
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What do we do with out-of-sync questions?

This question is now in somewhat of a bad state. The OP did significant rewrites of their question, and then received an answer. Not realizing the sequence of events, I rolled the question back to ...
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Rollback reason

Quite often I roll back the edit because the code was edited after the answer was posted. In such situation I feel obliged to post a comment why did I rolled it back. Not a biggie, but annoying. Can ...
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Can an OP add missing keyword(s) to code?

In Recursive conversion from ExpandoObject to Dictionary<string, object> the OP omitted the keyword private, and after ...
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Should we allow answer invalidation for otherwise off-topic questions? [duplicate]

We recently had a question with un-compilable code. The question was answered and the answerer pointed out the broken code. The user has since edited the question to fix the code. It was rolled-back. ...
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Request to re-open "Find out relation between Devices…" question

I had sought out review for a question about some proprietary code that I am working on. The code in question retrieves information from a list of one-to-many mappings and seeks to build a ...
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How should we deal with askers fixing off-topic questions when an answer has been posted?

I did a quick search to see if this has been asked, but it didn't seem to be. The intent behind this question is from how this question was handled, but is not limited to it. The situation is an ...
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Preventing the ability to re-open off-topic questions by explaining how it's broken in an answer

Earlier this year I posted an answer to a question, saying that it's broken in a way that OP don't think, explaining it a bit, and then wrote a comment saying it's off-topic, and voted to close. ...
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Code in a question was changed after getting suggestions via answers and/or comments? [duplicate]

Today, I saw a question that asked to review the OP's code. On reading the answers, I found that they repeat or just explain the things seen in the code and say: You can use xxx instead of yyy ...
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Old messy questions

Considering the somewhat-still-new guidelines we have for editing own question to include revised code, how should we handle old questions which violates this guideline and are, more or less, a mess? ...
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What should I do if someone continues to edit the question after being told to stop?

The particular rule is "What you can and cannot do after receiving answers." As I understand it, when we see someone edit code after receiving an answer, we should revert the edit and post a comment ...
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About answer-invalidating edits

As agreed by the community, editing a question to include changes suggested in answers is a bad edit, and these edits are regularly rolled back, for a good reason: we want the answers to refer to the ...
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For an iterative review, is it okay to edit my own question to include revised code?

Is it okay to edit the question to include the improved code? I would like to do so for the following reasons: To share the improved code with others To show the answering persons that I take their ...
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Is it okay to edit part(s) of code not yet reviewed?

In this question of mine, the one answerer so far has only reviewed a part of my code. However, I've made changes on other parts of my code, but I don't want to somehow invalidate that answer. Would ...
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