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"What to do when someone answers" seems to give bad advice at a glance

I propose to add a new section: I improved my code based on the reviews. What next? First of all, consider accepting one of the answers. The one that helped you the most, or the one you ...
janos's user avatar
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Let's update the tour- what should be added?

Should the following be added? After an answer is posted, you must not edit your question to invalidate any advice. This is one of the rules here that users from other communities won't be ...
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What is immoral about reviewing someone else's code?

Two words: Intellectual Property. If it's not your property it is unethical to submit it for review. Hence the exception for maintainers.
Summer's user avatar
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What is "best to the author's knowledge"?

Onto the core of your question: It seems to be a manifestation of the larger problem, namely the vagueness of to the best of the author's knowledge clause. When an author admits the problem we are ...
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"What to do when someone answers" seems to give bad advice at a glance

My simple solution would be to add a third header after the "Do not add an improved version of the code", like so: Instead... and then show the list.
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The "How to Answer" page should be amended to discourage anything too "personal"

I make all my answers personal. Please don't make me delete all my answers! Making an answer personal doesn't make the answer contentious. Neither of the following are contentious: 'I think using a ...
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Proposal to clarify "on-topic" help page

I agree. That small change in wording will make a significant difference, but the part about "for your specific project" makes it a little unclear. I would recommend the change... From: Best ...
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Add question editing recommendations to Community Tour

A lot of things would be helpful to new users to explicitly mention in the tour... the whole entire Help Center would be helpful! The thing about answer-invalidating edits isn't specific to Code ...
Mathieu Guindon's user avatar
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Let's update the tour- what should be added?

I recently asked a user if the code posted in a question was written or maintained by them, since it was not explicitly stated in the description that they wrote it or maintain it. They asked why I ...
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Pin "How do I write a good answer?" in the Help Center

Just pinned that network-wide. Though, here in particular, since the article is an override of the network-wide one, I had to pin it manually too... which means I'll need to go check where else it's ...
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What is "best to the author's knowledge"?

I look at working correctly, to the best of the author's knowledge from the other direction. If the poster knows that the code is broken, or should know that the code is broken, it is off topic. By ...
1201ProgramAlarm's user avatar
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The help-center contains links to meta.codereview.* instead to codereview.meta.*

Thanks for reporting this. I fixed it on: /help/on-topic /help/dont-ask I could not fix it on /help/someone-answers, that's not editable by local mods. I'll ask on MSE to make it editable, so we can ...
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The help-center contains links to meta.codereview.* instead to codereview.meta.*

I have fixed the links on: /help/someone-answers /help/how-to-answer
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