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Should I also edit some of the top answers when editing questions for reopening?

I've been thinking about the rewrite of this question: Could a business be structured around Multi-level Marketing, yet still be ethical? My own interpretation of the problem is that it asks about ...
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I answered a question a couple of years ago and now it's gone

I just saw this question on the HNQ list Is it a good idea to copy a trader when investing?. This reminded me of an answer I had given to a question on this site a couple of years ago. The question ...
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Seemingly Opinion-Based Answers

I'm a fairly active user over on StackOverflow for my job/hobby and while I was at work this question popped up on my feed. It is something that I feel I have some expertise around. However, when ...
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Should answers ignoring the country tag be removed?

If a question provides a country tag, and further specifies in the question body that the question applies to that country, should answers that address the question in regards to other countries be ...
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Should answers be left in the comments?

Sometimes users leave comments on questions that are essentially a short answer to the question. What is wrong with answering a question in the comment section? Is it ever appropriate to leave an ...
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Answer with biblical documentation deleted

I posted an answer here to Should I charge my children interest when they borrow money? The answer was live for a couple days but I see that a moderator has deleted it. I am confident that I ...
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Is it acceptable to answer an off-topic question?

If I see a question that, in my opinion, is off-topic for this site, should I answer it? Can I answer it and then vote to close it?
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Did anybody reach their wanted financial freedom in PF&M?

So since this site is about financial education, I would love to know, who does answer my questions and everybody elses. Everybody can do it. Literally everybody. I am doing it too, also I don't ...
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When am I being too quant for this site? How should I tailor my answers?

This may look like a dupe of When does "advanced" go beyond personal finance?, but I need just a little bit more specificity please. I am a weak quant, so I have no business answering real ...
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Why did two old answers just show up in the review queue as Late Answers?

These two answers by the same user: Is selling your house without an agent worth the hassle? Recent college grad. Down payment on a house or car? just showed up in the Late Answers review queue; I ...
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Is there any benefit to the site when people accept an answer?

I would think it's beneficial because future viewers can see that an answer is the correct one, but apart from that, is there any other benefit to the site? I began politely prodding people to accept ...
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What's up with “Trivial answer converted to comment”?

So I went to the grim reaper questions and I was going to answer with a question that I thought should be "reaped". It was auto-magically converted to a comment. How do I avoid this behavior?