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To answer the immediate issue, I declined your Not An Answer flag because I judged there was no evidence to support that conclusion. The answer is an answer. It's OK for an answer to challenge the premise of the question, or to answer part of it. See the MSE posts on this flag. You may not like the answer. That's fine; you don't have to accept that one. You ...


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From the POV of a new user (since 2019): I can't see how the question should have ever been upvoted. Of course, I wasn't around back then. Maybe there was no "how to ask good questions" page in 2011? It looks like one VTC reasons is dated from that year: (How to respond to dictionary/“general reference” questions?) But the question shows no basic ...


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I think this meta meta post covers the issue of lists in general. That is, no, lists are not allowed because each answer is equally valid. We used to allow list questions on EL&U so long as they were Community Wiki (see this meta question). I think they've been outlawed due to their subjective nature. The example you've linked to does ask for a list, but ...


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This happens for all old duplicate closures, look e.g. here for more examples. Back then, the duplicate banner was edited into the post itself: You can start to edit the post to see the 'source code' of the banner. The only way to solve this is to reopen the question, and close it again as a duplicate (and edit out the original banner). We do this sometimes ...


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There are generally two courses of action possible. If there are no answers which will be invalidated by an edit, then edit the question to make it clear exactly what you are asking about. You can phrase the question in such a way that it cannot be answered by the nominated duplicate. That is, don't say, "This question is not a duplicate of X because I'...


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The browser cache should usually be suspected in cases like this. Of course, if you're used to programming your own router and everything, you probably don't need the level of detail here, but it may help someone else... If you have another browser installed, you can attempt to get to the chat room with that (you don't have to be signed in on that browser; ...


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