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How should we handle answers that only address a minor part of the question, but not the main question?

Related to How should we handle this question, most of the answers to which only address the minor/secondary question? That question addresses how we handle questions that have multiple parts, where ...
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What made my answer invalid?

I can't clearly understand why my answer to What reasons have the designers given for why unarmed strikes aren't 'light melee weapons'? was downvoted and deleted. How could I make the ...
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A question has some facts majorly wrong: should I be correcting them in comments or an answer?

I've come across a question where the querent has some facts majorly wrong, and they seem to be a substantial cause of the problem they're describing. I know that we refrain from answering in comments,...
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Are Omnibus answers problematic?

I have noticed, in my time on all the Stacks, but RPG.SE especially, a tendency for some users to collect all the answers already given for a question, and post them as one big omnibus answer. These ...
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Should an old duplicate of an even older question be newly marked as such?

This 2010 question and this 2014 question are identical. Both have a significant number of upvotes and well-received answers. Should the 2014 question be marked as a duplicate of the 2010 question now ...
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Answers that do not answer the question

When I gave this answer, I may have provided good information, but I didn't actually answer the question. Now there is this answer, which does answer the question, or at least comes a lot closer. ...
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Should every answer be "The Answer"?

Sometimes a person doesn't have "The Exact Perfect Answer" but tries to help with some suggestions or a bit of brainstorming. After all, there are multiple playstyles, but frequently I see those "...
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Why are users saying my answer isn’t an answer?

I posted on a thread, but users downvoted and replied saying it wasn’t an answer. What do they mean? What does it mean for an answer to be too forum-like? Someone told me not to comment in an answer. ...
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How to proceed with an answer that is ultimately the same as a previous answer?

I wrote an answer to a question, then after posting I realised that the actual answer I gave was precisely the same as the actual answer already given, so I deleted my answer, and upvoted the earlier ...
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Is it okay/good practice to cite other answers just after publishing your own?

Sometimes it takes time to write a (hopefully) good answer: you have to search for references, for the exact wording of rules on manuals, looking for the description of a particular magic item, etc. ...
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Change the question featured in the Tour

Our tour currently features Are Hags Fey or Fiends?. One of the answers featured begins with "To add to Dressy's answer ..." which might not be setting the best example of what kind of answers we ...
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What are the customs for incorporating other answers into your own?

I'm new to SE as a contributor. In this answer I didn't initially think about the time to relay information to other players, but several other people pointed it out, so I added a note to my answer as ...
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What is the best way to deal with duplicate answers which reference each other?

We often see situations where answers incorporate parts of other answers trying to create complete answers. Here is an extreme example where 2 answers each contain half of the information, and both ...
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What is the best way to respond to an incorrect answer when a comment is not enough?

I just had an answer to the question What can someone do while forced to doff armor from the heat metal spell removed, with the suggestion that it might be better as a comment. I initially started ...
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FAQ Index for Role-playing Games Stack Exchange

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