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Can we revisit our policy on answers that are not serious contenders?

I dislike our current stance on "serious contenders" TL;DR: we don't make it clear enough that answers with self-imposed restrictions are valid From my conversations with moderators, from ...
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Do we really want to delete undecidable answers, even if they were declared non-competing?

Yes Non-competing doesn't allow an answer to do what it wants, and not meet the questions specifications. If a question has a specific scoring system, answers whose scores can't be calculated shouldn'...
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Is it OK to delete old answers?

I disagree with your premise that deleting answers is a good thing. While new, active users may benefit from finding more unanswered questions, deleting answers has the same effect as not posting ...
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Can we revisit our policy on answers that are not serious contenders?

My Perspective This is not a complete answer, it's just offering my perspective. It leans towards suggesting action, but I'd rather let other people speak before we are done here. I'm putting it here ...
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Do we delete invalid tips?

Yes if the answer is unfixable, because deleting unfixable, objectively incorrect, answers to questions would be beneficial even on Stack Overflow (Note: this post is only about answers that are ...
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Why is this answer considered non-competitive?

I deleted the answer because it made no effort whatsoever to compress its input. Now that the test case has been revealed, it turns out that trying to compress the input is rather pointless, as even ...
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Do we delete invalid tips?

Yes, demonstrably invalid tips should be deleted Note the distinction between a "valid, but not very good" tip and a "demonstrably invalid" tip. The first is what downvotes are for,...
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Answers written in "joke" languages

1) What are the limits for these kinds of languages? For answers like this, it is pretty clear that when the language is used creatively, it is allowed. That isn't clear to me at all. My (personal) ...
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