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Should I delete an accepted answer that's now very out of date?

The question is explicitly about Lion. The answer is presumably still helpful for people using Lion. I would encourage you to leave it.
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After 3 years I posted an up-to-date answer and got some bad feedback — What should I do?

Thanks for bringing your question here to discuss. As I commented on your question (done after your screenshot above), it wasn't that I "wasn't very happy", it's that the answer you added and ...
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Why did my answer only receive half of the 50 bounty?

It seems to be the case that the bounty starter did not award the +50 bounty. But your answer has two upvotes nonetheless. As What is a bounty? How can I start one? explains: If you do not award ...
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Why would a moderator delete the first duplicate answer in the timeline?

Note: I was not the ♦ moderator who deleted your answer, but I can see why it happened. Yes, you indicated the correct Finder setting, but the answer itself is hard to parse: Even with "Hide ...
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Answer from someone's comment

Related question: Does this site have different rules about answering in comments? - English Language Learners Meta Stack Exchange. TL;DR: if a moderator strictly obeys the rules, answers-in-comments ...
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OP claims to represent company in question

In general I probably would put a "insufficient explanation" notice on the answer and add a comment explaining that "I'm from $COMPANY" doesn't add value to the answer and asking for verifiable ...
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OP claims to represent company in question

I think the part about being from the Flipd teamis irrelevant. On SE credibility is NOT based on your age, experience, or position in a company. It is based on your reputation. The user in question (...
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What to do when the answer is too short for an answer

Tell the OP it isn’t possible in an answer and get downvoted I'm not sure why you're operating under the presumption that saying "No" and/or giving a short answer automatically means a down vote. ...
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What to do when the answer is too short for an answer

"It's not possible" type of answers are always tricky, even though in this case you are right. But even then it might be better to back up your answer with facts and references to give the ...
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Answer from someone's comment

There probably is something on Meta.SE on this, but turning a comment "answer" into an actual one is fine, assuming some time (months) has passed between the moment the comment was posted ...
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Questions not linked to account and can't accept answer

I’ve had a quick look and it seems you’ve effectively (though unintentionally) created two accounts on Ask Different. I suspect when you first visited the site to ask your first question you created ...
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False closure as duplicate

If the intention of the asker are unclear, clarification can be requested through comments. In the mentioned case the OP didn’t come back with more details which would have helped to reopen the ...
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Is this type of answer okay?

This answer is referred to as a low quality answer. The answer (in its original revision) provides no additional detail than a link. If this link were removed, the answer would not be an answer to the ...
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Should I delete an accepted answer that's now very out of date?

I’m tempted to mod lock the entire question / post as obsolete. Need to think over the options, but that seems the best way to handle an obsolete answer to a prominent post. It was sure useful in the ...
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Answer from someone's comment

I'm going to chime in here because what I believe was the impetus for this post turned a somewhat decent comment into an altogether incorrect answer. Regarding your answer which you sourced from a ...
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Suggested Edit was MUCH longer than original answer

The user editing the answer left a comment as well, about them not being able to post an answer on their own because the question is protected and they don‘t have enough reputation. So yes, a separate ...
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Why did my answer only receive half of the 50 bounty?

From the help center: If [the person who placed the bounty] do[es] not award [the] bounty within 7 days (plus the grace period), the highest voted answer created after the bounty started with a ...
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Dupe question... but answers are extremely different

I don't have a Touch Bar model, so using the menu bar as equivalent. Your question has a mismatch between the title and the concluding question. The title invites questions in "Linked" items which ...
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How is No for an answer to a question that invites workarounds?

Sometimes, the correct answer is a simple 'no' with an explanation why it is what it is. Not all answer have to be, or need to be, complicated. In fact, providing someone a complicated workaround ...
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Should one remove me too part and hope it helps part from an answer?

From looking at the links you've provided most of them are the usual set of rather low-quality answers in terms of problem analysis and reproducibility of the solution (basically they tried this and ...
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The policy on flagging link-only answers should be made much more obvious

Both the first and the last paragraph of this answer to Why was my flag for "not an answer" declined? sum it up pretty nicely TL;DR - moderators generally don't delete posts until they have ...
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Can't answer a protected question despite having sufficient reputation

Protected questions require 10 reputation to have been earned on the site itself, thus this is status-bydesign. The 100 reputation association bonus is purposefully removed from the calculation used ...
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Is it appropriate to add a new answer vs editing an existing link-only answer?

As you haven't added any more information to your answer beyond what was obtained from the link, I would have edited the existing answer rather than adding a new one, but what you did is not wrong ...
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Seemingly duplicate answer by another poster

The entire Q&A is unfortunate since there already exists a duplicate question (which this question is now closed and points towards). However, ignoring that, if I had caught the duplicate answer ...
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Why haven't I received reputation points for some of the upvotes that one of my answers received?

Your linked answer is a community wiki post. One of the effects of this is that you receive no reputation for the post, positive or negative. This is indicated by the different style of author link ...
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Should I answer an existing old question or ask/answer my own new question?

The best answer I could find comes from Meta.SE. It basically says that I should post my answer to the older question since it's been around longer and has attention already.
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False closure as duplicate

Actually, it was four people: myself, 2 other users and a moderator. A question can be closed as a dupe by... 5 users (with appropriate privileges) voting unilaterally by a mod or a user with a ...
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Community approach to legitimate quasi-astroturf answering trends

I would say - this is the perfect place to ask and make recommendations as long as you are here to answer all sorts of questions and help. When that happens, there's going to be lots of answers that ...
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How do I deal with an answer in comments that isn't an answer but not a dupe either?

Someone should put up an answer there. It’s great the comments are there for someone to maybe read, but one or two answers would be best here. There’s always an answer if you can explain the way to ...
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Can an user see their post deleted for reasons of moderation and its comments?

They don't get a notification about the deleted answer, but they do get a notification from the comments by the ♦ moderator. That's why I tend to leave a comment whenever I delete a post. As a ...
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