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Personally, I think you should refrain from answering if you don't know your answer is correct. It drains more resources to correct mistakes than to answer questions - if only because it tends to lead to pointless discussions. But the main reason is that for this scheme to work, those that do know are now expected to read every thread and each post in the thread, to weed out mistakes. Time that could have been spend writing answers to unanswered questions.

Furthermore, there will always be a delay before an answer can be corrected - during that delay people could read the wrong answer, and take it to be correct. Only to find out they are wrong later. This will decrease the value of this site.


In reply to Re: Newbies, trying to help, and where to draw the line? by Abigail-II
in thread Newbies, trying to help, and where to draw the line? by Nemp

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