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Should an answer adding concrete use case be deleted, to make `answers should only be used for answers` intact?

In this answer How to test if a string is a vim command? After there is a comment asking motivation of the question. I added an answer to specify that point, with concrete code, key mapping, ...
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Is it taboo to encourage or edit answers to be command by command?

I'm not sure how many of you get this, but I use a different keyboard layout (Colemak), and a different vim layout in general, so sometimes when I am reading solutions, I get down right confused ...
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I answered a vim question on SO that is not here, should I make a self-answer here?

I am trying to advocate vi.SE by going out on SO, answering Vim questions and then directing people towards us here on vi.SE. Yet, I encountered a situation in which a question on SO has no ...
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If there are two different ways to solve the OP's problem, should I post two answers?

Let's say the OP asks a question, and I see that it can be solved 2 different ways. (For example, a search and replace, or a macro) Should I post two separate answers or one answer describing both ...
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Should the answer be downvoted in case if it might rise to issues though it is a correct answer for this question and solves it

An answer for a question solves what the user wanted, in particular. However, in rare cases, user might get a problem. The answer might have a side effect, that too rarely. The answer might have left ...
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Can I answer a question after it has got an accepted answer or a better answer?

I would like to know whether I can answer a question under these circumstances: The question has an accepted answer. But my answer isn't as good as it is. It is a different approach and can be used ...
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Should short answers be posted as comments?

There was already an excellent case against answers in comments made over in the Unix & Linux stack exchange meta. (Well worth reading!) I want to discuss this here on the vi and Vim meta, ...
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Should screenshots be encouraged?

Should the use of images in questions and answers be encouraged? I think there are definitely times when it's hard to explain the problem without an image, but at other times it's reasonable to ask a ...
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How to create screencasts?

How does one go about creating screencasts, like this one? Also see the related question: Should the use of screencasts be encouraged?
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Should the use of screencasts be encouraged?

Should we encourage the use of screencasts like this one? If so, what minimum standards should there be for the image alt text and accompanying explanation?
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Should we use <kbd> in Markdown to indicate normal mode / insert mode keystrokes?

To indicate in questions and answers that keystrokes are being typed in normal mode or insert mode, should <kbd> be the convention? Or should we use backticks? Also, should we lead off ex ...