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How do we answer questions asking for prior examples if there are none?

Unanswerable questions are not bad. In fact, if you can prove a question is unanswerable, that's gonna make for an awesome answer. And if you can't prove it, well, then we're just guessing it's ...
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Does Literature [our site] have a policy on AI-generated content?

(Discussing answers only here.) I have seen one AI-generated answer on the site: What kinds of drugs are mentioned and/or described in de Sade's stories? The answer (containing output from ChatGPT) ...
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When is an answer not an answer?

Wrong answers are answers, even if you don't like them Here's what the not an answer flag definition is: This was posted as an answer, but it does not attempt to answer the question. It should ...
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What to do with identification request answers that are confirmed to be inaccurate?

Identification requests are often based on information that is incomplete and sometimes even misremembered, so each answerer makes a best effort starting from an uncertain base. For this reason, I don'...
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What to do with identification request answers that are confirmed to be inaccurate?

Leave it. Even if it's not what the OP of the question was looking for, the answer can still be useful to people who are looking for something similar. Remember, questions are indexed in search ...
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What to do with identification request answers that are confirmed to be inaccurate?

Leave the incorrect answer. That way someone who comes upon the question later can see that the OP has already said it’s incorrect. Otherwise that person might make the incorrect suggestion again.
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Does Literature [our site] have a policy on AI-generated content?

(Discussing questions only here.) We have seen a few questions come in that consist either entirely or largely of "ChatGPT says X, is ChatGPT correct?" For example: Did Voltaire say, "...
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How to indicate what kind of answer you're looking for?

What is a way to communicate these preferences without being rude? Make it clear that they're your preferences, without implying that anyone who doesn't share the same preferences is wrong or foolish....
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