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Any answer that points to just some other page, is effectively not an answer. If the answer doesn't stand on its own merit, in the absence of the information at the other end of the link, then it's not an answer. We're trying to build a body of expert content here, not just a collection of signposts. That means you've got several options. Please, as part of ...


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My take on this is that we should we always strive for perfecting the answers. Otherwise, multiple incremental answers would make the answers more difficult to follow and confusing (and the edit history provide that approach). And such improved answers will provide a much better service to pople visiting the question later. I think making "summary answers" ...


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Once we graduate into public beta, you'll see a 'share' button near each question and answer: However, for right now, AsheeshR's answer is the easiest way to do it.


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This is a hack. I hope there is a better way. Go to the answer post. You will see the small edit link at the bottom. Hover or click on it. You will see/go-to a url of the form: http://earthscience.stackexchange.com/posts/358/edit The number in the URL is the post ID. Now, add it to the answer short link. http://earthscience.stackexchange.com/a/358 ...


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You can mark this answer as Community Wiki. What this does is allow 100+ reputation users to edit it anytime. It also gives the original author (you) no reputation. For more information, see What are "Community Wiki" posts?: Why have Community Wiki posts? One of the goals of the website is to be a continually evolving source of good information. ...


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I figured I would take this opportunity to respond with a similar take to Camilo's: If you answer a question, you should always feel free to edit it to include improvements or new information, techniques, data, etc. Like Camilo's answer mentions, posts have a revision history which—barring extreme circumstances where moderators get involved—...


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At the moment you get some little reputation for the edit. I think a feature request about sharing reputation updates for edited answers and questions is a good idea. A feature description could be: Shared contributions Users can provide shares to editors of their posts to award the contributions of other users. Questions are divided in 5 shares, answers in ...


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Looks like you will really benefit by reading this answer - How to write an answer. Pay attention to the advice by one of the responders - "Have fun while writing an answer." On my 19 answers on this site I had lots of fun writing them ! You aren't paid to do this. At the end of the day you're competing for arbitrary internet points. If you find yourself ...


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While I appreciate the effort, is this really required? Does the internet need yet another mineral-id? We can't beat mindat or webmineral, so why bother? Those websites have a huge database of images, full listing of the mineral properties, etc etc etc. There is no need to reinvent the wheel. Furthermore, our identifications are usually based on poorly ...


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I would say in my case incrementally updating answers are the way to go for answers that relate to ongoing meteorological events. In this case data that is available is mostly GFS data (not always reliable or a pointer to what actually happened). The "real" data comes in the form of reanalysis two or three days later and the high quality reanalysis comes in ...


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I voted to close because it seemed to fit a comment, not an answer. Note that there is an answer now that basically says the same thing, but is slightly longer. I'd close that too. One liners shouldn't be an answer..


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