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Am I expected to delete my correct answer that was downvoted for not being the one selected?

You are not expected to delete your answer because one person down-voted it. You shouldn't let one down-vote upset you - people make mistakes, some people are wrong, and some people just enjoy down-...
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I would like a second opinion on back-shifting

Your answer is wrong, unfortunately. It is correct to say that would is possible, but it is incorrect to say that will is wrong. The rule is that, because you are conveying information and not speech, ...
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Is the Close System really fair?

I see a few things in your post that need to be addressed in general, since that's how you phrased your question. I do disagree with some of the things you say as to why the posts themselves shouldn't ...
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Should a refutation to an answer be added to the question?

I think when people can listen to the source for themselves it is not appropriate. When I listen to the clip of the game I hear “gearing up for a huge storm”, and I think that is correct based on what ...
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Are these comments on "double negatives" appropriate

You seem to be asking or making points about two separate issues here: 1) what a double negative is and whether they're correct in English; and 2) whether prescriptivist comments are acceptable in ...
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What should we do when a reasonable grammar question is incorrectly closed?

Hilariously, the question was closed as "Too Broad" after someone had identified an existing question that was functionally identical to it (and which has to date never attracted even a single close ...
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Should a refutation to an answer be added to the question?

Back when you wrote the question, it would have been worth mentioning how your written version of what's said in the video was taken verbatim from the transcript. It might have been nice to include ...
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Why can't we accept our own answers within 2 days?

Users are less inclined to write an answer for a question which already has an accepted answer. Allowing immediate acceptance of self-answers would decrease the chance of getting a better answer, ...
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Am I expected to delete my correct answer that was downvoted for not being the one selected?

The Stack Exchange has a mechanism where, after an answer reaches a vote total of -3 or less, the answer will be displayed in a "faded" print: When that happens, it might be a good idea to either ...
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Am I expected to delete my correct answer that was downvoted for not being the one selected?

Generally, you are not expected to delete you answer if it received down votes. You are expected to try to improve your answer, so that the person asking can receive useful information. Notice that ...
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Need help from moderator(s): Could I have my post back?

What I understand as your concern is you don't want two accounts. You want to retain the one with more reputation as it has that 'nice question'. Well, the best solution to this is 'merge' your ...
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