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As a general rule, I would recommend giving someone time to edit. My usual rule of thumb would be something like a day for a site like this. I don't feel it is particularly fair to not give someone an opportunity to fix their mistake. That being said, I can also see the other side of the coin here. Your answer didn't really address the question and wasn'...


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I'll begin by noting that deletion is not permanent. Answers can be undeleted (flag as "other" to attract attention, if necessary). With that in mind, a delay in deleting is more a courtesy than necessity. That courtesy is important, though, and I respect the time invested in an answer even if that answer could use revision. However, sometimes other issues ...


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First, Hot Network Questions are moderated more closely than the average question. Because so many new users come by, a wrong impression of the site can be quickly gained from leaving argumentative or dismissive comments, answers that don't follow site guidelines, etc. on the page. Secondly, you did have time to edit; @Erica left a comment three hours ...


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I think there are two unconnected things here: If your question is put on hold you can still edit it. In fact in circumstances like this, that is exactly what you should do. If those edits improve the question enough it can then be reopened, by the community or moderators. If your answer is on a question that is closed, then your answer post is almost ...


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