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I am guilty of being lazy and just accepting the answers people post with their comps. I am sure they do this in good faith but I have found 2 in the last 24 hours with the wrong answer. It is worth doing a quick check unless blatantly obvious.

Lynibis
11 days ago
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Lynibis
Lynibis
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10 days ago

Bumping this up as I feel it is important.

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angemski
angemski10 days ago

Yep! Guilty as charged. I do give the answers and, on one of the early comps I shared, I gave the wrong answer that was picked up within two minutes of posting. You've made me doubt myself though - as a serious comper would you prefer them to be left clear or the words 'suggested answer' on the post?

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Lynibis
Lynibis
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10 days ago

angemski hi. This is a hard one because this was directed at one person only who until recently never put answers at all. Both the wrong 'uns I mentioned were so obviously wrong I couldn't understand how they even chose them from the multiple choice. It just seemed a bit weird to me.

I always Google the answer when posting or entering. If I cannot find it I don't put anything unless I feel really confident because it is so obvious. Otherwise I say please check yourself.

Prior to this I had always assumed if someone put an answer they were 100% positive about it. I will now check all unless blatantly obvious.

Having said all this genuine mistakes will sometimes happen and I certainly don't blame anyone for an honest error.

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angemski
angemski10 days ago

Lynibis If the answer is not within the text I google all sorts. I recently spent half an hour finding out the answer only to learn that I could have got the answer by going on Money saving website within seconds. 😄

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Letgetfreestuff
Letgetfreestuff10 days ago

I like to always Google the answer when posting or entering. I feel that it's important for people too know the correct answer. When I am entering myself I like to check it as well. I feel that if someone posted the wrong answer and it was not by mistake or because they were guessing the answer; that it is not nice and not right at all. They don't want people to win but still the person gets points for their post!

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ACR
ACR9 days ago

Sometimes you have to hunt on other websites to find the answer. If I'm not 100% sure I have the correct answer I always add the caveat 'My answer' just to let people know I could be wrong.

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