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Should "this is what I did" be updates to the question or stand alone answers?

That post came to my attention via a "not an answer" flag from another user. I agreed with the flag because the question the OP actually asked was: Is there a problem with using 18/2 wire ...
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Should "this is what I did" be updates to the question or stand alone answers?

My question is which is the preferred or official method of dealing with a "completion" update from an OP? If OP has a solution they want to share, they need to post it as an answer. If it'...
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Duplicate questions getting re-answered

Partial answer, from my own experience ... Is it too difficult to find the duplicate(s)? Yes. SE's question/answer search feature feels extremely primitive and it's difficult to find similar related ...
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Why is the use of relays in home wiring frowned upon?

They are slightly unusual, but not in violation of code or "frowned upon" by anyone that knows what they are doing. Few home loads are such that they benefit from the use of a relay rather than a ...
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Adding answer to my own question with details on how I resolved it?

Self answers are encouraged on SE when they answer the question without duplicating an existing answer. Other forms of follow up that the community frequently appreciates: For a results photo, many ...
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What is the policy for answers written as comments?

My personal stance is that I step in when a clear line has been crossed. In the case of someone providing a 2 sentence comment on a question, it wouldn't stand as an answer on it it's own and mods we ...
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Why is the use of relays in home wiring frowned upon?

I don't have an axe to grind on the subject, but having evaluated relay options for a few projects, I can see where there might be concerns. it's odd and unexpected, and therefore more difficult/...
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Why is the use of relays in home wiring frowned upon?

What the post you cite is describing looks just fine as long as you are using everything according to its listing, labeling and manufacturer's instructions. That is the only thing the NEC requires of ...
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