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Spam Filter hides answers after small edits (after initial post)

Spam filter is hiding answers after a small correction of typo or errors.
So after initially posting an answer , I go back to the answer and edit it by correcting
small typos. Then, the answer disappears from the site.
I can still see the answer, but the answer count goes down
and other people I know on the site can no longer see my

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  • alan silver commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I came make this happen at will and have provided one example which has been hidden already.
    All I have to do is make a long winded answer in a math question.
    Then, see a typo. Then, correct it immediately and poof the answer is gone.
    I understand you can't fix all problems, but don't indicate it does not happen.

  • alan silver commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This problem where edited answer disappears ends up
    creating a situation where the answer is only visible to the poster as
    indicating as is listed as a separate problem
    titled "Answers submitted are only visible to the poster"

    However, this is way your spam filter always works, you don't really post a question,
    you give the poster no notice other than the answer counts does not include their answers,
    and you give no options for moderating.
    This way your site gets credited with such things as "shadow banning".
    If you do things like this, what else should you expect.

  • alan silver commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Seems to happen more often when the answer is longer.
    I can edit short answer and usually it doesn't hide them.
    However, long math answer almost always disappear if I edit shortly after my original

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