I am new to the academia and read a lot of how to be a good student/researcher and teacher.

This said, I really have no real experience in some questions on Academia.SE but I do have a sense on how things supposed to work. For example, I answered this question without being ever a PC. My question: is it valid in Academia.SE to do so?

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    your answer there is actually correct !
    – Suresh
    Commented Dec 10, 2012 at 21:39

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You don't need to be an expert in on aspect to answer about it, any answer is (potentially) valid. If your answer is considered of good quality from the community, it might be upvoted, if the quality is low, it might be downvoted (and even deleted, if it's really bad). It can also be edited by others, if they believe it can improve the answer.

Of course, the more facts/sources you can bring to your answer, the better it is!

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