Is there a way to delete wrong answers on Socratic?

2 Answers
Feb 19, 2017



If it is YOUR answer, you can just delete it (or correct it) by clicking on the top right corner icon for edit/delete.

If it is someone else’s answer, the correct and polite protocol is to send the originator a “Comment” in the box that follows the answer asking for a correction or clarification. You may also “Flag” the answer by checking the box next to “I want someone to double check my answer”. That works for other’s questionable posts as well as when you’re really not quite sure about some points in one of your own answers.

Checking that box will highlight the question to other Socratic experienced folks, and they will review the posted answer and work with the originator to correct or remove the answer, if necessary.

You should never simply delete someone else’s post (even if it is possible) – DIALOG, especially about differences – is the Socratic method for learning, not hierarchal imposition.

Feb 20, 2017

Here's what you can do.


Contributors cannot delete answers on Socratic, but moderators can.

If you want one of your own answers to be deleted, don't hesitate to give me a shout. There's no point in leaving a deleted solution around, so feel free to let me know if you need assistance with removing one of your contributions from the site.

For other people's answers, SCooke's approach is right on the money. If you spot an incorrect answer, let the contributor know about it first, especially if the contributor is still active on the site.

If he's not, consider editing the answer yourself.

As a last resort, send me a note about and I'll swing by to investigate.

As a final note, keep in mind that if you can edit or collaborate with other contributors to improve an answer, you should definitely go for that first. Deleting an answer is a last-resort solution.