With respect to Is it safe to cut off from the inside of my helmet?

This question is a good example of SE working suboptimally. The accepted answer presently has a score of 0 with 3 up and 3 downvotes.

I suspect OP has selected this answer because it matches their original anticipated answer, where 3 answers boil down to "no don't do it" and 3 reduce to "yes its okay"

So after reading all answers, there's not a clear-cut answer.

Related but not dupes:

So should the question be flagged somehow to show there is no consensus and that the reader should read the whole body of answers, not just the accepted one.

  • People are aware of the up and down. I have degrees in engineering and math. Completely incorrect is your opinion. You once posted black bikes are most stolen based on a limited sample of bikes stolen at a single school. Do you have a degree in statistics?
    – paparazzo
    Commented Sep 1, 2017 at 23:54
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    @Paparazzi "completely incorrect" came from the linked related not-dupe question, and not from my wording. Three for and three against is pretty clear there's no clear answer here. My point is that there IS no clear answer, and whether that should be highlighted.
    – Criggie Mod
    Commented Sep 2, 2017 at 5:00
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    @Paparazzi the black bike question bicycles.stackexchange.com/q/49800/19705 was difficult but factual data was found to support the hypothesis and no factual data was found that fails to support the hypothesis. Completely unrelated to this question.
    – Criggie Mod
    Commented Sep 2, 2017 at 5:05
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    This is not something that we can implement on Bicycles SE. It would have to be implemented on the larger Stack Exchange network. meta.stackexchange.com is the place to ask for a feature like this.
    – jimchristie Mod
    Commented Sep 27, 2017 at 15:26
  • @Criggie I'm curious: did you ever post this question on Meta?
    – jimchristie Mod
    Commented Nov 13, 2017 at 13:33
  • @jimirings no, but have just finished. Here's the link
    – Criggie Mod
    Commented Nov 15, 2017 at 1:54

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In terms of answering the OP's question, no. In terms of leaving behind a useful document for future generations, this sounds like a good idea.

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