I am still pretty much a begginer in what I call “Japanese in the wild”(real-life Japanese). However, I pretty much like trying to answer question here because it is great way to practice.
Nonetheless, I may post wrong answer sometimes because of my lack of experience. In case I post a wrong answer I may not know that it is wrong but I know that it may be clunky. I have also found that posting a clunky wrong answer boost a bit the question since those who know do not want that only a wrong answer remain for a long time. Once the question has gotten a good answer I feel very pleased to remove my clunky answer.
Do you think that what I do (posting sometimes clunky answer in order to attract more answer from those who know) is correct behavior or should I post only if I am 95 to 100% sure.
Here are my conclusions after reading @user3856370 and @Aurast's posts:
- Posting a wrong answer can still have some very bad side effects, in particular misleading those who skim the answer or lack experience. Especially when the bad answer is the only one.
- Comments can be used as a check device. If I am told that my comment is ok I can move on to the answer side without much harm.
- I will refrain to answer if I am not reasonnably confident (> 90%) and will include a warning. In the other cases I will use comments.