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Hostile Atmosphere

I won't comment further on negative communication because that has already been discussed at length in other answers. However, since the question specifically mentions downvotes, I think it is ...
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Can we make "electrical safety" offtopic?

Narrow definition Currently, the community tends to close questions about damaged electrical equipment, since that would need an electrician to look at the specific piece of equipment before labeling ...
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What should we do with answers in comments on questions?

Note: Since the response is mostly (but not entirely) positive to this proposal, I'm accepting the answer: I'll be using this policy, erring on the side of not deleting anything of significant value. (...
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Hostile Atmosphere

If a moderator is treating you unfairly or abusing his powers, this is a serious thing. Luckily, there are actions you can take to stop that. First, it is important to know what is considered ...
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Hostile Atmosphere

In the comment above, I said that I sincerely don't know what you're talking about. I mean that, and I actually (cursorily) looked for it after reading your question. I can see questions and answers ...
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What auto-review comments do you use?

Note: the links in these use the $SITENAME$ url placeholder, so the links don't actually work here, but if you put the same thing into AutoReviewComments it'll work fine. [A] Question as answer We'd ...
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Hostile Atmosphere

For the record, I've been downvoted, chided and edited many times, and whether I thought it was warranted or not, I checked into the responses and found that in some way, my posts didn't adhere to ...
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What should we do with answers in comments on questions?

What seems to work well on EL&U site is that usually another member suggests that a commenter make their remark an answer. There is a good amount of community-based coaching on that site and I ...
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Why were all but one answer deleted on this question?

We have always stayed away from medical advice and answers that are offering a diagnosis or home remedies fall flatly into the “off topic, medical advice” category. The question per se is borderline ...
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Can we make "electrical safety" offtopic?

This sounds like a reasonable idea. Before we proceed, I would like us to make sure that we are on the same page about what we are declaring out of scope, as this will guide future closure behavior, ...
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Is the "low quality answer" review queue serving any useful purpose?

This flag is network-wide, and its problems are well known. The real purpose of the flag is to delete gibberish. It is supposed to mean "your attempt at communication is of so low quality, I can't ...
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Hostile Atmosphere

First, the general answer. If we have a problem with hostility here, that's a really serious problem, and I want to hear from others about it - don't just treat my answer as authoritative. But from ...
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What should we do with answers in comments on questions?

I admit that I'm one of the offenders of this behavior. And typically I do it in one of two cases: I don't have time to post a longer, more complete answer. (in the hopes that someone else will ...
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What should we do with answers in comments on questions?

As another one who sometimes (more by instinct than by bad intent) does that: Sometimes you have a tentative answer, eg something that could save the day but which also could be a technique that is ...
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How does Seasoned Advice categorise 'basic customer support' questions & how to handle them?

Historically, what you call "basic customer support" questions have not been a problem on this site. There just aren't that many of them -- particularly compared with the number of "I left this meat ...
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What to do when I disagree with a mod about a question marked as duplicate?

To answer the first part of the question: If you disagree with a closure, first follow the procedure described in our help. If you think it’s necessary you can post on Seasoned Advice Meta, ...
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Why were all but one answer deleted on this question?

Don't know if this should be a comment, as I don't come to meta often, but I just saw this question again after however long, and... I don't really get why my answer was deleted. I suggested trying ...
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Can we make "electrical safety" offtopic?

Broad definition Cooks are not electricians. They will likely know how a piece of equipment will behave under typical use, but they cannot predict the risks of atypical use. Also, they may frequently ...
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How should we flag suspiciously low quality questions?

Flagging is for things that require moderator attention. "Very low quality" in that sense mostly means questions where we can't even tell what the OP is trying to ask, so we can't hope to answer. For ...
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Posts being edited that do not substantially improve and necro a post?

I'm under the impression that any and all edits for spelling, format, and style are accepted and encouraged (with the exception of swapping between acceptable UK-US variants). You're likely seeing ...
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