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30 votes
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How do you tell an answerer that you think their answer needs work?

Today I saw a weak, but well voted, answer. There were a number of viable, potential answers to the question. So this was not a "how do I drive drunk safely" impossible answer that must be ...
Harper - Reinstate Monica's user avatar
22 votes
9 answers

How to talk about "who is responsible, who is to blame"?

I am not sure if this is a good place to discuss this. But I guess it's better than the main site so I'll try. The following questions: How can I avoid the awkwardness of a returning player who wears ...
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17 votes
6 answers

Can we let adequate explanation be an alternative to "Backing it up"?

There is plenty of current discussion on the back it up policy as we have started deleting answers that don't provide either personal experience or supporting research to back up their claims. While ...
Jesse's user avatar
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3 votes
4 answers

How should we address answers that advocate violence?

I spotted, downvoted, and flagged an answer that suggested violence should be used to solve a problem. Initially it looked like this answer would receive a similar response from most users, but the ...
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Comment explaining a downvote deleted

First of all, sorry if this is the wrong way or the wrong place to ask this question, but I'd really like to know the reason for this action, and I thought this was the best way to get it. I posted ...
MlleMei's user avatar
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Bringing on board new diamond moderators?

As many of you who spend time on the Meta site know, there are a lot of problems with the main site - lots of bad questions, low quality answers, and argumentative comments. Has there been some ...
D.Hutchinson's user avatar
14 votes
1 answer

Does IPS moderate comments differently from the rest of the Network?

I often see people saying things like No other site that I'm a member of is this picky. Why was my relevant comment deleted? and This management over comments is a very different ...
scohe001's user avatar
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6 votes
3 answers

2nd party supplying backup in an answer?

I recently edited another person's answer to supply backup. There had been a comment that the answer required backup, and that answer brought to ...
DaveG's user avatar
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4 answers

Some thoughts on the moderation of comments on this stack

I will later post my own opinion as answer, so this is to be viewed as a more or less neutral baseline for discussion - please comment / suggest edit if you have improvements I've been active on this ...
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2 answers

Arguably useful comment was deleted

I made a comment on this question: My mom is being "nice". But it's unwanted. How do I get her to stop? I had some advice and started writing an answer, but after starting to write it ...
James's user avatar
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4 votes
3 answers

How to add additional information to someone else's answer, without repeating earlier answer's content?

As per: PSA: Please avoid writing duplicate answers How does a user add something to a discussion? When a question is posted, and answers are subsequently written, there may be aspects of the ...
Sean's user avatar
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3 answers

Why was comment deleted?

I had a comment pointing out a problem with this answer, which has not been addressed in any way - yet it was deleted. I can't remember the exact phrasing but it essentially said the same thing as ...
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-9 votes
1 answer

Should comments be transient?

Looking at this answer to a question about an embarrassing scenario: . If it's relevant, I wrote the answer. The answer intends to give advice ...
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2 votes
2 answers

What is the consensus on valid comments where the post has not been edited in quite a while?

IPS policy regarding comments strictly discards everything that is not either asking for clarification or suggesting improvements. Those comments that do not respect these guidelines - I'll call them "...
avazula's user avatar
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7 votes
4 answers

Is it OK to make the same comment on every answer?

Recently, I saw someone make the same comment on every answer to a question. In isolation, the comments were in my opinion reasonable, but collectively, they suggested a broader issue. Specifically, ...
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