I've been reading up on the Summer of Love blog posts, with the latest being "hunting of the snark". Though, if one is to make a change in comments and phrasing to welcome new users, shouldn't the place where users come for help reflect that as well?

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    Why does that have to be mutually exclusive?
    – Flexo
    Aug 3, 2012 at 15:13
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    This has to be a place for debate, period. If a friendliness requirement destroys that, there's no point in Meta being a place to discuss site policy. However as Flexo notes, I don't see these being mutually exclusive. Civil does not mean "I have to agree with you"
    – Ben Brocka
    Aug 3, 2012 at 15:28
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    Are you addressing something specific? Even the tired old off-topic questions of new users or of those circumventing a ban usually end up getting a couple of instructive comments. True, debate can perhaps get quite opinionated and somewhat heated, but not to an extent that goes too far IMO.
    – Bart
    Aug 3, 2012 at 15:59
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    Meta is the place you go to die. And you'd want to feel the burn of a thousand suns entering your neck and ear holes instead of having a pillow smothered over your face while sleeping. Well, depends on how you want to go.
    – random
    Aug 3, 2012 at 16:10
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    You can't feel the sheer love that Meta simply radiates?
    – John
    Aug 3, 2012 at 16:16
  • @random That depends on whether you write your suicide note in C or not!
    – bfavaretto
    Aug 3, 2012 at 16:37
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    Welcome to THE WINTER OF HATE now exclusively on Meta Stack Overflow
    – Pekka
    Nov 24, 2012 at 17:35
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