I just noticed that the close reasons dialog now includes a link to How to create a Minimal, Complete, Valid Example in the help center. I like the advice there, but something caught mine eyes, perhaps because it's emphasized:

"in regards to"

This rang wrong to me, and some Googling pointed out that, while "in regards to" does show up now and then, it's nonstandard usage. (e.g., IN REGARDS TO, WITH REGARD TO). Could this be adjusted? Candidates include:

  • If your question isn't in regard to a compiler error…
  • If your question doesn't regard a compiler error…
  • If your question doesn't concern a compiler error…
  • If your question isn't about a compiler error…
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    "isn't about a compiler error" seems equally understandable. Maybe we should lose the emphasis too. – Frédéric Hamidi Jan 16 '14 at 15:44
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    Beware the giant s – Richard Tingle Jan 16 '14 at 15:47
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    @m0sa I don't mind, but why remove the spelling tag, whose description says, "For discussing spelling-related edits, asking about preferred spellings, or reporting spelling problems on the site itself." ? – Joshua Taylor Jan 16 '14 at 16:57
  • @JoshuaTaylor I had a feeling you wanted to substitute the whole in regards to phrase, rather than just discuss what the correct spelling of the word regards is. Perhaps it's just me not being a native speaker, as spelling means the order of letters in a single word to me – m0sa Jan 16 '14 at 22:56

You're right; that read a little strangely.

Changed to "If your question isn’t about a compiler error..."

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