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Should the pro-forma comments script be integrated into SO? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Formal adoption of Pro-forma comments script into SE engine proper With 4k+ questions a day, there is an endless stream of new users repeating the same mistakes - be it domain-...
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Would it be possible for a user to save a number of draft comments which could be accessible from the Add Comment section? [duplicate]

This might not be a popular topic for many, but very interesting for a few, so maybe this feature request could also be introduced as a high level privilege. I regularly like to add useful comments ...
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Automatic comment for low-quality flagged posts [duplicate]

When deleting low quality answers from the review queue, you get the option to leave a standard comment, chosen from a list. I find it very convenient, and I think it would be useful to have the same ...
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Encouraging people to explain downvotes

I used to get "upset" (though that is too strong a term) when I got downvoted without comment. If my answer isn't good enough then I'd like to know why. Not only does it improve the answer for the OP ...
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Recent feature changes to Stack Exchange

This is an unofficial list/changelog of new features and various changes to Stack Overflow and the Stack Exchange network. It is maintained by the community, while a Stack Exchange employee changes ...
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Why “What Stack Overflow is Not” was deleted

I just deleted What Stack Overflow is Not, a collection of various explanations for things that Stack Overflow doesn't do, wasn't meant to do, or shouldn't be used to do. Several people put a fair bit ...
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Repository of useful pro-forma comments

Every tag has its questions that make the same mistake(s) over and over and over again. (But some tags more than others.) That's where Benjol's pro forma comments script comes in. The only downside ...
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Can we agree on a review 'policy'?

On the review page, there is a one-sentence guideline on reviewing. I think that as the number of reviewers increase, it is going to become increasingly necessary to come to some kind of agreement ...
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How can the “What Stack Overflow Is Not” post be improved? [closed]

I've had a number of comments made about https://meta.stackexchange.com/questions/128548/what-stack-overflow-is-not, mostly to the effect that the post is too "cold and prickly" to properly represent ...
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Treat comments on deleted posts from moderating users like comments from diamond moderators

Comments on deleted posts don't reliably notify the owner of the deleted post about their existence, depending on the exact timing the post owner might never be informed about that comment. There is ...
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Why was my custom flag to close a question declined?

I have flagged this question for closing. And I have given reason: Question should be closed. Stack Overflow is not a Recommendation Engine.SO is not a recommendation engine. https://meta....
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Review beta: auto-comment small change

Right now there's a "No Comment" radio button in the auto-comment dialog for deleting a question in Review-beta. However, it's possible to just vote to delete and not leave a comment by hitting the ...
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Why you shouldn't be using the pro-forma comments script

There's currently an effort underway to create a repository of useful pro-forma comments. In the right hands, pro forma comments are a good thing, they fill in the gaps and educate the users about ...
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Welcome text shortcut for new users with poor posts

A problem I've seen on both Sci-fi and Christianity is poor first user posts. Specifically, the user (who typically has a rep of 1) will post an answer: which is rambling / ranting answer ...
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Asking new users posting Python code to double-check their formatting [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Easy way to either fix up code formatting or educate noobs Could the Help be better? (code section) As a frequent reader, answerer, and editor of Python questions, I find ...

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