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canned comments when downvoting new users [duplicate]

I find that a lot of new users will make one of several mistakes asking questions: failure to check Google failure to show any effort failure to read any introductory material on the language in ...
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Where to get the link-only text from? [duplicate]

Came across this answer (deleted so >10K) and wanted to leave a comment saying While this link may answer the question, it is better to include the essential parts of the answer here and provide ...
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Creation of an FPC (Frequently Posted Comments) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Repository of useful pro-forma comments Following the deletion of "What Stack Overflow is not" (WSOIN) I felt like I would somewhat miss it as it served a purpose, although I ...
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Community-approved responses for common question problems [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Repository of useful pro-forma comments Recently there's been a shift in attitude in the way we deal with common question problems ("plz give me teh codez", "what is the best ...
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Let's hold language in comments to the same standard as posts

Through his never-ending sense of wonder and curiosity, my colleague Jon Ericson recently posted some findings on his exploration into the possibility of ...hastily written... questions essentially ...
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How do we encourage edits to obsolete/out of date answers?

As the network ages and we have answers that are 7+ years old, we run into situations where changes in technology, etc. result in a once great answer becoming out-of-date, obsolete, or somewhat ...
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A new search engine for Stack Exchange

After the performance problems we have run into with Lucene.NET we've decided to make a change, we're moving the network on to elasticsearch. Here's where to get started: https://stackoverflow.com/...
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11answers
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Add data.SE style “magic links” to comments

Ask yourself how many times you typed the following in a Comment: [meta](https://meta.stackexchange.com) Me, personally, I'm sick of it. Can we have some data.stackexchange.com-style "magic links" ...
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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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1answer
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How do comment @replies work?

How do the comment replies (aka "pinging users") work? Who can I send an @reply to? How do I respond to a specific user when entering my comment? Will they be notified? What do people mean when ...
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Etiquette for posting civil and informative comments

Sometimes I leave a comment like "Stack Overflow is not your personal research assistant," but am accused of being rude. How can I craft a comment that is seen as civil to the community and ...
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Formal adoption of Pro-forma comments script into SE engine proper

My Pro-forma comments script has now gained quite a following (and it - allegedly - just got bust by upgrading to jQuery 1.7.1). This is a personal request to the team to consider adopting it. Not ...
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Should we have a “List of X” close reason?

We're seeing a lot of the Let's make a "List of X" problem on new Stack Exchange 2.0 sites. Like so. Our engine is absolutely brilliant at surfacing these questions, and they can have some utility ......
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How to format SQL tables in a Stack Overflow post? [duplicate]

I want to format an SQL table the right way in a Stack Overflow question. ID Name 1 Tom I know the example above is not the right way. I even tried an HTML table approach, but it's still wrong....
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Why should I register my account?

I can use many of the site's features while unregistered. I am looking for a simple explanation of what benefits a user can have from registering. For more information, see "Why should I create an ...

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