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Let it be more clear for new users that their questions can be edited anytime [duplicate]

After the comment I made on a question from a new user, their response was: thanks for the corrective feedback, as this is my first question ever on Stackoverflow. Didn't even know I could edit ...
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19answers
4k views

Is it appropriate to comment on people's accept rate? [closed]

I've seen a lot of comments on SO, of the kind (paraphrasing brutally): (on questions) if you start accepting some answers, I might deign to post a reply (on answers) good answer, but perhaps too ...
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1answer
32k views

How do comments work?

Across the Stack Exchange network you may leave comments on a question or answer. How do comments work? What are comments for, and when shouldn't I comment? Who can post comments? Who can edit ...
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5answers
603 views

How to educate new users about accepting answers

I just had a pretty heated discussion - at least on my side - with the moderator casperOne about a comment to one of my own answers asking the user to accept my answer. My answer was the only one to ...
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6answers
1k views

Informing new users of how to accept answers

I've been answering a lot of questions from new users lately where they tell me I've solved their problem but don't accept the answer. I've taken to doing something like this in a comment under my ...
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1answer
486 views

Clarify the “8 hour delay” self-answer message to discourage self-answering with edits or comments

It's not uncommon to find new users editing or commenting on their questions with something along the lines of "Update: I solved it by Xing the Y with Z" instead of posting their solution as a self-...
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3answers
196 views

Inform new users about the option to edit their own post when adding a comment

When reviewing close votes, I regularly encounter questions with the following history: New users ask a question which is unclear because it is lacking relevant information. People add comments, ...
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2answers
751 views

Remind new users to choose some answers?

I've seen some new users lately with very low rep that are asking away and not selecting answers. This hurts them and others. It hurts them because they don't gain the rep of having selected an answer,...
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1answer
165 views

Formalized reminders to guide new users without comment noise

There are a lot of people on Stack Overflow who like to share their technical knowledge. Not surprisingly, there are also many people who like to show new users how to use the site itself. This is ...
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3answers
234 views

Guiding new users?

I provided one of two answers to a question of a new user. A day later, the user had written a "Thanks!" comment to both answers, and accepted the other answer. From there, I ended up in a meta-...
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3answers
138 views

Accepting Answers: 'Poke' + Tutorial for New Users

There's been a number of suggestions that an answer reminder be sent, but here's some new / fresh ideas to that: 'Poke' the Question Asker: There should be a way of buzzing that user / sending them a ...