Linked Questions

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Could we please be a bit nicer to new users?

There is a distinct decline in the level of civility on all the sites here. Some of this is due to new users coming in and posting spam and other nonsense, but the off-topic and downvote buttons are ...
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The NEW new “Be Nice” Policy (“Code of Conduct”) — Updated with your feedback [duplicate]

Update: Thanks for all the additional feedback below. We incorporated a lot of your suggestions, and this is going live (as https://meta.stackexchange.com/help/be-nice). We're also looking at ways ...
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Are we creating divisions in our quest to make new users welcome?

One of the more frequent accusations that get leveled against long-time users of various sites is that we treat new user questions differently. That we downvote and close vote them maliciously, to "...
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Are expletives (cursing, swear words or vulgar language) allowed on SE sites?

Can I use salty, expletive-laden language on Stack Exchange sites, like Q*Bert? For more information, see "What kind of behavior is expected of users?" in the Help Center. Return to FAQ index
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Do Stack Exchange users have the right to not be offended?

I've been following Laura's question and the many answers/comments: Proposed new code of conduct for all Stack Exchange sites There have been several reactions around the inclusion (or not) of a ...
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Too quick with the Close button for “Unclear what you're asking” [duplicate]

All too often I see questions getting closed by direct moderator action for "Unclear what you're asking", when it's obvious that English is not the asker's native language. In many of those cases, ...
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Comments are still extremely rude. How can we get more people to flag these?

Edit: Okay, I think I get the point. I just got over 20 notifications overnight about this. You can stop commenting and answering now - I think I get the point that I may have made the question a ...
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Improved Help Center - site-specific pages and site-specific edits to all pages

Right now, moderators can edit some pages in a site's Help Center. For example, the entire /help/on-topic page can be edited. However, the /help/dont-ask page can't be edited at all. I'd like to see ...
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Most recent bad behaviours of Stack Overflow users I have faced [closed]

I have a serious question about Stack Overflow, and I think Meta Stack Overflow is a good place to make myself correct on my confusions. As we know, Stack Overflow is a Q/A forum. ...
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Should one down-vote a question because one disagrees with the questioner's views expressed on a past occasion not mentioned in the question?

Is it appropriate to down-vote a question because one disagrees with beliefs of the poster that are not mentioned in the question? Is it appropriate to characterize as a "rant" a paper one has not ...
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So much hate on Stack Overflow [duplicate]

I am a member of Stack Overflow in Portuguese, I cross-posted the exact same question on both sites: What is the most efficient way to implement GroupBy in Javascript? Qual é o modo mais eficiente ...
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Adding a feature to prevent serial close vote from a particular user

I think in a SE site, someone has picked on me by voting to close all my questions. This has been the case for more than one month. As a result many (not all) of my questions are closed. Flagging a ...
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Commenting on questions - knowing the difference between constructive criticism and just being rude and unhelpful [closed]

Referring to the following post concerning moderating comments - A guide to moderating comments Commenting is one of the unsung heroes of Stack Exchange. The help center suggestions that you should ...
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Official FAQ on gender pronouns and Code of Conduct changes

We expect today’s changes to the Code of Conduct to generate a lot of questions. We’ve tried to anticipate some of the most common questions people may have here, and we’ll be adding to this list as ...