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Editing for Brevity? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Should ‘Hi’, ‘thanks’ and taglines and salutations be removed from posts? When I see a question like Hi everyone! In C, how do I compute the ...
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2answers
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What's wrong with using polite language in questions? [duplicate]

Thanks for reading this question, it's something that has been bothering me for some time. It often happens that people write things such as "thanks in advance", "I've been trying to fix this problem ...
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3answers
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Why can't I greet you? [duplicate]

I see many of you don't like greetings for some reason. Before you comment, let me refute some of them already. One of your arguments is "when someone says hi, they're not really saying hi to me". ...
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3answers
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Should I remove personal introductions? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Should 'Hi', 'thanks,' taglines, and salutations be removed from posts? Is it correct to edit question to remove verbose introduction? I have been wondering ...
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1answer
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Why is saying “Thank you!” in question undesirable [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Should 'Hi', 'thanks,' taglines, and salutations be removed from posts? Thanking users who answered my question Is it important to say “thanks” ...
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3answers
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What's the right policy on suggested edit pending on removing user sign or cheers [duplicate]

I usually see a lot of suggested edits pending, suggesting to remove a user sign or cheers from a question. Es. //question ... thanks Mark What's the right policy, approve or reject?...
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2answers
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Is it appropriate to remove pleading at the end of a question? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Should ‘Hi’, ‘thanks,’ taglines, and salutations be removed from posts? What should I keep out of my posts and titles? I often see questions that end with things along the ...
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1answer
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Stack Overflow, why don't you like pleasantries? [duplicate]

Why would someone remove a statement of appreciation and downvote this question? I understand it's a technical site, but I think there should be room for pleasantries, after all we are asking for help....
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2answers
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Why do we have to be rude? [duplicate]

I posted a few questions on Stack Overflow and every time someone edits my question and remove the first sentence like "Hi all" and the last one like "thanks, Rémi"... What the problem with ...
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1answer
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I say Thank You and it gets edited out? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Should 'Hi', 'thanks,' taglines, and salutations be removed from posts? I ended my question with: "Thanks very much" and it was edited out and was down voted?? ...
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1answer
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Isn't being polite a good practice at Stack Overflow anymore? [duplicate]

Just curious. My question was edited and the phrase "Thanks in advance :)" was removed. Just this phrase, no more, nor less. Should I no longer thank anyone here? Just impersonal Q&A? Edit: Well,...
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4answers
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What do I put in the edit summary if I edit a question to remove “Thanks”-like text? [duplicate]

I was sure this is a duplicate, but cannot find my answer, through searching questions or help (faq). When editing a question that ends with "Thanks", or some variation thereof, what do I put in the ...
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1answer
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Why are social graces not appropriate for questions? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Should 'Hi', 'thanks,' taglines, and salutations be removed from posts? It seems that certain kinds of social graces are not considered appropriate in a ...
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1answer
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Site deletes text until first punctuation sign [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Should ‘Hi’, ‘thanks,’ taglines, and salutations be removed from posts? I posted the question https://stackoverflow.com/questions/14342245/placing-a-link-on-screen-in-setup-...
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3answers
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Ethics of editing out gratitude [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Should ‘Hi’, ‘thanks’ and taglines and salutations be removed from posts? Background I like to thank people for helping me, but my kind words are ...
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1answer
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Is “Salaamun Alekum” in a question “religious content”? [duplicate]

A suggested edit came up in the queue that I wasn't sure how to handle: (The link to the edit suggestion may or may not work for other users) Although it is true it is unnecessary for the question, ...
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3answers
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Editing Etiquette: Editing someone else's answer? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: Should ‘Hi’, ‘thanks’ and taglines and salutations be removed from posts? Editing others' posts - general etiquette Is it OK to edit a correct ...
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2answers
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Is there a policy about removing “Thanks” from posts? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Should 'Hi', 'thanks,' taglines, and salutations be removed from posts? I understand posts don't need any fluff to them and just the questions, which is why I ...
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1answer
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Is adding a signature considered spamming? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: Should ‘Hi’, ‘thanks’ and taglines and salutations be removed from posts? What is the policy on signatures and links in answers for Stack Overflow ...
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1answer
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Why does “Hi <user>” get stripped out of my posts? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Should 'Hi', 'thanks,' taglines, and salutations be removed from posts? This bug or feature I observed while answering How to call viewWillAppear delegate ...
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1answer
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Why is `Hello`, `Thanks` etc. are not allowed? [duplicate]

Every time I open a question, I open the message with "Hello", and end with "Thanks". Too many times my messages get edited, and these lines are removed. I've always wanted to know: why these words ...
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1answer
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Chatty footers in the answers [duplicate]

I was going through my activity history and noticed that some of my edits was revised. Here is the revision history of that answer. I always looked at messages like that as at unnecessary noise and ...
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1answer
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Are Thank you's at ends of questions acceptable? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Should 'Hi', 'thanks' and taglines and salutations be removed from posts? This is a question from an editor-in-training. Thank you!
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1answer
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Trigger “don't do this” message if question starts/ends with filler [duplicate]

So you're not supposed to start questions with "Hello guys" or end them with a signature, right? Well, here's an idea: Detect common cases of this and warn the user that this is unwanted cruft. So, ...
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3answers
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Editing on Stack Overflow [duplicate]

Personally, I have a tendency to write politely when I post questions, given the fact I'm asking for help. I noticed that many times, when editing a question I wrote, the editor deletes the opening '...
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2answers
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Minor change policy regarding real names [duplicate]

When reviewing edits, I often find minor changes which simply remove the name from the original question. So the user wrote something like Thanks, myname at the end of the question and somebody ...
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1answer
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Dealing with social syntactic sugar [duplicate]

I just stumbled upon a question starting with Hello friendly SO ppl, I am more or less a CSS noob; and for the life of me, I can't solve this issue. Hopefully this will be easy for one of you ...
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1answer
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Is it against rules to add a closing statement to an answer or question? [duplicate]

Whenever I answer a question I would always conclude it with what I feel to be a proper closing such as "I hope this helped you. You have a wonderful day!". However on certain sites people of a much ...
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0answers
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Hello.. Thanks…not permitted [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Should 'Hi', 'thanks' and taglines and salutations be removed from posts? Is it aesthetically important and rule abiding not to start a question with HELLO, ...
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2answers
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Lot of too minor suggested edits [duplicate]

I was reviewing suggested edits and found lot of minor edits from this user. Every time, the user was just removing a few words (like "Thank you" at the end of the message). But the edits were ...
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1answer
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Question get truncated before posting? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Should 'Hi', 'thanks,' taglines, and salutations be removed from posts? I don't know if this is a known rule yet, but I just tried to post a question beginning ...
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1answer
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Pleasantries in questions [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Should 'Hi', 'thanks' and taglines and salutations be removed from posts? I just saw a question that stated the problem and said 'Thanks in Advance'. An ...
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1answer
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Is it okay to start (end) a question with a greeting (goodbye)? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Should 'Hi', 'thanks' and taglines and salutations be removed from posts? Is it okay to start a question on SO with: Hello Hi Hello everybody or end it with: ...
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1answer
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Does Stack Exchange remove Ha! from my answer? [duplicate]

I just began an answer with Ha, I just ran into this myself! but it would come out as I just ran into this myself! and an edit would not help. Now I see how that beginning of an answer is not ...
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1answer
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“Dear All” difference between post and edit [duplicate]

I was just out and about looking for posts to help me secure the timelord hat and I found this one If you notice at the first of the question it says Dear All. If however, you click edit and look ...
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0answers
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Should the questions posted on Stack Overflow have “Hello ..” & “Thanks” statements? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Should 'Hi', 'thanks' and taglines and salutations be removed from posts? Should the questions posted on Stack Overflow have "Hello Everyone" & "Thanks" ...
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Is it wrong to say “Hi” [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Should 'Hi', 'thanks' and taglines and salutations be removed from posts? Is it wrong to start my question with "HI" ? I can often see my question gets edited ...
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Should we edit greetings, emoticons and inappropriate words? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Should 'Hi', 'thanks,' taglines, and salutations be removed from posts? Should we edit greetings like "thanks" and "hello" or emoticons? What about ...
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0answers
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Is it Okay to Use the Question-Askers Username/Name, Like a Greeting, In Your Answer? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Should 'Hi', 'thanks' and taglines and salutations be removed from posts? Consider that you've asked a question on one of the more subjective sites on the SE ...
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0answers
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Best Regard prohibited? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Should 'Hi', 'thanks' and taglines and salutations be removed from posts? I posted a question on superuser, here is the link, at the end of the post I write 2 ...
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0answers
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What constitute acceptable edits? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: Should 'Hi', 'thanks' and taglines and salutations be removed from posts? What is the etiquette for modifying posts? I see a lot of posts that begin with a ...
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0answers
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Editing questions: To remove or not to remove [duplicate]

I've recently started editing questions. While editing questions I almost always remove the Thanks in advance and Thanks for your help parts of the questions. I've read this question which is very ...
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0answers
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First word won't save in post or edit [duplicate]

I recently wrote this answer on Stack Overflow. In order to be nice and in the spirit of our push toward welcoming new users, I began my answer with Hi, and welcome to Stack Overflow! When I hit ...
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0answers
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“Any help will be appreciated.” - appropriate or not? [duplicate]

I don't know what to call these sentences that are often written at the end of questions, but here are some examples: "Could anyone give me some explanations on this problem? Thanks a lot!" - Why ...
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0answers
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Should irrelevant parts of questions be removed? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Should 'Hi', 'thanks,' taglines, and salutations be removed from posts? Some (a lot?) of questions start and end with text that is irrelevant to the question ...
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0answers
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Is it good or bad style to ask for help? [duplicate]

I wonder whether I should end a question on SO with a polite phrase asking or thanking in advance for help, such as: “Any help is apreciated.” “Thanks in advance for any help.” “Any advice on how to ...
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0answers
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What's the opinion/is there a policy on signoffs on questions [duplicate]

I don't know a better way to ask this question other than being blunt: Is this just a pet peeve of mine, or is it generally frowned upon to add signoffs to questions? Mainly, it's just redundant. For ...
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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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44answers
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Question title that doesn't describe the problem

Pre Edit 4: Pointing out that thread's popularity is a direct result of programming community interest in said subject, and that someone likely stands to become rich and/or famous by solving the ...
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14answers
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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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