Questions tagged [etiquette]

Etiquette is the norms and standards of accepted behavior and politeness in our community. The golden rule is "Think before you post."

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
-13 votes
3 answers
209 views

Is it ok for a moderator to join a private WhatsApp or Telegram group with users from the same site they moderate?

All SE sites already have chat rooms and meta sites to discuss things related to the main site. However, some like-minded users can sometimes create parallel groups on WhatsApp, Facebook, Telegram, ...
user avatar
6 votes
2 answers
200 views

Where in my cross-posted question should I mention that the question is cross-posted?

What I understand about cross-posting: Usually, don't. But whenever you do (like if it's really justified to do so), then mention it. Ok, assuming for the sake of argument that something is allowed to ...
user avatar
  • 372
30 votes
0 answers
262 views

Can the recommendation to ask a new question when it's closed be removed everywhere? It never works [duplicate]

Since my previous question was closed as a duplicate but the issue wasn't resolved, I'm asking a new one as the close reason recommends me to. It either demonstrates the issue or should stand based ...
user avatar
  • 14.4k
-23 votes
1 answer
233 views

Having 'nice' text - are we too strict? [duplicate]

I recently posted an answer and also have posted questions as well with text like "Thanks for your help" "I hope this helps you" "I hope this is helpful" These types of ...
user avatar
-3 votes
1 answer
113 views

Posting questions on different Stack Exchange sites [duplicate]

I asked a question on unix.stackexchange and after not getting an answer for two days I asked the same question on Ask Ubuntu. There I got an answer immediately. Should I now delete my first question, ...
user avatar
-2 votes
2 answers
139 views

On using SE as a sort of survey of perspectives on hypothetical issues. Also, on posting same questions in different SE sites to do so [closed]

I am writing a science fiction novel. It is my first time trying to write sci-fi. My knowledge of science is rather amateur. I have, somewhat seriously, taught myself physics and chemistry. On ...
user avatar
14 votes
3 answers
173 views

How to ask a question when self-answering?

I've been researching lots of questions in the game World of Warcraft (WoW), and usually the answers to practical questions such as "Where is an item located?" are buried in the comment ...
user avatar
9 votes
3 answers
142 views

Is it good etiquette to stall accepting an answer just to raise the visibility or advertise your question?

I am a user in several SE sites and I regularly observe the following situation. There are posts with many good answers and the OP stalls to accept any of them. First of all I am aware that: When I ...
user avatar
  • 99
-30 votes
4 answers
259 views

Does the Age Eligibility section of ToS apply to biological or mental age? [closed]

Current version of the Public Network Terms of Service (accessed 2021-02-13) includes a section about underage users: 3. Age Eligibility You must be at least 13 years old to access or use the Network ...
user avatar
  • 367
18 votes
3 answers
202 views

What constitutes an affiliation disclosure?

The guidelines for expected behavior state: The community tends to vote down overt self-promotion and flag it as spam. Post good, relevant answers, and if some (but not all) happen to be about your ...
user avatar
  • 8,724
12 votes
1 answer
219 views

Is it acceptable to edit old posts to change ASCII-styled tables to the new table syntax?

Before the introduction of table support, there were various posts across the network that used ASCII-styled (or other similar) tables as a workaround. An example of this is this answer. Is it ...
user avatar
  • 9,760
4 votes
2 answers
93 views

Dealing with a question you've answered, but have partially / completely misunderstood?

I'm pretty sure this happens to someone out there now and then: You've read a question, done the work with writing a pretty decent answer, at least you think you have, then you find some detail in the ...
user avatar
0 votes
1 answer
169 views

Preempting inadequate answers and the ‘XY problem problem’

A number of times I have asked a certain kind of ‘attractive nuisance’ question – that is, one in which I anticipate a certain kind of answer would be given that I already know I am going to find ...
user avatar
  • 1,389
2 votes
1 answer
128 views

Challenge delete policy for a question with a low quality answer

On my first question on a specific Stack Exchange site, someone basically answered: "You can find the answer online". Since they're top 2%, and the answer has upvotes, it's not my place to ...
user avatar
  • 139
5 votes
0 answers
84 views

Appropriate way to refer to your own Feature Request from a related post?

I recently made the feature request Support browser "reader views" to allow user-controlled formatting This is a standalone FR, but it is also a relevant as a potential solution (and at ...
user avatar
-8 votes
3 answers
123 views

Could we describe what we think two questions have in common, when claiming that one question is possiblely a duplicate of another?

I know that when someone claims that a question is a duplicate there is an option to edit the question to make it more clear how it's different from the other question. Sometimes it can be clear how ...
user avatar
12 votes
1 answer
273 views

Is there an etiquette for answering questions originally intended to be self-answered?

This question is inspired by Is there an etiquette for asking questions originally intended to be self-answered?. A few times, I have encountered a self-answered question with a question that seems to ...
user avatar
1 vote
0 answers
72 views

Dropping a question, and then just logging out and leaving [duplicate]

This is an etiquette and maybe even rules question. I take the questions I ask seriously over at StackExchange. I form my question in an editor, I check for clarity and make edits, I take care to ...
user avatar
  • 135
7 votes
1 answer
91 views

What is the etiquette for extending my question?

I've recently asked a question, then thought about it more, and now I want to add to my question something like "I've tried A and it didn't work. Might B work?" What is the etiquette for this kind of ...
user avatar
-6 votes
3 answers
628 views

What is the opposite of the XY problem?

There is the XY problem, where a solution for X is wanted, but a question about Y is asked. I think there's also the problem of the assumed XY problem, where a question about Y is asked, but X is ...
user avatar
  • 163
-3 votes
1 answer
233 views

How can I prevent wholesale changes to my question? [duplicate]

I have a question on Stack Overflow which some one has taken the liberty of editing massively. I reverted the question, and in my re-revision stated, among other things, that I felt the edits missed ...
user avatar
  • 523
1 vote
4 answers
284 views

How to handle situation when another community member has a different view?

Yesterday, I get into an interesting conversation which I don't know how should it be handled. I had a question regarding enabling and disabling a functionality in Laravel Nova, after some hours, I ...
user avatar
3 votes
2 answers
152 views

Is the use of "Disclaimer" to disclose existent affiliation correct?

We all know that on Stack Exchange users are required to disclose affiliation with links and potential promotions they post. In case of being unaffiliated, one often writes a "disclaimer". Searching ...
user avatar
-14 votes
2 answers
611 views

Educating users gently about pronoun usage

This is a follow up to Can a user use neopronouns for any third party? where the community response has been "don't use neopronouns that are uncalled for". It seems to me that certain people ...
user avatar
  • 2,670
2 votes
0 answers
80 views

Is it considered poor form to answer old and inactive questions? (thread resurrection) [duplicate]

I think the title says it all. On some support boards and forums it is considered poor form because it causes activity that bothers some. Especially to those that monitors that site's "newest changes" ...
user avatar
-20 votes
8 answers
1k views

Pinging etiquette

Say somebody gets annoyed and writes, "Don't ping me again." (In a discussion below a post.) I'll try to reconstruct the approximate situation (this part of the comment discussion was removed). A:...
user avatar
  • 11.1k
22 votes
12 answers
3k views

If someone is hurt by a literary reference, should it be removed?

Today I submitted an answer supporting Monica, using a reference to a famous short poem First they came .... The reference itself incurred quite some dispute that drove me into asking this question. ...
user avatar
486 votes
7 answers
11k views

To reach out: on Monica, the Lavender community, and the future of the Stack Exchange network

Over the past weeks, the uproar has been vast, spanning the new Code of Conduct, Stack Exchange's conduct over the years, and more. Gallons of internet ink have been spilled by everyone involved, ...
user avatar
  • 8,937
-6 votes
1 answer
143 views

Directly editing or leaving a comment instead? [duplicate]

I tried to find a faq post about that, but couldn't find one. When should one directly edit a post and when should one just suggest improvement in comments instead? So far, I have been using my "gut ...
user avatar
  • 9,939
5 votes
3 answers
173 views

How to (or request feature to) designate the answer you submit as partial or diverging? [duplicate]

Beware! This is my first SE post, so some of what follows may be seen as taboo by more experienced or professional community members. I wrote as clearly & well-formatted as I could. For TL;DR, ...
user avatar
  • 511
36 votes
2 answers
1k views

Does Stack Exchange insist on a special language for posts? Please describe

Reading a bit about recent Monica Cellio related posts, I am afraid that I may be using a language that is a lot like English, but might not be the Stack-Exchange-approved version of English. For ...
user avatar
114 votes
3 answers
4k views

NSFW video and annoying animated advertising on Music SE

I'm seeing this annoying animated advertisement on Music SE. Somehow saving the gif was impossible, so I recreated it as well as I could from screenshots (first image). The actual thing is even more ...
user avatar
2 votes
0 answers
31 views

If a different question contains the correct answer, should the question be marked as a duplicate? [duplicate]

The situation I am referring to is this recent question on the Worldbuilding Stack Exchange. The situation is as follows: Question A is created with a certain question. Question B is an older, ...
user avatar
-10 votes
2 answers
224 views

What would be the best way to advocate for real change in the culture of Stack Exchange? [closed]

While this is only my third question on SE, I've used the site for years. As an amateur science enthusiast, I Google frequently for answers to science questions and often find myself on one of the SE ...
user avatar
  • 37
5 votes
3 answers
77 views

Is cross-posting the same question in different languages allowed?

I saw the question Is cross-posting permitted and I am wondering: What's the deal with multiple languages? For example asking something on the the German TeXWelt (of course written in German) and on ...
user avatar
  • 287
6 votes
1 answer
87 views

Should I remove my comment that became irrelevant after an edit?

Someone posted an incorrect answer, I pointed it out, they edited the answer so it is now correct and my comment is no longer relevant. What is the etiquette: should I remove my comment or post a ...
user avatar
  • 171
9 votes
1 answer
200 views

What are our options for safeguarding a minor asking about potentially dangerous activities?

I saw a post on Travel Stack Exchange by a minor and tried to respond as best I could, but I'm concerned it may be something beyond the remit of the Q&A format here. If any admins could take a ...
user avatar
  • 257
-8 votes
1 answer
102 views

What is the right place to ask about web applications' desktop software?

Google Backup and Sync is completely undocumented software, so Stack Exchange seems like a good place to ask questions especially strictly like "what happens when you tick this option?". The problem ...
user avatar
  • 299
-12 votes
1 answer
113 views

Is there any correlation between the reputation and the politeness?

I'm thinking that it would be interesting to investigate the correlation between the user's reputation and its politeness. Here are some simple investigation directions: Whether high-reputation users ...
user avatar
-15 votes
3 answers
273 views

Is it OK to edit others' posts based on (extreme) personal feeling?

From time to time I come across posts that contain content that makes me feel uneasy in a way. This time I just saw this post which contains an image of snake. I used to be extremely afraid of snake ...
user avatar
2 votes
1 answer
64 views

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 ...
user avatar
13 votes
2 answers
140 views

Is it OK to notify that I'll not be answering or commenting for some time?

I've got an active question, but I will be away until the new year. Is it OK to add a comment saying I'll be away or is it rude?
user avatar
9 votes
3 answers
263 views

Etiquette of accepting answers

I ask some questions and get answers on the Stack Exchange network as usual. But I am biased towards accepting answers late because of the following reasons: Waiting for better answers Checking ...
user avatar
  • 561
15 votes
5 answers
919 views

How should I refer to the OP? [closed]

Numerous times I want to refer to the OP, and I found myself writing (s)he or his/her. What is the right way to do so? Maybe the answer is that I should continue using the (s)he, but it would be ...
user avatar
  • 2,494
4 votes
2 answers
78 views

Reminding user(s) not to spam when asking about promoting SE content. rude?

On Area 51 meta someone asked a question about promoting his proposal which I answered here. Now on Stack Exchange since we don't like spam I don't like the idea of someone spamming something from ...
user avatar
3 votes
2 answers
82 views

Should I add a parent tag if I already use the child one?

For example: when I already added the responsive-design tag, should I add the design tag as well?
user avatar
2 votes
1 answer
45 views

How can I provide a utility on sites without Stack Snippets in an appropriate manner?

I just wrote this answer and in the last paragraph I decided to create a small utility as part of the answer. The utility is needed for the process. After submitting, I found that Android Enthusiasts ...
user avatar
6 votes
1 answer
70 views

Would adding more examples to a post be acceptable?

For example, in this question, the OP lists two examples of the model. I know another one, and think that it doesn't change the meaning of it. But as it's also out of the author's awareness/intention, ...
user avatar
  • 5,789
7 votes
4 answers
127 views

Answering etiquette

I'm wondering if there is an etiquette or rule to follow regarding answers. Say someone answers a question, then someone else answers with a near duplicate of the first answer and that one is ...
user avatar
  • 173
-14 votes
1 answer
280 views

Code of Conduct - PROs and CONs [closed]

It seems to me that the "Code of Conduct" tramps down on freedom of expression. It also undermines what being friendly represents. And all this to no real benefit to the community as far as the ...
user avatar
  • 141

1
2 3 4 5
16