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How to be nice (even when you don't want to) - The basics

Note: at first I considered to ask this question in the Moderator Teams, but then I thought it would do better here. It has just happened. In the site I moderate two users have engaged in a ...
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Upper case in tips

Please approve the same rules of writing titles in tips on "Русский язык" Meta as they are on the main site. In Russian, only the first letter in a title is capitalized. Correct: Incorrect:
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Tips/hints based on tags

We see the same problems over and over again and I think a lot of questions/problems could be solved by simply showing the poster a couple of tips based on his/her tags. We recommend to check the ...
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Where (and how) to post tips & tricks for using Stack Exchange?

I have a tip about using Stack Exchange I want to share. It's just a small tip for adding comments on iOS, nothing spectacular, but I'm certain there are other users who'll find it useful. I'm ...
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Formatting for comprehension tips

While I'm certain that I pay more attention to this than average, I still believe every user should, at least periodically, remember that judicious text formatting aids reading comprehension. And as ...
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Advanced Search Tips should also mention about the use of wildcard

On the search page, Advanced Search Tips should also include the wildcard usage which are valid for both tags searches and word searches. Wildcard is mentioned against the "url" search but it does not ...
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Update search tips to include use of minus operator

The search tips make no mention of the minus operator and its ability to eliminate search results that contain certain words. Note that this is not a duplicate of Update the search tips page to ...
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Under “How To Ask” .. Rename “Is your question about” to “Questions here should be about”

For example "Is your question about computer software or computer hardware?" on SU. How am I supposed to answer that question? There is no button. :P It may seem strange but when I was new and I ...
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“How To Ask” tips are gone

When you go to Ask Question,, if you click in the body then you get How To Format on the right. If you click on the tags you get How To Tag on the right. I just now clicked in the title and I got a ...
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Can I post tips instead of questions?

Many topics on Serverfault, Stackoverflow, etc. are framed as a question. People respond with their answers. I have a topic that I would like to discuss, but it is more of a tip then a question. I ...