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People edit down the cruft to avoid situations like this: People come here to find answers, not distractions. The things you describe are just noise. Is this what we want? Some kind of amateur thought police, whose primary joy in life seems to be not to contribute to these communities, but to attack the contributions of others? You're just as much part of ...


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I strongly agree with the proposal "It should be possible to retag a question without bumping it to the front page", hence my similar post to Aviation Stack Exchange Meta ( Could we arrange things so that simply editing the tags doesn't bump a question up to the top of the "active" list? ), and my upvote to the question on SE Meta. I ...


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The rules have changed over time. In fact in the distant past this rule did not exist at all. So the poster posted the question, then the system gained a new rule (or the rule was made stricter) but it didn't automatically delete all the posts that couldn't have been posted because they'd fail that new rule. It's also possible they posted their code via one ...


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When a post is being closed, maybe we can send an "edit request" to an active member? This is already how it works. Each post with close votes shows up in the close vote queue with the options leave open, close, edit, and skip: From here, if the post can be salvaged by an edit, an experienced member of the community should edit the post using the ...


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When closing a post, suggest edit. When a post is being closed, maybe we can send an "edit request" to an active member? I'm sure an active member will be willing to suggest an edit to a question, especially if the question is very interesting. Questions aren't closed because they're uninteresting - they might be very interesting. They're closed ...


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Personally, I'm a fan of "showing your work" - and updating your question substantially with what you've done is a great example of it. It means folks are not going to waste their time suggesting something you know dosen't work (and others can follow along in your footsteps). Its a good way to roll comments into your post. In this situation I ended ...


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In general, (when) is it better to [...] Going through one at a time. list progress in the form of comments Not recommended, unless it's a very trivial answer to someone else's comment (e.g. "No, X didn't help, but thanks for the suggestion."). question edits This is preferred. However, edits should not be called out explicitly (e.g. with &...


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