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Questions for which the recruiting tag is applicable usually ask for career advice, which is off-topic for this site. IMHO it is ok not to delete tag entirely, since historically the related kind of questions were on-topic 10 years ago. Yes, I think it should be marked. However, I am not happy with the "DO NOT USE" phrasing - this sometimes leads to not ...


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First of all, the people taking these actions don't perceive them as hostile, because they are not intended as hostile. I have no idea how to change that perception. Second, the algorithm that blocked you was based on a time when downvotes were mostly reserved for serious issues, not the current environment where it's mostly a result of being unable to ...


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I am sorry to hear that you are upset about the way you are being received on the site. Just to clarify, you are not actually banned. What you are experiencing is that you are temporarily blocked from asking questions based on a number of downvoted questions that were asked over the last several months. I see that you have attempted to delete this ...


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Challenging the assumptions of a question is indeed usually an answer, not a comment. I'd consider this a generalization of Don't Do That being a valid answer. (In before "all approaches to a problem are equally valid" becomes part of the TOS...)


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I do feel that in many circumstances there exists a gap in our definition of what is a "useful" comment that should be preserved. Chatting back and forth I think we can all agree belongs in a chat room because most of it is non-relevant or it involves two or more people discussing aspects of the question or answer that could hopefully lead to an improved ...


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Speaking personally - and not directly about this case as I didn't handle any flags here or delete any comments - I don't go looking for comments to delete. I will only delete comments in response to flags, be they the automatic flags we get (too many comments, rude, etc.) or ones raised by other users. My view is that if someone has decided that a comment ...


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I enjoy this site because of the collaboration with other people. Much of that collaboration occurs in comments on questions and answers. Moderators are expected to have the following attributes: are patient and fair lead by example show respect for their fellow community members in their actions and words are open to some light but firm moderation to keep ...


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Comments are not for extended discussion or conversations, even about topics addressed in the post. Comments are for three things: requesting clarification, leaving constructive criticism, or adding minor additional information that may not be easily editable into the post. In addition, once a point has been clarified or criticisms addressed, the comment ...


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Last year we closed 2728 questions and left 4125 open. 39.8% close rate. This year we closed 4482 questions and left 3417 open. 56.7% close rate.


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To provide additional context: In addition to some inappropriate comments attacking StackExchange members, there were also comments (and answers) which attacked other standardization members (i.e., members who were not participating in the stackexchange topic at all). One user: A) Made ad hominem comments on other answers. B) Included some ad hominem ...


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First off, I asked to have a number of comments deleted on my answer, and I appreciate that they were deleted in an expeditious manner. How in the hell do people get into a fight over the relative merits of how javascript gets compiled? I can lay it out for you. A number of commenters were "responding to tone". I noted that responding to tone is very ...


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I don't see a comment link to the meta post about "best practice questions" as an attempt to enforce a rule on the asker or their question. The post gives an explanation why it is a good idea to avoid the buzzword "best practice" in a question, since it is often triggering close votes and downvotes from people who are too lazy to read or understand the ...


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I didn't delete the comments on that question, so the mod who did would have to state their reasoning, but I would have also deleted that comment. Maybe not if I was just browsing the site, but if at least one comment on the post was flagged as chatty or no longer needed, I would typically review the whole chain of comments and clean up any comments that are ...


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On the "Best Practices" Topic There are no rules specifically saying that "best practices" questions are not allowed. The link Why is asking a question on "best practice" a bad thing? is if anything a only a statement that usually questions that mention the words "best practices" are not good questions for stack exchange. This distinction is ...


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