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accepted How can I organize my chest freezer?
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comment Fastest way to boil water?
Wouldn't "leaving it on a low flame all day long" technically be just about the slowest way to boil water, if you time it from when you first start applying heat? Technicality aside, that seems like terrible advice to give since, as you mentioned, it is dangerous and expensive.
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comment How can I figure out which side of the car the gas hatch is on (without getting out)?
1. Don't worry so much about what gets accepted. 2. Despite this answer being "hackier", the other answer is much easier so long as your car isn't ancient, and thus many may consider it better. 3. It's only been two hours since it was posted.
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comment Moderator Pro Tempore
And actually... shit. I just realized I was confusing you with Mooseman. So um... sorry about that. Though this particular case of voting aside, since I voted in error, the same reasoning applies to most people's votes, I'm sure. Vote for people you think represent your interests, and downvote the ones you think are in the wrong direction.
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comment Moderator Pro Tempore
Asking people why they're downvoting is probably kind of pointless unless you are suddenly going to change your opinions/activity based on their comments. I won't enumerate everything, and I'm sure you're a swell guy (or gal), but over the last two weeks I've noticed my opinion on site matters does not match up well to yours, thus the downvote. That may entirely mean you're right and I'm wrong, and you'd be an awesome mod. Just not one that represents my view.
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comment Moderator Pro Tempore
He put a lot of work into organizing Meta and trying to get focus on important issues.
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comment Close reason request: They haven't tried anything
Another question I'd ask is what problem(s) you currently see with the sneakers question that you feel would be fixed once the "What have you tried?" has been answered, beyond simply "Well, we said we were going to require it, so by God, we're going to require it!"
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comment Close reason request: They haven't tried anything
@ZachSaucier You might be right. Can you point to one or two questions (that weren't obvious trolls) that this policy saved us from? It might be useful to see some of those cases.
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comment Close reason request: They haven't tried anything
Let's flip it around, @ZachSaucier. In your opinion, has closing questions for this reason actually worked to limit us to only "hacky" questions or improved things in any other way?
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comment Close reason request: They haven't tried anything
@ZachSaucier The reason lies under the This rule doesn't actually force questions to get any better section. I can make up any old thing I tried and say it didn't work. Viola! Suddenly, my question is on-topic. The site was not saved... I just had to go put something in there to satisfy the rule.
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comment What is the best way to tumble-dry wet sneakers?
@ZachSaucier Funny you should say that!. But even before my answer, Robert had a highly-voted one that seems to have been completely ignored.
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answered Close reason request: They haven't tried anything
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comment What is the best way to tumble-dry wet sneakers?
This "solutions already tried" thing is getting to be ridiculous.
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comment How can I figure out which side of the car the gas hatch is on (without getting out)?
Of course, then you sit there trying to remember if it means you're supposed to pull up on that side of the gas pump, or if it means the gas hatch is on that side.
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comment Another user downvoted me based on my gender
I find it hard to believe that downvotes on SE, for any reason at all, could be considered illegal in some countries. That said, gender is a terrible reason to downvote and people who do so should be ashamed.
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