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comment How can we address a poor but highly voted answer with potential legal implications
The many additions to the question (including the stuff you quoted, and the drawing) made things much worse. The original question should have been tightened up earlier; I think most of the answerers inferred the question (is this a problem and if so how do I resolve it). I made an edit to cut out all the extra stuff and make the question a little more clear.
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comment What constitutes spam?
Ian, is your question specifically about that answer (which has now been edited), or are you asking a broader question about what counts as spam and that's just one example? (Trying to decide if this is status-completed...)
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comment How do we maintain answer quality when everybody thinks he's an expert?
Relevant (sent to me privately): Lessons from Dunning-Kruger.
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comment What kind of danger does cat litter pose to my pregnant wife?
@keshlam that's probably true. The CDC does include "keep cats indoors" on its risk-reduction list. I don't know if cats can be exposed through the occasional mouse that gets into the house (with predictable results).
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comment Boys only club after work
Moderator note: I have made a major edit to get this question back on track. Adding more and more about how this upsets you isn't helping. And asking us to validate your feelings isn't an on-topic question (that should have been caught much earlier), so I have changed it to add a question about how to respond. Most of the answers covered that anyway, so I don't think this edit invalidates any answers. Despite the magnitude of the edit, I've mostly brought this back to the original version.
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revised Boys only club after work
Major edit to get this question back on track: remove the extended personal opinion, ask a real question (yes I know the original said "just looking to validate my feelings", but that's not an on-topic question), and focus on the workplace aspects.
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revised Xenophobic email sent by a senior colleague. What's an appropriate reaction?
I'm editing out this part because it's not constructive and it sets a bad tone for the rest. And because it's drawing flags. Feel free to edit the *sentiment* in if you feel it's important, but please keep it professional.
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comment The Blog - Naming and Scheduling
Yes, definitely -- posts can be queued for future use. Let's avoid the situation where we have a big enthusiastic burst at the beginning followed by weeks of inactivity.
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revised How can we address a poor but highly voted answer with potential legal implications
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comment Boys only club after work
This answer is being discussed on meta: meta.workplace.stackexchange.com/q/3132/325
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comment How can we address a poor but highly voted answer with potential legal implications
Thanks for clarifying. There may be a tiny bit of challenge buried in a great big pile of argument, but if so it's really hard to find. The early wave of comments was moved to the linked chat room, but there's no automated way to add more comments to that room so the later ones got deleted. But what I just saw was a lot of tangential discussion of women's yoga classes, other types of discrimination (not relevant cases, just other discussion), & stuff like that. If a comment shows up that asks for clarification or raises an issue in a way that doesn't invite this, I don't plan to delete it.
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comment How can we address a poor but highly voted answer with potential legal implications
@enderland yes, so it's important to cite what you based an answer on, and important for readers to consider later works that might modify it.
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comment How can we address a poor but highly voted answer with potential legal implications
Citing the constitutional right to free assembly in your answer would strengthen it.
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answered How can we address a poor but highly voted answer with potential legal implications
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comment How can we address a poor but highly voted answer with potential legal implications
One correction: the first wave of comments was moved to chat, not deleted.
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comment How much overlap should there be with biology.SE?
Thanks @anongoodnurse. New site + new user can sometimes mean mistakes, so I'm glad to have the reassurance.
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asked New profile appears to inherit "about me" text correctly, but edit page shows out-of-date version instead
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comment Can we get some new badges based on the new "People Reached" stat?
The fact that other badges have this flaw should neither encourage nor discourage the creation of new ones. While we would both prefer that badges be adaptive for site conditions, realistically it's not going to happen. Blocking new development to first pay down technical debt only works if everybody agrees there's debt that needs to be paid down; I don't think that's true here. So you would prevent new badges entirely while I would say "could be better but don't block on that".
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