Shog9

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comment Help the helpless with how-to-ask tag tips
All such messages will be per-site, @bfavaretto - there are relatively few tags that would benefit from such guidance on all sites.
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comment Add support for .gifv format in chat onebox
Put it in your question, @Abhishek - no reason to bother engaging in comments if you can clarify in the post itself.
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comment Help the helpless with how-to-ask tag tips
This particular message is only for SO, @bfavaretto
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comment Add support for .gifv format in chat onebox
FFS, people; if you can't discuss the display of animations without it devolving into name-calling, there's no hope. Way to taint the idea. If anyone has any legitimate arguments for or against this, post 'em in an answer.
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answered Do we want Stack Snippets?
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revised Do we want Stack Snippets?
edited tags
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answered Do we need a fourth off-topic reason for identification requests that contain too little detail?
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revised Do we need a fourth off-topic reason for identification requests that contain too little detail?
edited tags
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comment Appropriate use of the [tag] syntax in questions
You can use them to refer to the concept if there's a plausible need for using the questions so-tagged on SO to help explain the concept. For instance, "Disabling the browser's back button is rude. Instead, consider using [tag:redirect-after-post]!"
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comment Appropriate use of the [tag] syntax in questions
You can put anything in a link too - there are occasionally good reasons for this, but doing it intentionally (as I just did) isn't wise.
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comment What does a green box around a number on SO mean?
Protip: when you see something unusual, hover your mouse over it - in most browsers, this'll pop up a little bit of text that explains why it looks unusual.
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answered Appropriate use of the [tag] syntax in questions
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comment Use the new tag tip feature for [halacha]
Come up with specific wording and this is do-able.
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comment Automatic warnings of 'dangerous' tags
Correct, gnat. This is really something that should be discussed within each community, as these might become annoying if over-used (ideally you don't want multiple tags on a single question to produce warnings) and the guidance should reflect the lessons learned from handling these questions. Here's a good example: meta.anime.stackexchange.com/questions/1083/…
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comment How does a low-rep user ask for a new tag to be created?
It's a support question, @cybermonkey - there's usually no need to "complete" them apart from someone (anyone!) posting an answer.
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comment Help the helpless with how-to-ask tag tips
Post a [bug], @Braiam.
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comment What guidance should be given when edits are rejected?
Not necessarily, @Jan. Generally, you'd want some sort of excerpt for the top tags on a site - if you can't do better than a definition, so be it. But all too often, folks start just filling in definitions for tags without bothering to even consider the usage - this is particularly a problem on new sites, which is where this guidance comes from.
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comment Show new users the interstitial pages before they can ask questions
If folks aren't reading the page they're typing a question on, I'm skeptical they're gonna read an interstitial, @damryfbfnetsi. In any case, if you're posting on a site where you haven't bothered to read and learn from the example of existing questions, there's no excuse.
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comment Automatic warnings of 'dangerous' tags
Post a [feature-request] for each tag, with specific guidance (ideally linking to a meta post if non-trivial so I don't have to edit these all the time) and justification for needing something more than the tag excerpt. Let folks discuss it, then ping me if there's support.
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