Shog9

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answered Can we please stop pointing off topic Meta posters to another SE site?
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reviewed Leave Open Why would you override wndproc
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comment Change "comment" to "critique or request clarification"
I like this idea. Always forget about that slideout...
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awarded Critic
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comment Throw this tag under the [bus]?
I have no idea. Are you an expert in any of them?
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comment Are shopping (aka recommend this) questions on topic?
You might want to have a look at how other sites handle faq questions of this sort.
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comment Are shopping (aka recommend this) questions on topic?
You want a question that helps to address questions commonly asked on the main site to live... Off-site? Where it won't show up in the related sidebar, or linked sidebar, or FAQ lists, or be available as a dup-target, or... You're shooting yourself in the foot. Stop.
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comment Throw this tag under the [bus]?
really, no "throw this tag under the..." jokes? Except for Matlab, those all sound like buses to me.
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comment Change "comment" to "critique or request clarification"
Uhh... We're already using "improve" as a euphemism for suggesting an edit if you're not logged in, and as Jason notes "suggest" is used all over the place for edits if you are logged in. The last thing I want to do is encourage more edits in comments...
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comment Change "comment" to "critique or request clarification"
Not really. But then, I usually have a hard time championing an idea while being sufficiently critical of it. And if nothing else, proposing this here gives all the ultra-pedantic meta regulars a chance to get it all out of their system.
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comment Change "comment" to "critique or request clarification"
Mexico, you mean? They'll get used to it.
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comment Change "comment" to "critique or request clarification"
What's wrong with "analyze"?
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comment Change "comment" to "critique or request clarification"
Because this is The Internet and in that context they're really not, @JasonC. Except for ASCII wangs; those are always critiques on the 'Net.
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comment Change "comment" to "critique or request clarification"
I've no illusions that this will turn lousy commenters into good ones; as noted, this is sort of a side project that arose from plans we're developing to improve our aging comment moderation system; if there are any visible benefits to be had, that's where they'll be. The goal here is simply to reduce whatever honest confusion might be present; if you're clicking a link that says "request clarification" and entering "I like ponies!", you can't really claim ignorance when your comment is quietly removed...
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awarded Nice Question
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revised Change "comment" to "critique or request clarification"
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asked Change "comment" to "critique or request clarification"
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