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This is my first post on this Meta and on this SE, so apologies if this is out-of-scope. Feel free to delete / close / downvote, but any advice is appreciated.
The context of this post is the latest blog post:
I come from StackOverflow (the programming sibling) and have noticed that there is a huge variation in what people consider welcoming / helpful responses to SO questions and sarcy / dismissive responses. The same response is considered by one set as the former and another set as the latter!
In the end, it becomes a long-winded argument with no answer. I have a specific question about whether the tone of an answer is dismissive / disrespectful. I'm not talking about dictionary definitions of words used, but specifically about whether sarcasm / irony in a dismissive tone is evident in an answer. Is this in scope for StackExchange English Language & Usage? I considered Interpersonal Skills, but I'm not sure it's a good fit there either.
I can either link to a specific question & answer, or paste it into a question.
For reference, this is the answer I would want considered.
Note: this is not about moderation, it's about considering whether and how we can improve the way we communicate. If the consensus is the answer is well-meaning and welcoming, so be it - no work needs to be done.