I am truly impressed with this site. It encourages so many good things as positive curiosity, research, mutual help, voluntary service, elegance and nobility, but also honesty. I am grateful for what I learn and for the diversity of approach to language issues. At first, I was somewhat taken aback by some of the rules of this site, but I gradually came to understand that these rules are its strength to keep up the quality of the information offered and avoid chaotic random communication. Whoever made this site has benefitted many.

Just wondered if here is a good place to say it.


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    Yes, this is a good place to say it. And you’re welcome. :)
    – Lawrence
    Jun 11, 2021 at 18:11
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  • @Mari-LouA: Super-nice to see I am not the only one thinking that way! :-)
    – fev
    Jun 11, 2021 at 19:23
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    Well it makes a pleasant change, there are so few users who take the time to write a nice "Thank you" :) đź’—
    – Mari-Lou A
    Jun 11, 2021 at 19:25
  • @Mari-Lou It's true, but I'd take it also this way: Their mere presence on this site and every personal contribution is a sign of gratitude, even though it may be mingled with other things. We all find the site good enough to stay. That says something about the site.
    – fev
    Jun 11, 2021 at 20:29
  • I echo these sentiments. The site is a fine counterbalance to hubris, is unforgiving of mere assertion, questions prejudice, offers firm but courteous exchange of opinion, encourages wider viewpoints, is informative and entertaining, if occasionally a little addictive (is that phrase a specially namable construction like “slightly pregnant”, I wonder?)
    – Anton
    Jun 11, 2021 at 22:59
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    You are still in the early, idyllic phase of your experience on this site…..which is usually the most enjoyable one. 1) english.meta.stackexchange.com/questions/5339/… 2) english.meta.stackexchange.com/questions/5339/… 3) english.meta.stackexchange.com/questions/13458/…. and so on…
    – user 66974
    Jun 12, 2021 at 7:13
  • @user66974: I am not sure I am still in that "idyllic" phase. I am presently dealing with something similar to what you have pointed out, but that does not prevent me from seeing the value of the site. I agree, the atmosphere can get pretty acid in here, but look at the result. You have been here for 5 years and 4 months, and you are still here. I hope to reach your longevity one day :-)
    – fev
    Jun 12, 2021 at 7:44
  • @user66974 well at least the first and the second complaints are the same!
    – Caius Jard
    Jun 16, 2021 at 16:16


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