The question: There's the term 'honest mistake', so what is 'dishonest mistake' synonymous to?

I am not really sure I have anything to say in the body besides the link except that the question was closed and probably deservedly.

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    What do you mean by "re" (the title)? In that context. Commented Nov 24, 2021 at 11:14
  • @PeterMortensen it's been modified already (by you! thanks again!) but 're' is like regards or relation or respect right? (but for respect i guess i should say with respect instead of in respect) wait yeah in your link. reference/regard
    – BCLC
    Commented Nov 24, 2021 at 11:18
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    The commentary is giving feedback as to why the OP is struggling to improve/fix their question, which I believe is relevant.
    – Mari-Lou A
    Commented Nov 24, 2021 at 12:29
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    Just went to read the question expecting to see a single paragraph or little more. Instead the question has a significant number of reflections and considerations, perhaps even too many.
    – Mari-Lou A
    Commented Nov 24, 2021 at 12:43
  • @Mari-LouA thanks for both honesty and empathy i guess!
    – BCLC
    Commented Nov 24, 2021 at 13:35

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To improve your question,

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It's not entirely applicable here, but you might want to have a look at my answer about research because it is tangentially relevant.

  • The concise part is supposed to be in the question at the very start and the division into sections and subsections and stuff. This way even if the whole thing is long, people can just skip the parts they don't like. It's like a textbook: you don't necessarily read the whole thing. anyway thanks Andrew Leach edited further and now submitting for review
    – BCLC
    Commented Nov 25, 2021 at 21:08
  • clear now but now opinion-based? english.meta.stackexchange.com/questions/15185/…
    – BCLC
    Commented Dec 1, 2021 at 15:13

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