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Bring back the Summer of Love (aka Make new users feel more welcome)

I'm a big fan of SE sites and spend an awful lot of time on StackOverflow. When I saw an English Language site, I pointed a few of my friends and family this way (one of whom is an English professor ...
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So, are non-native speakers not welcome any more?

If I may, I would like to share some of my feelings about this website with you. I used to think of english.stackexchange as a welcoming place for educated people from all around the world who are ...
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CyberBullying on SE

For the past few weeks I have been receiving many comments from the user Rathony. The pattern goes like this: 1) I make a comment on someone's answer, or I post my own answer 2) Within minutes, a ...
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Can we turn this into a nicer community?

The Stack Exchange developers instituted a Be Nice policy for all of their sites. Be nice. Whether you've come to ask questions, or to generously share what you know, remember that we’re all ...
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Becoming more welcoming to new users, how?

TL;DR: how to address low-quality posts by new-users without being a jerk or otherwise scaring them away? Introduction I'm writing this question after reading this Stack Overflow blog on the need to ...
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I am worried about being off-topic

Today is the second time I had an "English Language" question and visited this forum based on the result of a Google Internet search using a query such as: "proper use of the word _______" Both ...
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Does ELU allow “discriminatory” comments?

Under an answer to the following question What is a good alternative for the reverse of a boycott? a user has posted a couple of comments that I find discriminatory, to say the least. @JOSH On what ...
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Is it unethical for a user who has answered a question to post a negative comment on somebody else's answer?

I've seen this a few times during the past few years. Most of the times they were only subtly derogatory comments, but on rare occasions openly bellitling. Whether the comments were well-deserved or ...
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“Thanks man for not laughing at my question :)”

A question, concise but clear and easily comprehensible to my eyes; two "desperate" tentative answers; a few comments; a series of down-votes and the closing of the question. I think probably no one ...
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Why are all the contributors here so nasty to each other?

I love the English language and would enjoy participating in a forum such as this, if only I could find the one that includes everyone--without the snide comments and the personal attacks that I see ...
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Is it really helpful to tell a user to look something up in a dictionary?

I have noticed in many comments to questions regarding single word usage in particular sentence or phrase that a user with high reputation will say something that ultimately boils down to "use a ...
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What about downvoting comments?

Comments are widely used (and misused IMO) for different reasons. At times they are real answers or elaborations of answers, at others they are used just to express personal impressions on questions ...
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Flag etiquette and effectiveness

Suppose a participant writes a rude or hurtful comment, and a flag is raised, and it's removed. As far as I can tell, nothing gets communicated to the participant -- the comment just quietly ...
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What about my response was inappropriate?

My answer to the question: Negative question on the English.SE, received a downvote. I want to become a part of this community, and I accept that we all sometimes make mistakes, but on SE it's often ...
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As a newcomer I would like to say Thank You

It is immediately evident that ELU runs as well as it does, is as informative as it is and stays as courteous as it does because of the hidden contribution that goes on, constantly, behind the scenes. ...

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