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About the use of international English (namely the word 'dear')

In a comment to He must be asleep for there is no light in his room. What does “for” mean here?, tchrist writes to me: Calling a stranger dear is at best horribly patronizing with condescending ...
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Name & Shame: Top users who don't vote, edit or use the review queues

I think we normally consider a user's reputation to be a fairly faithful representation of a user's value for this site. But it isn't enough. Valuable users of this site post good questions and ...
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Can anything be done for well-wishing requests for terminology?

I've really been harping on things like this recently, and I think I need to go somewhere else to cool down for a bit. So I'm deleting my account for now but intending to continue visiting in the ...
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Can anything be done about mean-spirited requests for terminology?

tl;dr: Mean people suck, and we should not help them. EDIT: I don’t actually believe anything mechanical can be done here, and I certainly don’t expect a “closed due to meanness” reason. That’s just ...