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The Just-Deleted Question About Creoles And Mulattos

It seems that the order of events was the question was posted, a comment was made on it that said it was racist, the author deleted it themselves. Also possibly, around the same time, the question ...
Mitch's user avatar
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Edit someone else's answer, or post my own?

For the particular example you give: Allow the OP about 24 hours to respond to your comment; this takes into account differing time zones and the fact that the OP may have a life apart from ELU. Then ...
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Edit someone else's answer, or post my own?

There will be divided opinion on how best to handle this. Some feel that editing the missing info into the OP's answer is spoon-feeding them and not our job. Some feel the appropriate response is to ...
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Flagging a Question as a Duplicate of an ELL Question

Disclaimer - I'm answering this from the ELL perspective, so this answer says nothing about how the ELU community would like to handle these sorts of situations. If you're aware that there is a ...
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Procedure for dividing a complex question into separate questions?

Personally, I don't think this question needs to be split up. It is phrased as one question: Should it be risk or risks? I see no reason to interfere with the OP's choice of phrasing that as one ...
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The Just-Deleted Question About Creoles And Mulattos

I reviewed the post history. I believe it is true to say: There is nothing wrong with asking about offensive words. You can verify that by searching the site for questions about offensive words. The ...
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Edit someone else's answer, or post my own?

Write your own answer. You may think your answer is better, and you may be correct. Alternatively, you might be wrong. The other poster may have very good reasons not to include the information that ...
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Procedure for dividing a complex question into separate questions?

In the case you linked to, the basic question is simple: at risk vs at risks. Since you've found nuances that the OP wasn't asking about, you can either note the nuances when you post an answer, or ...
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You did research then come back to find new shitty answer To take a narrow look at your premise that you basically dug up some research and then came back to the question to find a shitty answer I ...
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