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What you do on your own street-corner in your own native language is of no concern to us, but never again do this here. It doesn’t work in our culture. When people feel like they're being hit on, it makes them extremely uncomfortable — and that’s exactly how it comes across as when you call strangers by intimate pet names like dear, darling, honey, sugar, ...


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I think it is broke, and this would be worth at least trialling. Currently there are over 160 questions in the review queue. I confess I don't use the queue much; I simply don't have the time and since my vote is a binding vote and designed for exception-handling, I would far rather that the community policed itself. If there aren't sufficient members who ...


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It's utterly pointless to complain about comments being deleted. It's perhaps even more pointless to be upset by some being deleted while others remain. That just leads to wasted emotion. Comments are ephemeral. They are not meant to be permanent. Don't ever assume that any of them will continue to exist at any given moment. If you want to say something ...


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I won't repeat what Jason has written (but I did upvote it). Your comment did not really touch upon the question: In German these would translate as Hals, (Gebärmutterhals, also Flaschenhals "bottleneck"), whereas Nacken exclusively describes the back of the neck, as in Red-Neck. Hals in that sense is understood as a kind of tube, i.e. throat; cp im ...


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Although implementing this proposal carries obvious risks, it is worth trying because it promises to reduce the number of questions that are closed after being answered. The purpose of closing seems to be to prevent the questions that do not belong to this site from being answered on it. When the concept of closing was built into the framework of the Stack ...


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If something is offensive (as the middle edit of that question was) then it should be flagged as offensive, not close voted. This will delete the post as well as severely penalising the user (if they have any reputation) and if it happens many times, prevent them from posting further.


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I can't deny I've been remiss in not going through the review queue so often lately. But when I do tackle the "Closevote" queue, I invariably hit my daily limit (20 VTC), because the queue is so long. And that really irritates me, because it means I can't VTC against current questions, as they arise. Perhaps I should post my thoughts as a "Feature Request" ...


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The question itself was not closed. Stack Exchange as a whole has automatic systems in place that delete questions that meet certain criteria. (Affectionately known as the roomba.) You can review the criteria here: https://meta.stackexchange.com/a/5222/147791 Your question came under point 9: The system will automatically delete negatively-scored, ...


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The timeline for the question (which may not be available to everyone¹) shows that it was closed as off-topic, with one of ELU's custom close reasons: Off-topic → Please include the research you’ve done, or consider if your question suits our English Language Learners site better. Questions that can be answered using commonly-available references are off-...


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I agree with @tchrist . I'm a Brit and English is my first language and I would have found such a comment to be condescending, overly familiar and possibly an attempt at intimacy. I think it is important on the internet to be even more careful (not less careful) than in daily conversation as there is no body language, facial expression and tone of voice to ...


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I'm a frequent close voter, and I think it's worth a try. There's a double-layered effect where misdirected questions often get answers that are of poor quality, which further increases the queue length. This will prevent some of those from ever getting in the queue. I began focusing more on cleaning that answering when I noticed that google hits on ...


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To close a question all that is needed are five users with at least 3,000 rep. Just five people out of hundreds or maybe thousands of regular users. Users can cast up to 24 votes per day. I agree with Andrew Leech, the system is broken not because on January 14, 2020, there are 148 questions in the review queue, which is a TINY drop in the ocean compared ...


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My approach is a little more subtle than others, perhaps. Stack Exchange is a collaborative effort. If a question can be edited to remove the offensive part, then that's the right thing to do. Once that's done, it's no longer offensive. The question might then be closed for other reasons. Even after the edit, you could still flag it as offensive, because ...


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The evident purpose of this proposal is to make it easier to close bad questions quickly. To the extent that it would promote that goal without producing undesirable side effects, I have no objection to it—and I can't imagine that any other EL&U participant would object to it either. The problem is that EL&U's built-in options for voting to close a ...


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Following up on a comment I'd originally made, I have enough reputation here to see and do everything that anybody short of a moderator can see or do. When I look at a question that's been closed, I normally see a banner that indicates why it's been closed and who voted to close it: In particular, it indicates this: (Viewable by the post author and ...


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