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Support for Monica Cellio

Since this question has not been closed or deleted, I'll offer an answer. While visibility of the problem is (kinda) important, if you really want to support persons who have been treated poorly by ...
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Is SE enforcing "no answers in comments"?

There is no new initiative to eliminate answers in comment. They have always been discouraged. The purpose of Stack Exchange is to get expert, peer-reviewed answers to good questions out on search ...
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Proposal for a policy on mentioning slurs

I am wholeheartedly against a policy of censoring the mention of "slurs". It is anathema. Sanitising question titles is a matter of expediency in order that the entire site is not banned in ...
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Support for Monica Cellio

An obvious requisite step for all reasonable parties to gain understanding about this kerfuffle is to hear Monica’s side of the story. This podcast interview ala Tyler’s Tech, in which Monica is ...
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What is the best way to answer a question which has no answer?

I vote for #1, because, if done well, it provides information, and could supply the stimulus for someone else to delve further and perhaps discover an answer. Of course, some (many?) of the answers ...
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Is SE enforcing "no answers in comments"?

I need to write this in an answer because — although it might be a comment — it needs an image and I can't decide what actually to add a comment to. Please do not flag "for moderator attention" ...
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Proposal for a policy on mentioning slurs

Our current policy covers slurs well enough, and we don't need an additional policy specifically for ethnic, religious, LGBT-related, and other identity-based pejoratives. The current policy ...
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What is the best way to answer a question which has no answer?

Personally, not only do I think posting the answer you suggested in the question would absolutely be a good answer, I also think it's the kind of insightful, thought-provoking answer that is ...
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Deleted Upvoted and Popular Question: Why?

Based on advice from the help center on question deletion, as well as from these SE Meta discussions... How does deleting work? What can cause a post to be deleted, and what does that actually mean? ...
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Deleted Upvoted and Popular Question: Why?

What’s the policy on deleting closed questions? Closed questions should ultimately be either deleted or else fixed up so they can be reöpened. The one referenced in this question simply went the ...
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What is plagiarism? How do I avoid it? How do I address it when I see it?

Stack Exchange questions and answers are written by you, the members of the Stack Exchange community. Your work is valuable to the community, and you get credit in the form of reputation for the value ...
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Is there a policy about political messages in usernames?

There are no rules specific to EL&U regarding usernames. Over on main Meta I could find 3 possible prohibitions: offensive usernames usernames with weird characters usernames as advertising The ...
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What is the best way to answer a question which has no answer?

I'm having trouble wading through your question so I'll answer what's in the title. Just say something like 'There is no good answer' and give reasons, with content, suggesting why. The question ...
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Why must we assume that earlier answers are better, especially when they are not even related?

I haven't looked into the two questions very much yet, so I can't say if they are truly duplicates. However, I can say that the practice of marking questions as duplicates isn't due to some assumption ...
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Proposal for a policy on mentioning slurs

Thanks to everyone for participating, especially Andrew Leach and ColleenV, and thanks to the people who helped me to prepare the question. It's clear that the community, on the whole, doesn't want to ...
Matt E. Эллен's user avatar
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Announcement: AI generated answers are officially banned here

Good luck enforcing it. The problem isn't attribution however. The AI is trained on patterns. As soon as someone creates their own model, the only way you can tell it might have been generated from AI ...
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What is plagiarism? How do I avoid it? How do I address it when I see it?

I have a few quibbles with this answer. Is this effort even necessary? Has there been some increase in plagiarism lately on ELU? Or some particularly egregious cases? Anything that requires ...
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What is the best way to answer a question which has no answer?

First I know you put plenty of effort into this, but let us make no unproven assumptions. I think part of your problem is that you have over-complicated the problem. What Do We Desire? Many good ...
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Announcement: AI generated answers are officially banned here

Your first dot-point together with comments below the question suggest that AI-generated material is not permitted on EL&U (main) even as attributed sources. If we find something on the internet ...
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Announcement: AI generated answers are officially banned here

Stack Exchange changes their mind: “Do not ban AI answers” 31 May 2023 Judging by the most recent policy diktat announced by Stack Exchange, AI generated answers are no longer to be unilaterally ...
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Announcement: AI generated answers are officially banned here

Is it ethical for an answer that is clearly attributed to AI source, but which also includes original content be deleted? Can we not trust community members to know how to cast their votes? One such ...
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Proposal for a policy on mentioning slurs

I think we do need a policy on how to handle slurs that are necessary for a meaningful question or answer and a recommendation for what to do when a slur is part of some source material, but knowing ...
ColleenV's user avatar
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Is SE enforcing "no answers in comments"?

The comment you linked in your question is for a site that is in public beta phase. When sites are in private beta phase, or public beta phase, it's normal for Stack Exchange staff, especially ...
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