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revised What good reference works on English are available?
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comment What good reference works on English are available?
can this be categorized somewhere?
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comment Is there anything we can do to get fewer off-topic questions?
@DanBron no, for posterity.
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comment Is there anything we can do to get fewer off-topic questions?
@DanBron want to make a repository of snarky responses? just for fun?
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revised Why do we tell users to comment when they don't have sufficient rep to do so?
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revised Repository of polite responses
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comment Why do we tell users to comment when they don't have sufficient rep to do so?
just to clarify, i'm not arguing for new users to be able to comment from the start. i think the restriction is spot-on. but the template is a one-size-fits-all solution where some wiggle room is necessary imho. new users don't immediately understand the difference between comments and answers when they are only shown an answer button. i agree the current template is informative, and in this sense it is motivating to acquire rep. on the other hand, for users who think they are answering, a link to How to Answer might be more appropriate.
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comment Why do we tell users to comment when they don't have sufficient rep to do so?
@Mitch i agree completely, but telling people "this should have been a comment" is unhelpful if they can't add comments. and i want to do that politely in such a way that they are not scared off and we're not perceived as pedantic curmudgeons.
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comment Why do we tell users to comment when they don't have sufficient rep to do so?
if anything, i think the system should offer an alternative response if the poster has < 50 rep. i also haven't noticed other sites having the same problem we do over here; most new users here should actually be posting on ell. (though, math overflow may have a similar problem with math.se.)
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comment Why do we tell users to comment when they don't have sufficient rep to do so?
@Mitch the wording there is fine, but it's not geared to new users. it tells the users "you should have posted this as a comment", but for new users, there is no "add a comment" link anywhere. talk about frustrating!