anongoodnurse
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"Oh The Horror" Hat Club 2013
44 votes

Not being witty enough to pass muster, I take the lazy man's way out. Oh, and I'm in. The quote should be gender neutral. "There are very few moments in a man's existence when he experiences so ...

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Bring back the Summer of Love (aka Make new users feel more welcome)
25 votes

I have been wanting to ask this same question for 110 days now, give or take a few. When I first found EL&U, I was delighted. Since then, I've been dismayed many times by the lack of courtesy, ...

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Support for Monica Cellio
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24 votes

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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"Thanks man for not laughing at my question :)"
23 votes

That comment breaks my heart. I have long wished for a friendlier culture on EL&U. I did not downvote, but I did snark, because these requests (what's the word with a negative connotation for ...

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Defensiveness when replying to comments
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21 votes

I hope this helps. Some things I've learned: IRL, you can only control your own behavior; the same is true here. If you believe framing a comment in a certain way will guarantee that you won't be met ...

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In this scenario, who gets the bounty?
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20 votes

That's a tough one. You can put this off until the day before the bounty expires. Or not. It's totally your choice; whichever answer you find more helpful is the one you should choose. My $.02 (or ...

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Undo removal of comments to chat
16 votes

There is a lot to address in your post, and I will address points as they come. My opinion is derived from my years as a member here, and my time serving as a moderator on another site. I believe the ...

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Does a question which shows no research, no effort deserve a downvote?
15 votes

Did you search the help section before asking this question? If you did, can you show us what you found, and what you're having a problem with? No? Hmmm... that means I have to do it for you, even ...

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should downvotes be anonymous
12 votes

I can't disagree with this more strongly. I have never seen anyone complain about anonymous up votes. That is most likely because the user feels validated/rewarded/(insert positive here.) However, ...

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Are we planning any festivities for the 50.000. question?
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11 votes

The horrible cynic in me is doing a jig right now entertaining the prospect of making a fuss over a question such as Can I start a sentence with the word "..."? what's a synonym for "play" (no ...

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Forum tone, reasonableness, and the possibility of a curated stack
10 votes

What do you think? I think you can't please all of the people all of the time. That's not meant to be particularly dismissive or snarky; it's just a fact. Some people like their coffee black, some ...

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Wanting More Guidance on Today's "What is a word for not seeing obvious warning signs?" Discussion
9 votes

It's easy to find out who posted when. You answered at 20:48:54Z; Hot Licks at 20:59:12Z. You answered first, by 10 minutes and a few seconds.** However, you had no links, no MW definition until your ...

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Is it valid to downvote on account of an answer being 'too hasty'?
9 votes

I down-voted someone for not waiting for the research promised by the OP. It seemed to me that this was a valid reason for down-voting. Is it? You are using your down vote to try to shape the site ...

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Can ELU deal with a question like this?
9 votes

I'm an older woman. I was a bra-burning, dyed-in-the-wool, Betty-Freidan/Gloria-Steinem-quoting feminist applying to medical school when my interviewers would ask outright, "Why should we let you in (...

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Is overriding several posts simultaneously ever justifiable?
9 votes

I wouldn't call it overriding. I would call it editing. In this case, it was not appropriate editing. I see no problem with multiple edits in a thread if they stick to editing guidelines. I've done ...

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Why do some people have negative opinions against questions on Shakespeare's works?
9 votes

You have a right to be here, and you have a right (it is not off topic) to post questions about Shakespeare's writing. You've gotten upvotes (including mine on occasion) and answers (including mine ...

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Do we want to enable post limits?
9 votes

I can see definite advantages to all users if these restrictions were implemented. KitFox has mentioned the obvious ones. No one objects to a slew of good questions. If a user decided to post, say, ...

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Please air your grievances here
8 votes

My grievance is that complaints here are often too motivated by hats this time of year. I didn't get that. Did I actually just post a long response recently in meta that was actually in response to ...

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Why doesn't fifty-five equal thirty-six?
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8 votes

The difference is (what needs to be done on the site) - (what you can do). When an item in the queue (e.g. closing a question) needs more than one vote to be completed, you can only contribute a ...

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Hats are coming
8 votes

Hats! Let the fun (and general merriment) begin!

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Are textspeak abbreviations acceptable in answers?
8 votes

I think some abbreviations are acceptable. TL;DR is very common, and even if someone doesn't know what it means, it's pretty easy to guess when it's followed by a one line summary. Many of the ...

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How do you explain why a word phrase is unlikely to exist?
8 votes

I was one of your downvoters. I can explain why I downvoted that answer. (Italics and bolding mine, for clarity lest you misread.) First, it was (to my reading) very negative and opinionated. My ...

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Why did sucking question get a lot of downvotes?
8 votes

I neither downvoted your question nor close voted it, so perhaps you don't want to hear from me. But I almost did both. So maybe that counts. I've found some of your questions quite interesting. I ...

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Why do some people get angry at questions?
8 votes

A good question gets good answers. I will offer my opinion as to why you have not gotten the answers you wished for (though I would not qualify the responses as angry at all.) The site expressly ...

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What are the pragmatic benefits of having a good knowledge of formal English grammar?
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8 votes

As a native speaker, I can give you my take on this, but ultimately it will boil down to opinions. Learning English grammar/syntax will increase your proficiency (and your vocabulary), especially in ...

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What is the baseline for an etymology question?
8 votes

I just have to put my two cents in here. And then I find the tone of some of the users as rude after they answer. What??? If this isn't the pot calling the kettle black, then the idiom is totally ...

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Edit someone else's answer, or post my own?
7 votes

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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Should we discourage the use of argot such as AmE, BrE, ELU, ...?
7 votes

(Don't know what this adds to @MetaEd's excellent answer, but here goes.) I really don't think this is a problem (at least it's never been raised in meta before.) Some background might help to ...

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What is the procedure when you find a user who is using 2 or more user names?
7 votes

"I don't think it is the right thing to do to use more than two user names on Stack Exchange." That is really neither here nor there, since there is already ample discussion on Meta about multiple ...

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Can anything be done about mean-spirited requests for terminology?
7 votes

I believe @tchrist has a valid point. As a community, we espouse respect and courtesy in all members. These requests have the effect of a drive by maiming. Not only are they ugly and unkind (and ...

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