Questions tagged [etiquette]

Questions about the proper way of doing things in the community (answering, voting, reviewing, etc) where no hard and fast rules exist. Use with a more specific tag related to the issue being discussed.

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Can we make this answer about autism acceptable to all people with autism?

I am seeking with this meta post for help with this answer to "First account of autism in speculative fiction" specifically the last sentence being problematic. The problem with the answer is, it made ...
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Bounties for first, second and third place

I'd like to start a tiered bounty on an unanswered question I have open. As I understand the bounty assignments, I would first have to assign a bounty with the third place 'prize'. Once that has been ...
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Is it bad form to ask the same story-id question here and elsewhere?

Particularly, in TVTropes' "You Know, That Show" section? I would think the polite thing to do is, do that, but if you do get an answer at B, post it at A and vice versa. Right?
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Where can I request feedback on a potentially spoiler-filled question?

I have a question about the ending of Spider-Man: Homecoming which seems near-impossible to ask without spoilers. (See spoiler-filled question here) After reading the guidelines from How should I be ...
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Is Asking For Work on a Very Niche (Not Easily Researched) Specific Topic Not Allowed?

Recently I asked a question regarding books about life on neutron stars -- "Other Books About Life on Neutron Stars Besides Forward's Dragon Egg Series and Baxter's Flux?" and saw it quickly downvoted....
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Is it appropriate to edit questions for grammar?

How does the community want to respond to questions like: "Is I, Robot Wrote By Isaac Asimov", beyond the issue of Google-able questions? Should they ignore the grammar issues and respond to the ...
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Does high reputation allow a user to be rude? Or mean that a user need not follow the rules?

I recently engaged in a lengthy attempt to address a noisy, misdirecting joke comment by a user. After realizing that chat rooms require 100 rep (I was thinking it was 200 rep, for some reason), I ...
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Can I comment on my own question asking people to vote more?

I'm inquiring about this question: In the Netflix Daredevil series, is the "Black Sky" concept from any comic? It is the highest-view question so for this year by a margin of 26,000 (over ...
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Should I delete my account due to harassment from a high-rep user?

Ever since I downvoted one of DVK's questions and voted to close I've been harassed pretty much non stop. First it was serial downvoting in an attempt to get me to retaliate. (see reputation changes ...
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Should I edit an answer with misinformation or just write a new answer?

My question has received one answer with misinformation in it. I have spent a bit of time doing my own research, and have come to same conclusion as the answer, but I can't bring myself to accept the ...
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What “racial code words” should we avoid?

Moderator Keen mentioned that I used "racial code words" in some of my questions, and linked to this wikipedia article: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dog_whistle_politics While I am obviously familiar ...
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Where does it say that a user can't ask a question they know the answer to?

I can't find anywhere in the FAQ or rules that say a user can't ask a question if they already know the answer. I see constant references in comments and answers to this being prohibited, but, please ...