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Does one need to tag all “no longer needed” comments or are moderators going through the list after seeing one?

There are situations where, after a short discussion in comments, a post is edited to reflect the outcome of the discussions. In these cases, I would like the no-longer needed comments to be removed. ...
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Editing to fix minor punctuation / grammar issues

What is the policy regarding minor edits to fix punctuation and/or grammar mistakes? I sometimes come across posts with spelling, punctuation or grammar mistakes. These posts can sometimes be quite ...
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I just answered a question and its Shabbat. What should I do?

(I realize the irony in asking a meta question also on Shabbat, but still.) I just answered a question and its Shabbat; sorry, I didn't notice. So, I read this here on meta: Is asking and answering ...
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Closing back-doors to deleted content for halachic reasons

This question has been deleted, but is still available through a click in a comment. Furthermore, the closed question puts attention (first link) to content who's author deleted it on halachic grounds....
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What exactly is the policy of deleting and disassociation on this site

I have read many posts here on downvoting. My experience is that once a post is downvoted with out any comment, although there is no reason why one cannot make an extra 'button' to make an anonymous ...
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Contributors with a lack of knowledge

I have had a great experience on Mi Yodeya in general, but I have noticed that certain aspects of the site/community can be discouraging to contributors with a lack of Jewish knowledge. For example: ...
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Dealing with Bad English

...no, not the 80's band... How do we respond to questions or answers where the asker/responder is clearly trying to communicate something, but has very poor English language skills? Here's an ...
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Do we need something in between an answer and a comment?

Take a look at this question. I submitted an answer. Shalom then submitted an interesting, relevant, additional point, that was meant to enhance my answer. Someone commented that his answer was not ...
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What to do with now irrelevant answers?

I asked a question and wasn't sufficiently clear as to what kind of answers I was looking for. This resulted in several answers that didn't really address what I wanted at all. I edited my question to ...
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Etiquette of changing which answer is accepted?

I have read etiquette for accepting answers on meta.SO but it doesn't address this particular point. I posted a question and after some days (or maybe longer) I accepted an answer. Later a better ...
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Etiquette of deleting comments?

I'd like to delete the comments I made here about calendar reform because (1) I was totally misremembering and (2) just before realizing that I shared a link to that fascinating post on my blog. So ...
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Prompting for a chosen answer

If I have answered a question and it has significantly more upvotes than any other answer, but the asker has not selected it as the chosen answer, is it ok after some time to respectfully (maybe by ...
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Marking a correct answer

Should people who ask questions always (or at least almost always) be choosing a correct answer? Isn't it a bit impolite if they don't?
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Can I ask this question?

The below is the question I'm hoping to ask. If I'm not allowed to ask it, I would be much obliged if one of you reading it could answer it/help me modify it to fit. Thank you! I've recently been ...