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Thank you for helping to improve site content! The help center page on editing gives these guidelines: When should I edit posts? Any time you feel you can make the post better, and are inclined to do so. Editing is encouraged! Some common reasons to edit are: to fix grammatical or spelling mistakes to clarify the meaning of a post ...


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As you've seen from the linked question, we do not object to people asking questions on Shabbat. If you are Jewish then you might want to discuss use of computers on Shabbat with your rabbi, but that's a personal matter for you. If you aren't Jewish, you've done nothing problematic by posting on Shabbat and have no reason to be concerned. That said, I'll ...


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Very simply, no, there is no problem at all with "lurking." You're welcome to read whatever interests you on Mi Yodeya, and there's no obligation to participate. If and when you want to post a question, you're certainly welcome to do that, too. You may find it helpful to read our official FAQ and community-written FAQ posts here on Meta, but if you've read ...


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This is an excellent idea; in fact I did it myself. My first post on this site was exactly two years ago (12/21/17), but if you look at my profile you will see that it says: Member for 3 years, 2 months I was thus a member for over a year before ever posting. While I didn't intentionally do this for the reasons you describe, I believe it did help me ...


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While there clearly isn't anything prohibited about leaving such comments, not everyone appreciates them, and being sensitive to what bothers other users seems to me a valid metric to take into consideration. To quote Monica Cellio in chat: Accepting an answer is not mandatory. I think there's a difference between reminding/educating new or low-rep users on ...


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A question can be deleted if it has no answers. Use the "delete" link under the question. If someone who can see deleted questions thinks the question is valuable he is free to re-ask it. If that happens, you don't get to come reclaim it later -- you deleted it, signalling that you were done with it. An answer should be deleted if you realize it doesn't ...


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There's a difference between "lack of knowledge" and "lack of research". If you look at question downvote button on ALL SE sites (not just this one) it lists "lack of research" as on of the primary reasons to downvote a question. As such, a question that is so trivial as to be found by basic Google search for obvious terms is worthy of downvotes ("is eating ...


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Whatever helps us clearly identify which comments need to be removed and why is best. Otherwise we have to read the whole post, understand what the substance of the suggestion in the comment was, and compare to how the edits affected the question and the suggestion. That can get very complicated very fast with multiple commenters, suggestions, and edits on ...


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Deleted posts (questions and answers) are only available to users with at least 10k rep; they're not visible to the public. So most people following the link from the comment won't see anything. You can see the question (even though you don't have 10k rep) because you asked it. Nobody else under 10k can see it. Comments are second-class citizens on Stack ...


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