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I found the moderator edits of the two questions to be surprising and uncomfortable to see. I'm not used to seeing edits that materially change the content of answers on SE. (In particular, in the second case, it even forced an answer with 4 bullet-points to only have 3, and wind up renumbering everything.) I find it to be a compelling observation that it's ...


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From English Language and Usage - Is “I'm screwed” a rude expression? - The first answer is It's something you wouldn't say to your grandmother, perhaps, but it is a very common euphemism people use to avoid saying something stronger. It's used in everything from pop songs to commentaries by TV talk show hosts. Seriously, in most walks of society screwed is ...


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Can we all be satisfied enough with getting a little bit our way and not being totally satisfied? I upvoted the answer by "GS - Apologise to Monica", despite that I disagree with the actions taken, and might not even like the answer. But, the answer is useful (which is supposed to be the criteria for upvoting, according to the tooltips), as the ...


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I'm not a mod here, but I have been a mod at one site or another on SE for several years now. I absolutely would have made the same edit. Answers should not make personal judgements, and in particular not attack anyone's character. "Be nice" applies not only to the original poster, but to everyone - including the poster's mother. Unless it's ...


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Because not all questions are good. When the OP first posted My sister-in-law is an idiot and has decided she wants to take part time college classes so she doesn't have to make payments on her private student loan I resisted the impulse to close the question. Even after the kind edits, I took a moment to find - From ConsumerFinance.gov When do I need to ...


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If this is too offensive, good, that's the point. This is why I strongly feel that "your girlfriend is a scammer" is a straw man argument.* It's common to use Google translate to communicate. I frequently get emails intended for a business in Europe, and to be kind, I reply in French or Spanish to let the writer know they have the wrong guy. To use ...


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I have doubts this would be workable. A lot of answers are in practice based on a mix of objective/official evidence and personal experience. It would become another nasty judgement call landed on moderators (along with "is this poster spamming or posting a helpful URL?"). I'd prefer to stick with the practice of challenging answers in comments - ...


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Yes, we should ask our ◇ moderators to apply post notices to answers when they make claims of fact that are not supported by evidence. Personal Finance questions should generally be answerable with evidence-backed answers, and given the possible impact of some answers here we should expect those answering questions to provide evidence for their statements ...


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