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Etiquette is the norms and standards of accepted behavior and politeness in our community

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Editing questions: dos and don'ts

What is the etiquette for editing questions? How much is it OK to modify? What are the guidelines and what are the limits? I am concerned that once a question has been edited, the difficulties facing ...
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Etiquette for answering old questions addressed in comments?

Lately I've been perusing old, unanswered questions when I have a few minutes. I come across ones like this one, where the question is more or less fully addressed in the comments. Since these are ...
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Is it wrong to ask a user to accept an answer?

As a newer user, I am uncertain if the community norms here in CV are different than on Math.SE. There, it appears to be acceptable to ask a user to accept/upvote an answer in cases such as your ...
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Is it OK to downvote newbies?

Since I'm still quite new to the site, I just wanted to poll what the general consensus is on voting down questions from people with very low rep. As an example, I don't think the OP from this ...
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When re-tagging old threads, how many should one do at once?

Sometimes we decide to take care of confusing tags and this involves manual re-tagging. We all agree that one should only start mass re-tagging old threads after it has been discussed & approved ...
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Odd upvoting pattern? [duplicate]

I haven't been very active on the site lately. In the past several days I've noticed that very old crusty answers of mine have been getting upvoted what seems like an atypical amount. Is anybody ...
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Is there a way to protect against unreasonable downvoting

I have been downvoted on 5 answers this morning, the downvotes occurring in a batch with no comments left. The obvious conclusion is that some user decided for whatever reason to pick on me. Can you ...
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Multiple answers to same question?

Is it acceptable for a single user to post more than one answer for the same question? Or should all answers be consolidated to a single post? For example, in this question I had posted an initial ...
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Is there a way to solicit Cross Validated users to Commit to a proposed Operations Research and Analytics site (in Area 51)?

An "Operations Research and Analytics" site for Stack Exchange has been proposed https://area51.stackexchange.com/proposals/121892/operations-research-and-analytics, and is now in need of enough ...
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