the rules! Do not post a comment if you don't have an answer or are helping to look for one. That the asker is breaking the rules isn't an excuse.
posted by ODiV to Etiquette/Policy at 10:25 AM (219 comments total)
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It's not like it's new people who don't know the rules either. The question is full of longtime posters who I recognize and respect.
I don't keep tabs on all questions that this happens in, but I remember this one
off the top of my head.
Sometimes we get a question that seems out of place at first, but redeems itself through clarification of the asker or answers from us. If we make a habit of shitting up threads we find unworthy (and let's face it, selling pens is obviously unworthy), then that can drag these questions that are "on the edge" down. It also creates more work for the mods.
I get the urge to post snarks and jokes to AskMe sometimes too, but that's not what it's for.