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Are unicode image topic lines really such a good idea? Noticed a couple posts recently that would certainly be worth searching/reviewing at a later date with just an image for a post title. Well I just noticed that the later example was "fixed" but was that mod intervention?
posted by sammyo on Jul 6, 2015 - 108 comments

Should we keep quotation marks just for "quotations"?

This isn't a callout of any particular person or example, but just something that I've noticed come up from time to time. When people use quotation marks to paraphrase someone else's argument or a thread's sentiment, or to make a point sarcastically, or to speak in a voice that isn't theirs, it can cause confusion at best and bad feeling at worst. I was wondering if it's something we could think about in terms of maybe coming up with some kind of alternative? [more inside]
posted by billiebee on Mar 16, 2014 - 101 comments

Thread deletion reason, please.

This thread was deleted with the reason being "let's not". That reason is obtuse and may be difficult for some people to understand. Could we have a clear explanation of why the thread was deleted, please?
posted by Brandon Blatcher on Sep 25, 2011 - 144 comments

Help me clarify my AskMe question

How could I have phrased this question in a more clear fashion that I didn't want any systems or methods or computer programs to track finances?
posted by bigmusic on Jul 17, 2006 - 22 comments

Should incomplete questions be deleted?

Regarding ask metafitler similar to this one, where people don't give a fuller picture to their question/problem/situation: maybe they should be deleted? If a person isn't willing to be open about the things, why should metatime be spent on it?
posted by Brandon Blatcher on Nov 12, 2005 - 42 comments

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