David Z
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When do we upvote or accept an answer?
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21 votes

While I'm not the most active on this site, my experience on other SE sites would suggest a simple piece of advice: upvote answers that are helpful, and downvote answers that are harmful. You get a ...

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Asked a trivial question, got a simple answer,was put on hold. Should I delete it?
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19 votes

Since nobody else has answered... You can't delete the question because it has upvoted answers. That's precisely for the reason you identified: it would negate the effort put in by those answerers. So ...

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Is it okay to edit titles of questions by other users to make them more descriptive?
12 votes

I'm surprised this doesn't have an answer yet. Yes, it's okay, and even encouraged. More or less the same rules apply as when editing the body of a post; in particular, don't make drastic changes to ...

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What to do when I get no feedback on an answer to my own question?
6 votes

You should probably ask a question. You know, of course, that there are two main ways to contribute to any Stack Exchange site: asking questions and posting answers. When people ask questions, they ...

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Not answering questions(yet)
6 votes

In addition to what other people have said about how to build up to posting good answers, remember that there would be no good answers without good questions. So if you are posting good questions, you ...

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"Community" added swear word to answer 4 years after the answer was typed
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4 votes

I just stumbled across this and thought it'd be worth formalizing the answer that has already been given in comments by Daniel Fischer and Jyrki Lahtonen. What happened is that the edit was proposed ...

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Will Stack Exchange keep record of every question I ever ask?
3 votes

There is not a limit on the amount of memory each user's posts can take up.* Stack Exchange can (and does) store all the questions you post, and does not delete old questions to free up space. It is ...

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Is it okay to "edit" questions just to look at the MathJax?
2 votes

To be explicitly clear, there's no rule against doing this. And clicking "edit" by itself doesn't have any effect on the post at all, and is not recorded anywhere (except in a server log somewhere ...

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What mechanisms are there to stop people from simply creating a new account if they've been question banned?
1 votes

There are technical measures in place to make this difficult. As posted on Meta Stack Exchange, Can I simply create a new account? No. The automatic ban is at a lower level than account. There isn't ...

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Are there reputation or frequency thresholds for "warning" messages?
1 votes

In general, I don't believe so - that is, I think in general the posting history of the user (including reputation and posting frequency) is not taken into account when deciding whether to show these ...

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Should I undelete my posts?
1 votes

The answers to this question on Meta Stack Overflow are a partial reference, but essentially: yes, it is bad etiquette to delete questions and answers on a Stack Exchange site without a good reason. ...

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