However, I was recently told to not use code blocks for this purpose.
I'm guessing that was me. Here's the full-text I normally use when I comment on this use of the code markup:
Please do not use backquotes to highlight quoted text in comments.
This syntax should be reserved for code or data, not normal text.
Abusing code markdown causes problems ...
But not a single comment... are you afraid of getting your ears boxed again?
Why would you say that? Are you in the habit of engaging in long, argumentative discussions with folks who comment on your posts?
If so, then you have your answer. Why bother commenting if it's just gonna make you defensive and nasty? If you want folks to offer constructive ...
First, Stack Exchange is NOT a forum. It's a question/answer site.
Not a "here's my thoughts!!!" site. Not a "try X, might work!" site. A question/answer site. Questions receive answers.
I gave heart-felt advice to someone originally and then all of the sudden everybody refuses to see the wisdom behind such a simple idea as:
The Workplace has different ...
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For me (...
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I'll start by referring you to the SE FAQ on accepting answers. This should help explain how things work across all Stack Exchange sites, but I'll answer your questions specifically.
Accepting an answer is never required, but we do usually encourage it. An accepted answer indicates to everyone that the given advice was useful and helped you in your ...
No, this is not on topic for The Workplace
This isn't an issue on navigating the workplace, it's looking for statistical data for a given platform. It wouldn't be on topic on any of the stacks here as far as I'm aware.
There may well be some statistical information available from Oracle themselves on it, but it's definitely not a question that we would (...
I haven't voted, commented, answered, or otherwise participated in your question, but it seems like you're hitting a couple themes that come up from time to time, in terms of questions getting a "bad" response even though the asker is trying their best to be genuine. I hope you don't take any of this personally, and these are just my observations:
You spend ...
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is there a list of opinions that aren't acceptable here?
If I where to take your question literally, and answer it in a pedantic way, I would say "all of them".
This site (and all SE) is not intended for opinions per se. It is intended for actual questions that have actual answers, in the context of each stack (ours is the Professional Life and ...
I've had this happen to me on Stack Overflow a few times. When it happens, I just leave a nice comment for the asker saying something like this:
Hey userXYZ, I just noticed the unaccept on the answer, and I thought I'd check in and see if you need any help. Can you elaborate on what the problem is in an edit to your question?
This tells them that I saw ...
For a second I thought you might be a troll, but now I think you're simply desperate for attention.
You describe a situation which is borderline fantasy, reply to our requests for clarification in ways which you must think make you sound deep, and philosophical, but ultimately end up being annoying and uninformative, and fire back with vague BS when people ...
One thing to realize is that when you posted your answer, there were fifteen answers already. Upon clicking "answer" you should have seen:
Note that your answer doesn't really add much over the prior 15 answers. It is more or less a commentary on the situation and doesn't really address the core problem and a suggestion which seems ...
Are you with me?
Stack Exchange is not a forum. This is a Q&A site built around the concept of asking and answering questions and judging both. A discussion cannot be judged and is simply not supported by the site framework.
In the words of Jeff Atwood (co-founder of the site for those not in the know):
If this is really what you want, you need to ...
Ok, I'm going to disagree with a theme that's running through most of the answers and comments here.
Nothing but a useless rant
I would have deleted that if I'd seen a flag on it (or come across it in my normal browsing of the site, which I didn't).
Now your post was problematic, in that there wasn't really a question in there or if there was it's hard ...
there is no "add a comment" link on any of them for me.
It's because currently it reads "suggest Improvements" (on main site):
The reason is stated in this post: Experiment running: a comment by any other name
You can leave comments by pressing the "suggest improvements" link :) Just, try to stick to what comments are for. That is, to suggest improvements ...
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Here is the complete content of my now-deleted answer. Perhaps you could indicate what was objectionable so that others can provide an answer more to your liking. Note that you have radically changed your question since then, and that I provided the answer in response to the original question.
Why such a policy exists where the bonus is given in the ...
Please don't use answers to explain why a question should be closed; that's what close votes or flagging to close is for (depending on your reputation).
The question was deleted because it had a score of -6 and was closed as being primarily opinion-based - you flagged it to be closed as such and you said that in your answer:
Well, it may help to be punctual....
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