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Your English is fine Hi, I'm bobble. I have been the one editing most of your posts. (If you want me to, I will go back and edit your old ones.) Your English is fine. I will repeat this as often as necessary. It is not perfect. But it is good enough that I can understand it. And that's all that really matters. You have been nice and accepting of my grammar ...


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In addition to @bobble's answer, remember that other users might edit your posts to fix the issues in there. I'm not an English speaker either and it happened a lot of times to my posts, I find it very useful because it is an opportunity to improve your English skills. I learned different words and the correct grammar forms to express my sentences and also ...


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Editing a post already sends a notification to the user's inbox (at least for non-trivial edits: changing a single character or two won't activate the notification). The notification comes with a link to the revision history, so the original author of the post can easily see exactly what was changed. When you edit a post, you can also say what you're doing ...


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I see where this request is coming from, but I don't think this is a good idea, at least not the right execution. I've listed the questions with First Posts reviews (so they must have been posted by a user without reputation, except possibly for the association bonus and/or a few suggested edits), created by a user less than 14 days old. We would possibly ...


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Don't bite the newbie One way to encourage newcomers to be more active, is to tolerate their questions for more than 5 minutes before flagging and down voting. I've only been here about a month and already I've seen (on more than one occasion) first time askers get down voted, flagged and told to take their question to meta. This is despite the fact that at ...


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I think we could do with more consistency in explaining why questions get flagged for closure. I thought we were supposed to do it anyway, but it isn't always there - look at this post from this morning, the OP is in the comments trying to figure out why the second question they asked has been closed. It might seem obvious to more seasoned members but to ...


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That might come off as opinion-based, but even though I partially agree to the outside-stated fact that stack exchange can be harsh to newcomers, I have really felt this is not the case with Puzzling. I don't know if it's because it's hobby-oriented, but for sure I've even made questions and answers that I think deserved downvotes and didn't get them. Also, ...


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Tips and advice how to start are very broad and personal, they depend on a lot of things like whether English is your native language or not (if not, better not start with crosswords) and your mathematics skills. It will also depend on what type of puzzles you like. Stack Exchange Q&A works best when the question and its answers have limited scope and ...


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It's hard to come up with good, original puzzles (see our years-long quest to have question upvotes reward 10 reputation instead of 5 for some arguments), and most classics have already been asked in one form or another. Perhaps Puzzling Stack Exchange is one of the few sites in the network where it's easier to start with answers rather than with questions. ...


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Since the question is getting a lot of support, but there are no answers yet, I'm starting this CW on Rand's idea: FAQify the posts in here and summarise the rules. Since I lack the power to add the faq tags, I'm just writing some summaries here, grouped by the newcomers action for which they are relevant. Most links are still missing, as are probably some ...


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Well, we've all got to start somewhere. I think it'll take people time to understand the community's rules - and more importantly, its (developing) culture. I don't think that adding more text explaining the rules in more detail is likely to help, because people are unlikely to read it before posting. So we downvote the posts. The posts themselves ...


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Interesting idea, but maintaining it would require a lot of work. If we're only using existing site features, private chatrooms would be the best bet, but those require a moderator to manually create them. It's highly doubtful that the team would implement new Puzzling-specific features, and an off-site sandbox... well, putting such an important part of the ...


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As an offender who admits to having clumsily used Puzzling StackExchange as a sandbox/workshop, I would welcome an official sandbox. If this turns out to be impractical to administer, I could go back to posting directly on Puzzling StackExchange, with ever-improving manners. The Q & A format here is (almost too) perfect for presenting challenge puzzles. ...


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I do understand you, but no, I do not agree with you. I do agree with the line, There are some users who sign up for puzzling but they just ask a question (most probably from ongoing contest, or for spams, or unrelated questions to puzzling etc) but that's only for some users, as you said. Take this for example(this is a 10k rep link). Some other users ...


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