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What do I look for in a post? Clarity and Contribution.

NO vote: If the post is clear, but makes no contribution OR if the post is unclear, but makes a contribution (though I will try to improve the clarity either by comments or direct edit).

UP vote: If the post is clear and makes a contribution.

DOWN vote: If the post is unclear and makes no contribution (though I will try to see if I've missed something by commenting).


Jun
23
comment Should there be a period after an equation?
You're welcome! Thanks for the link. Good answer, +1, by the way. :-)
Jun
23
answered What does “hard sums” mean?
Jun
23
comment Should there be a period after an equation?
The specific part of the second link says: Just as in mathematics publications, a sentence which ends with a formula must have a period at the end of the formula.
Jun
23
answered When and why is “flied” used as the past tense of “fly”?
Jun
22
comment What is the pronunciation of “Aussie”?
And rounder. ;-)
Jun
22
awarded  Commentator
Jun
22
comment Usage of “is” and “does”
Much better! Thanks!
Jun
21
comment Usage of “is” and “does”
"The directory exist" is incorrect. I'd say "The directory exists" (s on the end of exist). So I don't think your second quoted sentence works (either as "The directory [does] exist" or "The directory [does] exists".
Jun
21
comment How does one pronounce “nihilism”?
And how can 99% of Americans be wrong? ;-)
Jun
21
comment Is there a polite alternative to “No thanks, I'm full”?
Go on, go on, go on, go on, go on, go on, GO ON!
Jun
6
answered Decent way to say “I would have gone to say XXX if you didn't mention YYY'”
Jun
6
comment 'Patriotism' is to 'Country' as _______ is to 'City'
@user8809: Understood. I generally don't like cutting-and-pasting, though, which is what this can lead to. Paraphrasing takes longer, or more thought. :-)
Jun
5
answered “Referee” vs. “umpire” vs. “judge”
Jun
4
comment How can I write out 1.5?
@F'x and GEdgar: What would the English know about English??! :-)
Jun
4
comment Do you have English counterpart to “To ask a question is a shame of a moment. Not to ask the question is a shame for whole life”?
I like the similar phrase: "If you give a man a fish, you feed him for a day. If you teach him how to fish, he'll ask if fish roe is on the exam."
Jun
3
comment Which of these is the correct usage “working [with / on / in]”?
@Siva: You're welcome! Let's see if others chime in, too.
Jun
3
comment Which of these is the correct usage “working [with / on / in]”?
@Martin Beckett: yes, making the "technologies" more specific definitely improves the meaning in that option, too.
Jun
3
answered Which of these is the correct usage “working [with / on / in]”?
Jun
2
awarded  Editor
Jun
2
comment 'Patriotism' is to 'Country' as _______ is to 'City'
@user8809: Try that.