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comment Maxims that have to do with persistence?
@chillin You have 24 answers posted since Aug 13. Most are scored at 1 or lower and many of your answers are on posts you've already answered. Your track record doesn't suggest that your answers will materially improve no matter how long they stick around. And if you think tchrist's behaviour here is meant to pad some kind of score, you sorely misunderstand what kind of user tchrist is. Check out his user profile, and you'll see he's earned every single rep point honestly.
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comment Maxims that have to do with persistence?
I don't have special access to any user's activity. I base my views on what I've seen in my 5 years here. Take a random sample of posts on the site: Answers that get edited after a few hours (by the OP) are the exception. My experience here doesn't justify any special treatment for new answers that are non-answers, especially considering you're filling up the page with every possible thing you can think of. Throwing the whole pot of noodles at the wall to see what sticks, then saying you'll clean it up later, is not the best way to approach this site.
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comment Maxims that have to do with persistence?
@chillin I'm not sure where you get the idea that it's reasonable for us to assume that an answer's quality will improve after 3 hours or even 3 days. In my experience most posts are never improved.
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comment Maxims that have to do with persistence?
@chillin You've posted half a hundred minimal "answers" of fairly low quality and you accuse tchrist of spamming? And what does the age of the answer have to do with its problems? Because the answer is recent, that lets you off the hook for not answering the question properly?
Aug
27
revised What is it called when comparing two opposite people or things
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Aug
26
comment What's the function of 'adding to' here
Have you checked a dictionary for "adding" ?
Aug
26
revised What's the function of 'adding to' here
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Aug
26
comment What is the meaning of word rhetoric?
What does your dictionary tell you?
Aug
25
revised Is “errored” correct usage?
Fixed link
Aug
18
reviewed Leave Open Using Apostrophes for contractions
Aug
18
reviewed Leave Open 1st percentile, 2nd percentile… But how to say “2.5th” percentile?
Aug
18
reviewed Close How can I explain to people that the phrase “off of ” is grammatically incorrect?
Aug
18
reviewed Close Verb agreement with some subjects
Aug
18
reviewed Close “One thing to note” or “One thing to be noted”?
Aug
18
reviewed Close An alternative for cancel.
Aug
18
comment Term for noise shoes make when filled with water?
This is exactly the first word that comes to my mind. Your rubber boots can squelch through mud, or your feet can squelch in your wet sneakers, or your feet can squelch in your wet sneakers squelching in mud.
Aug
18
comment How to describe the stage between “success” and “warning” in one word?
Caution, Attention, Warning, these are all synonyms.
Aug
18
comment Is there an Idiom where a person praises another to get his work done?
It's not clear what you're asking for. Can you give an example?
Aug
18
comment Can a picture really tell a thousand words?
I'm familiar with the idiom, but that isn't what the question appears to be asking. "Can you really write a thousand words about any picture?": yes you can. Is that sufficient to describe the picture? maybe, maybe not.
Aug
18
comment Suggested alternatives for that horrible new noun 'nice-to-have'?
nicety is not used in the same way as nice-to-have.