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I'm pretty much always trying to be helpful. If I'm not succeeding, just let me know.

Okay, so maybe I wasn't trying that hard in the question below. But usually.
France is not within 30 miles of London.

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Aug
27
comment What exists between tolerant and enthusiastic?
@keshlam, how would a thesaurus aid in finding a term that's not equivalent in meaning to two others, but midway between them in degree?
Aug
17
awarded  Yearling
Aug
6
comment What's the job title for temporary position when the real one is not in the office?
+1 In big companies in the US, "acting" is by far the most commonly used, but as oerkelens points out, it's not applied to a person on "standby" unless you're talking about when they'll actually be called up. ("If Mr. A is away and unreachable, Mr. B will serve as acting CEO.")
Jul
30
comment A critical situation in which no trick works?
"There's no magic bullet" is a common idiom that nearly perfectly matches your title, but it fails to meet your "one word" criterium.
Jul
2
awarded  Curious
Jun
25
revised What is a word for an employee of a company that deals with community-related matters?
added "trust and safety officer"
Jun
25
answered What is a word for an employee of a company that deals with community-related matters?
Jun
23
awarded  Constituent
Jun
23
revised What's the difference between a murder and an assassination?
cleaned up intro for readability.
Jun
23
answered What's the difference between a murder and an assassination?
Jun
20
comment Is “up to” inclusive or exclusive?
Can you give examples of where it would tend to be exclusive? All the ones I can think of "spend up to $100" or "may apply up to two coats of paint" are inclusive.
Jun
17
awarded  Nice Question
Jun
12
comment
@phenry, I actually really like your focus on how to encourage/redirect new users, as well as your point that currently, it feels like far too many complex issues are dismissed/closed often as "general reference" when there's significant debate. That said, I think painting the whole community as insular and arrogant isn't right either. I think all your observations are right, but happen to think this group actually has a strong core of users who care and could work with you to fix that. Just my 2c.
Jun
12
comment Word for software which has been killed or is no longer supported
@Two-BitAlchemist, "sunsetting" is worthy of getting into an answer, IMO.
Jun
9
awarded  Caucus
Jun
6
comment What is the etymology and reasoning behind the US Military term,“D-Day”?
I'm struggling a little with the notion that this is "general reference" despite multiple folks here indicating not knowing the answer, and actually having assumed seemingly incorrect ones. But, in the interest of improving it, I edited to incorporate why such a term would be introduced, given that it seems entirely redundant.
Jun
6
revised What is the etymology and reasoning behind the US Military term,“D-Day”?
Updated to dig into the reason for a seemingly 100% redundant term and partially address GR concerns.
Jun
6
asked What is the etymology and reasoning behind the US Military term,“D-Day”?
Jun
4
comment How to say “You have this much work to do because you decided to do that much” more elegantly?
While this does convey the idea of having more than you can handle with the resources at hand, I don't think it fits - it's almost always used in a context where your self-importance has exceeded what's appropriate, as opposed to where your workload is just too high.
May
27
comment What word or phrase means “a loss of what was on your mind”?
@Mari-LouA, you nailed it - fixed!