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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.
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comment Word for specific behaviour irrationally ascribed to gay people?
@Guest, no name calling was intended. I wasn't directing that term your way; I thought your post implied that you recognized the folly in assuming most members of a group would have the characteristics of a stereotype assigned to them by others.
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comment Word for specific behaviour irrationally ascribed to gay people?
@medica, the question title asks for a word that covers the various stereotypes people associate with gay people. If the question is rather about a word for men who behave in ways more typically associated with females, I'd agree with you, but that would mean the references to "gay" stereotypes is sort of a red herring here.
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answered Word for specific behaviour irrationally ascribed to gay people?
Apr
1
awarded  Notable Question
Mar
20
answered What is a word to describe blatant praise by a shill?
Mar
19
answered What is a word that means “a person or thing which is small yet capable of defeating big giants”?
Mar
13
comment What does “Come-to Jesus (moment / stage / meeting)” mean? Is it a popular word?
+1 - Great answer overall, but I agree with @djeikyb - it'd be even better if it had a bit on it sometimes meaning more of "make the big, hard call together and accept the repercussions" It's not always about someone going to their core principles, as much as being reminded what yours (or the organizations) are, and being asked to decide to be "with us" or "against us". Didn't want to over-edit you by adding it myself, but think it would add to your (already great) answer.
Mar
4
comment What is the term describing someone who has interest in only a narrow field, and nothing else?
If "specialist" is good at conveying narrow... "sub-specialist" must be even better, right? :) +1
Feb
21
awarded  Organizer
Feb
21
revised Where does the phrase “balls to the wall” come from?
Added tag
Feb
8
awarded  Famous Question
Feb
3
comment Can something be “extremely mediocre”?
It's a bit like "extraordinarily unremarkable".
Feb
1
revised “I didn't know you liked her” or “I didn't know you like her”
Fixed typo Mary-Lou ID'd
Jan
30
comment Word to refer to computers as opposed to consoles
+1 - in the context of gaming, I don't think anyone would think "computer" means a server. It means PC/Mac/Linux device, but not xbox/ps?/pocket gadget, notwithstanding that they're all "computers" technically.
Jan
30
revised Is there a word for the comments that a news anchor makes about a story?
added 4 characters in body; edited title
Jan
19
comment Meaning of “stackexchange”
@Marthaª, I'll defer to your rollback, but the idea of edits IS to improve an answer when possible. In this case the answer is mostly right, but implies something factually incorrect with regard to experts exchange. Seemed silly to down vote it, point out that it's part wrong, and post another, when you're more than half right. Again, it's your answer, but why not use some of the info to update it in your own words?
Jan
18
awarded  Excavator
Jan
18
comment Meaning of “stackexchange”
While the "Stack" part was obviously an allusion to Stack Overflow, I feel like it also aligns really nicely with one of our most differentiating features: the answers are stacked in a way that the best one is almost always on top.
Jan
18
revised Meaning of “stackexchange”
Tweaked to make it clearer that it Experts Exchange wasn't a consideration in the naming, and to add the "knowledge exchange" info.
Jan
18
revised When should “no problem” replace “you're welcome” as a response to “thank you”?
took out more opinion-based commentary to make question appropriate for re-opening.