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In many cases, half of the correct answers are in the comments, not to mention valuable information which usually much more interesting than the question . They shouldn't be. I generally only read comments to see if they make the question clearer, and I make one when it could help improve the question. Anyone who thinks they have a correct answer should ...


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Not just Retrocomputing, other sites too. Without knowing the inner workings of Google, which are doubtless not made public, we can't be sure. However, it is clear that Google ranks all StackExchange sites highly. Search for a solution to a problem and you will get a listing of relevant SE questions. So, it is very probable that Google recognizes the true ...


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Done. In general, the best course of action is to ping a moderator in chat – or failing that, raise a chat flag. All network moderators would be able to help you with this. (Though meta's never a bad bet; the three Retrocomputing mods get notified when a question goes up here.) If you want to prevent a room from being automatically frozen or deleted, posting ...


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A few possibilities: Sounds like you've got multiple accounts. You can request to have them merged using the contact form at the bottom of the page. It could well be a software issue. Comments use some fancy AJAX-based system that doesn't work on some of my devices; make sure your browser supports HTML5 and ES6. Your account has no restrictions that might ...


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Would it be better if you now modify the original question to include the clarifications, on behalf of the questioner? This seems more in keeping with the intent of comments, which are not meant for extended dialogue. This would make it much easier for anyone reading the question in future to understand without having to read through the chat or the comments....


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status-completed, according to Marc Gravell on Meta.SE: Thanks to @IlmariKaronen's excellent detective work, it looks like refer[r]er plays a strong role here. The good news is that we've already done the work to make markdown-mini emit rel="nofollow noreferrer" links (rather than just rel="nofollow"); this should have the happy accident of fixing ...


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As Chenmunka already explains, one may only speculate about Googles working. But one point is clear, items toward the top of a page are more likely to get a higher score than the same word combination further down. Another known parameter is the length of a the text block the searched word(s) are in. A longer block results in a higher placement. I guess ...


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TL;DR: I think the comment was justified, though not a great idea to post. You've taken that comment out of context. The very first comment that you posted on Raffzahn's answer was this: "...equations like this" is shown in the screen shot I've included, I can adjust the wording of the question to reflect that if you'd like. Also, which Wiki are you ...


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There are two different Staffans. This occasionally happens when a user registers an account part-way through using the site, if the cookie magic fails to connect the unregistered account to the newly-created registered one. (In this case, given that both accounts have been posting comments, I suspect it might be caused by using Retrocomputing on two ...


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Is there anything I've missed? I think so. Personally I'd like to see much fewer comments to the tune of: Why are you even asking this question? Just look it up in the manual! or Is that a serious question? I don't think I'm alone in seeing this kind of remark as rude. It isn't good for a site like this one. So if you think the question is not ...


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Comments on Stack Exchange in general are treated as second-class citizens. This is not my observation, this is something that's been repeated multiple times by the founders and developers and is even mentioned in the tag wiki on meta sites. The core of Stack Exchange is a Q&A site: people post questions to problems they have, and people post their ...


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Comments have a reputation as being "second class citizens" on StackExchange. I'd like to offer a narrative that argues that even these 'slaves' are stratified, while trailing the above footsteps. Q Is there anything I've missed? Rule of StackExchange: don't stackexchange in comments! Answer in the answer box, not in the comments-box. Comments can, and ...


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The question is about being welcoming to new users, so I'll address that. Is this comment a good or at least representative reflection of this site's collective attitude? No. Based on a read of most of the comments and another answer there, people found my question to be interesting and took time to explain several aspects of the subject to me. It was ...


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