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Is it acceptable to transcribe images?

Absolutely. Yes indeedy. Thank you kindly. Editing a post to convert a non-editable image into malleable text is very helpful. Even if all the edit does is transcribe, it is absolutely a helpful edit. ...
terdon's user avatar
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Has something happened to shift keys recently?

It's the downside of success: this site is growing, and that means we're attracting more and more people who don't necessarily know what they're doing. Seeing a sloppily-worded question lowers my ...
Gilles 'SO- stop being evil''s user avatar
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Better answer after accepting?

It is not an obligation, but it is in the spirit of the site. Think of future readers; you want to signpost the answer that you, the question asker, deemed most helpful so that it will be evident to ...
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Helping a user break local rules?

There are two reasons why you shouldn't worry about “breaking rules”. One reason is that the assertion that the user wants to “break local rule” is an assumption on your part. You have no way to know ...
Gilles 'SO- stop being evil''s user avatar
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Has something happened to shift keys recently?

I have been doing my share of i -> I changes and I feel your pain. We all make mistakes, especially if English is not the first language, but consistency in spelling is something one can expect IMO. (...
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Is it deemed decent practice to post a comment on someone's answer to invite him/her to answer my own question?

I would prefer that people not do this. Questions are already "linked" in that they are, or should be, tagged appropriately. People who are interested in specific topics tend to follow those tags, so ...
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Better answer after accepting?

The solution to that situation is to not accept so quickly... That sounds a bit simplistic, but consider that not everyone gets to see the question right when it's posted. There will be answers that ...
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Reconsider "no improvement whatsoever" rejection

You may have a point in general, but I fear your example is a bad one. That edit was absolutely harmful! It changed a correct grammatical question ("How can I?") into something that is ...
terdon's user avatar
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Is it acceptable to transcribe images?

Acceptable? Sure, why not, it makes the question easier to read, search and use. Should you be expected to spend your time on that? I don't think so. The original asker is quite likely to already ...
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Has something happened to shift keys recently?

Maybe not an answer for the exact situations you're encountering, but from the little German I've learned, I know Germans capitalize nouns. So, maybe they would have a tendency to write something like ...
Valmiky Arquissandas's user avatar
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Helping a user break local rules?

This is an interesting question. I believe the key to the situation is that Stack Exchange is not geared to handle individuals, but individuals' questions, with a preference for questions applicable ...
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Is it deemed decent practice to post a comment on someone's answer to invite him/her to answer my own question?

I think it’s OK.  I’m somewhat able to answer questions about shell scripts, awk and sed (among other things), but I don’t always monitor the corresponding tags.  If somebody sees from one of my ...
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Reconsider "no improvement whatsoever" rejection

On the reviewer side, there's a meaningful difference between the current message: This edit does not make the post even a little bit easier to read, easier to find, more accurate or more accessible. ...
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what if i disagree with my question being put on hold

Is it appropriate for me to contact each of the listed users, stating my reasons for disagreeing? No, please don't do that. If you edit a recently closed post to try and improve it, it's ...
Michael Mrozek's user avatar
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Has something happened to shift keys recently?

Most modern keyboards are garbage for touch typists, no matter the brand or expense. Every keyboard I've had in the last 15 years has developed problems such as sticking keys, unreliable keys, and yes ...
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