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How much snark is allowed in answers and, when too much, what to do about it?

I'm a bit peeved my answer was edited actually. The OP specifically asked whether being a US citizen meant he could still carry a gun, and I addressed that directly, with a wink as well. But ...
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Traditional English place names or current official English place names for tags?

I'd suggest we just use the names on Wikipedia. They have an eminently sensible naming convention for places, and editors there have spent literally years squabbling over the hard cases already, so ...
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Should we be encouraging others to break the law?

Travel is coming in contact to other cultures and that means respecting how other cultures work and behave accordingly while visiting it. Behaving accordingly is not identical to obey the law and ...
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Is there a policy on multiple accounts?

It is allowed to have more than one account but they may not interact in a way aimed at manipulating user reputation. It is not a problem to have multiple accounts, as long as they aren't voting ...
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How to handle people editing questions for nefarious reasons?

You as a user don't need to do anything except flagging the post for moderator attention. Don't engage in edit wars and don't post any comments on the subject under the post. If necessary you can also ...
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Since when SE allow such accusations?

Personally I do find that comment offensive. Not the part circled in red, but the "stupid shit" and "pay attention to me" parts cross a line for me. I am not even completely sure about the "obviously ...
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Should we be encouraging others to break the law?

Often times it is the locals who answer law-related questions with a "it's possible" and "there are no (severe) consequences. However, travellers who often do not speak the language might get into ...
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Should we be encouraging others to break the law?

I don't have any issues with it simply because the laws around the world vary and there are many topics that we may accidentally fall afoul of because of legal issues if there's such a hard and fast ...
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How much snark is allowed in answers and, when too much, what to do about it?

I'm sorry this question was posted here and not at a site-wide board. I say this because each board seem to have its own level of tolerance. I am a mod and high rated member of Money.SE, and run ...
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How much snark is allowed in answers and, when too much, what to do about it?

My two cents: A slight bit of snark or sarcasm (such as I perceived, perhaps incorrectly, to be intended in the sentences quoted in the question when I first read them) is fine and can lighten the ...
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General Ignorance: A plea for tolerance

The first rule of Travel.SE is not talk about Travel.SE be nice. Always valid.
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Traditional English place names or current official English place names for tags?

Stack Exchange sites should use official toponyms, accepted by the United Nations (UNGEGN). Any other naming would inevitably become disputed. Moreover, a misleading spelling at a Travel site can ...
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Should we be encouraging others to break the law?

This is a forum where people have their own opinions,I agree that breaking law is a wrong direction but the concerned author also mentioned what were the effects if u break the law so AFIK its not ...
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Netiquette for summarizing other answers in a new answer

I think summarising is great in general. I vaguely recall some FAQ encouraging it. After all, the whole point of the Q&A format is to get comprehensive, self-contained answers to each question, ...
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How to handle people editing questions for nefarious reasons?

Perhaps we could just agree that we will prefer Kiev/Kyiv instead of either separately, if there is some sort of clear respect issue that some of our users are facing if we use one to the exclusion of ...
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Is it OK for me to retrospectively "generalise" my own questions?

Generally no, it risks invalidating the answers on the question. If you broadened it, the answer specifically mentioning the bay airport would seem out of context. In addition, one of the reasons for ...
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