@Mokubai, I would tend to think it is more flattering than anything else. Looking at things from the glass-half-full perspective, they are very forthcoming and hyperlink the original question as well as crediting the members who posted the answers. They also seem to make an effort to portray Super User in a very positive manner, and I actually know a few junior Sys Admin personnel where I work who have become very interested in our community after initially hearing about in on How-To Geek.
@JourneymanGeek, that's not too surprising. They post some rather nice tutorials. When we were upgrading our biggest domain (~15k people) to Windows 7 several years ago, I sent out an all-personnel e-mail message with hyperlinks to a few How-To Geek articles to help ease the transition for our end users.
I'm asking this since 'smart' power connectors have more than 2. Dumb ones are barrel connectors. Smart ones will bitch if its not an official power supply. Dumb ones don't care. Its a very relevant point here, especially where the only HP device I have is cheap and has a barrel plug — Journeyman Geek ♦Jun 16 '15 at 1:00
There is nothing inherently wrong with that. It is just another way to say "complain." Someone who genuinely thinks that is profanity within that context might be a bit too pristine for Internet discourse!
I'm a person who finds posts with bad language/profanity unprofessional and offensive. When I see a post on SU with the f word or similar (better/worse) I feel the site is let down for allowing it.
However, I am going to assume that SE doens't have a major issue with it because posts with bad l...
I don't agree that it is perfectly fine to use the moderator flags in matters of voting-to-close.
The Moderators would be the first to say that they are perfectly happy take a look at questions that need attention. That is admirable, but what you are requesting amounts to a supervote-by-proxy, ...
> Flagging should be reserved for egregious problems (blatant spam, illegal posts, profanity, etc)
If the user is just flagging lots of posts simply because they contain profanity, not because they are actually offensive, I would 1) reject the flags as invalid where they are not warranted and 2) superping (unless the user isn't on chat, in which case I'd mod message) the user casting the flags.
Superpings are a chatroom feature only available to diamond moderators, where they can reach a user irrespective of past interaction.
Compare that to a normal ping, where you can @name someone in comments or in a chatroom only if they have been active on a post or in that chatroom.
I just handled a bunch of flags on older comments, flagging the use of the word "bitch" as "complain" or "is a pain".
Now certain words, I can get - but in this case, it seems like common, generally mildly inoffensive usage - talking about a situation or software"
With cases like
if i had...