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Discouraging the use of personal attacks and epithets such as “crackpot”

While some have noticed an apparent increase in the "noise-to-signal" ratio on this site, what concerns me is the rise in the "incivility-to-civility" ratio. Let us be clear about one thing - the ...
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Should we disallow vast (self-)editing of a question, completely changing its meaning?

Here is one thing that really annoyed me about science-related forums: The constant change of the topic by a person, who is obviously just afraid that he'll/she'll look ignorant, incompetent or lazy ...
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What can I do if I note that answers are abused to troll, flame, and/or advertise personal nonsense theories?

Just as a most recent example (I could give many more posted by other users too), this "answer" does not answer the question, brings up confused rhetoric intended to troll about fundamental physics ...
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Citations are the 'source code' of physics stackexchange

The Stack Overflow faq says: We feel the best Stack Overflow questions have a bit of source code I think the Physics Stack Exchange faq should say: We feel the best Physics Stack Exchange ...
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What happens with “the explanation of the Mendeleev table”?

Who can explain me the strange things that happen all the way with my question about the Mendeleev table here? At the beginning I could not edit it or make comments after it. That's why I tried to ...