How to behave in the thread
The responsible author of the question takes care not to lose interest in the question, to encourage constructive dialogue in the topic, to respond to clarifying questions, to respond to the answers by voting, clarifying the question and, if necessary, comments.
On many issues there is no unified position in the professional community, remember that. You can cite your hypotheses in the response comments, but don't use them as definitive statements.
Updating questions and answers is a great practice. Keep track of changes in your professional field. If you wait for new technologies, standards, results of experiments, discoveries, update your and other posts, correct outdated statements.
Be polite and benevolent, especially when making critical remarks. Your position should be expressed in a correct manner and based on common sense and objective judgment criteria.
- Vote for good answers and a well-written question.
- Prompt newcomers with good comments on how the post can be improved, or improve it yourself with editing.
- Respond to misleading information. Write rebuttal comments on popular but inaccurate answers. This way, you will highlight controversial points in the author's response.
- Erase your comments if they become irrelevant or out of context after editing the post. Most comments are consensual and, unlike answers, quickly become irrelevant to other readers.
- Clarify the question's tags if they are incorrect.
- Flag the post if it violates community rules to draw the attention of moderators.
- Vote against the post if it offers clearly wrong or dangerous solutions.
Return kindness with kindness
If someone has helped you, pass that help forward. Express gratitude with your contribution by sharing your knowledge with the world. Find questions you can answer well and answer them.