Note: This is for guidance only. The canned comments should not be used in an overly generic fashion. They should be tailored to each post.
Links in the canned comments are in Markdown inline format
(thus can be used without modication on
For preemptive use:
Responses to comments should normally be by editing the post,
not in comments (and it should not contain meta
Note: The ID in the link must be set.
(Note: this is not a full canned comments, only a fragment.
It should be combined)
Code-only answers normally need some explanation to be useful.
Spelling of Stack Overflow, Stack Exchange,
and other Stack Exchange sites, etc.
No matter how it looks in a logo
it is "Stack Overflow" and "Stack Exchange"
(the last section - "Proper Use of the Stack Exchange Name").
The only exception is "MathOverflow"
(and Jeff Atwood should have said no at the time).
Many users come to Meta Stack Overflow to
being question-banned on Stack Overflow.
Many of them use low English skills as
an excuse, but capitalising "i" and
capitalising sentences don't
require any skills.
Many users on Stack Overflow post answers as questions,
because they can't comment
below 50 reputation points (the system will not
Stack Overflow is not
But many users on Stack Overflow think they are on a forum.
Many users on Stack Overflow probably post questions
on meta sites (e.g., on
Meta Stack Overflow
Meta Stack Exchange),
because they are question-banned
(and naively think they can get away
with it - but such posts are usually
deleted within a few minutes).
Note that there are some placeholders
and things to delete in this canned
comment, marked with "" -
depending on where it is posted.
(code, error messages, configuration files,
sample input, sample output, etc.)
should be copy-pasted, not
provided as an image.
Edit summary fragments.
HTML validation (no WordPress).