Stack Exchange sites have garnered a bit of a reputation for being harsh even though users genuinely want to help each other out. I've been told that I've been a bit hard giving answers. I've also received answers that I felt were a bit nasty. If not careful, this could boil into an argument or make the a user feel scorned.

So I am looking for user's experience on guidelines to follow when providing and receiving help, so that a constructive environment can be firmly established.

  • I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because this is about working of SE, not interpersonal skills. Such questions should be asked on Meta Stack Exchange or respective meta site. Refer to this question for more information. – A J Apr 15 at 9:31
  • Hi H2Forge! Like AJ said, unfortunately, we can't help you with this. If this is about specific instances on specific sites, it's best to ask on their meta, linking to those examples, or ask about them in the chatrooms for those sites. MSE has a number of posts on writing good answers, like meta.stackexchange.com/q/7656/369802. I'd really recommend site-specific chatrooms or meta's first though, as MSE is about the entire network and your question might be closed because it is seen as being about 1 specific site or answered with a 'this is probably depending on what site you're on'. – Tinkeringbell Apr 15 at 9:39
  • @Tinkeringbell, hey thanks. That's really helpful – H2Forge Apr 15 at 9:43
  • You're welcome! Good luck with your search, hopefully you'll find some great answers. It's always nice to hear people wanting to do better :-) – Tinkeringbell Apr 15 at 9:46

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