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What is the appropriate tone for feedback on questions and answers?
When giving feedback (comments, edits, reactions) what is the appropriate tone?
In other words, how should you phrase your feedback?
- Should you assume knowledge of all site rules?
- Should you assume knowledge of only "main" site rules but not all?
- How friendly should you be? Is it okay to sound angry when you're angry at new users breaking the rules? Do you have to sound friendly and helpful even though you don't genuinely feel that way?
- Should you give feedback in a negative tone? Meaning chastising the poster for breaking a rule.
Note, I am not asking about the substance of the feedback. For this question, let's assume whatever you are giving feedback on is something the recipient genuinely did wrong (ie. against the site rules).