A chat room has been created as an open forum for users with any mod privileges such as "vote to close". This chat room is intended for discussion and consensus building about what editorial direction users with mod privileges should take in light of the closing of the English Language Learners proposal:

Should we:

  • Stay the course (continue to allow many basic Q&A)?
  • Stick more to the EL&U charter (discourage basic Q&A)?
  • Support even more basic Q&A?
  • Something else?


The ELL proposal would have created a place for basic English Q&A, freeing EL&U to be more of the expert-to-expert site that it was originally envisioned to be. The ELL proposal has now been closed as too much of an overlap with what EL&U currently offers, because EL&U allows many basic Q&A.

  • Anyone with mod privileges including Vote To Close (3K+) can ping anyone in the room to be added. Anyone added should be added as an owner so they can add others with 3K+ rep.
    – MetaEd
    Oct 16, 2012 at 23:07
  • I expect that this summit room will be used to discuss and come to an agreement on how our community would like to shape our close/delete vote policies that will then be presented to the entire community on Meta.
    – Kit Z. Fox Mod
    Oct 16, 2012 at 23:56
  • And maybe not presented all at once. We might come up with things we can agree on and post them individually as they emerge.
    – MetaEd
    Oct 17, 2012 at 0:09
  • 5
    I'm curious as to why this chat room is only meant for >10k and mods; why not allow users who are new to English, who are disproportionately users with low-rep, to weigh in with their side?
    – waiwai933
    Oct 17, 2012 at 0:35
  • 6
    Well, that is ... unfortunate. I have expressed my dissent with this closure privately. Oct 17, 2012 at 9:19
  • 4
    I'm pleased to have just learned this saga has a new chapter: reinstatement link.
    – J.R.
    Oct 18, 2012 at 18:35
  • This question appears to be off-topic because it is about a situation that has since been resolved in a manner that obviates this discussion.
    – Kit Z. Fox Mod
    Jul 25, 2014 at 17:10


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