One of my questions (https://english.stackexchange.com/questions/129874/help-rewording-a-sentence) has been put on hold by several users, with the following reason being given:
'Proofreading questions are off-topic unless a specific source of concern in the text is clearly identified.'
Personally, I disagree with this comment. In my question, I clearly state that I am looking for help in the phrasing such that it flows better. i.e. I am concerned about the words that I am using and finding a better way to express the concept.... This is not proof-reading: I have not asked if there are spelling mistakes etc and am not asking for it to be corrected. Simply a suggestion as to whether the phrasing can be improved - which I would argue is part of 'english language usage'.
Could you therefore clarify for me what would be acceptable to ask within the realm of grammar/language usage. I ask as the links to other questions on the right hand side of the page show questions that, to me at least, are more specifically looking for help via proof-reading, but these have several 'up votes'.