I hope this is not a duplicate. I will delete it if found so.
Many of new posters might not know what would be the appropriate/right questions for EL&U and they might not even know how to take the tour. Some questions should have been posted in ELL but I don't think many of them are aware that ELL exists.
Today, there were 2 questions which were usual suspects for the right word. The first one was "put on hold" and the second one was not.
I don't understand why the second one is not "put on hold" when the first one is.
One commented, "Take the words you'd use in your mother tongue, then use a bilingual dictionary of your liking to look up their English counterparts."
How many questions in the past do you think should be "put on hold" if you use the same standard and argument?
The OP of the second question will be able to find the answer in a dictionary or any site as easily as the OP of the first question would. Furthermore, the first question has an upvote while the second has none. (I wanted to downvote it, but decided not to to post this question.)
I understand it could be very subjective decision to pick the worse of the two, but I believe the same standard sould be applied. At least a question with an upvote should not be put on hold as it indicates some are showing an interest in the question or like it. (I am not the one who upvoted it)
Or questions like the first one should be migrated to ELL. I think it is more appropriate than putting it [on hold] and fairer to the OP.
I read this long question and discussion and I can understand the difficulties this site is facing.
How to describe someone who speaks less and shows in action? [on hold]
Suppose someone often speaks less however he is intelligent and skillfull. Basically, he shows in action rather in speaking (in a positive way). I wonder what kinds of words can be used to describe such a person.
What do you call a topic that's ignored by people because it's boring, abstract, or improper?
Example topics: Existentialism, quantum mechanics, abstract math, suicide, genocide, etc.
He started shaping his fears and [...] topics into stories.