Linked Questions

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Bring back the Summer of Love (aka Make new users feel more welcome)

I'm a big fan of SE sites and spend an awful lot of time on StackOverflow. When I saw an English Language site, I pointed a few of my friends and family this way (one of whom is an English professor ...
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10answers
890 views

What can we do to make this site more “intimidating”?

EL&U questions are spiraling out of control, and we get so many of them every day! People are always asking about comma placement, whether it's who-or-whom, where the apostrophe goes with a name ...
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7answers
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2014 Moderator Election Q&A - Questionnaire

In connection with the moderator elections, we are holding a Q&A thread for the candidates. Questions collected from an earlier thread have been compiled into this one, which shall now serve as ...
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5answers
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Has anyone thought about changing the name of this site?

Wouldn't "Advanced English Language & Usage" be more appropriate and cut down the ELL questions? Just by the name of the site the users who post "ELL" are right. I believe this site poorly named....
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4answers
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Why the lack of voting on questions at ELU?

As a relative newcomer to ELU, I'm often struck by the lack of voting on questions here, and especially upvoting. It might be case that you receive many poor questions, but compared to for instance ...
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2answers
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Confusion of purpose due to implied contradiction?

I decided to try and understand the purpose of this site better, so I looked at the definition on the tour page: English Language & Usage Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for ...
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4answers
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Redirect for SWRs?

It is a long standing annoyance that SWRs (single word requests), though unusually highly trafficked, the source for rep for many people, and having a few catchy interesting questions, are poorly ...
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3answers
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Proposal: Add a “too basic”/“uninteresting” off-topic option

Also see: Proposal: Require a whitelisted URL to close as General Reference It is clear that many close-voters use the "commonly available references" option as a catchall for questions that they ...
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4answers
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The “bare/bear with me” question: what should we do with it?

Is it "bear" or "bare" with me? There's been a lot of discussion on Meta in the comments about this question recently, but it's actually not the main topic of any of the recent ...
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2answers
538 views

Could more questions from senior/experienced users benefit ELU?

The majority of the questions asked on this site come from new or junior users for obvious reasons but, despite some notable exceptions, these questions are not rarely put on hold for not meeting ...
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4answers
325 views

Should we discourage the use of argot such as AmE, BrE, ELU, …?

[With Addendum] Should we discourage the use of argot such as AmE and BrE—even ELU—[added:] in answers to nonspecialists' questions at ELU? Most visitors who find answers here come from ...
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1answer
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Forum tone, reasonableness, and the possibility of a curated stack

I've never really liked the pecking order that one finds on some forum sites, one famous one in particular. (It rhymes with "said it".) While I've found EL&U to be relatively civil, there is an ...
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6answers
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Repeating the title in the body

I've noticed this happens a lot in short questions. The OP can think of nothing more to say and just copied the title into the body (or vice versa) and adds a short sentence that adds little to the ...
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2answers
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Do many people have legibility issues with [link] highlighted text on ELU Main?

In my answer here, I had an entire paragraph marked up as a "link", which someone edited to place the [source] after the quoted text. I'm certainly not complaining - if anything I'm already grateful ...
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1answer
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What is the difference between these 2 questions?

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 ...