Linked Questions

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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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8answers
889 views

Should we consider going in the other direction with ELU and ELL?

Okay, friends. Here comes the devil's advocate, and he says: As one who has agonized over the blurred lines between ELU and ELL, I now find myself thinking that maybe, after all, we don't need ...
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3answers
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This is not a site for “serious English language enthusiasts,” and it never will be

I think it's time that we addressed the conceit that ELU is a site for "linguists, etymologists, and serious English language enthusiasts." Its framers and many of its devotees intend for it to be ...
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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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4answers
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Renaming ELU to EnglishOverflow

May I suggest the following name changes: I think English Language Learners (ELL) should change its name to English Language & Usage (ELU) and ELU should become EnglishOverflow, just like ...
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6answers
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Are low quality questions and answers here to stay?

For a number of reasons the number of new users who post low quality questions or answers does not appear to be flagging by any measure. This issue had often generated stress among users who rightly ...
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1answer
299 views

Can we add English Language Learners to the “belongs on another SE site” list? (When will ELL move out of beta?)

For close votes, we are provided a number of reasons. One reason, in particular, is for being off-topic because it belongs on a different Stack Exchange network, takes you to a list view of related ...
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2answers
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Is there anything we can do to get fewer off-topic questions?

Having read Josh61’s considerations about “Thanks for not laughing at my question”, I stopped to ponder. There are days, and I think you all agree, when only 10 to 20% of the questions we get deserve ...
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2answers
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Can I ask here a question that I have already asked on English Language Learners?

I have some questions that I could ask both on https://english.stackexchange.com/ and https://ell.stackexchange.com/. Can I ask them in both places? For that matter, would this question be better ...
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2answers
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A conversation about language site names

I'm Laura, a product manager at Stack Exchange. Before I get into my announcement, I just want to let you guys know that we are not changing anything regarding English Language & Usage. This post ...
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2answers
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Rewriting the Question Box Sidebar

Recently, a user brought up the issue of questions that could seemingly be answered by looking in a dictionary and the responses given to those questions. Andrew Leach posted an answer that had a ...
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Are “poor questions based on flawed assumptions” acceptable on this site?

This is the question. At first a critic felt that I had not done enough research. But it turned out that he had I were using the same dictionary definitions, except that I "equated" two definitions ...
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0answers
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Are there just as many questions posted on ELL that should be on ELU?

I asked a question about changing the site name. So I am also wondering if there are questions on ELL that are really ELU questions - or as many compared to the ELL questions that appear on ELU. I ...