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23 votes
10 answers

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 ...
anongoodnurse's user avatar
87 votes
3 answers

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 ...
phenry's user avatar
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17 votes
8 answers

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 ...
John M. Landsberg's user avatar
17 votes
8 answers

3-vote close - how's it going?

UPDATE: While the testing period has ended, this change has been well-received by the community so we have opted to not reset the votes needed to close/reopen to 5 while we look at data. Please let me ...
Catija's user avatar
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17 votes
7 answers

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 ...
Grace Note's user avatar
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1 vote
4 answers

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 ...
user 85795's user avatar
5 votes
6 answers

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 ...
user avatar
25 votes
1 answer

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 ...
TylerH's user avatar
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13 votes
3 answers

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 ...
Centaurus's user avatar
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6 votes
2 answers

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 and Can I ask them in both places? For that matter, would this question be better ...
cipricus's user avatar
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14 votes
2 answers

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 ...
Laura's user avatar
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5 votes
2 answers

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 ...
michael_timofeev's user avatar
1 vote
2 answers

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 ...
Tom Au's user avatar
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19 votes
0 answers

Too many questions that qualify for "Please include the research you’ve done"

I feel that this has been discussed before, and that this problem is never going to go away. I've been going through the review queues since a recent Meta.ELU post about too many questions needing ...
CJ Dennis's user avatar
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4 votes
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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 ...
RyeɃreḁd's user avatar
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