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2016 Moderator Election Q&A - Questionnaire

Candidate answers, sorted by time of completion: WBT sumelic Lawrence NVZ tchrist choster curiousdannii MετάEd In connection with the moderator elections, we are holding a Q&A thread for ...
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On Answering Word Requests

I was recently informed by one of our moderators that: We're looking for answers from experts in the field, not experts at Googling. :) "You have to write an actual answer, in your own words. A ...
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How should reviewers (and other users) handle SLAs to SWRs?

On deleting low quality single-word-request answers established the consensus that single line answers (SLAs) to single word requests (SWRs) shall be deleted, however the highest-voted answer argues ...
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“What’s wrong with single word requests?”

In the proposal to merge ELU and ELL, the asker in passing mentioned: On the other hand, many native speakers actually ask questions such as single word requests which should not be the focus of ...
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Three SWRs suddenly closed for being POB

Yes, I am aware that many users including tchrist ♦, and perhaps eight of the nine EL&U mods, really dislike SWRs (Single Word Requests) but for a mod to shut all three questions as Primarily ...
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What level of obviousness does not require a reference in an Answer from a high-rep user?

Occasionally, high rep users do not give references or closely reasoned arguments in their Answers. Perhaps I have become sensitized, but this occasional lapse seems more frequent than it did when I ...
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Writing a better help page on “How do I write a good answer” [updated]

New users often give answers that are too short or that have other problems that may cause them to be considered "very low quality" (which means they are often flagged for deletion). People can leave ...
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I wrote an answer giving an important comment on another answer but my answer was deleted - what was a better way to proceed in this case?

In this question, asking why vowels get changed when prefixes/suffixes get added to a word, Aricauria states (in their very popular answer) that this is a side-effect of the way English organises ...
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Why isn't there a deletion comment for 'needs citations'?

At the moment, when on the low-quality posts review queue, the Recommend Deletion options produces the following menu: So often, questions on the LQP queue are acceptable answers but just lack any ...
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Lack of context with this template

An answer (since modified, this is the version which got templated) I recently gave had the following template added to it: We're looking for long answers that provide some explanation and context. ...
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What widely-accepted standards should be used to judge whether a single-word-request is too broad?

This question is an off-shoot of this Meta question focused on the deletion, and consequently on the closure, of a particular single-word-request question. Deleted Upvoted and Popular Question: Why? ...