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2016 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection

In connection with the moderator elections, we will be holding a Q&A with the candidates. This is the same as we've done in previous years. It will be an opportunity for members of the community ...
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What is the difference between ELU and ELL?

Someone has suggested that a question of mine should be migrated to the ELL site. Why are there two Q&A sites for the English language? What can I ask on each site? Note: ELU refers to English ...
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On deleting low quality single-word-request answers

This morning, I and my fellow moderators are faced with a quandary. Once again, we have a pile of disputed low quality flags in our queue, the majority of which are for answers to single-word-requests....
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Should we be leaving comments discouraging users from answering off-topic questions?

It is a bit discouraging to me when a user, especially one with high rep, answers a blatantly off-topic question. I don't at all begrudge them the rep earned by such an answer; I just feel it ...
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About EL&U usage, purpose, and comments

I simply have to ask, and lash out (a tiny bit), about some of the comments and messages I have received on answers I've provided. I've had at least one moderator (I think?) and another senior member ...
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Are requests for arbitrary lines from novels on-topic?

Am I the only one to be very disturbed by the re-opening of the 'What is the exact wordings for "There is a single stupid question in the world … " in Stephen King's "Under the Dome"?' question? ... '...
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4answers
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Downvoting an answer because the question was bad?

I have noticed a pattern in the downvotes that I receive. Often times I receive downvotes on answers that I give to very basic and easy-to-answer questions--even when the answer is correct. The most ...
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3answers
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What is the difference between opinion and fact?

This is a usage question. Seriously. Folks use both words with great confidence, which leads me to believe they know what they're talking about. We are assured that on EL&U questions must not be ...
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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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1answer
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Reword General Reference to include research / ELL

This is a spin-off suggestion from Add a 'too basic' close reason. I put forth that we already do have a 'too basic' reason, General Reference, but the wording should be improved. Here is what I ...
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Request for aggregate data regarding deleted questions with subjects containing CORRECT, GRAMMA, or RIGHT

This support request will require the assistance of a Stack Exchange employee, probably a kindly Community Manager. As shown at the bottom of this answer, I present some SEDE results on just how many ...
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What to do with yes/no questions?

I'm sorry if this is a duplicate, but I can't find any prior guidance on this. Closest I could get was Asking questions with very short answers. Someone just posted this question: Possibility ...