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Is it offensive to use someone's comment as a basis of another question on its own?

I'm surprised. I did this without any intention to be offensive. Yet I was told I was deeply offensive. Long story short: @RobbieGoodwin posted an anecdotal comment under my question, saying that he ...
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Are Reference Requests on-topic?

I have a question about a specific grammatical form, but my question is more of a request for references analyzing the form rather than a usual Q&A. On other SE sites, there is a reference request ...
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Proposal for selective blacklisting

Enabling selective notifications on ELU Other busy sites like Stack Overflow have pop-up notifications that trigger on various titles and tags, but we do not. For example, this is an outright ban ...
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“Ask Question” retrieving the last question asked

I clicked on Ask Question today, it took me to the right place to post my question but with my previous question's data already there in the Title text box as well as Body text box, you can see in the ...
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Can a placeholder text be added to the question body box?

I posted this suggestion to another post, but thought it would be worth its own separate feature request. Is it already possible to add a placeholder text to the question body box, or would the SE ...
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Are there any limitation to the number of posts for a certain period?

Are there any limitation to the number of posts for a certain period? Suppose, I want to ask more than six questions within one hour. Does this act go against the rules of this website? What is the ...
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Where SHOULD you ask opinion-based questions?

As many of us have seen, questions are sometimes closed for being primarily opinion-based. I don't object to this at all and I see it as a good thing, but it also begs the question - is there a ...
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Does a question which shows no research, no effort deserve a downvote?

Does a question which shows no research, no effort deserve a downvote? If the answer is yes, I would like to know the reason behind it.
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How curious are you? — or — Tallied ELU “Asking-Day Badges”–Proposal Results

How we fare in the new badge proposal In the MSE posting Asking days badges, there is a proposal to create a new trio of badges for asking “good” questions on distinct days. Its basic metric for ...
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Best-Practices for posting a follow-on question?

Are there best-practices for posting a follow-on question? I am new to ELU. I have searched ELU meta for this subject and have not yet found any information. From my novice vantage, here are ...
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Why is my list-type question inappropriate on English SE?

This is a question about interpreting the definition of an appropriate SE question, specifically, whether any question that can be answered only by a list of suggestions is inappropriate (and why). ...
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Does it make sense to show the “the questions appears subjective” message on meta for feature requests?

Does it make sense to report the message about the question being subjective for questions on meta? In particular, does it make sense, when the question is probably a feature request?
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“Is it correct to write x” questions - can we require people to explain why they are asking?

These questions always bug me when they ask about a perfectly normal, acceptable English usage. It just seems like someone whose English isn't that good decided to question the correctness of the ...
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“is that correct?”

I used to always ask "is that correct?", here for example Using quotes when referring to word as word this is the old habit from stackoverflow, because they enjoy closing questions saying "not a real ...