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How can we promote this site?

I am wondering who the target audience of the site is. We obviously want to start to attract big minds in the field of English, but does this primarily entail pedantic usagists or students of English ...
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Writing style questions

A lot of the questions here could be boiled down to writing style, e.g. Is it wrong to start sentences with "in which case"? What is the correct spelling of "buyer* remorse"? ...
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IPA usage, entry

English is a spoken language; its phonetics vary largely and are an important part of "knowing" English and asking questions about it. We will undoubtably deal with questions related to English ...
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American vs. British vs. Aussie, vs... ?

Questions about usage in different geographical areas are going to come up a lot. Plenty of answers are going to have to distinguish between standard usage on one continent versus another. Is there ...
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Since it isn't in the FAQ, are we as answerers expected to appeal to any of the various English authorities?

I know this isn't like French that has a somewhat recognize but debatable effective governing body. We do have the OED, Websters dictionary, the various style guides like the MLA, Chicago Manual of ...
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"Grammar Nazis"

I'm no fan of the phrase, but it's going to come up (often). Do we need... to flag it as offensive? to have a FAQ recommending against its use? to "suck it up"? to indicate that while one can self-...
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What should our domain name be? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Write an Elevator Pitch / Tagline Note: We are closing this domain naming thread. It is asking the entirely wrong question. See this blog post for details: Domain Names: Wrong ...
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What should the theme of the site be? [closed]

One of the seven questions we should answer before the end of the beta is "What should our logo and site design look like?" We need to consider several aspects of our site's design: What's the ...
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