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Please add the tag “foreign-language”

I just asked a question, and it's about the usage of non English words in English ( What should be the plural of “kibbutz” ). In my opnion the tag foreign-language is relevant for the question, ...
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How to deal with non-native speakers asking bad questions

A meta question proposes appending native language information to a user's profile. This information is probably not necessary for most users, but there are occasions where a question seems so bizarre,...
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Title placeholder is rather ironic [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why is the title suggestion text not capitalized correctly? I recently noticed that the enter-title-placeholder reads: Upon further examination, the phrase lacks capitals at ...
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Should we fix backticks?

I would still like to look into doing this, because it is tedious in the extreme to edit every single instance of misused backticks into italics, and because almost no one ever fixes these. Therefore ...
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Providing links to ELL

Can a descriptive link to the ELL proposal be added to one or more of the following? The FAQ The General Reference description A block in the sidebar or, if not, then as a sticky link in the "...
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Where should I request a new feature on EL&U?

Being new here (well, I joined EL&U over a year already, but hadn't been very active, until recently), I don't know where I can suggest some improvement to EL&U. Please advice. I just ...
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Other ways to share information on ELU

This "evil spelling test" question was closed as not constructive. But the question brought up matters of interest to some people who frequent this site (English spelling, spelling in context), and ...
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Should up/down voting be disabled on closed questions?

Not to be confused with How do votes work on closed questions? This isn't a question of what the current rules are, but rather a request to consider if it should be this way. Admittedly, I thought of ...
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Should the genitive tag be merged with the possessive tag?

Currently, exactly two questions are tagged with the genitive tag, compared with many that are tagged with the possessive tag. Furthermore, genitive has no tag wiki, whereas possessive does. I ...
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Increase the prominence of the editing link to encourage improvement of EL&U's content

This was separated from another meta-question, which might provide additional motivation and context for this question. Motivation. EL&U currently has a lot of questions that deserve to be ...
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Proposals: EL&U needs more users to improve questions by editing and some ideas to achieve this

I'm presenting this in numbered sections so that people can respond specifically to what they agree or disagree with (please leave a comment such as "Disagree with Proposal 2" or "Agree with Proposal ...
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Feature request: Rounded quotes in WMD toolbar

I've seen several edits recently where the only thing that was changed was converting "straight quotes" with “rounded ones”. Searching the EL&U site for directives about this, I didn’t come up ...
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Add links to “More!” items on …/privileges/moderator-tools page?

A list of lists of several classes of posts appears near the end of the moderator-tools page, as follows. More! This privilege also grants you access to the following lists: • posts ...
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Reputation limit [duplicate]

Is there a limit on the reputation one can build in a single day? I had added on 209 reputation, and the next up-vote gave me 6 points. None of the up-votes after that contributed.
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Could the meta site be more clearly labeled?

I'm a new user. I was looking at the main site, and trying to learn more about how things work, so I clicked the FAQ link; then I clicked something else, I'm not sure what, and found a bunch of ...
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Why does clicking on a link not open a new tab?

Like many of you, I love to hunt around on ELU's wealth of interesting questions and answers, often following the many useful links to outside resources. Why, then, when I click on one of these does ...
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Include questions that do not have accepted answers under the “unanswered” category?

It would be useful to find out quickly which questions don't yet have accepted answers. It seems that there typically are far more questions in that category than are without any kind of answer, so ...
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How to inform English language users about useful English language resources?

I want to be able to use ELU.SE to help promote proper usage of the English language (in specific: synonyms, definitions, and spelling). How can this link (below) be added into the FAQ section to let ...
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New feature: request to re-open a question

I suggest EL&U introduce a feature to allow questioners to request a question be reopened. This is especially helpful for users who have thoroughly edited a question after it has been closed. I ...
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Why can duplicates be marked as duplicates?

Should I use whose or which's? has been closed as a duplicate of several other closed duplicates (Usage of “whose” not referring to a person, Possessive "that's", Possessive connecting word for ...
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Can we add Linguistics SE to the migration path list?

I know they are in beta but the following question begs to be migrated to [linguistics.se]. Distinctive Features of English Dipthongs. I wonder if our passing relevant questions to other SEs would ...
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Please fix the “new activity” banner

This is what I'm talking about: The bar is grey. It looks quite bad with the nice beige theme we've got going on, so I request that either the colour be changed to something less hideous (maybe ...
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New question frequency graphs

I would like to be able to see: a bar graph of number of new questions entered vs both time of day and day of week. I think it would be interesting verify my suspicion that very few new questions ...
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The phrase “The reason for starting the bounty:” is needed

I think the phrase "The reason for starting the bounty:" is needed right before that reason is stated whenever anyone starts the bounty. Take a look here - when I was starting the bounty it really ...
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Feature to show activity of user

I was wondering if it would be beneficial to have activity buttons showing the activity of users? E.g., in Gmail, on the chat list, you can see if your contacts are logged in(green), dormant(orange), ...
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Active Questions: Bookmark to 'modified n mins ago'

Active Questions shows 'modified n mins ago' against each question. However, when you click on the question, it takes you to the top of page, not the bookmark where the question was 'modified n ...
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Proposal to add small-capitals formatting directive

I propose that a new formatting directive be added to access the font’s small capitals. For example, <smcaps>some text</smcaps> would work, but I encourage discussion on any syntactic ...
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Upfront reason for closing a question needed

Could a succint version of the reason for closing a question be given in main? Since the closing of a question usually implies some negativity, it would be nice if at least those closed due to "non-...
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Can we nudge the OP's to tighten up the question in the title?

I have a feature request. Could we have some mechanism to remind the OP to drill down to bedrock right in the title question, in the sense that the expansion given in the body of the post does not ...
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Title removing space preceding a final question mark

See this question: X, Y, Z — horizontal, vertical and ...? (Original title X Y Z Horizontal Vertical and?) I want the title to be X, Y, Z - Horizontal, Vertical and ? (note the space before the ?) ...
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Styling of certain HTML elements

Definite low-priority feature-request: when making notes and little asides in questions and answers, I tend to favour (ab)using sub and sup, both of which are visually precisely how I'd like them to ...
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Edit supplementary text on bounty

I recently placed a bounty on this question about the "double possessive", but just realised I wanted to make a minor (but to me, significant) change to my "supplementary text" in the "This question ...
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Censorship of offensive questions

This recent question raised debate over the censorship of questions containing offensive language (or their titles, at least). I always understood the offensive-language tag to serve that purpose. I ...
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Can “Self-Learner” badge be called “Autodidact” instead?

"Self-Learner" reads like a kenning or nonce phrase. "Autodidact" appears to enjoy greater popularity: "Self-Learner" - 706,000 "Autodidact" - 1,090,000 Edit: If you do not understand how this ...
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Should an edit notification appear in the inbox?

If someone edits your post, it appears under the "Responses" activity stream on your profile, but doesn't trigger an inbox notification. Should it? I for one would like to know if someone's editing ...
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Why does close as dupe need 5 votes?

"Describes me to the 'T'" - why not the to the "E" or some other letter? is an exact dupe, 2 other people have flagged this and one has put a link in the comments. I can ...
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What to reference when answering a question? [duplicate]

I've seen a few questions dotted around, which require references to dictionaries or such-like (etymonline, wiktionary, OE dictionary, the Chicago Manual of Style), to make clear why a word or ...
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Voting off topic questions that belong on Linguistics.SE [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Add a link to Literature.SE as a choice for migration in an off-topic close vote When a voting to close a question as off topic, we're given the option to say it belongs here ...
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Better information for askers when a question is closed

When a question is closed, the asker often doesn't realize that they can edit their question and get it re-opened. I've often seen well-intentioned people just re-post their question when they should ...
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Reputation score for bad questions

We often have high-rep users providing answers to questions when they should, in fact, be voting to close those questions, because the questions are duplicates, or because the questions are too poorly ...
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As a site about EL&U, should we maintain correct grammar, punctuation, etc. throughout the site?

When a user goes to ask a question, the default text in the title bar is this: Should this be changed to reflect the site's intent? In my opinion, this is a place where rules of the English language ...
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Don't show the “undelete” link for answers that have been deleted when the question was deleted

When an answer has been deleted because the OP deleted his question, the "undelete" link is still shown for that answer. (I reused a screenshot I took for another issue report; that is why the "...
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Bounty minimum on other users' questions

When we offer bounties on our own questions, we are given the options of 50-500 reputation in increments of 50. When offering bounties on questions posted by other users, the increment is the same, ...
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Feature request: Unmark comment

Just like you can upvote a question or answer and then undo that, can this be possible for comments as well? It would be nice to be able to retract a marked comment.
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Feature request: unflag

Can we have the option to unflag a post? If an issue is resolved before a moderator gets around to handling the flag, it we be nice if we could get rid of the flag and save someone the time of looking ...
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Notify user of rejected edit

Can we have something in place to notify users (less than 2k) who propose an edit if their edit is declined? More specifically (as it is easy enough to return to the question/answer to see if the ...
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Please add to faq section “What kind of questions can I ask here?”

In the https://english.stackexchange.com/faq#close section in the FAQ, there is a close reason: •general reference This question is too basic; it can be definitively and permanently answered ...
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Notification of more than one person in a comment

Why it is impossible to notify more than one person (by @ sign) in a comment to a post? (example)
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Users should be marked as native speakers if they are [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Show native language with the answer Stack sites must support primary and secondary language when defining user profile When accepting advice on English language use, it ...
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Don't show the “protect” link for questions that are locked

In questions that are already locked, the link to protect it should not be shown, as it is not possible to answer the question. In Favourite untranslatables, which is locked, I can see the "protect" ...