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Extend the list of SE sites presented when a question is being closed as off-topic

Actually, the only listed site is meta.english.stackexchange.com. Is it possible to add other SE sites as well? Would not, for example, Writers and English Language Learners suit in that list?
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Why are comment lists abridged in the middle?

In longish lists of comments the list gets abridged and a "more comments" link shows up at the end, kind of like an ellipsis. Normally, one would expect that such a list would be trimmed at the end, ...
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Formatting: two block-quotes in a row?

If I want to give a quotation, I can set it out as a block-quote and it looks beautiful: My name is Ozymandias, King of Kings; / Look on my works, ye mighty, and despair! But if I want two such ...
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“Common mistake” tag or maybe “confusing words”?

Here for example Differentiating between "written" and "writing" I think I'm asking about common error(writing, but written). I was attacked, because I feel that some people ...
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Should we automatically convert straight ' and " quotes into nicer “…” and ‘…’ quotes?

Well, I guess the (long) title says most of it. When people write "an inline quote", it would be nicer if it were “an inline quote” (see the oriented “” quotes instead of ""). Many content management ...
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Is there a way to search for questions/answers I've commented on?

If someone replies to one of my comments using the @Martha syntax, SE kindly lets me know about it. If someone doesn't use that syntax, or replies to someone else, I'm not notified, so the only way I ...
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Disable Outline for text-boxes

Please disable the outline on focus for the search and INTERESTING / IGNORED TAGS fields. Look these textboxes below:             &...
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Fancier “Quote” formatting.

Considering that English.SE is about language, I think there should be a fancier quote formatting for short quotes. (Like a huge quote mark in the background. - This will emphasize the concept of ...
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Stack sites should support primary and secondary language when defining user profile

I am not a native english speaker. If you see User profile settings defined by StackExchange, it does not contain primary and secondary languages. It just contains location but a non-native english ...
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Should Strunk & White be a GOLD badge on this site?

Or at least there should be a gold level badge for it.
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Reputation for editing questions

I think it could be months before people can edit questions and start fixing things like "english" instead of "English." While the site is still new, can the rules on who can edit questions be ...
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Comments should have a “deletable by original poster” checkbox?

Often people will leave in a comment e.g. "you might want to fix your ... typo", then the poster fixes it, but the comment remains on, referring to nothing, causing clutter. It would be nice if there ...
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Cancel “Close” operation

We required an option to cancel "Close" operation. This will help peoples who voted for closing a question by mistake.
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Required “Listen” button

Everyone is not familiar with the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA). How can they pronounced words suggested in the answers? I think a "Listen" button to be add in the position of the answer where ...
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Need a way to search for stop words

Since this site is about English usage, the standard search engine for the site which filters out "stop words" is going to be problematic since many of the questions on the site will be about stop ...
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Can't search for a question about “that” and “which”

I knew this question was there: When is it appropriate to use ‘that’ as opposed to ‘which’?, but I tried searching for it and couldn't find it. Many usage questions concern function words in English, ...