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Should there be an increasing number of close votes required to re-close a question that has been reopened?

This question was closed with three votes for "insufficient research" - although I'm unclear why, because even after doing all the "research" suggested in the answers, the correct ...
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Would it be possible for the page to remember the depth to which a person has expanded their answer textbox on a particular response?

I would find it a great convenience if the page could remember how far I had dragged open the text-box for a response I had given. When I am working with a strange (new to me) keyboard, I tend to make ...
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Can we migrate 'Is there any online tool to read (pronounce) IPA and APA written words?' and its like to Meta?

This question (Is there any online tool to read (pronounce) IPA and APA written words?) has 105k views and 83 upvotes. But it's been closed because it's asking for a resource. Most resource requests ...
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Do the upvotes gained on ELU meta affect your reputation? [closed]

I was just wondering whether my upvoted questions or answers on ELU meta affect my reputation. If they don't, would we be able to make this a feature?
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Is there a need for an addition to the "reasons for closing" for questions that are based on misprints or false assumptions?

I propose another reason for closing a post: “The question is based on a misprint or other error in the example, a false assumption, and or the acceptance of incorrect guidance.” There are numerous ...
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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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What do you think about enabeling the MathJax web plug-in for underlining, stricken text, and changing text color?

It might be a useful feature to be able to underline different English words on english.stackexchange The text underlining shown above was done using the MathJax plug-in. There are more than 40 ...
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Not all list questions are off-topic

I believe there is a misconception that all list questions are bad or off-topic. However, they are not all bad or off-topic. It is possible to ask good list questions. In fact, there are good and ...
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Tag merge request: [expressions] tag into [phrases] tag

Previously, expression-requests tag was merged into phrase-requests tag. Pertaining Meta post: What are [expression-requests] tag for? In that respect, expressions tag should be merged into phrases ...
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If the question is worth answering, it is worth upvoting

Just a gentle reminder to all users/contributors here... I have said this a number of times in comment on the main, but as basic netiquette, if a question post is worth your time to do the research ...
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Can we use the link replacement tool to fix links to English-corpora.org?

Context: Due to some sort of falling out, the Corpus of Contemporary English, British National Corpus, and several others moved from corpus.byu.org to english-corpora.org and changed their collective ...
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Can my answer ban please be lifted?

I last answered over a year ago, and I've recently returned to the site as I want to help and share my knowledge of the English language. However, I still can't answer. I understand that some of my ...
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Feature Request: Answer/User tags

From time time to time I take a break from this site, and in one of those more-recent breaks, I 'discovered' Reddit. After a couple of months, and one unjustified ban, I came to the realization that ...
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Can we have an optional dark theme?

Inspired by a post on Economics SE, I switched my Stack Overflow theme to dark from the Settings page. This will be based on user preference and not a site wide change. Can we have a similar option on ...
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Where can I find a linked list of my answers to deleted questions?

The question Deleting answers with a positive rep balance, which popped up in the Meta queue today, reminded me of a question I've long had about deleted answers. First, some background. When a ...
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This community should include opinion and subjects which fall under creative English

Creative English and public opinion is a part of English and of communication. If you do not allow for such communication on this site, you will soon become irrelevant and ineffective as happens to ...
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Lack of comments to explain downvotes and recommendations to delete

I'm new to Stack Exchange, so I haven't had many experiences with it yet, but something that I am finding problematic is a lack of comments to explain downvotes or recommendations to delete answers. ...
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Will you please insist on explanations for down-voting? [duplicate]

Despite "helpful" contributions from various Members, this Question doesn't at all have a previous Answer. Without explanation, a down-vote can be very like a slap round the back of the head…...
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Over-zealous anti-pleasantries algorithm

In my first answer on ELU, I encountered difficulty in answering succinctly, due to a program built into the site that removes so called “pleasantries”. The question concerns how to write “salutations”...
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Drafts should save in Edit forms

I was under the impression that drafts of edits were saved. Is that not the case? Now I lost one of my better answers in its inception because being on mobile and a bit clumsy I sometimes accidently ...
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Proposed tag: unword or deanthropomorphize

A common theme on English Stack Exchange is someone who has a certain well-known word in their vocabulary, who understands this word may have undesired negative undertones for certain groups of people,...
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Single-word requests. The annoying and constant problem of inexactitude

Here's a simple example of the problem: "What is a word that describes someone who covers the ground quickly" What's wrong with that? Well we don't know what part of speech is required. We ...
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Can I ask for help in lyrics for songs?

My hobby is to write lyrics on genius.com. I mostly listen to Hip Hop music. Sometimes I find it somewhat challenging to understand what they're saying because a lot of rappers do not enunciate the ...
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Can we add a category to the current flagging imperatives?

Currently, we have two categories for flagging of posts that should be deleted ASAP: "spam" and "rude/abusive." Posts so flagged get the bum's rush on out of here as soon as ...
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Proposal for narrowing the scope of the "reference" close vote

I strongly disagree that "questions that can be answered using commonly available references" should be considered "off-topic" at all, but I can at least understand why someone would want to close ...
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Move "dont ask" list out of the "do ask" help page

A while ago, I noticed that the Help Center page, What topics can I ask about here? contained a long list of things that users shouldn't ask about. However, there is a different Help Center page that'...
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Irksome review pop-up window size/design

When working with the review queue, the windows that actually contain the Close Button are sized and designed so that you have to scroll down to get to the Close Button. There is usually plenty of ...
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Too many questions that qualify for "Please include the research you’ve done"

I feel that this has been discussed before, and that this problem is never going to go away. I've been going through the review queues since a recent Meta.ELU post about too many questions needing ...
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Poll: additional question types that should or shouldn't be added to help/on-topic

Today, I saw that Help Center/on-topic has this text: Proofreading ("Is this right?", "Are there any mistakes?"), unless a specific source of concern is clearly specified. See below for hints on ...
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Please vote on this proposal to ban from question titles certain words whose posts we usually end up closing and deleting

In reaction to high failure rates of questions with titles containing the word "problem", the Stack Overflow community long ago forbade these. You couldn't ask a new question with the word "problem" ...
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Proposal to rename 'sociolinguistic' tag to 'sociolinguistics'

sociolinguistic should be renamed to sociolinguistics, to be consistent with general styling of the word and the related tags linguistics and psycholinguistics. A similar request to rename homophone ...
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Could we have this header on the mobile site?

We have two versions of the header on the mobile version: The standard main site one: And another one, visible in the help pages and review queues Could the alternative header be made default? Why: ...
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Why can't we add video (or even audio) clips to posts?

In a recent question, a new user asked how to classify the accent as heard in a video clip from youtube. However, that required going off-page to hear it, and some users objected to that. I tried ...
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Make blockquotes inside blockquotes better distinguishable

Given the nature of this site, it happens that one wants to quote something that contains a blockquote itself, e.g., as an example sentence. For example: A run-on sentence is something like this: I ...
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What is meant by the tag "reference"?

The reference tag has no description yet. Is it intended to be used for a question that asks for a reference where one might learn more about a certain topic, or document one's intuitive ...
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Chat Room ID feature request

It’s hard to locate a chat room by topic (question or answer) by chat-room title, as the title area is taken up by introductory material. Could the intro be shortened to show some content? I ...
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Follow up to AI to detect ELL migratable questions

NOTE: MY USE OF MIGRATION AS A TERM IS INACCURATE IN THE QUESTION, SEE MY ANSWER OR COLLEEN’S ANSWER FOR MORE ACCURATE APPLICATION OF THE ALGORITHM. This is a followup post to my last post (...
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Could we maybe have a "stupid test" closing code?

This question asks what is the world that best completes the sentence and why please there are those .... the world cup is a month of volcanic excitement and others who see it simply as ...
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Warn people of the rules for [Single-Word-Requests] before posting

As everyone probably knows, very few people actually follow the main rule of single-word-requests: YOU MUST INCLUDE A SAMPLE SENTENCE Thus we have many low-quality questions, many of which get ...
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There should be a close-vote option labeled as: "there is no discernible research done before asking the question"

I have heard about cases where people have voted for the closing of a question based on different reasons than the one they clicked on when close-voting. The reason for this is because their reason ...
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Tackling the drive-by tag problem

The problem We have a lot of one word tags that make nearly no sense. Among them are what, do, did, like, they, winterfest, motto & it. They are pure gems of uselessness and I urge you to prove ...
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Replace "Please show the research you've done" with a clear threshold requirement

Following on from this comment from Sven Yargs, I think we should consider making it clear to users what research we expect. I often see a poorly researched question and assume the research would be ...
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Artificial Intelligence to Detect ELL worthy questions

Having successfully transitioned from being an English language learner to an appreciator of the language, I am part of both the ELL and this stack exchange. And I am proud to be part of both vibrant ...
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Notification of Comments to "post authors" : ambiguous advice in 'Help'

I recently left a Comment below an Answer to a post (here - altho' the actual comment & post are irrelevant to the issue raised here). The comment was intended for the author of the original ...
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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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New theme: Color of visited links

Would it be possible to change the color of visited links in main-site questions and answers from the current blackish purple to some color that is more clearly distinguishable from the surrounding ...
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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, ...
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Is it possible to have closevote limits increased for EL&U?

I am "constantly" running out of closevotes. It used to happen just once or twice a month, but I've now I've hit it for the second time in a week. To be clear, I am referring not just to running out ...
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Show the tour’s summary on the left menu

We’ve recently had a change in UI, resulting in a mostly blank left menu bar, among other things. We also have huge numbers of posts that don’t seem to be coming from the people that the EL&U ...
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Annoying tag description popup

When the pointer hovers over a tag, a tag popup appears. This is fine if you move the pointer to the tag, but it is a nuisance if you scroll the page and the tag slips under the pointer. Can you work ...

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