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How should we treat unresearched answers and should we have an additional category of low quality post?

I was reviewing Low Quality Posts this morning when I came across something I often encounter. An answer which states something with authority but completely lacks any references. The question was ...
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How can I increase the bounty I just posted on this newly reopened question?

I need feedback and an authoritative answer for my question on who/whom, but I now feel my current bounty is a little small for the purpose. How can I increase the bounty I just posted on this ...
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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 aren't ELL, Writers, etc available as “migration” options when flagging/closing posts? [duplicate]

Why is it that I can close a question as "better suited to Meta", but not as "better suited to ELL" or "better suited to Writers.SE"? Should we add (at least) ELL and Writers to the list of available ...
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How to follow (or favourite) particular users?

Is there a way to follow particular users? The obvious answer is to look at their profile pages and check their recent activity. But what if there are a dozen (or more) users I want to follow? It'd ...
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Tag synonym suggestions

I don't know if there should be a single thread for proposed tag synonyms, but I'll go ahead and leave this relatively generic in case that's desirable (and assuming there's not already a thread for ...
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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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Can EL&U's site analytics tools be refined to handle queries that include tag-based criteria?

Back on August 26, 2012, in response to the question Why are there so many meta questions about how so many main questions are being downvoted or closed?, Shog9 provided this graph of changes in 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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Flag a question for migration to unlisted StackExchange site

When I flag a question as more appropriate for another StackExchange site, I can only choose to move the question to ELL or meta. Sometimes to question is more appropriate for workplace for ...
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Highlighted number of unread messages; could it update and remain highlighted?

When I arrive at ELU, if I have unread messages or notifications, I see a highlighted number next to the "StackExchange" element of the page headline. When I open the drop-down box and use it as a ...
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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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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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Any book or PDF for over 300 single-worded prepositions

Recently, I came to know that there are 336 prepositions in English via reading an OUP blog: ... . And now the lowly preposition is finally getting the attention it deserves with The Preposition ...
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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 one-boxing for Etymonline and The Free Dictionary

The chat room can one-box lots of things, like wikipedia links and youtube videos and Google ngrams, making nice neat messages. In ELU chat it would be very useful to be able to one-box Etymonline ...
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Superscript/Subscript Shortcut

The superscript (<sup>) and subscript (<sub>) HTML tags can be quite useful when answering (or asking) questions, and it eludes me as to why there isn't a button for it in the question/...
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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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Should the contrast of the highlighted OP's name in comments be increased? Use this GM script if you want it changed now.

Spot the OP! Old: New: Here is a link to the Greasemonkey sript (works in Firefox, most probably also in Chrome). George made this for me. I cannot thank him enough: this is great! Note that you ...
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Can we have a feature to opt-out of “reputation”

Personally I dislike all the game-mechanics stuff (badges and reputation). I appreciate that others like it, but I would like there to be way to opt-out. Questions and answers would just then have the ...
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Are low quality questions and answers here to stay?

For a number of reasons the number of new users who post low quality questions or answers does not appear to be flagging by any measure. This issue had often generated stress among users who rightly ...
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One answer to a Q. is suited to ELL, but the other answer is suited to EL&U

This question: dogs, not cats -> why 'not' originated in EL&U, but was migrated to ELL. I agree that the original question and the first (my) answer are probably more appropriate to ELL than EL&...
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Proposal: Add a “too basic”/“uninteresting” off-topic option

Also see: Proposal: Require a whitelisted URL to close as General Reference It is clear that many close-voters use the "commonly available references" option as a catchall for questions that they ...
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Proposal: Require a whitelisted URL to close as General Reference

Also see: Proposal: Add a “too basic”/“uninteresting” off-topic option It is clear that many close-voters use the "commonly available references" option as a catchall for questions that they just don'...
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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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Is there any way I could follow a question asked by someone else?

Over my brief time spent here on EL&U, I have seen some questions posted by other users which I would like to know the answer to/follow. One option is I could up-vote them and then later, I check ...
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Sort by “not on hold” request

Some days nearly the entire front page is questions "on hold": I suggest/request some mechanism to filter these out of the display. Perhaps a "not on hold" like "newest" and "featured" and the rest.
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How do I change the subcategory of a flag?

When I first encountered this question, it seemed like the ordinary struggles of a non-English speaker learning the language, so I flagged it to be migrated to ELL. As the original poster's comments ...
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What is a “canonical answer”?

I'm confused. There appears to be conflicting ideas as to what constitutes a canonical answer on EL&U. Simply saying it is the best answer, is too subjective. Best for whom? Best for the OP who ...
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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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Can we get a set of quick links to other SE sites that work like [tour]?

It would be handy to have quick links to other sites when you want to suggest that the question might be better handled there. I know a lot of the abbreviations from the hot questions ribbon, but ...
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Could contributors somehow be encouraged to record their geographic location in their profiles?

Very often questions (and, in particular, differing opinions as to the correct answers) hinge on whether the individual is native to the US, UK, or some other place on the globe. But only very rarely ...
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How can I inform an OP that I may have answered his or her question?

EDIT I have shortened my original question because I feel the lengthy preamble added nothing of value, I have accepted Simchona's answer and I don't like wasting people's time. So, here it is the ...
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How exactly does EL&U “inbox” logic support @username?

Could one of the tech support guys (or anyone else who definitively knows) explain precisely how EL&U inbox works? Does having @username anywhere in comment text cause that comment to appear in ...
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IPA integrated keyboard

I understand that SE is pushing for localization and internationalization options. Can we get an integrated IPA keyboard like this one for Hebrew in judaism.SE? related: How to enter phonetic ...
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Fix [correlative-comparitives]

The tag correlative-comparitives should be changed to correlative-comparatives because the former isn't properly spelled. I was going to do it myself, but then I realized there's a tag synonym that ...
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Unchecked checkmarks should be a bit lighter in color

It is a bit too difficult to determine that the checkmark is checked. Using a lighter color, as with the up/down vote arrows would do the trick, I think. As is, some newcomers will have some ...
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Sidebar Fleur-de-lis Formatting

I noticed a small design issue with the tag box where "Favorite Tags" and "Ignored Tags" are located. The fleur-de-lis on the side is directly underneath the first two letters on both labels, which ...
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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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Is there a way to prevent minor edits from updating a question's date?

Minor edits (especially thinking about tag edits here) update the timestamp on a question and therefore "bump" it up the list of "recent" questions. 99% of the time this is just noise and shows ...
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I'd like to be able to view a single day on my reputation graph

Currently when you view your user profile and select your reputation history, you get a lovely little chart detailing the growth of your reputation score, and you can select a range of dates to see a ...
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Editing posts - feature request

I had a suggested edit to one of my posts here: https://english.stackexchange.com/review/suggested-edits/158765 The editor involved already knew that, because of my baby-level knowledge of syntax, I ...
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Merge request: [word-selection] into [word-choice]

The tag word-selection on the main site has only 6 questions tagged with it and it seems to me that it has the same meaning as the tag word-choice. I propose to merge them.
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Comment deletion notifications

I see that all the comments I made to the questions referenced in Wordreference cross-posting have been deleted. Can I somehow be notified when my comments are deleted?
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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" ...
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Is there a way to search for …?

A few posts have shown up with crap added to them to extend the character limit past the point of acceptance. One user liked to add periods. I am having difficulties creating a query for ..... Does ...
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Is there a way to format a single letter within a word

On EL&U it would sometimes be interesting to emphasize only one letter in the word (or just a part of the word), however attempting cr**ust** does not give cr⁠ust⁠ but cr*ust* (the ...
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Request for addition to the 'This question belongs on another site in the Stack Exchange network' options

The following question is clearly off-topic here but on topic (though very broad) on the Language Learning site: How should English grammar be taught to second-language learners? When voting to ...
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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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Rename or delete the “cv” tag

There is a question that has been tagged with cv. I think the tag should be renamed to curriculum-vitae, or deleted. Update There are now 13 questions tagged cv.