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Posting more than one answer [duplicate]

I did a fruitless search here, to see if this has already been asked: Can a person post more than one answer to the same question?
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How do you access “Meta”? [duplicate]

I'm new here, and want to ask a question about the questions. Would that be at "meta," and if so, how do I access it? "Why are there so many already answered questions in the 'unanswered' section?"
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Can English Language & Usage help with making StackExchange more welcoming? [duplicate]

This is my first post on this Meta and on this SE, so apologies if this is out-of-scope. Feel free to delete / close / downvote, but any advice is appreciated. The context of this post is the latest ...
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Where are our new Yoichis or How I stopped worrying and started to love the ELU-ba-bomb

Suggestions are sought for interesting questions or motivators for interesting questions to ask, both general ideas and specific. The mechanics of the SE system (closing, voting, moderating) have ...
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First proposal tag wiki rejected

I added an informative text to a tag which had no excerpt. (click to see the case, should be publicly available) To me this seems a reasonable excerpt which is not superfluous, not harming ...
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Posting questions from “How English Works” and proposing answers

I am studying English and one of my old friends recommended that I study "How English Works: A Linguistic Introduction" by Curzan and Adam This book is an amazing book but the questions are not ...
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How do I ask a new question

RE: “marked as duplicate by Mari-Lou A, Edwin Ashworth, tchrist♦, FumbleFingers, RegDwigнt♦ Aug 15 '14 at 14:08 This question has been asked before and already has an answer. If those answers do not ...
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How does one get “Reputation” points [duplicate]

Just as a notice, I'm new to this site, and I found a question that I was willing to answer to a certain person, but the system asks me for 50 reputation points. How is this earned? I'm not sure if I ...
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Why was my question concerning the existence of a word put on hold?

I asked a question here Is there a word for somebody who likes to be taken care of and pampered? and it was put on hold because of the following, "Questions on choosing an ideal word or phrase must ...
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How to ask a person to answer a question?

I have asked this question and I think a particular person who is a member of StackExchange might have a good answer for it. How can I ask her to see my question?
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Could/Should we create a collection of exemplary questions to encourage high-quality asking?

I haven't been on this site long enough to know from personal experience, but perusing old (and recent) Meta posts like these below makes me wonder if members have not always been under the impression ...
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What if senior users could put on hold “proofreading” questions single-handedly?

We are a language site, and there's always a lot of off-topic "proofreading" questions incoming, and to those, poor answers from relatively new users, and this taxes our reviewers, and wastes our time....
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How can I rekindle interest in an old question?

I have asked some questions before but I didn't get any (good) answers. How can I bring it to people's attention again? Can I ask it again?
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Why is this answer not suited to the question?

Why are the words 'Superficial' and 'Ostensible' considered a bad answer to this question? From what I understand, the person who asked the question implied that the compliment receiver inwardly ...
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Should I delete a question if I made a crucial error in it?

Should I delete my question, Description for a verbal tic that is vernacular among young people in the U.S? Should I post a new one? Should I rewrite the original one? I made an important mistake ...
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Should Scots language questions be considered in the English language community?

I stumbled across the question What is the meaning of “Many a mickle maks a muckle”? which is a question about a Scots language proverb. The thought occurred to me that although the Scots language is ...
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How do I gain reputation so I can participate more?

How do I gain reputation, I only have one, and to make more you need to vote on people's answers, but I only have 1 reputation and I need 15 to do so, and to answer some ones question, but you need 50 ...
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How long before a question is deleted?

How much time has to pass before a question is deleted? Is the question deleted at all or do old questions still remain, regardless of whether they've been answered or not, whether they are duplicates ...
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The “bare/bear with me” question: what should we do with it?

Is it "bear" or "bare" with me? There's been a lot of discussion on Meta in the comments about this question recently, but it's actually not the main topic of any of the recent ...
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Is there a way to ask questions specifically to SE managers?

I have recently come across situations on this site that I would've liked to ask and bring up to SE managers/creators without it being to the public or raising a flag. I specifically would like to ...
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What tools do people use for including research? [duplicate]

It's been a couple of months since I joined this community and needless to say while posting the questions we have to include the research we have done to prevent it from being flagged or worse being ...
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Newcomer Question

I just thought I'd introduce myself to everyone on this site. My name is Suhayl, and I'm an aspiring poetry writer. Being a poetry writer, I, naturally have an infatuation with the English language, ...
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The Comparison of Up-Votes Between Questions & Answers [duplicate]

I seem to see a pattern where Answers receive far more up-votes than the Questions they answer. I even see instances where an Answer has been selected while the Question remains at Zero votes. So, ...
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When (if ever) is it justifiable for an editor to change the entire body of a question while retaining the question title?

The issue comes up in the case of The meaning of the American idiom "pot calling the kettle black" which has just been placed on hold as being off-topic because the body of the question ...
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Questions with Can or Is

Do you feel that questions that begin with Is or Can are generally poor questions? I'm tempted to downvote them in general, but rather now I'm attempting to edit the questions to not be Yes/No. If ...
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Incorrect tagged question without a real motivation locked

I asked a question and while the answer is there and everything else is fine, it's incorrectly tagged. The reason for the incorrect tag is that if one doesn't put effort in actually understanding the ...
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Has a clique of narrow-minded but self-important people gained enough power to exert a censorious control over content?

i have been on this site for ten minutes and already received this message: Wait! Some of your past questions have not been well-received, and you're in danger of being blocked from asking any ...
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Do we want to enable post limits?

The question of posting limitations was brought up several months ago, wherein we learned that there are post limits for some SE sites and not for others. We learned that the limitations are 6 ...
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How much research is needed?

Please advise or enlighten me if such guidance already exists. For example, for this question, I sought to record my thoughts and opinions on how to gloss that sentence. Yet it was still closed as `...
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How can I come back with my old ID?

I am Persian Cat: https://english.stackexchange.com/users/37324/persian-cat How can I come back with my own old Id?.. I have forgotten the e mail address which I used before and its password!.. But ...
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how to find related questions on this website

I asked some question and among many replies i saw this message: 'Please do search the site before asking, too. This question has been asked a dozen of times already'. And 'This type of question has ...
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Why I lost my 'question'?

I have posted a question regarding cockney some while ago. As a learner, I always need the history of my posts, including the answers and responses so I can make sort of review about my progress. Now,...
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Is it OK to not accept an answer for open-ended questions?

On Stack Overflow, where I usually spend my time, the questions are mostly objective, and failing to accept a correct answer is generally sloppy. Here, the topics can be much more subjective. Case in ...
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the Difference between English Language and Usage and English Language Learners [duplicate]

English is my second language, and I have accounts with both English Language and Usage and English Language Learners. However, when I look through the questions, my first thought is that they are ...
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How do some questions get “out of control”?

I am not complaining. I just want to understand how it works; I asked one question a couple days ago and compared to other questions around the same period, the one I asked (I won't link it; you can ...
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Can I ask a question about changing the English Language?

I don't really like English (grammatically, that is; not the literature, culture, etc., which make the language worth it), I just have to use it. It's filled with grammatical and orthographic nonsense ...
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Should I edit a question to address a new concern or create a new one?

Say, there is "maxim" vs "aphorism" question. I want to know the difference between "tenet" and "maxim". Do I edit the first question, extending it with the new concern, or create a new one?
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Wordreference cross-posting

@Listenever's question count on ELU has increased to a couple per day and appears to be even higher on ELL. While this is perfectly fine, s/he appears to be cross-posting questions on wordreference....
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Shouldn't we try to produce more expert questions? Yes, but how?

I have the feeling that after almost three years there are currently a lot of beginner and easy questions and comparatively few expert questions. It is very important to have questions here that you ...
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What care do I have to take while asking questions about etymology?

Idioms and phrases and other special words are helpful to express our feelings accurately and articulate our speech well. However, while learning these idioms or phrases or right words, if we know its ...
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Questions asking for reference books

I do believe that questions asking for good reference books are considered off-topic on ELU. Is this correct? If so, could an appropriate note be added to the list of FAQ no-nos?
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off topic (too old to migrate)

I ran into "off topic (too old to migrate)" on the close dialog when attempting to close-vote this question. What does it mean?
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Is the “review” feature responsible for lazy close-voting?

The following are two examples of questions which have, as of right now, registered a number—four in these cases—of close votes. How do you refer to a hyponym that is the same word as the hypernym? ...
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Reopen closed question: 'Is “Why Steven Sinofsky is out at Microsoft” correct?'

I think that this is a perfectly good question and have no idea why it has been closed. The only person to have provided a reason for his/her close-vote as a comment is Fumble. He too has stated that ...
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Flagged Asker; Valid Question — Can We Make it Wiki?

This appeared like a reasonable question at first. Then it was reported as a possible duplicate. [Edit: Turns out it was an external reference, not on SE.] Subsequently, it was revealed that it ...
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Reopen 'Origin of the phrase “Looks like Tarzan, plays like Jane”?'

This is a request to reopen the question 'Origin of the phrase "Looks like Tarzan, plays like Jane"?'. There were at least 4 reopen votes previously which appear to have expired (?). This appears to ...
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How do we describe “good” and “bad” English?

Many questions have these words tossed around: good / bad valid / invalid right / wrong grammatical / ungrammatical correct / mistake standard / non-standard accepted / not accepted ...
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When should a question be up-voted? When should a question be answered?

Should a question be up-voted only when it shows research effort and/or is useful and clear? Is a question useful and clear if it's interesting? Should a question be answered only when the question ...
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Should downvotes require comments? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why is it not mandatory to provide comments on a down-vote? Some questions can be unclear, and most users are nice enough to leave a comment on the question to let OP know ...
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How can I improve a question?

I recently asked a question here that seemed to fit the site, so I was surprised when I saw that it was quickly downvoted. Questions relating to spelling and punctuation are clearly encouraged in the ...