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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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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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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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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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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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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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Question view count

Sometimes I notice that the number of views for a question I asked is 1, right after I posted the question. Does the view count include also me?
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On a CW question edited by more users, and with a score of ten, who gets the “Nice Question” badge?

The question What are some slang words for "police" in countries besides the US? has a score of ten, and it has been edited from three users. Who gets the "Nice Question" badge? Is it given ...
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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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Are there any resources for 18th and 19th Century English Grammar?

I recently asked a question regarding archaic English grammar and one of the comments recommended that I make a resource request here on the Meta. I'm looking for any books or websites that ...
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What's an example of a good proofreading question?

I see a lot of potentially poor quality questions when I go through the review queue, but I don't know how I'd recognise a good quality proofreading question. The close message says a specific source ...
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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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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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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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Request to reopen “Is 'deuce' (tennis) a corruption of the French phrase 'à deux de jeu'?” [closed]

This is a request to reopen the question, "Is 'deuce' (tennis) a corruption of the French phrase 'à deux de jeu'?", as per the reasons stated in the question's comments.
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“Is it correct to write x” questions - can we require people to explain why they are asking?

These questions always bug me when they ask about a perfectly normal, acceptable English usage. It just seems like someone whose English isn't that good decided to question the correctness of the ...
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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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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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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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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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Why was my question and account deleted?

It's this question: “He 'is to be' here by six o'clock.” (deleted) I made an account some days ago trying to find out the answer to a question about what the name of the verb conjugation be + ...
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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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What is the private beta?

There is that badge, called the Beta, and it says actively participated in the private beta. Is the private beta different from the beta?
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Are the smart quotes used in question titles seen using all the browsers?

In english.SE, the quotation mark (") used in the title is replaced by a smart quote. Are they visible in all the browsers, in any platform?
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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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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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I'm unclear why this question was migrated to ELL

I'm not clear why this question has been migrated Is the sentence "Thora went to the shop for how long?" grammatically correct? I'm concerned that it sounds too awkward, too expressive of ...
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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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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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Is the list of questions differently cached, on the meta site?

I noticed that when I ask a question on this meta site, and then I click on the "Questions" link, I don't immediately see the question I asked; sometimes I need to click again on the same link, and ...
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The timestamp reported for this question is wrong

If you look at Kosmonaut's profile, you will notice that his only question shows "jan 20 at 0:29" as timestamp. If you look at the question, Central Pennsylvanian English speakers: what are the ...
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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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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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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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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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Other words for 'said'?

Okay, I admit; I like quotative verbs. Of course, I would prefer to avoid using 'said' all the time. AFAIK there is no canonical question asking for general alternatives to 'said'. I've compiled ...
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Did I ask a question, now deleted, tagged [psycholinguistics]?

My Deleted Recent Questions page exhibits no questions tagged [psycholinguistics], but I thought I asked one?
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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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being “unaccepted” - clarifications

On April 12 I answered a question (about the usage of "awhile") which was, a bit to my surprise, accepted by the asker (Brandon Boone). Ten days later the asker decided that he preferred another ...
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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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Could somebody fix my question and produce a copy of the answers?

I have an interesting predicament. I asked What does "information porn" mean? with the word porn in the title, and the firewall on the computer I am using is blocking it. This means I am not ...
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Why aren’t my questions being answered

If you look at at profile https://english.stackexchange.com/users/373235/theguradian my questions weren’t answered at all why?
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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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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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Question was WRONGLY dismissed (not closed) as “already answered”

I'm referring to this post. The link they dismissed it with did not answer the dismissed question. So, how do we non-mods request that the dismissal be reversed? (I did not post the dismissed ...
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Ethnic slur in question: what's the procedure?

A question with the following title appeared on the main site yesterday: meaning of "giddy-up" As innocent as that sounds, a quotation used in that question contains harsh language (namely ...
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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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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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Looking for valid reasons for the downvote to this question

I'm looking for valid reasons for the downvote to this question. I have raised this question, on meta, for three reasons. I think the question's OK, should be answered, and I still desire an answer. ...
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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 more. ...

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