Questions tagged [specific-question]

The tag has no usage guidance.

17 questions with no upvoted or accepted answers
Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
18 votes
1 answer
295 views

Request for undeletion and reopening of a question on the main site: "Retriable or retryable?"

A poster asked the question Retriable or retryable? on February 9, 2016. It was closed for lack of research on February 15 of that year. On November 9, site participant sumelic edited the question to ...
Sven Yargs's user avatar
  • 161k
5 votes
0 answers
84 views

Question closed as duplicate but it wasn't

I asked a question about comma usage: Comma in "If in addition" The question was closed as a duplicate. The question that my question is a supposedly a duplicate of is about parentheses and ...
giorgi nguyen's user avatar
5 votes
0 answers
119 views

Please consider reopening my question

My question is closed as off-topic. First, my question is not so elementary. It is not about the usual use of past perfect as in When I came up with the idea of climbing all the statues taller than ...
Aki's user avatar
  • 1,165
4 votes
0 answers
103 views

How can I edit this question and start the reopening process to make additional answers possible?

dog-leg, dogleg, or dog leg? has one well-received and currently accepted answer but was quickly closed for lack of research. It was only my second question here, over three years ago now. I'd ...
uhoh's user avatar
  • 877
4 votes
0 answers
126 views

Why is my question closed as "unclear"?

What's the correct word to refer to a believer of scientism? I don't understand what's unclear with this question. The comment says: Wait... what is scientism exactly? It sounds like a very ...
gaazkam's user avatar
  • 817
4 votes
0 answers
250 views

Determiner question

The question below seems to be very simple at first glance and swifty got closed: Are articles pronouns? However, the answer is not as clear as it seems at first glance. For those of us well ...
Araucaria - Him's user avatar
4 votes
0 answers
323 views

Can we reopen this question please? [Now re-CLOSED]

Edit note 2: The patient and long-suffering OP has now re-asked aspects of this question in three separate posts. So, there's now probably no harm in leaving this one closed. This useful question on ...
Araucaria - Him's user avatar
3 votes
0 answers
59 views

Request to reopen "Resistance decreases with temperature"

"Resistance decreases with temperature". How to interpret this sentence? doesn't seem like an unreasonable question to ask on ELU, but it's been summarily closed with the "justification&...
FumbleFingers's user avatar
3 votes
0 answers
117 views

Can we change the linked-to question here, folks?

This question here was rightly closed as a duplicate: Which is grammatically correct: "There is tea and juice" or "There are tea and juice"? It has currently been linked to the ...
Araucaria - Him's user avatar
2 votes
0 answers
82 views

Why was my question closed as 'off-topic'?

I recently asked this question on ELU: Should there be a comma in "You again?"? The answer to this question may be obvious to some of you, but for me, it isn't. I tried searching on ELU and ...
Amal Murali's user avatar
1 vote
0 answers
43 views

Is this synonym request truly unanswerable with facts and citations? Does it need to be edited? If so, how?

Term for wavelength-restricted or filtered light having a fairly pure color besides "colored light"? has been closed with the advice to Update the question so it can be answered with facts ...
uhoh's user avatar
  • 877
1 vote
0 answers
99 views

Improper merger

The recent question about the early usage of optics meaning “point of view” has been improperly merged into an older similar question. Can you please restore the new original question? Thanks.
user 66974's user avatar
1 vote
0 answers
72 views

Request to re-open "Rosie the Riveter"

I'm writing to request to re-open the question Rosie the Riveter. It was closed as off-topic, but there is an interesting association between the cultural icon of Rosie the Riveter and the expression "...
JAM's user avatar
  • 7,835
0 votes
0 answers
47 views

Request to reopen a closed-as-duplicate question: Can you write "... me's" (the possessive)?

Note: The question has now been reopened. I have added further examples of the group genitive to my answer to the question. This should help to distinguish it further from the hyphenated compound ...
Shoe's user avatar
  • 32.6k
0 votes
0 answers
71 views

The singular of "the peoples" is "the people". Like in "the essence of a people". Was the question closed after a misunderstanding?

This is about German Singular "Volk" in English: "Das Volk ist mir zum Kotzen" = "The people make me sick" or "The people makes me sick"?. It was closed, and ...
ETathome's user avatar
  • 111
0 votes
0 answers
71 views

Improper duplicate closure of another prefixes question

Is there a word category for those kind of words? This question has been redirected to a question about a-adjectives, but the question includes other parts of speech. This has been hastily dismissed ...
GArthurBrown's user avatar
  • 2,512
-8 votes
1 answer
198 views

Why was this question voted to be put on hold as being POB by a user while his question is far from being objective?

Why was this question(https://english.stackexchange.com/questions/225083/on-referring-to-a-specific-definite-person-whose-gender-is-known-as-they) voted to be put on hold as being POB by a user while ...
ivanhoescott's user avatar
  • 1,511