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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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We need a site specific message for our advice page

One of the problems that keeps coming up is that many first time users of the site ask questions that are either better suited for English Language Learners don't have enough information for us to ...
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Our help page incorrectly states that it takes 6 spam / abuse flags to delete a post

I learned after posting this question that our help page is incorrect. It currently states the following: The spam and abusive flags are designed to automatically eliminate truly disruptive posts ...
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My computer does bold on ELL but not on ELU

I have been "instructed" to come here and sort out my issue with bolding and italicizing text. Look at these words after the colon: just look. Do you see those terms, that is, "just look" in bold? I ...
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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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Unlock “Why use singular they?” then reopen

You may be able to read the question I'm referring to here (if it's still deleted you'll need 10k rep). Sometime a while ago there was a question asked on ELL (here, but it's deleted now) and ...
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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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The Incredible Shrinking ELU Banner

Something awful has happened to the top of all our pages. Earlier today they looked like this: But now it has shrunk to a nearly unreadable proportion: The new version is completely shrunken, which ...
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Can we close 'Is the convention for reporting football results universal?' as off-topic?

I voted Is the convention for reporting football results universal? off-topic because it is not about English, but about the reporting of match results (game scores). There is a broader issue, at ...
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“…the person or body who/which…” is not only a question about whether to refer to companies with “who” or “which”

"...the person or body who..." vs. "...the person or body which..." As far as I can see, this question does not ask only about whether to refer to companies with "who" or "which". ...
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Should 'word-substitution' be made a synonym of 'SWR's?

I think word-substitution is redundant since we already have single-word-requests, and phrase-requests, if necessary. The 60 or so tagged questions do not disagree with me by much. Its current info ...
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How to revive a defunct chat room?

https://chat.stackexchange.com/transcript/64193/2017/8/21 I came across @Tonepoet's this defunct chatroom that has been "automatically deleted for inactivity." Since it is an interesting topic I ...
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Request to reopen a dubious dupe

The question First, … Secondly, … &c, posted two years ago, asks whether there is any basis besides tradition for preferring first to firstly. Five days after it was posted, the question was ...
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Review Menu not Updating

Since the new UI, I've noticed this issue - only with the Low Quality Posts menu item: Even though this queue is empty, the menu indicates review needed. Anyone else? Version: 48.0.2685.52 (PGO) -...
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Can we please reopen this question (how is it “opinion-based”?)

Note the question was reopened but now it's been closed again for being opinion-based. Yet the OP's words "what would be the best/correct way" are equivalent to "what are the grammatical rules behind ...
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Let's reopen this interesting question

Now reopened This apparently simple, question about possessive S has been closed: "The species/species'/species's survival..." However, I think that in this case this was a bit ...
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Close vote reason display issue

I've just (yesterday or today) started seeing poor text positioning on the close vote dialog, specifically that the already-selected reason's description is overlapping with the title: This is on: ...
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New top bar has introduced a design glitch

The new top bar has upset the ELU banner by pushing the central box down too far. Its ornaments no longer line up with the horizontal line. This affects the main site and Meta.ELU. Note: not ...
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Close window oddity

A week or so ago we updated some links under Closing → Off-Topic. After that, I started noticing something odd under "off-topic because...": The close reasons change order. The number of ...
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How long does an account merge take?

Yesterday, I requested that two accounts (and their rep) be merged; I followed the procedure provided, including the final acknowledgement after activating the two links emailed to me. As of this ...
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Speaking of comments

I've seen that usually a number of 30 comments calls for removal, why not this time? Please move to chat the extremely long trails of comments posted under this question and its main answers.
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Let's update some links

Under Closing → Off-Topic, please update: http to https. meta.english to english.meta. for ELU. Meta ELU's looks okay.
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Adding alt-text to images that don't ask for it

I ran across an answer today that looked like it could use a little help with accessibility (WBT's answer to Train Station vs. Railway Station). Specifically, there is a link to "here" that would be ...
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How to deal with an erroneously answered question that has been closed with the faulty answer accepted?

I've just run into a problem involving a question with an accepted answer that is demonstrably (albeit circumstantially demonstrably) untrue: Who first said "We can predict everything, except the ...
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I've clarified my question about mondegreens; can we re-open it? [resolved]

Update: the question has been re-opened and has started getting answers. Thanks to everyone for your votes. Requesting votes to remove the hold tag for this question I had posted. I have made the ...
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Should we amend the help text to expand on proof-reading?

Related: What process is required to get the Help Center text changed? | Proof reading questions | Does the "proofreading" close reason cover questions that do identify specific words or ...
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“coordinating-conjunctions” and “coordination” tags should be synonymized

coordinating-conjunctions coordination Tag wiki says "Questions about coördinating conjunctions, such as “and”, “but”, “or”, “nor”, and “so”." These seem pretty clearly synonymous. I'd recommend ...
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Why doesn't the tag 'antonyms' have the synonym 'antonym'?

I was just looking through the tag synonyms of antonyms and discovered that it does not have the synonym antonym, in fact, antonym is a completely separate tag with just two questions. As I don't ...
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Should we burninate the [spelling-checker] tag? (0 posts left tagged)

While poking about removing the microsoft-word tag from a few questions, I came across a question tagged spelling-checker. This seemed to me to be a meta-tag of no more value than the ms-word one, so ...
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What is the point of the Microsoft-Word tag?

I noticed recently that a question used the tag microsoft-word. Since this question was about the usage of a specific program, it was moved to Super User to which it is much better suited. There ...
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Activate the StackExchange new tag warning on ELU

In this meta.SE post is a neat functionality to stop people from creating new tags is described. Unfortunately it's not active on ELU. Fortunatly, Laurel has this brought to ELU attention over here in ...
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Call to action: Let's tidy up the currency tag

As already previously discussed in this question, its answer and comments the currency tag is as ambiguous as they get. This is the tag description: usefulness of this tag is under debate If ...
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Should the tag interpretation be deleted?

The interpretation seems to provide no value to the taxonomy. Besides the fact, that Criticism, discussion, and analysis of English literature are considered off-topic, the questions seem to be either ...
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Should the 'language' tag be deleted?

The language seems like the ultimate cop-out tag. It has five questions with an accumulated score of -8, I expect it to sink further today with the question that made me stumble upon it. There is no ...
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Proposed tag synonyms for the prepositions tag

I created tag synonym suggestions to map the barely used and completely undescribed tags for,of,by,from, with to our tag prepositions. Its description already includes all the words and there is ...
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ELL ad is out of date

The ad for English Language Learners has the old speech bubble with ELL in it, instead of the new picture. Will you update it? Here is the answer on the Promotional Ads 2016 post.
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Election candidate statistics overlap candidate's user card, plus sprite CSS problem

There is a display problem on the current election page. Information overlaps the "user card" and hurts legibility. Compare (bad):           To better from the current ...
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Burninate [opinion], please

Today, a user contested the closure of his question with this comment: And yet there are opinion based questions all over this site. There is even an 'opinion' tag already. And he's right, there ...
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User avatar is misplaced on the badge page

I think that the avatar, name and rep of a user are misplaced on the badge page. Here is a picture with freehand circles:
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Should we get rid of the tag “similarities”?

The tag similarities seems too broad to be useful to me. It is not really a single topic, since it has been used to cover similarities in spelling, similarities in usage/meaning, and similarities in ...
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“All Questions Answers” hard to understand on new profile pages

I was looking at a profile that seems to have a new layout and was initially confused by the post listing: The "All Questions Answers" and "Votes Newest" text don't provide any indication as to which ...
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Difference between “verb-agreement” and “subject-verb-agreement” tag

It seems that we have two tags, subject-verb-agreement and verb-agreement for similar questions. I briefly read some questions under them and I don't see much difference. Am I missing something? How ...
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Pretty boxes not rendering correctly

Today I notice that the box around the box around the user information is not rendering correctly in my browser. I'm using Chrome 47 on Windows 7. Here is a screenshot: Yes, I drew those circles by ...
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Will there be hats this winter (2015)?

People like hats. Will there be hats? Will there be new hats? Hats?
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Obvious tag synonyms that should be merged in some way

perfect(0 followers, 82 questions) and perfect-aspect (0 followers, 54 questions) should be merged in some way. I'm not sure what it should be named; on the one hand, "perfect" is ambiguous as a tag ...
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Change the tag “present-perfect-tense” to “present-perfect” by itself

We have present-perfect-tense alongside past-perfect,future-perfect, perfect and simple-past. However, present-perfect does exist as a redirect. I think it would be better to make it the main tag, ...
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Please either burninate the “correct” tag or merge it into “grammaticality”

We have 38 questions tagged correct. This is a horrible meta-tag that does no good. It should either be removed altogether and put on the blacklist, or possibly merged into the grammaticality tag.
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Should we have a migration path to ELL?

I know that this has been discussed before but, at the time, it was not possible since ELL was still in beta. Now that it has graduated and has had its first mod elections and everything, it might be ...
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Merge tag “modals” with “modal-verbs”

As far as I know, there is no difference in meaning between modal-verbs and modals, since mood in English always refers to a verbal category [Edit: I was wrong; F.E. has pointed out the application of ...
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Merge tags “rhotic” and “rhoticity”

Not sure why rhotic and rhoticity are separate tags. One should at least be a synonym of the other.