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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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Should we prefer singular or plural in tags?

This being a site about English language, we should be well-equipped to decide about something like this, eh? :) Should we prefer singular or plural in tags, in cases where both would make sense? ...
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Should we require some reasonable research being done? (aka Questions that can be answered by opening an online dictionary)

Despite the apparent consensus (or lack of dissension) on the “Find in dictionary” topic here, I still regularly see questions on EL&U that I don't think are appropriate for the site, because they ...
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Is http://englishqna.blogspot.com violating EL&U (or YOUR) copyright?

The site http://englishqna.blogspot.com seems to be reposting all our questions and answers. Now, I understand that the data is under a permissive license, but the attribution requirements don't seem ...
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Blacklist the [words] tag

The tag words has been heavily discouraged since the early days of the site. A few weeks ago I manually retagged every question that used words, and there are currently no questions with that tag, ...
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Hyperlinks could be improved for colourblind individuals

I quite like the design of the English StackExchange site - I actually think it's one of the best of all of them. I only have one rather serious complaint with it though, and that's the colour of ...
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Proposal to fix the uselessness of the new off-topic close options

Bait-and-switch Close “Options” With the new close options recently implemented, when you click close on ELU, that takes you to a first-level menu of five different close options. From that first-...
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As a site about EL&U, should we maintain correct grammar, punctuation, etc. throughout the site?

When a user goes to ask a question, the default text in the title bar is this: Should this be changed to reflect the site's intent? In my opinion, this is a place where rules of the English language ...
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Allow Questions to be Closed as Off-Topic and Migrated to ELL

I would like to make a pitch that we add a "this question belongs on ELL" to the Off-Topic sub-menu, and begin closing questions as Off-Topic, rather than General Reference, when they don't belong ...
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Select Your Provisional Moderators [closed]

This community needs to contribute some names they would like to act as provisional Moderators, ASAP. Most site have this discussion starting from the first days. Please read this: Moderators Pro ...
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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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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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What General Reference answers this question?

The recent question on how to represent in English a language which does not have a word for "I" has been closed as General Reference and deleted. Link (10k only; text below) I've seen What is a &...
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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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Is [acceptability] a meta-tag?

Is acceptability a meta-tag as described in http://blog.stackoverflow.com/2010/08/the-death-of-meta-tags/? If the tag can’t work as the only tag on a question, it’s probably a meta-tag. Every ...
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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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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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Can't search for a question about “that” and “which”

I knew this question was there: When is it appropriate to use ‘that’ as opposed to ‘which’?, but I tried searching for it and couldn't find it. Many usage questions concern function words in English, ...
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Should users with many down-votes on a meta site be banned from asking questions?

When a user (on a regular or a Meta site) gets a particularly high number of downvotes, it seems an automatic filter kicks in which bans them from asking any more questions, with the message: Sorry,...
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Providing links to ELL

Can a descriptive link to the ELL proposal be added to one or more of the following? The FAQ The General Reference description A block in the sidebar or, if not, then as a sticky link in the "...
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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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“Possible duplicate” message is difficult to notice

Update 2011-04-27: Jin removed the quotation image altogether here When a question is closed as a duplicate, the duplicate question is selected (by the users who vote to close) and then attached ...
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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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Getting our dirty words into one place

Currently we have tags for all of the following: taboo, vulgar, offensive, expletives, obscenity, euphemisms, pejorative, swearing, and insults This is a bit... excessive. So I'm now accepting ...
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Are we getting hats this year?

A question on Meta.GD.SE asks whether they want to participate in a Hat-Fest like ELU did last year. I guess that because there isn't a similar question here, it might actually be a foregone ...
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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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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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“Word” tag — useful?

There are currently 20 posts tagged word. Is this tag useful? Most of the questions seem to be word-choice (a tag I created and am not crazy about -- the idea is right, but I don't like the term) or ...
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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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Side bar formatting problem on the elections page

I've noticed a side bar formatting problem on elections page. The fancy border doesn't stretch with the content ...
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2012 Moderator Election — Town Hall Chat Digest

The following is a "digest" version of the 2012 Moderator Election Town Hall Chat. The format, as described on Meta Stack Overflow, is one answer to this question for every question asked in the Town ...
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Why is the title suggestion text not capitalized correctly? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: As a site about EL&U, should we maintain correct grammar, punctuation, etc. throughout the site? Come on, it's an English language Q&A! what's your english language ...
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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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How do I connect my account to itself?

https://english.stackexchange.com/users/113399/neil That is me. But then when I registered it doesn't show my other posts from that account which is supposed to be this account.
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“Do lunch” vs. “have lunch”: question closure

I realise there's a lot of this lately, and I'm about to add to it, but here goes: Difference between "I am doing lunch" and "I am having lunch" A perfectly valid question. The ...
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2011 Moderator Election - Town Hall Chat: 1am UTC on the 24th / 8pm EST on the 23rd - now! [closed]

In connection with the moderator elections, we will be holding a Town Hall Chat session with the candidates. This will be an opportunity for members of the community to pose questions to the ...
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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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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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New Design: Can we increase the contrast between certain items?

I've noticed that some of the elements in the new design don't contrast enough from their surroundings. Example: - Hyperlinks are dark red, so dark that I have difficulty distinguishing them from ...
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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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After 2 un-up-votes, rep shows +5 too high in one place (originally ->(Notification of privileges to up vote and flag, but reputation too low!))

Updated Bug/Question: See these two images: e.se/rep...-> and view of 'accounts' on my profile page -- @ meta.e.se only --: --> Edit:I guess I better add this image too, so you guys aren't ...
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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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All mods are equal, but some mods are more equal than others

/about: Dear Jin, this is funny and all, but... but... BUT! (Opera, Chrome, Firefox; Vista.)
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Background of long OP username looks ugly in comments

I just noticed something funny in the comments to this question: See the messy "scratches" on each end of the OP's username? I'm pretty sure they're not supposed to be there. The reason this ...
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Design bug when editing an old revision

Example: Reproduced in Chrome 8, Opera 11, and IE8. This is how it appears in Safari 5.0.5 on Mac OS X 10.6. Edit: Bug is still present. Chrome 14 on Windows 7 looks just like above.
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Discourage “general reference” questions more prominently in FAQ?

At the moment, the fact that “general reference” questions are inappropriate isn’t very prominent in the FAQ. As far as I can see, it’s only mentioned in the section “Why are some questions closed?”, ...
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Fancier “Quote” formatting.

Considering that English.SE is about language, I think there should be a fancier quote formatting for short quotes. (Like a huge quote mark in the background. - This will emphasize the concept of ...
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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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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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How about getting rid of the [english] tag?

While we're are at full speed discussing various tags, I would like to bring to everyone's attention that we currently have 15 questions tagged english. I don't think that that tag serves any ...