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What's the best way to answer when there's a really good answer elsewhere?

In researching the question Which is correct, “buck naked” or “butt naked”?, I found a very thorough examination of this question at Language Log that I linked to in a comment under the OP. I feel ...
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Usage of [usage]

Our top-rated tag is usage. However this tag is nearly useless: the word usage is right there in the site title, and almost every question on the site could be construed to be about "usage" in some ...
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What should be done with answers that contain just a link?

In other SE sites, answers that contain just a link (even if preceded by see, try, etc.) are not considered answers, and users are suggested to flag the answer. Is that considered the action to take ...
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Rename “homophone” in “homophones” [closed]

homophone should be probably renamed homophones, to be consistent with the other used tags.
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Is asking the etymology of the name of a town on-topic?

Is asking the etymology of the name of a town on-topic for EL&U?
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Why was my question closed?

I am referring to my question here. Within minutes of posting the question it was closed, and I am still confused about why. There are the comments: Maybe it's me, but I don't see the question ...
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How do I reverse an erroneous downvote?

I downvoted Karl's answer to this question through carelessness and ignorance, but I can't now reverse my vote. Is there any way round this? I'm still (forelornly, it seems) hoping for more feedback ...
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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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What is the daily limit for comment votes?

I just tried to vote a comment, but I got the following message. Daily vote limit reached; vote again in 8 hours. Does that mean there is a limit for the comment votes, or does the message simply ...
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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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Do flags for moderator attention expire?

When a post is flagged for moderator attention, does the flag expire, or is it visible to the moderators whenever they check the list of the flagged posts? I know that comment flags age away after 4 ...
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Should peeving disguised as question be closed as off-topic?

As sub-question, would questions containing sentences like "it really bugs me that people keep saying [...]" be considered peeving?
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Are “Book recommendations” allowed?

I see some questions from time to time which ask about book recommendations. I could not find anything related to the book term on the faq page. Is it allowed or should it be allowed? Some examples I ...
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Weird, unused chat room showing up

On the right-side menu of the main and meta sites, the list of chat rooms include an unused, weirdly-named room. I'm afraid it not of much used on the main page, and can even be confusing to users: ...
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Is there a way to search questions that have been recently asked without getting old but recently modified ones?

The Questions link lists both the questions that has been recently asked, and old questions that have been recently edited. Is there a way to get only the recently asked questions?
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Tag deletion request: [meanning]

There's only one question tagged meanning, it was probably a typo. Please change it to meaning.
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How should I give links to the same question many times and/or from different boards?

In order to gain publicist degree should/can I: use the same link? many times? in different non-twitter boards (forums, Emails, FB, etc.)? which one? Update: I thought it was clear from ...
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When is “tweet your answer” button available?

I was trying to reproduce and document the bug I reported in my question Tweet button from the same answer always gives distinct link I opened all my answers in EL&U one after another and this ...
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My rep is not changing upon upvoting

Usually I do not follow my score but in this cas the score was easy to remember - 400. So, I noticed that my reputation has not changed upon upvoting of my question tomorning "How should I give ...
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Is there a way to completely hide closed questions?

I keep finding myself reading questions only to notice later that they are closed. Is there a user-preference for hiding all [closed] questions?
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Can the Community user correct the grammar?

I have noticed that the Community user edited a post to correct the grammar. Is that possible, or was that done by a real person?
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Publishing a thread on twitter

How was the link http://twitter.com/#!/StackEnglish/status/33529347939770368 made/taken?
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What's with all the serial down-voting on the “boobs” question?

The question What is the difference between “tits” and “boobs”? has a number of answers, and a dedicated group of people appears to have gone through and down-voted every answer multiple times. This ...
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Why is the reputation numerical value is a link on the parent site, but not on meta?

I mean that number that shows your reputation at the top of the screen (between your name and the orange "badge" icon).
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Is Wikipedia an acceptable source?

I have just posted an answer to this question where I cited Wikipedia as the source of my information. Is wikipedia a reliable enough source to go to when citing information of this nature? I ...
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Open for other languages

Why not open up "english" for other languages? There is no "cplusplus.stackexchange.com" and no "charp.stackexchange.com", so why is there an extra "english.stackexchange.com"? It would be much ...
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How long should I keep my questions un-closed?

How long should I keep my questions un-closed? I've already got some answers, but some interesting comments and even some additional answers are still arriving and I wouldn't want that to stop. On ...
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Will I be getting older on my profile here automatically?

Will my "age" value be changing every year in my profile or I would have to change it manually every my birthday?
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Synchronization between parent and meta site

My reputation score of parent and meta site is automatically synchronized after some time. But badges are counted differently for both site. Why?
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Is english.stackexchange.com the right place to ask about how English is used (or abused) in legal documents?

Is english.stackexchange.com the right place to ask about how English is used (or abused) in legal documents? I'm still trying to wrap my head around how some "and" and "or" are sometimes used with ...
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Who is the judge in StackExchange?

Is there any guarantee that the accepted answers or the ones with the highest score on StackExchange are the correct ones? On the other hand, couldn't an answer with a low or even a sub-zero score be ...
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How should I report a pronunciation using the IPA notation?

Should I report the pronunciation as |ˈˌdaɪəˈˌkrɪdəkəl|, or [ˈˌdaɪəˈˌkrɪdəkəl]?
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Delete the tag “present”

The tag is not used for any questions; it should be deleted. If we are going to use the tag present-tense, then present should be a synonymous of present-tense.
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Is the tag “writing” necessary?

It seems that most of the questions I find in English Language and Usage are questions that should be tagged with writing (including the question on when the actual punctuation raised). Using that tag ...
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Do questions asking for the origin of a word and the etymology of a word ask different things?

Is a question about the etymology of a word asking for its origin? Is a question about the origin of a word asking for its etymology? As I understand it, the origin of a word could be the point from ...

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