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Are questions asking about the structure of sentences too broad?

I recently asked this question: Parts of speech and functions: "Bob made a book collector happy the other day" The question asks for the structure of the sentence: Bob made a book ...
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Why does an edit have to be at least 6 characters? [duplicate]

The 6-character minimum requirement for edits means that you can't fix spelling errors in a post. What is the reasoning behind this?
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How do I insert IPA text in a question on this site? [duplicate]

I've tried preparing my question in a Word document, inserting IPA characters as appropriate, but when I paste the text into the 'Ask Question' box, the text reverts to ordinary script. E.g., a ...
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My reputation has dropped 400 points all of a sudden. Can anyone tell me why?

Yesterday evening (GMT) my reputation dropped from 6650 to 6218 all of a sudden. Why?
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Synonym for the tag “adverb-position”

Can someone who has earned at least 5 points in questions tagged adverb-position, please suggest adverb-placement as its synonym. Or nominate the latter to substitute the former, I don't care which. I ...
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A single vote closes a question! Have I just been granted “superpowers”?

I just cast a closevote (duplicate) on this question, which at the time had no comments, answers, or votes. As I write, it says Marked as duplicate by FumbleFingers 2 minutes ago, and there's an ...
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Can a user award half their bounty after being AWOL?

Scenario: A user fixes a sizeable bounty on a question then real life intervenes and that user is absent for a week or more. At the end of the bounty period the system kicks into action and awards ...
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Is “kviews” intentional?

Is the "kviews" in the image below (far right, under 3) intentional? I'm fairly certain it's not suggesting 3,000 views. Right?
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(Possible incorrect location) Duplicate question incorrect duplicate

So the other day I asked Term for situation where alternative choice is not really one and it was marked as a duplicate of another, however the duplicate doesn't correctly answer the question. A ...
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Strange numbering

Is this in the docs? I began this with "7." (seven dot) but it came out as "1." instead. I'm guessing the software thinks I am starting a numbered list, and requires me to start with 1 and not 7. ...
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Is “none” singular or plural? - Is this truly a duplicate?

I have the same question as Is "none" singular or plural? How can I decide?, but it's closed as a duplicate to "None" as plural indefinite pronoun. The latter only concerns ...
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What is a 'hidden gem'?

The guidance notes for ELU's 'late answers' review queue state, This is a new user's answer to an old question. Watch for hidden gems, non-answers, and spam. A search for this term on the meta ...
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I have a recording 1) How do I upload it onto ELU?

The recording is circa five minutes long, it's between me and my companion. I suppose I could transcribe the entire script but 1) it would become tedious to read 2) it would take too long for me, ...
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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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Can I deliberately block/cancel/ban my account for a month?

As a curiosity, can I block or disable my own account, for say a month? You can imagine ... (a) one is busy writing a novel or something, and you want to 'prevent the distraction to yourself' (just ...
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How do I thank an editor?

A user edited my post in a very constructive way. I wanted to say "thank you", privately, without taking up bandwidth in the comments section. The user does not have an email address in the info ...
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Why don't I get good hits when searching “Poor man's” with quotes?

If I wanted to search about the phrase "Poor man's X", The question When did the expression "Poor man's <noun>" originate? appears when I search for Poor man's But if I use ...
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Please reopen What does “mode” mean in “modal verb”?

Why was https://english.stackexchange.com/q/186168/50720 closed as off-topic by members of the community? Maybe different members have a different view on this. My trouble is summarised by Professor ...
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Please reopen “much of the same” vs “much the same”

I've since emended the question. https://english.stackexchange.com/q/185214/50720 @MattEllen: I had intended the topic sentence to be my question: 'What are the similarities and differences?' Sadly, ...
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Why has my notable question migrated to the writers?

A couple of days ago I asked a question that happened to attract the attention of hundreds of users (roughly 3.0 k to be specific). Then yesterday I was notified that it's migrated/sent to the writers ...
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How to reopen closures with fewer than 5 votes?

The following both involved the participation of moderator KitFox, so would five reopen votes still be needed or simply the number that closed? https://english.stackexchange.com/q/185219/50720 was ...
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Why was my question put on hold?

I'm new here, and thought I had a reasonable question which could start a bit of discussion. It was, admittedly, about something which annoys me... which is why I completely understand the first ...
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Closure of questions under the Legal tag? Please reopen?

I'd be grateful to be advised and enlightened on the closure of Question on “subject to being disproved by the person accused”. I've only been interested in apprehending this sentence in the context ...
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Which 'commonly-available references' ? Please reopen these 2?

The closer avers that https://english.stackexchange.com/questions/184668/imprecate-direct-or-indirect-transitive 'can be answered using commonly-available references.' Can it? I tried but don't see a ...
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Possible validity of 'whom' - Why unilaterally closed again? Please re-reopen?

Would The use of nominative "whom" please be reopened? At the outset, I referenced the more general question which I had already read but didn't answer my question, so that mine wouldn't be ...
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Please reopen 'When clichés contend'?

I've now supplemented Can I use "contend" without a preposition? with an addedum concernig why it shouldn't be esteemed as "off-topic".
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Am I being robbed of my rightful review queue badges?

I've never really taken much notice of "review queue progress" (or badges in general, to be honest). But I just realised that although several other users have a steward gold badge (for completing at ...
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Why can't I see the comment that my mailbox claims to have come?

In my mailbox I see this: Jun, 23 Difference between "day after tomorrow" and "day after next" comment: @KonradViltersten There is often a down-vote as soon as I post, and sometimes after it is ...
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Can my question on 'turgid words' be improved?

I'd like to have reopened https://english.stackexchange.com/questions/180112/when-are-big-words-needed, so how can it be improved or emended, if at all? I exemplified with 8 examples, but are these ...
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How close am I to getting another gold badge?

I'm not exactly over the moon about the way SE has implemented their decision to grant me the power to unilaterally close questions - but if history has taught me anything, it's that you can't fight ...
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Why negative marks?

Can anyone explain this ? I got so many marks from this question and all of a sudden it gets me negative marks. How come? How accepted is ‘f***ing’ in informal conversation?
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How to get a question reopened after it has been rephrased?

I would like to ask the high brow folks to take a look at a question that was closed. I have rephrased it, added some arguments and flagged it, but it hasn't been evaluated so far. What else should ...
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Use of notes in ELU [duplicate]

I am quite new to this site and so far I am appreciating the help I receive . I have a question about the use of notes and I am sorry if I am asking something that is taken for granted by more ...
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Blocked - Good Question: Could a learner be encouraged by Educators here?

What does the following phrase mean? To encourage members to learn? I fail to understand how being blocked to ask questions might encourage a non-native speaker to learn here. What is a good ...
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Is meme translation on topic?

My younger sibling sent me memes and i don't understand what ideas they would convey in normal english. Could I ask for a translation here? The emotion they are attempting to convey eludes me. At the ...
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Questions as to the preposition on

How to find out what questions have been asked concerning the prepositon on? Clicking on the tag preposition does not give any results.
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How do you delete or undo a flag? [duplicate]

I made a mistake. I flagged a post I shouldn't have. It's not the end of the world, presumably the moderator will see it was a poor judgement call (I hope) but why can't I "go back" and delete my flag?...
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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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Why can't I edit these closed questions?

I opened up the untagged tag to clear it out. I came across two question that I could not edit: Help with this strange wording “…on the wrong side of God” [closed] What is “Development of ...
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Stats: 'No. of posts edited' — where do I find this?

Statistics: I am not very sure where the correct, current figure for the number of posts I have 'edited' at a given time is. The head revisions under activity on the profile page does not seem to ...
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Are there any fake hats?

Would the SE team possibly include any fake hats to throw us off? I was trying to figure out which hat to earn next and didn't want to spend my time on a hat that was just there as a tease.
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Can I delete my own post with answers?

I want to delete my own post as a question, but when I try, it says " you can't answer a question that has answers" . Any idea how to do it?
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flag queue: “very low quality” disposal choice: possible bug

Two answers appeared in my flag queue today (https://english.stackexchange.com/tools/flagged). Both answers were marked "Low answer quality score". I found it strange that one offered me the ...
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How to (if at all) undo a close vote?

If a question was voted to close in error, is it possible to reverse the vote? Sometimes it may so happen that an incorrect reason-for-closing was selected. Very rarely, vote to close could have ...
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Why can't I edit any questions anymore? Is it a bug or…?

It has happened for me after creating sexist-language tag and being approved as a new tag. The edit option under all questions has been inactive for me. I wanted to add an explanation and found this ...
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How do I change my login/login email?

Is there a way to change my login/login email? I could change my email address on the profile description page, but apparently that doesn't change my login email. I see that there's an option on my ...
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How is deletion policy applied?

A few days ago, I asked a question which got closed for being too basic. When I tried to improve it, it got silently deleted (which implies disappearing from historical records as well), apparently ...
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How was question 79065 deleted?

Just as a matter of curiosity, how was question #79065, Identifying the implied gender of nouns, deleted? So far as I recall, all other deleted questions I've looked at have a “deleted by” indication;...
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Do retags count as an edit?

For the badge "strunk and white", do retags count as an edit? Or is it necessary to change the letters in the title and the body?
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Reopening prematurely Closed questions

Every once in a while ELU.SE tells me I've earned some more powers to do things I'm not interested in, but the one thing I'd like to know how to do doesn't seem to have a button anywhere obvious. ...

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