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How to decide if a question is better suited for ELL or EL&U? [duplicate]

DISCLAIMER: I am not a native English speaker but have studied the language and am proficient in its usage. With the birth of ELL, I as an user am puzzled as to whether to direct my question to ELL ...
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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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Link to a question, answer, or comment

In writing a question, answer, or comment, how can I include a clickable link that cross-references another question, answer, or comment at English Language & Usage SE? What I found through &...
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Reopen request: Isn't “dummy” in “HTML Parser for Dummies” considered offensive?

This is a request to reopen the question, "Isn't “dummy” in “HTML Parser for Dummies” considered offensive?" I believe that it is a perfectly legitimate question and not general reference. (I've also ...
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Can we prevent this question from being deleted, please?

A veteran SE member recently posted this question here on ELU — an increasingly rare and and very welcome syntax question, worthy of our site: Are these parts of speech correct? This question ...
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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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Quality standards seem to be a bit high these days

My question was: "Remove unnecessary step" phrase synonym What is another way of saying "remove unnecessary step"? But the posting page doesn't let it through. Is the question really bad and doesn'...
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Can somebody please stop the harassing commenters!

They are really a plague on ELU. This question has been downvoted and criticized for “no reason to be” by one of the usual harassing commenters. Why do we have to waste time and energy with such ...
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Is bounty really guaranteeing more exposure?

Setting a bounty on a question should, at least in theory, guarantee it gets more attention. This is evidenced by the fact that one of the possible reasons on the list offered when you're setting it ...
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Badges that were supposed to be awarded

I have had badges in the past not get awarded to me. For example, the one that won't be awarded to me currently is the curious badge. It has that I have more than 5 positive questions asked but will ...
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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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Questions about English Literature

Questions Requesting Explanation When we fail to find a satisfying or sophisticated answer on the Internet or in our books, can an explanation of poems or dialogs or certain Shakespearean lines be ...
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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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Is accepting your own answer feasible?

What happens if you answered your own question and no one else did? You can't 'accept' your own answer, can you?
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Will this question be on topic here?

A line OA of length r starts from its initial position OX and traces an angle AOB=alpha in the anticlockwise direction.It then traces back in the clockwise direction an angle BOC=3 theta (where ...
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Is there a list of moderators and diamond moderators for ELU? If so where is it?

It's pretty normal on forums to have lists of moderators. However, after looking around I haven't found a list for ELU. Am I just looking in the wrong place or doesn't such a list exist? If not why ...
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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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Confusion on a topic and a request for reopening?

I'm not sure why this topic has been bounced between two language sites so could you offer suggestions on improving this question. This is definitely a request for English Language & Usage. Thanks ...
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Why was the following question removed from ELU?

The following question asks for the correct expression to use for a specific case of plagiarism: Is it plagiarism when copying something that you have written before? and though it got a ...
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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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Why would this question be considered an *exact* duplicate?

I just had this question closed as an exact duplicate of this other question, even though mine is about whether to follow the spelling conventions of a speaker when quoting him, and the other is about ...
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What do 'Main User' and 'Meta User' mean?

I find the word 'meta user' in my profile section of English Language & Usage site and 'main user' in meta.english.stackexchange site. What do 'main user' and 'meta user' mean?
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Did I ask a question, now deleted, tagged [psycholinguistics]?

My Deleted Recent Questions page exhibits no questions tagged [psycholinguistics], but I thought I asked one?
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When should I use “convention tag” in EL&U?

I searched the convention tag, but the top google search result says, "the convention tag has no usage guidance." I have no idea which sense does this tag relate to. When should I use this tag?
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Post with grammar error is sad because it cannot be edited to be grammatical (status: by design?)

The following post needs an edit to fix two minor grammatical errors (I could have sworn those weren't there when I posted, but such is the way of the universe that it often fails to mimic the ...
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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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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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How to send messages between users

Is there a feature for member-to-member messaging outside of the "chat" area? I would like to ask questions of clarification to an individual user, but I can't remember where I saw the comment that I ...
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How to get a count of the people who viewed my profile?

I do not wish to know the names as I respect privacy. I only want a count. How do I see that? I want to know how many people have actually been impressed enough with my answers to go and check my ...
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There are times when I can't see comments I have posted

Why do my comments sometimes seem to disappear or become invisible to me? Am I doing something wrong?
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Why are anonymous users allowed to edit questions?

Not really much to say here. I go to review an edit and then I see it is an anonymous user editing. Which most of these are crap compared to the others.
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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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Voting an Answer-Under-Edit

Not being aware of the tech. behind ELU, I would like to ask: If someone up/ down votes an answer unaware that it is being edited, will the edited answer miss the vote? In other words, will Save-edit ...
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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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Where do I find my badge history?

Where can I find my badge history? I would like to know the date and time I earned a certain badge, the post(s)/edit(s) for which I earned it, along with the current list of all badges I hold. I ...
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Why does the accepted answer sometimes not show up first?

On this question the accepted answer is not first. In this case the accepted answer has no up-votes, but I've seen this a couple times where there were up-votes too, so I don't think that's the cause....
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Is the automatic comment for questions voted to be closed as duplicate not added anymore?

The question How should a date be written? is voted to be closed as duplicate of another question, but I don't see the usual comment being automatically added. Are such comments not added anymore, ...
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Are answers supposed to be sorted by time of writing?

I've noticed today that answers no longer seem to be ordered by the number of votes they have received, and instead are sorted in time order (most recent first). Was this an intentional design change ...
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Request to undo comment up-vote and flag

I upvoted a comment (under highly contentious "All-American" answer) in an attempt to be ironic/funny. I actually find this answer incredibly offensive. Somebody has their act together, and has ...
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Is this answer bad enough to warrant a down-vote?

I was wondering if anyone can fill me in on why my answer from a question the other day on a polite replacement for badass (as a noun), seen here. I've done some searching on meta, but have come up ...
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Rep loss for unanswering

It seems that this answer lost rep when the OP decided it was not the correct answer after all. Fine, except that according to the history, he never accepted it in the first place... I thought there ...
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What does “comment everywhere” mean?

It must mean something different from what I'd thought: this user joined today and has never asked or answered anything, and has 1 reputation. However, this question has a comment by the same user. ...
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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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When my question is “ON HOLD”, can the question be seen on the main page?

Are questions that are put ON HOLD visible in the main forum of questions?
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Proportion of Mass? Checking if this question is ok

I thought I better run this past the meta before asking it on the main site. I've been directed here from Biology.SE regarding good scientific language, see the question below. https://biology....
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Can I ask questions related to wordplay?

If yes, then which tag should I be using? For example: Q: Wordplay on WebDAV - DAV - caDAVer There is this software tool called cadaver that is used to connect to Web DAV repositories over the Web. ...
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Why have questions been removed from my account?

I have an account on English Language and Usage and I asked two question from this account those has been removed and I can not see them in asked question column so I want to know what are the reason ...
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How to put question name in comment?

I've seen comments linking to other SE questions where the comment name is shown instead of just a meaningless hyperlink. How do I do that?
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Why does the drop-down menu show a reputation difference of 2 points?

In the past days, I noticed that the drop-down menu shows a reputation gain for the day that is different from what reported in the reputation page for that day. For example, today the drop-down menu ...
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Is only one user able to flag a flag as invalid?

As it is now, only one user is allowed to disagree with the original flag; who selects "invalid flag" when somebody already selected it is disagreeing with the original flag, but also with who is ...