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Why has this question been put on hold as 'off topic?'

https://english.stackexchange.com/questions/387381/single-word-or-phrase-synonymous-with-single-word-request My recent question for a single word or phrase that can replace 'single word' as in "what ...
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New member gets vendetta down-votes from well established member

I know who it is and I can watch my numbers fall within seconds of one another. Help me! LOL I have (11) points. Count them, 11! The systems tells me I'm getting close to forever banishment. ...
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I just lost 15 in one go – a fine?

This morning I was deducted 15 points in one go. Now 15 is not a multiple of 2, and in any case the rep level at the question itself seems unaffected. So is this some kind of swingeing great FINE, in ...
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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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Should the following question have a proper answer?

I am re-editing this post hoping to convey the sense of my request: This recent question has been closed as a duplicate but IMO the issue appears to be still open and needs a more definitive answer....
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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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Commonly-available reference issue

This user posted this answer in October 2018. I have an issue with the link they have provided. The user has provided a definition from the OED and a link that takes you to the OED's homepage. The ...
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Reporting rude comments

I've noticed a number of unnecessarily rude responses to questions that I've made. Although there appears to be 'flagging' options for some elements, I am unable to do so. Is this due to having a low ...
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What Just Happened? [closed]

I answered a question (on the non-meta ELU site) about the term "native speaker," after several other answers had been posted. Immediately everything is gone. Was the question deleted? Is my inability ...
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Serial downvotes

Someone has downvoted each of my questions just now, I don't know why. Each had one upvote, now zero. There aren't many, but I'd appreciate it if the culprit's actions would be reversed anyway. Can ...
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I would like to report an abuse of mod power

I’m reporting @tchrist for the abuse of his mod power, for the following reasons: Deleting comments that were helpful but didn’t serve his question well: All the comments from different users above ...
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How to ask a question seeking a quotation?

I need a quote from or about the Christmas Truce of 1914. I asked on History SE and have so far not gotten any reasonable bites. Is it possible to reframe this to post on ELU? (I would of course ...
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Grounds for permanent deletions

What are the grounds for permanent deletion of a question on this group? That is: total deletion with no-one able to see or undelete the question.
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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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Should this question be migrated?

Recently I posted a question which got closed as not constructive. The reason, as a user has pointed out, being but your link to that acceptability of touristic question isn't really relevant to ...
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Reopen question

Please, reopen question on "regionism". I improved it. Professor Katie Wales, Chair of Modern English Language, School of English, University of Leeds invented the word. "The media regularly and ...
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Ways to improve reputation that aren't asking or answering? [duplicate]

I would like to have two more reputation points (I have 48 reputation points now) so I can comment on other people's posts here as I need 50 reputation points in order to comment everywhere. But, 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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Thanks for re-reopening the following question

The following question, besides being formulated in a much more detailed way, offers a lot of good information in answers that the “supposed original one” does not.
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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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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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Suspensions That Are Too Harsh

I have a feeling this question will get a lot of downvotes... Here it goes. The other day, I received an e-mail from moderation saying that my account had been suspended for seven days. Because of ...
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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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Making Latin etymology on-topic

English consists mostly of borrowings. Therefore, there is almost no etymology in English itslelf and my questions on the etymology of English words are always stopped by "that is beyond the scope of ...
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Re: What cricket jargon has emanated from India?

For reasons best known to himself, Reg Dwight has blocked any further progress on this question by way of an edict that prohibits anyone voting unless they have already earned 10 points on the ...
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Why is the following answer converted into a comment?

Why is the following answer being converted into a comment? "See the FAQ" someone said to me; but in the FAQ I found nothing! Can anybody express a possible explanation? -- Prepositions pose ...
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Answer no longer shows? [closed]

I had an 'answer' to question I posted (link below) and it's no longer showing. Is there anyway to know whether is this a result of the user deleting the answer and/or removal from admins. If it's the ...
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Will you please insist on explanations for down-voting? [duplicate]

Without explanation, a down-vote can be very like a slap round the back of the head… painful but in no way useful. With explanation, a down-vote can be very useful. It would be in no way necessary to ...
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References At Bottom Of Answer? [duplicate]

I have been told that users are required to cite sources to prove our answers, but a) barely anyone I've seen does this and can get away with it and b) what if there are no quality websites explaining ...
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I Disagree with comments made when my question was closed or put on hold

One of my questions (https://english.stackexchange.com/questions/129874/help-rewording-a-sentence) has been put on hold by several users, with the following reason being given: 'Proofreading ...
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Please reopen the “wont” question

The question has been edited and it appears to be on topic now. OP is simply asking if "wont" is an acceptable wariant of "won't" and if , possibly, there are difference in that respect in AmE vs BrE....
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Why was my suggestion to a new user to visit ELL deleted?

I advised a new user to consider also ELL for his posts. In his META post OP observed that : We're supposed to be providing research, but sometimes the points within a post are so obvious that ...
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Question about homicidal tendencies

Should this new question new OP be forwarded to authorities?
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What should one do when one is being trolled?

Sometimes, power gets to people's heads. Certain members here have been monitoring my questions, answers and comments closely. My crime? I believe that humor a) makes people happy b) helps the ...
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Google is a Lexicon, How Do You Like Those Apples?

I'm writing today to debunk the libelous myth you stipulated without citing a single source. I heard back from the OED, Please see link below. Upon noticing drastic differences between Google ...
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Why is the establishment allowed to stifle my ability to campaign?

In this question, the following verbiage was repeatedly removed -- this inhibited my ability to answer the question. We all know Evan Carroll isn't yet a moderator on English.StackOverflow, but he ...

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