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List of tags that are blacklisted, burninated or under discussion

I had a look at the meta discussions that are about burninating, blacklisting/deleting or creating tags. I made a list of them. Why? It's for two purposes. Firstly, to have an overview about our ...
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Is there an online speech comparison programme

I work as an Assistant Language Teacher in Japan. There is a language sample for the textbook- the school (and nearly every teacher) is super boring about using the textbook. They'd like me to sound ...
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Can we improve our sub- and superscript (or: footnote) formatting?

Through the sidebar, I just happened upon this answer on [programmers.se]. If you look at the lower part of the answer, after the horizontal line, you’ll see that the text is smaller. Inspecting the ...
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Leading whitespace hover underline on privileges page

On the page that lists privileges, hovering over items in that list cause a single underscore/whitespace underline to appear before each group of text: This does not appear to happen on some of the ...
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Review the duplicate linkage between the 'token list' question and the 'user account' question

The following questions are duplicates: should a list of tokens be called a "token list" or a "tokens list" "User accounts" or "users account" The accepted ...
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Reopen request: Another potentially interesting question that originally showed no research effort

On New Year's Day, a poster asked How, when and where did the phrase 'state of the art' originate? Unfortunately, those words were the entirety of both the question header and the question ...
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Superscript/Subscript Shortcut

The superscript (<sup>) and subscript (<sub>) HTML tags can be quite useful when answering (or asking) questions, and it eludes me as to why there isn't a button for it in the question/...
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Update needed on page “Cast Close And Reopen Votes”

The screenshot and associated text at "Cast Close And Reopen Votes (https://english.stackexchange.com/help/privileges/close-questions) looks to be out of date. It should reflect the new closevote ...
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Barrie England's author page 404s

On the blog, each author has a page that lists all their posts. So if you look at an individual post the name of the author links to that page. However following the above link results in a 404. ...
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What happens when questions are migrated twice?

A question I answered was closed and presumably automagically migrated to Writers. I lost some rep because the question was no longer on ELU. It's since been migrated back because it is actually ...
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“et al” usage question migration

Someone recently asked a question on Academia related to the usage of "et al" in a sentence. We closed it as off-topic, and we want to know whether it's fit for a migration to your site.
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Different ways to assess the quality of questions (also: how to find good and bad questions)

EDIT initially posted question had queries that might have returned wrong results, this is hopefully corrected now /EDIT This is not really a feature request, but more of an analysis of current state ...
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Reasons for dupe-close on question with the tag question-tag?

Can someone tell me why this question on question-tags was closed as a duplicate of this other one? As far as I can tell, the new question (though not particularly well-written by the standards of ...
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Question closed as duplicate but it wasn't

I asked a question about comma usage: Comma in "If in addition" The question was closed as a duplicate. The question that my question is a supposedly a duplicate of is about parentheses and ...
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Quick migration to ELL

Why was this post quickly migrated to ELL? I think the question posed is just apparently an elementary one. It may well find a proper answer on ELL, of course, but why was it out of place on ELU?
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What is meant by the tag “reference”?

The reference tag has no description yet. Is it intended to be used for a question that asks for a reference where one might learn more about a certain topic, or document one's intuitive ...
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Introducing the “custom filter”

Do you remember back in the day when you could navigate easily between pages showing newest, featured, frequent, votes, active, and unanswered questions? ca. 2017 Introducing Custom Filters With ...
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Are we remiss in giving attributions to published images?

We have a requirement on the main to give attribution for quotes and text from other sources. However, in some cases a question needs an image to help clarify what is wanted. According to an ...
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Why are all the can/may questions marked as duplicates of the question about the weird sentence “Can/may/will you help me with this?”

I'm familiar with the idea of choosing one question as an (informal) "canonical" target for duplicates, but I was surprised to find that for questions about the difference between "can" vs. "may", the ...
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What information does SE collect about users exactly?

Does Stack Exchange collect information about what EL&U users browse when they are not on the Stack Exchange site? Is this information sold or passed on to third parties? If for example, a user ...
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Unable to search answers sorted by votes

I wanted to see the lowest voted answers, for science, of course. Started the search with "is:a". - Okay Sorted results by votes. - Okay Chose the last page, viz. page 14383 now. - Error? Tried ...
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Any online English dictionaries listing the previous pronunciation of words?

I am interested to know the pronunciation of words in the past fifty years or so. Does anyone know any online dictionaries which list the former pronunciation of words in English language?
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“Skip” skipped to new line

I just noticed this after reviewing an edit by clicking "edit (1)": It should look something like this: I checked a couple of other sites, and this is the only site where the skip button is ...
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Is there a subsite of stackexchange where I can ask about the interface between different languages?

Is there a subsite of stackexchange where I can ask about the interface between different languages? I tried the following question, both it and the inverse (English words in Greek sentences), and it'...
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Problems logging in to English Language & Usage

I joined EL&U a day or so ago, and at first had no problems, then suddenly earlier today, the site refused to recognise me. This seemed to be a feature of accessing the site via the Chrome ...
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Merge [history] and [historical-change] tags

There are several tags that are associated with the background of a word: [etymology] [origin-unknown] [phrase-origin] [history] [historical-change] But for historical-change, both the definition ...
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Can we reopen this question please? [Now re-CLOSED]

Edit note 2: The patient and long-suffering OP has now re-asked aspects of this question in three separate posts. So, there's now probably no harm in leaving this one closed. This useful question on ...
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Can “More formal word for know-it-all” be reopened?

More formal word for "know-it-all" was closed as duplicate of Know-it-alls--a synonym, which is duplicate of Is there word for this, other than know-it-all?, which is duplicate of One word ...
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Synonymize and merge the tags [be] and [to-be]

Can we merge and synonymize the tags be and to-be?
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Is this question sufficiently improved to be undeleted?

I'm interested in reviving my question Meaning of phrase "Early/late in the piece". It was closed and then automatically deleted. I've tried to edit it to improve it. Is this question any good now, or ...
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Chat-room one-boxing for Etymonline and The Free Dictionary

The chat room can one-box lots of things, like wikipedia links and youtube videos and Google ngrams, making nice neat messages. In ELU chat it would be very useful to be able to one-box Etymonline ...
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How did I earn “Edit community wikis” privilege

I just noticed that I was recently (yesterday) given the "Edit community wikis" privilege. The description about the "Edit community wikis" privilege says that the privilege is given when the user ...
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Reopen request - Have/Did you ever xxx? during a specified past timeframe

Have you ever been/Did you ever go to opera when you lived in Milan? was closed as a duplicate of How do the tenses and aspects in English correspond temporally to one another? I think the closed ...
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Why was my post deemed off-topic?

Hypernym for "to increase" and "to decrease" It is on topic, I'm guessing someone saw I was asking about a video game and instantly closed it. It's about English if you actually ...
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Merge request: [word-selection] into [word-choice]

The tag word-selection on the main site has only 6 questions tagged with it and it seems to me that it has the same meaning as the tag word-choice. I propose to merge them.
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Related questions overflow

The text can flow out of the bottom of the related sidebar when the titles are too long.
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On ELU and Meta.ELU, filter buttons not aligned in user page

I am using Google Chrome version 25.0.1364, on Windows 7. For me, in the "Users" section of both EL&U and the Meta site, the last filter button of each set is aligned a bit too high. For example, ...
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Upcoming journal editions: read 'em and ask on the Stack (and get prizes)

As the new monthly issues of your favorite journals are published, we want to remind you to ask those burning questions that pop into your head as you read through novel approaches, methods and ...
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Don't show the “undelete” link for answers that have been deleted when the question was deleted

When an answer has been deleted because the OP deleted his question, the "undelete" link is still shown for that answer. (I reused a screenshot I took for another issue report; that is why the "...
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Tag review: [meaning-in-context]

meaning-in-context has roughly 250 questions. Some of these questions are good; some not as good. Today I saw a question I thought was skirting the danger line and noticed it only had the tag meaning-...
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Is not liking the answer given for an existing question a reason enough to ask a duplicate/similar question?

Past tense of RSVP Past participle of a verb created from an acronym The OP of the first question declares he asked a different question because he didn't like the accepted answer given in the other ...
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Should the contrast of the highlighted OP's name in comments be increased? Use this GM script if you want it changed now.

Spot the OP! Old: New: Here is a link to the Greasemonkey sript (works in Firefox, most probably also in Chrome). George made this for me. I cannot thank him enough: this is great! Note that you ...
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Why are questions in SE ELU closed because they are “opinion-based”

I am a non-native speaker of English. When I do not understand a word (because I have never seen it before for instance), I look it up in a dictionary. The dictionary will give me the meaning and ...
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Are there any resources to find which prepositions are appropriate for a given verb/adjective and how they change the meaning?

Sometimes I'm unsure about which prepositions can be used with a verb or adjective and how they change the meaning. Are there any resources to help me with this?
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Is the fact that a question is a duplicate a good reason to downvote?

When I first came across this question, it was closed only temporarily and I assumed that it was not a duplicate (otherwise it would have been closed as one). So I went on and did my research and ...
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Why was a question about the origin and meaning of a phrase closed because the origin is known?

Note: The question in question has been reopened. The question 'What’s the origin/meaning of “from belt buckle to shoe sole”?' was closed because Mr Biden consistently gives the origin - his uncle. ...
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How can I edit this question and start the reopening process to make additional answers possible?

dog-leg, dogleg, or dog leg? has one well-received and currently accepted answer but was quickly closed for lack of research. It was only my second question here, over three years ago now. I'd ...
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Was the question “etc. etc. usage” closed correctly?

This question was closed as being "opinion-based". But I thought that usage questions were on-topic for this site. After all, the asker says "Is there any rule…", not "How do ...
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Irksome review pop-up window size/design

When working with the review queue, the windows that actually contain the Close Button are sized and designed so that you have to scroll down to get to the Close Button. There is usually plenty of ...
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Off-putting comments to new users

I don't want this to be seen as a personal criticism of the relevant commenter, since I'm often guilty of the same "careless" behaviour myself. But I think there's something not quite right about how ...

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