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Don't show the “protect” link for questions that are locked

In questions that are already locked, the link to protect it should not be shown, as it is not possible to answer the question. In Favourite untranslatables, which is locked, I can see the "protect" ...
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On Migrating and Dispatching: redirecting off-topic question from and to EL&U.

Following the recent complaints concerning the growth of the Stack Exchange Family and where to ask questions, I think it would make sense to help the users and moderators to find the right place for ...
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Is there any way I can embed a small piece of recording on ELU?

I want to know whether there are any ways I can embed recording on this site? I have a little piece of recording and I've listened many times but still can't clearly understand what the man is saying. ...
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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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This question asking for a gender neutral alternative should be reopend

Gender neutral alternative to Sir/Madam It's odd that it was closed. It's a very specific question, and given typical everyday context. If you disagree - would like to clarify why it is opinion ...
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Graphical issue on the activity profile page

Posting here because I don't have a profile in the right state to repro on other sites, but if it can be confirmed to be elsewhere please migrate to MSE. The "track the next one" bar after earning a ...
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Not all “whom” questions are interchangeable duplicates

I can understand the impulse to vote to close any new question about the use of whom as a duplicate, since most of them are. However, I don't think that any two questions about whom are necessarily ...
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Another request to reconsider a question marked as a duplicate

The question What would you say vs. How would you say has been marked as a duplicate of How do you call..? vs. What do you call…?. They can only be duplicates if say and call are grammatically and ...
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Not even close to a duplicate

I see here question about duplicates that it is OK to post here when one's question is falsely marked duplicate. This is the case with my question “I was late, and so I got fired.” Can we use two ...
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Is there some reverse IPA dictionary for English?

I see that the word "query" is pronounced: /ˈkwɪəri/ I was wondering whether there is any word in English that sounds: /ˈkwiri/ Is there some kind of reverse pronunciation lookup resource online?
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Question marked duplicate when it isn't (in my opinion)

I asked this question with very specific examples of people describing what they like using redundant adjectives (specifically things like "I like well-written books" or "I like tasty food"). I'm ...
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Should we have [that] tag?

There's 10 questions with that. It lacks a tag wiki. Is it a useful tag? 1. Does it describe the contents of the questions to which it is applied? and is it unambiguous? Sometimes it's being used ...
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Why was my post migrated to ELL?

The post: Is this a complete sentence?: "The man is looking." No reason was given for the migration which was apparently decided by 5 people, all with the same primary interest (single-word-...
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Reference Request: Analysis of “If you have questions, I'll be available after class”

I am looking for resources analyzing the phrase "if you have questions, I'll be available after class." Although this is structured like a conditional, and will sometimes be said with a "then" after ...
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Resource request on use of comma

May I request (I think I may?) an exhaustive resource on the use of commas in the English language, for someone whose first language is English. A book resource would be fine, especially if it covers ...
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Is advice for standardized test allow in the context of writing english?

To give a concrete example, I was preparing for the writing task for the GRE which has an issue and argument essay. I was confused about the difference and other details about the instructions and ...
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Is this question really a SWR?

This one: 1920's terms for parents/children It doesnt strike me as a single word request, and since it's a new user, they probably haven't figured it out yet. To me, SWR means questions like '...
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Bug: Editing my own answer duplicates it

I answered a question, but forgot to add a link to a reference, so I edited it to add it. I'm not too sure what happened, but it seems to have duplicated the answer, one with the 'correct' one, and ...
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I've flagged to remove a warning template, and haven't received a response. Should I panic?

This answer was posted on July 15, received a warning template on July 19, was edited on July 20, and I flagged it to have the warning template removed on the same day, and haven't (as of July 28) ...
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Close window oddity

A week or so ago we updated some links under Closing → Off-Topic. After that, I started noticing something odd under "off-topic because...": The close reasons change order. The number of ...
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How long does an account merge take?

Yesterday, I requested that two accounts (and their rep) be merged; I followed the procedure provided, including the final acknowledgement after activating the two links emailed to me. As of this ...
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Academically sound resources about “The Dane Wall”

I am looking for academically-sound, accessible online resources about the influence of Old Danish on Old English in a region somewhere between northern and southern England. It was referred to as "...
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Is it okay to request a status completed tag?

I sometimes custom flag questions, asking a moderator to mark it status completed, because I believe the question served it's purpose, and most moderators mark my flag helpful, and actually add the ...
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Plurality of [part-of-speech] tag

OK, firstly I apologise for being a bit pedantic. But I am wondering whether there is a particular reason why part-of-speech is not plural (i.e. parts-of-speech). I only bring this up because it would ...
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Should we migrate this (closed) duplicate question to ELL?

The question Word to describe the list of people that I have a crush, love, and lust was closed here as Primarily Opinion Based. Meanwhile, the asker cross-posted the nearly identical question to ...
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'Newest badge' links to wrong post

On my profile page, my newest badge was shown: Cleanup. However, it linked to the wrong question; I actually earned it for rolling back the vandalism in this question. The link on the badge page ...
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Can we change the linked-to question here, folks?

This question here was rightly closed as a duplicate: Which is grammatically correct: "There is tea and juice" or "There are tea and juice"? It has currently been linked to the ...
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Can we reopen Word for the best way to move from point A to point B?

I cast the fifth VTC on Word for the best way to move from point A to B? without reading all the comments. To my dismay, the OP had provided context in a comment I overlooked. (Oh, the guilt!) I ...
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What is the dividing line between a low-rep user and a high-rep user in negating/not negating upvotes when his account is closed?

A high-rep user recently closed his account, with no effect on my rep. (I am sorry to see him go.) I know that he gave me at least several upvotes and at least one acceptance. When low-rep users ...
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Change the linked references in the help center

In our help center on the on-topic page the following old ELU-question is linked for references (last section, first paragraph). What are your favorite English language tools? I would suggest to ...
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Is this an Acceptable Site to ask about Linguistics?

I am wondering whether English Language & Usage is an acceptable place to discuss topics of linguistics. Corpus linguistics questions (e.g. "Is the English conformity with Zipf's Law unique or ...
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Burninate tags [request] and [polite-request]

Both those tags were exclusively attached to questions with either another something-request tag or the politeness tag. I re-tagged those. Now I move to make them total ashes. Let's burninate them.
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Popularity of questions regarding the terminology of food and other aspects of gastronomy

I have noticed that many questions, answers and comments on this site involve the popular and specialized terminology of food, restaurants and gastronomy. I have also noticed that some are deemed off-...
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Wrong emblem appearing in chat

When I appear in chat, my icon is currently showing as a pink diagram, instead of my normal green. Can this be rectified as as soon as possible, please. Does anyone know why this is happening? Here's ...
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Did our comments get bigger?

A while back, we noticed that our comments seemed to get a little bigger. I went and poked around a few other sites and it seems like Meta.SE, Parenting, Academia, and Programmers all have 15px in the ...
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How do I find a question which was deleted?

I have an old question related to Lewis Carol's Jabberwocky poem which was deleted -- for containing apparent nonsense -- but I like it so I'd like to view it again. Is there a feature which would ...
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Blog as Canonical Repository

TL;DR Let's use the EL&U blog as our repository for canonical posts. UPDATE: the site's blog was closed some time after this post was made (it has since been archived on Meta). The blog is ...
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Comment threads that make no sense

I am fairly new to SE and ELU(less than a month old). While going through some questions and answers, I spotted a few comments that made absolutely no sense to me. Comments that appear to at-mention ...
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What are the criteria for being eligible to vote in a moderator election?

Can any member vote, or is there a Reputation and/or other eligibility prerequisite? I think I've been a member for more than a year, yet I never got an election notification.
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How can I delete an “accepted answer”?

I tried to delete the linked "answer" but failed as it was accepted. There are some comments I can't take any more and I would like to delete it. Your help will be much appreciated.
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Do answers get blanked if they receive down votes?

I'm not used to getting a great deal of downvoting on my answers but I have negative 3 on this one. Please help me understand “humbler wall” That's not a problem. People disagree and they are ...
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Are either of these “Dungeons and Dragons”-related questions, good questions?

Is this a good question? "Did "Dungeons and Dragons" give a new meaning to the word "Dungeon"? If so, what meaning was it?" or would a better question be: "How did the meaning of "Dungeons" in "...
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Should questions about the meaning of metaphors be on-topic?

A large number of questions on ELL are asking for the meaning of metaphors. Many are from song lyrics or poetry, about which there are a number of meta questions. Some are from literature, most ...
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Should Google be considered as the ultimate resource for checking sentences?

As I did before and based on the suggestions, I do google to find matches for the sentences/phrases I'm doubtful about. Some times, although sentences seem to be correct, there are no (or few) matches ...
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A possible solution for discouraging the most-duplicated questions

Some questions crop up on ELU with dispiriting regularity. Two recent examples are the use of 'singular they/their', and whether an acceptable singular (and possibly gender-neutral) form of the ...
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Question is on hold - should it be? What is considered a “general reference”?

My question is put on hold for being off-topic: How do I pronounce the name "Aurelius"? Since I wasn't exactly sure what the "general reference" reason actually is (When looking at the Help ...
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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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Can trusted users propose tag-synonyms without the rep requirements?

See Can trusted users be trusted to suggest tag synonyms without a score of 5 in a tag? (on smaller sites, not Stack Overflow). The top answer is: If, on a given site, there's a big problem with ...
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“possible duplicate of…” is uncapitalised

When we close-vote a question as a duplicate of another question, a comment is auto-generated. This comment reads: possible duplicate of [Title of Dupe Question] For as long as I've been here, ...
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What kind of questions do you want?

I have noticed the influx of ELL type questions. [And the ELL, barely English answers - but that is a different meta] I see a lot of questions where it is obvious that the writer has little grasp of ...

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