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How to review a long-winded, overly chatty question

In the review queue, I was faced with this question I skipped it, but would like to know how others would deal with it. It seems very chatty and it takes a long time to get to the point. Should I ...
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Are there just as many questions posted on ELL that should be on ELU?

I asked a question about changing the site name. So I am also wondering if there are questions on ELL that are really ELU questions - or as many compared to the ELL questions that appear on ELU. I ...
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More subscriber information would be helpful

Lots of regular contributors have provided very little or no information about themselves. It is helpful to know a questioner's first language, as often a language group will make consistently similar ...
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A new badge? Acceptable?

When I was going through the list of badges, I felt there may be a badge which will be awarded when a user has 250 (or more, whatever seems appropriate) of his answers accepted; it may be a hard-to-...
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Follow-up notifications for comments posted on others' posts

When we leave comments on others' posts, we don't get the follow-up notifications unless we have been tagged. But I think that we should get the notifications even if we are not tagged so as to follow ...
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policy on 'tangential' answers

Referring to this answer as an example: https://english.stackexchange.com/a/119687/47377 While the answer isn't strictly relevant, the user has obviously put some effort into researching it. On the ...
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Why were my comments deleted?

All the comments I made under the questions referenced in Wordreference cross-posting have been deleted. Why?
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Misaligned box edge in privilege description pages

I went to look at the privilege descriptions as a result of a different question (e.g. https://english.stackexchange.com/privileges/edit ) and the "Reputation Required" box has its right boundary ...
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How are these two question different to warrant a downvote in one and upvote in another?

What verb could I use to mean "make less anxious"? Specific verb for "training an apprentice"? I posted the first question and then I got downvoted 2 times because it is "a ...
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Where does the anonymous feedback go to?

When viewing ELU as an anonymous user, you can provide feedback on the usefulness of an answer by clicking on Yes or No buttons. I'm curious as to where this feedback goes and if it is used in any ...
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The “there are suggested edits|flagged posts” indicator refuses to go away

If you have the reputation to review suggested edits, you know that the number of edits is often (read: usually) incorrect. Well, now it's not only incorrect, it also refuses to go away. I've clicked ...
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Edit supplementary text on bounty

I recently placed a bounty on this question about the "double possessive", but just realised I wanted to make a minor (but to me, significant) change to my "supplementary text" in the "This question ...
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Help us call for proposals for the SE Fellowship on your blog, site or listserv

The SE Research Support and Fellowship Program launched recently with our very own experienced and highly respected users reviewing fellowship applications. To make the program a success, we need ...
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Should not most of the CW questions be closed, or locked?

There are 88 CW questions; of those, 75 questions are not closed. Should not they be closed, or locked? As I can see, there are many questions that should not be asked, basing on the FAQ, as they are ...
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Make more evident those words are links

Right before writing this question, I clicked on the "tools" link on the main site to see if there were questions voted to be closed; to my surprise I was redirected to the review page. I then ...
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Update the timestamp shown when an edit has been done in the 5-minute time frame

I edit a question of mine to change the punctuation and, as I am in my attention-deficit moment, I edited it after 2 minutes to change the punctuation of another sentence. When I pressed the "Save ...
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Change the text shown after the field to add a new answer

Actually, after the form field and the button to add a new answer, the following text is shown: The text could be confuse some users that, from a side, see duplicate questions being closed and, from ...
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What's the best way to format quotes within quotes?

If the source you are quoting itself contains a quote, how would do you format it? You can double up the greater-than signs (>>), but I don't find this sort of double quote clear or pleasing on ...
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Can we seek correction/suggestion for a statement of purpose (SOP)?

I went through the faq of english.stackexhange, however I did not see any instruction with regards to seeking help with SOPs. Can you tell if I can seek correction/suggestion for a statement of ...
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Split migration off from the closure tree?

There has been a string of meta questions about ELU migrating low quality questions to ELL. The most recent was this one. This question stems directly from that one. To help prevent poor questions ...
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I think the 'idiolects' question isn't a duplicate

LucidityofPower posted Q1 (below) which was closed as a duplicate of Q2. Q1. Is this sentence grammatical: “all there is, are idiolects?” [duplicate] Q2. “The thing is, is that…” Q2 is an ...
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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 would one vote to close my question because it has nothing to do with ELL?

Someone voted to close my question for a reason that I do not understand. It looks to be a straightforward question about the usage of word in the English language. What would be the reason for these ...
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Revised: Is a question about the Economist's article “Silly Sausages” on topic, or are we too serious to enjoy a linguistic laugh?

This may be too funny to be the subject of a valid question, but see The Economist's article Silly Sausages of June 29, 2019. Silly sausages Europe heroically defends itself against veggie ...
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Is this question, asking for an insulting term, clear enough to provide a good answer as opposed to a laundry list?

I refer to this question: Insult for someone who “doesn't know anything”? I VTC'd on the basis of Unclear What You are Asking, because I didn't find any context. Is the person to be insulted lazy, ...
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New Layout: Editor _before_ author?

I was just confused by something in the layout: Look at any question or answer that has been edited. picture has just one example). The person who most recently edited the question is first, the ...
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Editorial Questions Regarding the Question about Stealing Non-Rival Goods

Why I am Asking There was a little editorial dispute between me and another user, who was not the original author of the question. The complaintant was requesting clarification from the author, ...
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Bug in the ELU chat room

For the last couple of days, I've been experiencing a bug in the ELU chat room using Google Chrome. Would you please fix this bug? it's very annoying The bug is : From time to time, when I was ...
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Why was my question concerning the existence of a word put on hold?

I asked a question here Is there a word for somebody who likes to be taken care of and pampered? and it was put on hold because of the following, "Questions on choosing an ideal word or phrase must ...
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Advice for a book for English Syntax

I want a book for English Syntax, I want you to know that I am an elementary student of English Language and I have finished the book "Essential Grammar in Use (A self study reference and practice ...
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“These sort of things”: is it grammatical? (2,670,000 hits on Google) | Does reopening my question seem justified, and will you help me do it?

Considering that Peter Shor said: 'Except that it's not an exact duplicate. This question deals with "these kind of X", with a plural determinant and a singular word from kind/type/sort, and those ...
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“confused in using ON or Open” merged with deleted question

The question confused in using ON or Open (submitted three months ago) was merged with a question that was deleted at some point in time after the merge action. It still cannot be answered or edited. ...
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Duplicate notice not showing up

I voted to close the following question as a duplicate: https://english.stackexchange.com/q/349088/142322. The question already had one close vote, but not as a duplicate. After I voted, a mod voted ...
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Inaccuracy in the new users tab

After the moderator election I clicked through the newly discovered user tabs and I found a little inaccuracy. The tool tip of the tab says users who joined in the last 45 days. As it happens I am a ...
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How to delete own answer

I remember seeing comments against answers advising users that they can delete their own posts (regardless of reason). When I check my own answers, I do see a delete option; however, when I hover ...
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What should I do when I notice that a question posted on ELU was posted on another site?

I am referring to this question Where does the [sic] go in this sentence? The OP mentioned he had posted it on https://travel.meta.stackexchange.com/questions/3725/correcting-language-errors-in-...
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Related questions that I think were incorrectly merged

Word meaning coincidence of reference to the unusual Phenomenon of learning a new word that you've never seen before, and then seeing it being used (currently merged with the above) A single word ...
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Can you start a bounty on a question that already has an accepted answer?

Can you start a bounty on a question that already has an accepted answer if you feel that your answer to the question is better than the one that was accepted?
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How to respond to duplicate suggestion when I feel no edit is needed?

I have a question that is suggested as a duplicate and says I should edit the question to make it non-duplicative. If I feel it is not a dup, but I feel the question already, as written, is not a dup,...
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I'm unable to edit my profile

I'm trying to complete my profile, since I've been led to believe I will earn another badge by doing so... So I go to the "edit profile & settings" page and add a few simple text-only things (...
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Should a moderator merge the questions about the pronunciation of the name “Sean”?

Why do we pronounce Dean as /diːn/ but Sean as /ʃɒn/? Why is Sean pronounced Shawn? I think I was the first one to vote for closing the first as a duplicate of the second, and now I feel stupid for ...
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Separating answers to gauge community response

In this answer, I replied with documentation from both sides of the debate: That and which are equivalent. That and which differ. Would it be more helpful to the community to separate these into two ...
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Is downvoting every single post in a question without leaving any comment constructive?

I have relatively short experience on EL&U and I found some questions where every post was downvoted in a matter of one minute or so. I mean it is very unusual to see every single post in one ...
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Reproduction of copyright notices

The issue of copyright infringement of referenced (non-ELU) works has been discussed previously, with citations and fair use provisions considered. However, the ELUmeta questions I looked at didn't ...
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Redraw does not happen properly when repositioning the “Close Reason” pop-up

To recreate this, begin to close a question by clicking on the question's "close" option. When the "Why should this question be closed" pop-up appears hover over the pop-up title and click and drag ...
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Why “Questions that may already have your answer” doesn't populate the right set of similar questions?

I posted this question after searching a few times(through Google and within ELU Search). Turns out , it had already been asked and answered before here and consequently, my question was marked as ...
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Is there a way to upload the corrected, new question after deleting a question because I needed to correct it?

I deleted my question because I needed to re-write it. I tried to upload a new one, but the site tells me it's a duplicate, showing the deleted one with an undelete button for someone who wants to ...
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Three duplicates that I think should be merged (pronunciation of “coN-” words)

I don't see any value in keeping the following three questions distinct. However, there are some valuable answers to each of them (but not too many answers). So, I think all of the answers should be ...
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How can we contact or engage the moderators?

Presumably one of the roles of moderators is to correct users that are performing clearly erroneous reviews. I thought the two users who rejected this edit could probably use some guidance, which ...
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Rewording a question's title and removing the duplicate flag

How can I best handle the following as SE: I would like to reword this question's title because as the discussion and answers evolved I realized the focus of the question resolved in a different ...

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