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One year suspension for a new contributor to “cool down”?

EDIT December 20, 2019 I decided to undelete the question because users, old and new, had better be aware of the suspension penalties. A new contributor was recently suspended for twelve months ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Do we really need to distinguish between the tags “countable-nouns” and “uncountable-nouns”?

It seems to me that most of the questions about the one topic will also be related to the other. So why not have a single overarching tag like count-noncount or countability, and make countable-nouns ...
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Are questions asking definitions about tech stuff on-topic?

I want to ask what the difference is in common English usage between two particular words having to do with Internet browsers.
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Meaning of [Correspondence] tag?

What is the meaning of the tag correspondence?
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Should you make an aggressive edit on a post that already has answers?

In this question Is there a word for someone or something that literally defies the laws of physics? The question was initially badly phrased asking for words meaning something that really does defy ...
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Please vote to reopen the “facebook” etymology question

Origin of the word "facebook"? Research is included now (close reason was lack of research) and it is a good question with good answers. OP didn't directly asked the origin of "Facebook" (...
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Do word/phrase requests need to say what word class they want?

Taking this recent question as an example, word/phrase request questions frequently get answers for many different word classes. It has several verbs and adjectives, and 'tooth and nail' would be an ...
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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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Seeking for penmanship advice

Before criticizing my post being in the wrong section or whatsoever, I want to say: within my knowledge, I judged this to be the most reliable platform for this question. If I am banned from the ...
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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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Suggestion: Make clear at top level that a question is protected

Sure, someone might want to read a protected question, comments, or answers to it. And someone might want to add a new comment. But it would be helpful to know before visiting a question whether it ...
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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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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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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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Word Frequency on the Web

I was wondering if anyone is aware of a similar service to Google Ngram for words used on the web. To clarify, I'm not looking for the frequency of search terms used on the web (i.e.Google Trends) ...
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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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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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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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