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The “a new answer was posted” quick refresh won't update the answer counter properly

So you make a question and leave the page open. Then a grey box appears saying "a new answer was posted - click here to refresh". So you click it. The answer appears alright, but the answer counter ...
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What sources can be used to document usage, and isn't that highly context-dependent?

The 'usage' part of EL&U is still not well-defined, and I read the FAQ and searched all of meta (citations 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6). Which of the following distinct types of 'usage' are/ are not allowed?...
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Why was this question closed?

"Introduce person to object" or "introduce object to person"? I'd like to know what may have been considered off topic. The question is about the "usage", so I believe it's right ...
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Missing web page decorations for ELU

Starting yesterday afternoon (14 Aug), the ELU pages I've looked at have had some elements missing from the display. Comparing following pictures, one sees that at least the following items are ...
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Abbreviations like MWV, MW, etc

I see the list of common abbreviations, but neither of the following are on it: Most would argue that 'chance upon', though a MWV, is MW Is there a second list on the site, or elsewhere, that ...
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Is there too much emphasis on historical usage?

Has anyone noticed that some correct answers on current usage of a particular English word are down-marked in favor of later comments and answers that simply show off historical research, but do not ...
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Perplexed by bitransitive verbs of transfer answer

As I attempted to ask there https://english.stackexchange.com/a/90534/19659 and in the original edit of this very question: What part of linguistics does this concept "bitransitive verbs of transfer" ...
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Request to re-open “Rosie the Riveter”

I'm writing to request to re-open the question Rosie the Riveter. It was closed as off-topic, but there is an interesting association between the cultural icon of Rosie the Riveter and the expression "...
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Why is this question closed as duplicate?

https://english.stackexchange.com/questions/64947/may-not-vs-can-not-on-websites Note that the title has been changed (not by OP). But look at the context and give me an idea, why is this duplicate ...
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Should not the flag history page report that “disputed flags” include also the flags that have been marked as invalid from the user?

As far as I understood, when I flag a flag as invalid, my flag will always be marked as disputed. If this is the case, should not the flag history page report that fact? For example, a note as the ...
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“is that correct?”

I used to always ask "is that correct?", here for example Using quotes when referring to word as word this is the old habit from stackoverflow, because they enjoy closing questions saying "not a real ...
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Where can I find the word link of a word?

With eJoy pages, I can see the word's word link information like this: This info really helped me memorize vocabulary. Do any dictionary sites provide this information?
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Drafts should save in Edit forms

I was under the impression that drafts of edits were saved. Is that not the case? Now I lost one of my better answers in its inception because being on mobile and a bit clumsy I sometimes accidently ...
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Should this ELL question be migrated to ELU?

I've seen many questions migrated from ELU to ELL, but I don't recall ever seeing a question go the opposite way. I also admit I don't know if my question here should more properly be asked on ELL ...
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What is the appropriate state of this question regarding feminizing girls?

Is there any verb for making a girl more girly? is closed, but I am having difficulty placing my finger on just why that is. I am not suggesting that it is a great question, but it does seem to meet ...
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Best-Practices for posting a follow-on question?

Are there best-practices for posting a follow-on question? I am new to ELU. I have searched ELU meta for this subject and have not yet found any information. From my novice vantage, here are ...
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Why was 'How did “unless” semantically shift to signify “except if”?' closed?

Why was How did "unless" semantically shift to signify "except if"? closed? What "details or clarity" are needed? The question appears self-explanatory to me. Mari-Lou A ...
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Is it valid to discuss freeform non-grammatical slang on ELU?

https://english.stackexchange.com/questions/329120/what-is-the-meaning-of-like-mom-what-do-you-mean-i-cant-go-get-tacos-at-3-am The quote is hardly proper English, it is a slang usage which doesn't ...
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Why cant I answer or comment on a question/answer without being “approved” by someone whom YOU deem fit?

For instance.....The question where does the saying "The bees knees" come from was posed on this site. The answers were senseless dribble at best. The correct answer. Ever wondered why we say this ...
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Please remove the giant quotation mark from the CSS for blockquotes

The blockquote HTML tag is often used for things that are not literally quotations—for example, in duplicate question notices—so the giant quotation mark is quite often incorrect or misleading. Since ...
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Is there a happy medium for editing of post formatting?

This question arose from What are the commonly accepted guidelines specific to this site (2015)?. User A has a strong aesthetic ideal of what posts should look like, in terms of colors, bold, ...
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Why was this question voted to be put on hold as being POB by a user while his question is far from being objective?

Why was this question(https://english.stackexchange.com/questions/225083/on-referring-to-a-specific-definite-person-whose-gender-is-known-as-they) voted to be put on hold as being POB by a user while ...

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