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Should we change our fonts to look more modern?

I'll assume Upvote = "Yeah, why not!" Downvote = "No! That's unnecessary." Today I learned that our site's (serif) font Georgia was chosen by a designer (employed by SE), and the purpose of choosing ...
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Voting is anonymous?

Voting is supposed to be "anonymous". However, users with the required privilege and mods may be able to see who has voted. However, such access to voting information is a privilege and is ...
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Why did this question on meta, related to a question which got 2 down votes on the main site, get 4 down votes and no answer?

Why did this question on meta, where one - as the help center says - can ask things to improve their attitude to stay well and better on ELU, get 4 down votes and no answer? How does it works this ...
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Is there a euphemism we could use, say, once a week, just to vent?

It gets very frustrating sometimes when you invest time and energy into putting together an answer, and the OP doesn't appreciate it or understand it, and tops it off with a downvote. I mean, yeah, ...
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I really don't see why ignorant idiots should be allowed to edit my posts [closed]

My question Here's one for the Brits I guess was edited five times, beginning with the title. It is now unrecognizable; a whole different question. Not my question; not anymore. I asked whether "...
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Google is a Lexicon, How Do You Like Those Apples?

I'm writing today to debunk the libelous myth you stipulated without citing a single source. I heard back from the OED, Please see link below. Upon noticing drastic differences between Google ...
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What could be your problem in accepting the biblical origins of many common English phrases?

I provided an answer Etymology of "cut someone some slack" I got equal number of downvotes as upvotes, 3 vs 3. There was a similar question on the origins of {cutting a deal}, where a ...
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Name & Shame: Top users who don't vote, edit or use the review queues

I think we normally consider a user's reputation to be a fairly faithful representation of a user's value for this site. But it isn't enough. Valuable users of this site post good questions and ...
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rudeness, belligerence, and dishonesty in this forum [closed]

Is it customary to frown upon gratuitous rudeness, dishonesty, and flame-warring within english.stackexchange.com? In a comment under this question on meta, this boorish and dishonest comment ...
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Does ELU object to sb/sth for somebody/something?

As I write, there are 46 questions on main with the abbreviation "sb", and 43 with "sth". While the prevalence/desirability of these abbreviations was being discussed in comments to Can I say "...
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should downvotes be anonymous

We've had the argument whereby comments on down votes are not such a good idea, but how about making the DV'er's user name publicly available. anonymous down voting belongs to the dark ages.
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Is 'British English' an unfortunate misnomer?

I have made the point in the past that I think the term 'British English' is an unfortunate one. For many reasons I prefer the term 'Received English' which parallels the idea of 'Received ...
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Opening up the clubhouse: defacing the “no girls” sign

After considerable thought and as much profound reflection, that is, after entertaining a whim and examining the votes for and against the candidates, I've determined the best way to demolish the ELU ...
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Why is it valid that one person can close a question as too localized?

First I would like to know why it is possible to close a question as "too localized" at all? Is it not enough that the question does not get an answer? Why is it necessary to close it? Every closed ...
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Can we remove the following from “off-topic” for english?

The help page states that the following is "off-topic" for english.stackoverflow.com: Criticism, discussion, and analysis of English literature With Literature now gone, I think that we should ...
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2016 Moderator Election. Meh

By fiat or tradition or something, all candidates for moderator are self-nominated. What could possibly go wrong? Well, first of all, there's the rampant Dunning Kruger syndrome, in which the skills ...
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Finding comments that are 'no longer needed' (e.g. 'thank you' and general junk comments)

Purpose of this post (what type of answers do I expect) This post is meant to get answers in the form of one or more links to Stack Exchange Data Explorer queries which list comments that are ...
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Was my suspension for posting low-quality posts a Great Injustice?

Hello, I'm writing in reference to your English Language and Usage - Stack Exchange account: https://english.stackexchange.com/users/24531/xavier-vidal-hernandez Due to many moderator ...
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English Language & Usage's updated site theme is ready for testing!

As part of implementing the new unified themes across the network, we're gradually rolling out updated site themes for each site. As of today, we have enabled your updated site theme for testing. If ...
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Why is the establishment allowed to stifle my ability to campaign?

In this question, the following verbiage was repeatedly removed -- this inhibited my ability to answer the question. We all know Evan Carroll isn't yet a moderator on English.StackOverflow, but he ...

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