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I have noticed a significant number of questions worded as: What is the difference between [first word] and [other word]? Some of differences are really interesting distinctions that stimulate e …
asked Mar 24 '11 by MrHen
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My opinion on this subject is (again) the stricter one. Questions should have one question for the following reasons: Answers should only have to juggle one question at a time Answers with more than …
answered Jun 13 '11 by MrHen
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{Off-topic} Questions that can be best answered by a dictionary. Examples: Tenses, simple definitions, pronunciations. Exceptions can be made for unusual, uncommon or archaic words.
answered Mar 25 '11 by MrHen
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{Off-topic} Typography questions that do not already qualify for one of the other topics listed as on-topic. In other words, typography questions are not in and of themselves enough to considered on- …
answered Apr 6 '11 by MrHen
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When we answer a question at ELU, therefore, we don't just provide an answer for the person who originally asked the question. We provide it for the hundreds or even thousands of people who might b …
answered Feb 27 '14 by MrHen
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I don't mind questions of the form "What words work in this context?" "Is there a word that can be used for both add and remove (i.e. from a set)?" seems perfectly fine. What bugs me is that they don' …
answered May 5 '11 by MrHen
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What do “socially imposed judgments” and “Keyboard, face, keyboard, face.” mean? The differing opinion here seems to revolve around the idea that the two questions are coming from the same source. Th …
asked Jun 13 '11 by MrHen
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You can always just ask the question and if the community doesn't think it is on topic it will be closed. There isn't really any harm in having closed questions lying around. It isn't a slap on the wr …
answered May 25 '11 by MrHen
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I don't have a problem with single-word-requests that seem non-trivial or can present a common idea or principle that likely has an actual word. I do have a problem with word requests that don't make …
answered Jun 8 '11 by MrHen
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Depending on the question being asked and the resource involved you can ask the question here on meta. For instance: How trustworthy is WordNet?
answered May 6 '11 by MrHen