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The primary reason naming questions are off-topic is because anything could theoretically be a name. Names don't follow the same rules or patterns that English uses and the rules that do exist are cre …
answered Jun 27 '14 by MrHen
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The question you have linked is from 2010. Back then, ELU was significantly more open to receiving any questions about English. The push to reduce the number of "too basic" questions only officially s …
answered Jul 7 '14 by MrHen
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Examples (feel free to edit in more): What/who are “toy soldiers”? What do these confusing lyrics mean? What's the deep meaning in the lyrics of “Heavy Traffic” by Elton John? Some questions about t …
asked Apr 13 '11 by MrHen
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Of note, we were discussing this in chat at the time I flagged the answer. My opinion is multi-part: I don't see a reason to allow any trolling or flamebait answers. It doesn't matter if the answer i …
answered Mar 31 '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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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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Therefore, could TPTB please specify which topics they have decided to override in the community-created FAQ as being ontopic and which are now offtopic, and give some example questions that should …
answered Jul 13 '11 by MrHen
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Before adding a votable answer to the on-topic-off-topic question I figured some discussion would be appropriate. Are typography questions on-topic or off-topic? Why there's a difference between th …
asked Mar 31 '11 by MrHen
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I was not involved in closing the question but I actually agreed with the decision. My opinion can be summarized as such: (a) "interactive media" is off-topic (b) perspective in interactive media is e …
answered Apr 7 '11 by MrHen
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I mostly agree with Martha. I like the intent behind these questions but I am not happy with most of them. My personal favorite is: Is there a word to describe a highly desirable cursed treasure? I f …
answered Jul 26 '11 by MrHen
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While I understand people may feel icky or annoyed that our language has mean things in it, I don't feel that it is our job to tell people where the line between "not that mean" and "too mean" is. We …
answered Jun 13 '14 by MrHen