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This question made me think about the ways in which English Language & Usage has changed since 2012, when I first visited it. Although the resulting commentary doesn't directly address the poster's central concerns, some readers might be interested in a (fairly) longtime site participant's perspective on the evolution of this site. English Language &...


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I think it is important to note that the first review was three votes to leave the question open, so maybe the problem isn’t some pervasive broken culture but a different problem caused by “close” votes being stickier than “leave open” votes. I think it also needs to be pointed out that this terrible new user experience is about a a hot network question that ...


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A one line, low effort question should not be reopened. Even if the author was still engaged with the site, they shouldn't be rewarded for the extensive rewrite needed to salvage it unless they did the salvaging. If the question only needed a slight shift in focus to bring it on-topic, that would be different. It would be better to write a new question that ...


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Your questions have not been “wrongfully closed”. Please read: Our site tour. Our Help Center's guidance on why some questions are closed. Our Help Center's guidance on how to ask questions here. Our Help Center's guidance on the sorts of questions you should avoid asking here. The Stack Exchange network's theory of moderation. The Stack Exchange network's ...


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TL;DR I doubt your question will be re-opened. The bottom-line reason is that the question is unlikely to occur to anyone else, and any answers won’t provide insight about English as a language. Let me explain that in a bit more detail. The place to start is to understand that our mission on the StackExchange network is to build a vast and long-lasting ...


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What is ‘opinion-based’ about your question? Three members of our community cast individual votes to close your question. As none of them has said anything else in the matter, the close-reason of “Opinion-based” is all we have to go on. Speaking only for myself, I agree with their collective action to close your question for the close-reason given. Your ...


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The What topics can I ask about here? help center page implies, but does not outright state, that simple & basic questions that can be easily answered by looking them up are off topic: If your question is simple and can probably be easily answered by looking it up, then you may find common online internet resources to be of some help. View our list of ...


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A question somewhat similar to the ethernet vs. Ethernet question that piqued your interest popped up ages ago in connection with the World Wide Web words internet/Internet and web/Web. See Should the words "internet" and "web" be capitalized? A later question that asked only about internet/Internet was closed as a duplicate. See ...


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From some of the comments, I understand that the issue was that the question was posted on https://english.stackexchange.com. I corrected the mistake I reposted it on ELL: https://ell.stackexchange.com/q/288372/3023


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To improve your question, arrange your thoughts in a logical order; make it easy to follow and concise; do not address individual comments either in comments or identifiably in the question: edit your question to take them into account and then flag the comment as "no longer required". Editing your question could involve a complete re-write, ...


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Not every answerable question is a suitable fit for this format. There’s no objective way to rank all of the possible answers to a “help me write this sentence so it sounds good to me” and those sorts of questions are unlikely to be of much use to more than a few other people. Single word requests fit this format better if the sense of the word being sought ...


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ερχόμαστε με δώρα Let me start by saying: Your meta appeals have historically and consistently identified mishandled posts and invited the correct call to action; and where I’ve seen them and could take those actions, I have (so far as I remember for all of this). On the topicality of the question But I can’t see my way towards this particular appeal; the ...


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This happens for all old duplicate closures, look e.g. here for more examples. Back then, the duplicate banner was edited into the post itself: You can start to edit the post to see the 'source code' of the banner. The only way to solve this is to reopen the question, and close it again as a duplicate (and edit out the original banner). We do this sometimes ...


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The reason why the question is off topic is not 'because Aristotle', but because what the questioner is curious about is the subject matter of the sentence, rather than the English words and grammatical constructions used in formulating it. A question about anything can always be formulated as a question about English, but that doesn't mean that it is within ...


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