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I don't have a problem with the idea of informing a new user of a policy that they were probably not aware of, but a bare demand for corrective action like that is rather in violation of our "Be Nice" directive, especially since a new user has no incentive to help keep the site neat and will likely sense the "tone" of the comment as curt and demanding, not ...


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I composed a response to this question several days ago but didn't post it because it seemed tangential to the question that TrevorD raises. The interesting comments (most recently Araucaria's and Dan Bron's) beneath deadrat's answer have prompted me to try again. I see two basic weaknesses in the way this site handles closing/deleting questions and answers:...


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Questions should be posted on, or moved to, the site where they are most appropriate. If a question has been posted but it would be more appropriate on another site, it can be migrated. This is subject to the "Don't migrate crap" rule. Poor questions on the wrong site should simply be closed. There is a grey area where a question is entirely appropriate on ...


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Yes, cross-posts should be deleted. They should not have been posted in the first place, and thus their proper state of existence is none at all. Note that it was a diamond moderator, acting in that capacity, who deleted your question. Here is his comment regarding that action¹ (bold emphasis mine): Thank you for being persistent, but avoid ...


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Of course there's a way to deal with the problem, and that's to disband the CPVPV or at least change its members' absurd dedication to the supposed purity of this site. You can find this attitude exemplified by the first comment to your question: Answers don't matter for determining whether a question belongs here, only the question itself. Although this ...


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I would not feel good about migrating these. To me, it seems like "stealing" good questions from a smaller, newer site. Cross-posting questions, I'm not sure about. You say There are probably similar questions to these already on ELU, but I feel that the sources cited in these particular questions (in the answers and the comments) would be very ...


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No, I don't think questions should be deleted just because they were cross-posted. If non-mod users can migrate questions between the two sites, then vote to migrate one of them, and make a note to members of the other site to close it as a duplicate of the purported cross-post. For example, suppose "X" on EL&U was cross-posted as "Y" on ELL: migrate "...


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I can't see there's any problem at all. The ELL stack is quite explicitly dedicated to 'speakers of other languages learning English'. There is nothing in that description about the nature of a question (or answer), only about the nature of the clientele. Edit: By the way, Joseph Conrad's first language was not English. Nabokov's first language was not ...


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