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Why the [expletive deleted] would anyone think that removing the different background color from blockquotes is in any way, shape, or form a good idea? Just because everyone else is jumping off a cliff doesn't mean we should, too. Don't tell me "because theming", because any theme worth the name will have a contrast background color available. Grrr.


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Let's talk about what "opinion based" actually means. Many good questions generate some degree of opinion based on expert experience, but answers to this question will tend to be almost entirely based on opinions, rather than [on] facts, references, or specific expertise. Note that the wording from the Help Centre and the review queue are almost ...


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This question appears to conflate a number of very different issues, so the simple answer would have to be "No". The more comprehensive answer would be "It depends". Flagging vs voting No one with the 3,000 rep required for close-voting should be flagging a question for closure, they should simply VTC. If the question is whether a user with less than 3,000 ...


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A Word A Day, and a subscription for a daily email


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Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day page, where you can also subscribe to a daily email.


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This is an interesting development. Hiding a post on the first vote to close sounds more practical than hiding it only upon closure. Here are some thoughts about hiding the question early: there should be a mechanism for voters to easily find the posts they voted on - they might decide to check on the post, or perhaps have second thoughts and now want to ...


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Questions meeting the criteria outlined in the tag's about page should not be flagged. Questions almost meeting the criteria should be improved through edits and asking for clarifications in comments. Questions that are far off should be flagged to close.


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There is no sharp line separating the present-day philosophy of language from linguistics. Some of the theories developed by the philosophers of language, over the last hundred years or so, can illuminate many specific problems concerning English language and usage. The questions that concern application of such philosophical theories to specific problems of ...


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The American English dictionary is back again in its full form. From About | Lexico: 3. How can I switch between the UK and US dictionaries? When performing a search, select the drop-down menu next to the search bar (or below the search bar on mobile) to select the dictionary you'd like to use. This drop-down menu also allows searches of our grammar ...


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English Club offers phrases, idioms, phrasal verbs.


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The New York Times's Word of the Day.


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I don't consider the question to be low-quality. But it does lack a source, it does lack evidence of research. So, quickly, here is what I might have posted if I had been a newcomer Can you say me where the nearest inn is situated? Is this really something that would be asked by a native English speaker? I read it in a cartoon from the 1990s ...


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