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One answer to a Q. is suited to ELL, but the other answer is suited to EL&U

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 ...
Sven Yargs's user avatar
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Please don't migrate obviously off-topic questions to ELL - it just makes things harder on the author

I personally try to whip questions that might be well received on ELL into shape by editing the post; fixing typos, tags, and maybe even their titles. If we all did something to make an ELL candidate ...
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Please don't migrate obviously off-topic questions to ELL - it just makes things harder on the author

When I vote to migrate, I am, quite literally, posting a new question on the new site. I have a duty to meet a site's posting guidelines whenever I post to it. Therefore I vote to migrate ONLY when I ...
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Removal of both the [grammar] tag and its mention in the ELU tour and help center pages

The grammar tag should be blacklisted. It's not useful: a question about grammar will almost certainly be able to find more specific tags, and new users simply think that everything is covered by "...
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Which users have close vote privileges both here and on ELL?

Through the magic of T-SQL I've found the answer. You can run my query here, with the data being updated weekly. There are currently 57 users with close/reopen privileges on both sites (not including ...
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Flagging a Question as a Duplicate of an ELL Question

Disclaimer - I'm answering this from the ELL perspective, so this answer says nothing about how the ELU community would like to handle these sorts of situations. If you're aware that there is a ...
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One answer to a Q. is suited to ELL, but the other answer is suited to EL&U

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 ...
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Removal of both the [grammar] tag and its mention in the ELU tour and help center pages

Removing the "grammar" tag is unnecessary. I don't strongly object to the blacklisting or removal of the grammar tag, but I don't think it would be very helpful either, and I'm a bit ...
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Problematic migrations to ELL (an ongoing thing)

As Mari-lou says, there's absolutely nothing wrong with the question. It is about a central theme for English language learners: collocation. It always sounds a bit annoying when a user asks if ...
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Problematic migrations to ELL (an ongoing thing)

What was so bad about the question? Why couldn't it have been useful for learners? The author recently self-deleted their question but for the benefit of those with less than 10k rep, who cannot see ...
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Artificial Intelligence to Detect ELL worthy questions

Questions should only be migrated if they are both off-topic for the site and on-topic on another site, so not only would the AI have to detect whether it was off-topic here, it would need to detect ...
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On the recently-migrated question "Need help with understanding the sentence"

I definitely would have edited the question to add the comment. It isn't putting words in his mouth because it is something the OP said himself. It doesn't change the meaning of the question. I think ...
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Problematic migrations to ELL (an ongoing thing)

For those who are looking for more examples, I tweaked an SEDE query to look at questions migrated from ELU TO ELL. It's much better for looking at questions that were well-received than those which ...
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Problematic migrations to ELL (an ongoing thing)

One reason that this is a recurring issue may be that the system itself is not (and perhaps cannot be) structured to produce results that both EL&U question reviewers and ELL question reviewers ...
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ELL ad is out of date

The ELL community ad has now been updated, and should now match the site’s graduation theme.
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What should be done with "Another" vs "other"?

Firstly, I think the only one who should roll back edits that add additional research is the original poster. Only that person can determine if his intention was violated. Otherwise it's just two ...
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Removal of both the [grammar] tag and its mention in the ELU tour and help center pages

The problem I see with blacklisting or removing the grammar tag is that when I go to edit a question to remove the tag, I'm stuck trying to think of some other tag to put on the question. Using ...
Laurel's user avatar
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Removal of both the [grammar] tag and its mention in the ELU tour and help center pages

The grammar tag should be blacklisted. It's not useful: a question about grammar will almost certainly be able to find more specific tags, and new users simply think that everything is covered by "...
Andrew Leach's user avatar
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Split migration off from the closure tree?

The current placement doesn't reflect the basic logic of how we categorize Close actions and Migration. The distinction between a deficient question and one that's just not in the best place is pretty ...
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Please don't migrate obviously off-topic questions to ELL - it just makes things harder on the author

Part of the problem would seem to be the mere fact that migration is being treated as a flavor of closure. Why not promote migration as an option out of it's current position buried four levels down ...
Phil Sweet's user avatar
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What should be done with "Another" vs "other"?

I personally wish to refrain from casting judgement on the matter of determining whether this is a duplicate question, as my judgement on the matter seems to frequently be at odds with the community ...
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One answer to a Q. is suited to ELL, but the other answer is suited to EL&U

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 ...
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