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I think the answer is Yes, we should expand the help text, and this is my proposal... The "on-topic" Help page currently has three principal parts: What topics can I ask about here? What notation and symbols are commonly used here? Where can I find answers to simple and basic questions? I propose, first relegating the "What notation" ...


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There's one link in the site switcher dropdown: And one under the ? menu (now shown to all users): And one in the footer: And here’s the link (since the app doesn’t have a direct way to get there): https://english.stackexchange.com/help


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EL&U is not a transcription service, bluntly, but in the past we have entertained questions which ask about phonological phenomena and accents that can be demonstrated in a clip, e.g. Is D-glottalization a plausible explanation of ambiguity in Donald Trump interview with WSJ? Peculiar pronunciation of 'architecture' British politicians ...


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I've looked at your recently deleted posts and there's very few that were deleted as spam or abusive - in general, you average about 1-2 per day from what I can tell, which isn't a lot, and far fewer than other sites on the network get. After thinking it over a bit and talking with people about it... based on the recommendations here and those I got from ...


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There is a difference between "What topics shouldn't I ask about?" and "What types of question shouldn't I ask?" The first covers the subject matter; the second the actual questions which are asked. That's actually shown in the lists: The meaning of words, or synonyms for words, unless you have first looked them up in a dictionary or thesaurus. ...


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They would have different meanings How to not be a spammer On this page I would expect to see advice for how to avoid being a spammer. How not to be a spammer On this page I would expect to see advice for how to avoid being a bad spammer. Gotta make sure your spams are lit!


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If it aint broke then don't (try to) fix it say the Americans and they are absolutely right. "How to not be a spammer" deals with how somebody should take care to not be a spammer. "How not to be" might well be the more widely used construction, and could probably be used instead without significantly changing the emphasis or meaning of the statement, but ...


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You have two questions here: Is “how to not be” grammatical?, and predicated on (1), how can that wording be changed in the help center? How to not be ungrammatical For a fuller analysis of the grammatically of this wording, you should ask on EL&U Main. Meta is for settling matters about the site, Main is for settling questions about English. None ...


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