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Should we have a migration path to ELL?

Yes, we should. (Vote for this answer if you think we should open a migration path to ELL.)
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Will there be hats this winter (2015)?

People like hats. Okay, um, that's... not really a question, but, we can start off slow. Yes! True. Correct. People do, for the most part, like hats. Will there be hats? What sort of tradition-...
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Should we have a migration path to ELL?

TLDR: I don’t have a lot of confidence that this will work out, but unless we make the attempt we won’t have the data to support that hunch. Plus until we do so, people will keep asking for it. But ...
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Do we want to enable post limits?

Up vote: Implement the 6/50 restriction. Down vote: Do not implement the 6/50 restriction.
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Warn people of the rules for [Single-Word-Requests] before posting

Per Laurel's request, this is one potential wording. The answer is Community Wiki so please feel free to edit for brevity, clarity, and felicity (but if you fundamentally disagree with the listed ...
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Should we amend the help text to expand on proof-reading?

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 ...
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Warn people of the rules for [Single-Word-Requests] before posting

The message needs to be short and easy enough for less competent speakers to understand To get the best answers, please include the following: A sample sentence showing how the word would ...
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Would ELU like to start a trial of needing only 3 votes to close/reopen a question?

I think it is broke, and this would be worth at least trialling. Currently there are over 160 questions in the review queue. I confess I don't use the queue much; I simply don't have the time and ...
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Can we use the link replacement tool to fix links to English-corpora.org?

If you’re simply looking for community support or permission to run the existing search-and-replace tool to update the corpora links on EL&U*, you have my support and that of anyone who upvotes ...
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We need a site specific message for our advice page

In EL&U, the problem is not that the standard Stack Exchange advice for writing good questions isn't appropriate. It's that some visitors don't have enough patience or enough facility with the ...
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Should we have a migration path to ELL?

As a regular user of ELL I would request that migrations to ELL continue to be handled by the moderators of ELU. SE is, in general, very reluctant to create migration paths because they tend to be ...
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Tag Synonym Request: “Irish English” → “Hiberno-English”

I agree to make the two synonyms. I'd prefer Irish-English to be the main tag and Hiberno-English to redirect to it, as it's perhaps a bit clearer, but don't mind too much either way.
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Would ELU like to start a trial of needing only 3 votes to close/reopen a question?

Would ELU like to start a trial of only need 3 votes to close/reopen a question? Update April 30, 2021 Community Managers are working to implement this now. No, thank you. To close a question all ...
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Do we want to enable post limits?

Look at what we have now. I see questions being asked that, in isolation, bear all the hallmarks of a "good" question--they raise reasonable points, they're well-phrased and courteous, they clearly ...
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Do we want to enable post limits?

I can see definite advantages to all users if these restrictions were implemented. KitFox has mentioned the obvious ones. No one objects to a slew of good questions. If a user decided to post, say, ...
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Should we have a migration path to ELL?

status-completed As of 22 September 2015, we do have this capability, courtesy of The Powers Who Do That Sort Of Thing. As WendiKidd has implied in her answer, there are risks and potential ...
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What is the point of the Microsoft-Word tag?

TL;DR: We certainly don't need it. It has no point. It's a meta tag, one of the bad ones It is irrelevant to the question if my own Sprachgefühl, Microsoft Word, the editor of my novel, a teacher or ...
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Merge tags "rhotic" and "rhoticity"

Crisis averted ;) Per FumbleFingers's comment: Retagged the four rhoticity questions to use rhotic. Now go vote on Tag Synonyms on Low Use Tags so we never have to go through this exercise again!
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Can we close 'Is the convention for reporting football results universal?' as off-topic?

I think we probably should close it. I am having difficulty conjuring up more than an incidental relationship to English as a language. It does not seem to suggest that it is an English specific ...
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The Incredible Shrinking ELU Banner

This is a file path issue that's happening unintentionally while we prepare new theming assets. It'll be taken care of first thing tomorrow.
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Warn people of the rules for [Single-Word-Requests] before posting

I have a qualm with this, in that we need to consult a community moderator. That makes altering these rules harder if ever deemed necessary. I dislike that the contextual sentence requirement can ...
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Our help page incorrectly states that it takes 6 spam / abuse flags to delete a post

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 ...
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Would ELU like to start a trial of needing only 3 votes to close/reopen a question?

Although implementing this proposal carries obvious risks, it is worth trying because it promises to reduce the number of questions that are closed after being answered. The purpose of closing seems ...
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Would ELU like to start a trial of needing only 3 votes to close/reopen a question?

I can't deny I've been remiss in not going through the review queue so often lately. But when I do tackle the "Closevote" queue, I invariably hit my daily limit (20 VTC), because the queue is so long....
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How do I connect my account to itself?

Please see the Help page on merging accounts. If you used the same credentials to create the registered account as the unregistered, then the system should have detected that. Even if it didn't, if ...
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Should we have a migration path to ELL?

Maybe. I think many questions asked here should be asked there instead. However, the user base here doesn't fully overlap with the user base there and it can be difficult to judge if a question should ...
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Tag Synonym Request: “Irish English” → “Hiberno-English”

As requested by tchrist: Unlike Hugo, I would prefer Hiberno-English as the main tag. Within the field of linguistics (as applied to Ireland and her languages in particular), Hiberno-English (or ...
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Blacklist the [words] tag

The community manager Shog9 has kindly granted our request. No more questions tagged "words" (or "word") will appear.
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Please either burninate the “correct” tag or merge it into “grammaticality”

I vote for burnination and blacklisting.
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Pretty boxes not rendering correctly

This issue has been corrected. Sorry for inconvenience.
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