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A strain on the community? How hard is a downvote on a poorly written question?


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Pasting in the results of Googling a word is unacceptable on ELU for many, many reasons. This has been covered elsewhere, but here are a few of them, in no particular order: It does not meet the network-wide requirements for referencing other’s work. You have to provide a link when pasting in someone else's work. You have to cite where the information comes ...


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To answer your question of why it hasn't been done yet: It had not been requested before. The number of downvotes here indicates that the community does not support this plan. Therefore, it is safe to conclude that it won't be implemented.


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My account is two years old, but I started off few months ago. I'm not a native English speaker, and I have made mistakes a lot. If such a quiz was mandatory, I wouldn't even have joined at all.


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I'm marking this status-declined because it is not possible for us to re-open a failed migration stub that bounced back. The solution is simple: if you wish to cite the OED, then by all means please do so. But Googling is not the OED. QED.


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