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Thank you for letting us knowing what is going on. We will look into the serial downvoting and that will be reversed if we confirm that it is happening. As for the comment harrassment, please flag (with "needs mod attention", and explain that it is for this question) the post/posts or one of your own comments on the posts where this has occurred and we will ...


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Voting can be a charged issue. It can hurt feelings. Some people opt to stay above the fray. Some people simply aren't comfortable making judgement calls. The community is made up of all types. Some comment frequently, others not so much. Some are more confrontational, others are more encouraging. Some vote harshly, others more gently; some vote ...


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I hang my head as one of the named and shamed. Admittedly, I hadn't realized that amassing a certain number of points also meant that I had amassed a certain number of duties. I don't remember signing up for that. I have a limited amount of time to spend on this site (usually weekend mornings and school holidays such as today), and I prefer to use most of ...


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John Lawler, for example, has a much lower ratio of votes cast relative to reputation earned than most high-rep users. But he's undoubtedly one of the most valued and knowledgeable users here. And Yoichi Oishi is also a relatively restrained voter, but he's so popular that we've chosen him to be one of our site mods. TL;DR: There are many ways to "support" ...


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I was interested in Stack Exchange's recreational maths arm, landing at EL&U only via Hot Network Questions. It took me some time to come to grips with the various pockets of information tucked away. Each pocket was fun to explore, though sometimes hard to find again. The 'help' pages are so generic that they're not really all that helpful in terms of ...


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I have been brought up on English although it's not my native language. Extract from my profile page: I was born in India and have always lived here; I was educated in English from earliest childhood at good schools, but I have never been an English grammar-cruncher, preferring to learn the language by feel, usage and a GREAT DEAL OF READING, so as to ...


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Caveat: You must not regard my answer as altogether disinterested. I have been Listenever's consistent and somewhat outspoken champion on ELU, when some users there seemed inclined to shut down her questions about usage in Jane Eyre too 'archaic' (!) or too technical. I have enjoyed her questions, which often came down to fundamental matters which demanded ...


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I'm having trouble reconstructing the chain that let me to ELU. Sometime in late 2014 or early 2015 I read an article in, I think (but I am not sure), The New Scientist on the topic of 15,000 year old ultra-conserved words. The story had appeared earlier, in much shorter form, in the Washington Post. I went poking around the Internet to learn more (the ...


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ad-hominem insults are not acceptable under the official Stack Exchange guidelines.


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I'm here to learn more about how the English language works. Since most people around me these days are native Chinese speakers with varying levels of experience with English, I frequently come across situations that put me face-to-face with the English language and how little I understand about it even though I constantly use it both to express and to ...


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I came to the stack exchange network on the recommendation of an engineering programmer colleague, and found all sorts of interesting distractions through the Hot Network Questions. Coming on questions through HNQ they were already well-answered by the time I got to them. This meant that I read a lot of answers before I ever posted my own. The answers I ...


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about how you ended up on ELU, how it has helped you, and perhaps more importantly, what keeps you here. I am a huge fan of Justin Bieber and I came here for information about Canadian English. I am doing research. It's provided data related to my research. My research is in the field of sociolinguistics. I never actually drove a Plymouth Satellite. I have ...


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