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Did this help? Yes, unequivocally. As John Lawler as commented, "the chaff is getting winnowed out sooner, and that's good." Did it hurt? No. It's only done good for the site. It's possible that some new contributors' questions may seem to have been treated harshly, but getting "Not here" or "Not enough information" feedback ...


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I think of the stream of questions posted on English Language & Usage as falling into four categories: uninteresting off-topic questions, uninteresting on-topic questions, interesting off-topic questions, and interesting on-topic questions. The site benefits tremendously from removing the uninteresting off-topic questions as quickly as it can—and ...


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My observation is that low-quality questions are now closed more quickly, while questions that have some substance to them tend not to be significantly affected. With reopen votes also reduced, it's easier to correct any over-enthusiastic closures. I haven't noticed any close/reopen wars, but consider checking the number of questions that have been toggled ...


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The actual question Are there any instances of this particular phrase in technical publications or communication from international tech corporations? is on topic, in my opinion. I've re-opened the question.


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I've written extensively on the question's chat page about why I don't think this question is good or useful for the site. Here's the upshot: "what's wrong with the phrase x" would be a good question for english.SE; "what are some alternatives to x" would be a good question (and already exists), even "is the phrase x in widespread ...


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