aparente001
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Has anything changed regarding voting to close for lack of research?
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The question has been silently migrated to ELL. It makes sense to me that it would be a good fit there. The author of the comment about it not being "fair" to close the question here at ELU has ...

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Could we maybe have a "stupid test" closing code?
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I think the solution is to require new participants to use a wizard in posting a question. This could be implemented as a web form that has more than two boxes (right now we have two -- the title ...

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About closed questions
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The way many people here approach that situation is to put the answer in a comment. To do this you need to have 50 reputation. You could also improve the question and try to get the question ...

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Closing on-topic questions as duplicates of questions closed as off-topic
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A kind golden hammer wielding participant has reopened my question. Could we have/develop a rule or procedure for this? The whole point of closing questions, I thought, was to make it easier to find ...

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Where are our new Yoichis or How I stopped worrying and started to love the ELU-ba-bomb
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Here is a lovely question with lots of potential that just got closed: How did Trump supporters construe his bugaboo term, "corruption"? Could people interested in Mitch's question, and ...

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In relation to answers in the answer section, what is a "complete answer"?
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At some point after I had collected several thousand points (I'm not sure how), I suddenly started to get in trouble for writing skimpy answers. Some individuals were not nice when pointing this out ...

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New users answering off-topic questions from other new users
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This is a partial answer, intended to supplement NVZ's answer. Take time to teach with a comment (to quote Faber and Mazlish). Example: Answering questions that are poorly posed is frowned upon here. ...

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Is it possible to write a more accurate Close message?
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Here's a first stab at a revision: For word, phrase, idiom or expression requests, please include a sample sentence, the part of speech and register desired, acceptance criteria, and what you've ...

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Can I request here to rephrase a question that I have asked in English SE site?
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Whenever you are concerned that your question is not clear and understandable, you may request assistance on the Meta associated with the site where you asked (or would like to ask) a question. At ...

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Flag etiquette and effectiveness
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I want to attempt an answer to part of the question, now that I've had the chance to read all the constructive answers and comments here. Question: Would it be reasonable for me to post a comment, at ...

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Is there a comprehensive and authoritative reference on whether or not an article is appropriate?
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I am simply a vehicle for getting some enlightening but ephemeral comments into an answer. This is all thanks to the incomparable Edwin. Actually, it's far from trivial to decide between the definite ...

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Why are all the contributors here so nasty to each other?
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It took me a while to figure this out, but here's what I figured out: All the participants on the site share the responsibility for politeness, and the way to exercise that responsibility is by ...

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What defines a low-quality question on EL&U?
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I need a word that means such-and-so. (a) But I'm not going to tell you what I've considered so far. (b) Or: I'll tell you what I've considered so far, but I won't tell you why that word doesn't do ...

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Does ELU allow "discriminatory" comments?
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English was originally a mishmash language. Now, it has become the international language of science, which gives it more rich opportunities for bringing in influences from other languages. Many of ...

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How bad is it to answer a question that might be unsuitable for the site?
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I will propose a method to figure out whether it's okay to answer a gray-zone question. Feedback would be very welcome! Suppose I read an iffy question that has received no answers yet. If it has ...

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Is there a happy medium for editing of post formatting?
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I will propose a candidate happy medium: As long as there is not an overly large proportion of boldface in the post, let the individual choose his own formatting.

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