Gilles 'SO- stop being evil'
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Should we consider going in the other direction with ELU and ELL?
11 votes

I admit that I haven't spent much time on eiter ELL and ELU and I haven't done any systematic research, so this post will be based on anecdotes rather than statistically significant samples. The ...

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Has anyone on EL&U been awarded the 'I See Your Point' hat yet?
10 votes

This is my first post on Meta.ELU in a long time, and I've just earned the hat. This confirms the hypothesis that

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A conversation about language site names
6 votes

I don't understand why English Language & Usage wouldn't be renamed. The “and usage” part is just as redundant for English as it is for other languages. Ok, there is an existing branding, more so ...

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When should an answer with a negative score be voted for deletion?
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6 votes

If your reaction to an answer is “that's wrong”, it should be downvoted. Keeping wrong answers around serves a purpose: it shows what not to do (or, on this site, what not to say), and hopefully why. ...

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Is asking what a "thing" is via a photo, appropriate on EL&U?
5 votes

If you don't know what it is or what it's for, then your question is not “what is this thing called in English?” but “What is this thing?”. The former question is on-topic here, although you should ...

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What the f*** just happened?
3 votes

The new top bar is a network-wide feature, so it wasn't announced before anywhere but on the main Stack Exchange meta site. There have been many complaints about the new top bar on the main meta. ...

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Promoting English Language & Usage
3 votes

Here's an adaptation of the text of the existing leaflet (PDF link) with more emphasis on a teacher audience and a mention of the other language sites. Given the venue, the leaflet should have a ...

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Show native language with the answer
3 votes

If you hover your mouse over a post's author's gravatar, you may now see a user card popup. The user card shows information from the author's profile, including the beginning of the “about me” section....

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Why does ELU have a 1-day restriction on protecting questions?
2 votes

Stack Exchange does not want to prevent a question from becoming popular and engaging people. Answering a question tends to engage visitors, even if it's to post a redundant or content-free answer. ...

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