Roaring Fish
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What kind of questions ARE we looking for here?
10 votes

The internet is indeed full of resources so it is not unreasonable to expect people to look at them before asking in here. There are good reasons for that. One is that nobody (including me) wants to ...

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Why was there such a negative reaction to this question: "Word for a person from another race?"
6 votes

I can tell you what I was thinking when I voted to close it, and my thinking is neatly encapsulated in Mari-Lou's comment below her own answer: "the OP didn't specify". As the question stands, it is ...

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When a question is later marked as a duplicate, should you delete your answer?
6 votes

My short answers would be maybe and no. The no is easy: you wrote your answer and have no obligation to delete it. The maybe... Some questions are obvious candidates for a duplicate in which case ...

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What is the role of non-experts on ELU?
3 votes

The role of non-experts entails from the role of ELU. If ELU is intended to be a place to obtain expert advice, then it must have experts answering, instead of programmers or EFL teachers or whatever ...

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Are textspeak abbreviations acceptable in answers?
1 votes

I don't think this is an issue of whether people understand the abbreviation, or how often it is used elsewhere, or if it is a language change. It is a matter of what register we want to use in here ...

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How does one contact an editor?
0 votes

The problem here is that too many users are 'editing' simply to bring somebody else's post into line with their own personal preferences. In short, they are editing for style rather than content. I ...

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Quality content repository or question/answer utility?
0 votes

It is a very good question. On the front page today, there is a question asking what books would be suitable for a learner to read. This would give useful information to those who have sufficient ...

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A friendly reminder: ELL is not EL&U's trash can
-7 votes

Maybe the problem is that questions get migrated at all? If that option is there, then I don't see anything unreasonable in expecting the ELL community to sort out which ones to close. Surely that is ...

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