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Is 'damn' offensive?
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33 votes

I understand why keeping the site from being offensive is important policy and good practice. However, I don't believe censoring the word "damn" accomplishes anything besides muddling titles and ...

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Regrets of a youth misspent
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26 votes

I tried to think of what the risks and benefits of editing old answers would be. Risks Someone might judge the modified answer and Downvote. Someone might believe the edit was self-promotional. ...

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What do 100k views in a day mean?
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I've been pondering this as well. Since the question was posted, I saw strong arguments for closing the question and now also for reopening it. On the one hand, the typo itself and the question as ...

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To what extent is analyzing poetry or verse off-topic?
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It seems that the overarching guideline is that questions should be objective enough that they can have a "correct" answer, to avoid being "Primarily Opinon Based." Asking for interpretation of ...

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What is the best way to answer a question which has no answer?
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Personally, not only do I think posting the answer you suggested in the question would absolutely be a good answer, I also think it's the kind of insightful, thought-provoking answer that is ...

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Why was my one-off meta received poorly?
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Update: I posted this question on Meta.SE because it seemed to me that the Help Center page being cited as evidence that the question was off-topic doesn't actually address this subject. The relevant ...

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Deleted Upvoted and Popular Question: Why?
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Based on advice from the help center on question deletion, as well as from these SE Meta discussions... How does deleting work? What can cause a post to be deleted, and what does that actually mean? ...

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I'm leaving, EL&U has stopped being fun
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Your questions are often among my favorite on this site. They're thought provoking and can lead to interesting research, so I do hope you change your mind. But as others have said, there's nothing ...

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Please consider reopening these 3 recently closed questions
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It sounds like you're not arguing that these questions should be reopened because they're quality questions, but rather because they can't be properly pigeonholed into any of the proper close-vote ...

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Is this forum appropriate for teachers of English as a second language?
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Based on the following statements you made, I believe you will be quite welcome here: I've participated in answering questions and asking them. I strive to develop my understanding of grammar, ...

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What is the purpose of reputation on ELU?
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NVZ's answer is correct and based on the principles of Stack Exchange, but my thoughts are too long to post in comments, so I'll add them as an answer. Let's face it, earning reputation is fun. As ...

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Best online slang dictionary for old slang
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Green's Dictionary of Slang is a highly regarded and well-curated dictionary that I would feel safe calling "the best online slang dictionary" in a holistic sense. The website is easy to use, and ...

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erm... I lost 2,134 in reputation
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I had drafted a question on this subject while Mari-Lou A posted this one. Just to add my thoughts and a relevant link, I've included my post as an answer here. I've often seen it written that ...

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Procedure for dividing a complex question into separate questions?
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Personally, I don't think this question needs to be split up. It is phrased as one question: Should it be risk or risks? I see no reason to interfere with the OP's choice of phrasing that as one ...

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Poll: additional question types that should or shouldn't be added to help/on-topic
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Regarding interpretation of song lyrics or poetry This is merely a suggestion related to the wording of the "song lyrics / poetry" topic. Please downvote brutally if you disagree. According ...

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How can you tell if someone here actually knows something about a subject?
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Yes, many users here are expert linguists or professors of English. I would recommend looking at the bios of some of our top users. However, as with every stack exchange site on the network, there ...

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Please weigh in on this SE Meta question
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I agree that "Asking Help" is a slightly awkward phrase because it looks like "asking for help," but "Asking for Help" wouldn't convey the same meaning as "Asking ...

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Too few questions being migrated to ELL?
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I agree with this. The problem as I see it is multi-part: Google or duckduckgo return this site early when you search for "English Language questions," "English Language answers," or other related ...

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