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How to guarantee getting downvotes without explanation
13 votes

The fact is the site would never work if you had to comment on a downvote. I create internal applications at my company that work sort-of-similar to SE and the ones that have less rules get used more....

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Can we merge [single-word-requests] and [phrase-requests]?
6 votes

I think the statistical analysis clearly supports not merging. There would be a higher reverse correlation of usage if they were being used interchangeably. Why would I use word-request? when I ...

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Bring back the Summer of Love (aka Make new users feel more welcome)
5 votes

I have had a few colleagues and friends use the site. Their main comments to me included: They felt that people just upvoted at will just because someone with high-rep answered a question. Two ...

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2014 Moderator Election - ELU's real issue
3 votes

Here is my suggestion since I feel the need to have one since I complained. Have a flag that says something along the lines "This answer reflects a lack of basic understanding of the English language"...

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2014 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection
2 votes

This is a bit of an extension of John/FF's questions... If ELU stays as a separate entity as ELL, how do we ensure that the people answering the questions don't belong on the ELL? It is pretty easy ...

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What to do about good questions, that have bad grammar or poor English?
2 votes

I am not saying I totally disagree with RegDwight but I think there is indeed a difference between this site and others. This is the only site that requires a mastery of basic English. I ...

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how to find related questions on this website
2 votes

I have found that by clicking Ask Question and typing my question in the subject, then I get a far better list than I get by using the search in the upper right.

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I know this has been done to death but... OT because of commonly available references?
2 votes

It has at least 4 names I can think of off the top of my head. Does it have an official name? Who knows but it is at least debatable. I am assuming that it was off topic for some because they think ...

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Hasty flag decline and question close?
0 votes

I think the question is OK to good. I grew up on a farm and everyone had a shotgun. Out of the people I work with now, maybe 1 in 50 would be able to answer this question without looking. And ...

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Am I being robbed of my rightful review queue badges?
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I would hope when someone takes an action to close a question or reopen a question outside of the review pages that it counts. Both of these actions should be encouraged and most users don't use the ...

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2014 Community Moderator Election Results
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Congrats new mods. I am not sure who I even voted for but thought everyone would do a good job. [I was on a beach fully under the influence with the sun glaring on an Ipad and the interface for SE ...

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What is wrong with "Opinion-Based"?
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Think of the site as the world and the users as countries. The mods and the heavy users are your United Nations, but other smaller countries get a vote too, sometimes. Well now imagine if every time ...

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Is there any way of knowing who is serial down-voting me?
-3 votes

Yes. If someone is serial downvoting it means they should see a rise in their points. Now I believe there is a systemic way SE handles a habitual serial voter - whether up or down - that does not ...

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American English - what is the best dictionary?
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I hold Merriam-Webster at the top of the ladder for American English and common usage. I think it is right almost always. A lot of the other dictionary sources used on this site have, in my opinion, ...

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