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Should we allow Google NGrams to be presented as statistical evidence without qualification? Should we define a set of standards for their usage?
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I think you made the point when you wrote that they can be "presented as statistical evidence without qualification". Google NGrams can provide important information, but they lack authority. Why? ...

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Suspicious completionist up-votings
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If the voting is too suspicious, it will be automatically cancelled by the system, so you don't need to... well, worry. If it's not, it will stay in place and in that case, congratulations for the ...

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What should be our policy on content in user profiles?
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You can't really decide what users put in their profiles because they're free to insert what they want. It's your profile and you're allowed to publish about anything: Your blog, your own everyday ...

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Is this a good justification for frequent downvoting and closing?
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You said It is a message from the community that they are doing something unwanted. Actually no. It's the evaluation of a single user, not the community. If, at the end of the day, the balance is ...

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How Should Titles Be Capitalized?
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I re-corrected it. All titles are written low case, except for the first letter and proper nouns, of course. I'm not sure there is a rule specifically for the SE sites, but all titles are written ...

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Are questions about gestures on-topic?
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I'd like to throw a few thoughts on the matter, although for now I'm not sure whether we should accept or not. Gestures are certainly an important part for communicating, as much as intonation or ...

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Should users be asked to increase their accept rates?
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No, those comments are highly discouraged through the SE network. In fact, if a moderator sees them, we can delete them without notice (well, this is true for comments in general but especially here)...

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What care do I have to take while asking questions about etymology?
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For example, you can search in online dictionaries. If you link them, and someone sees that nothing valuable comes out after searching themselves, we'll obviously believe you searched there because ...

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Should this be comment or answer?
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The speculation part was really a comment. I probably would've converted it as well. In that part you were not answering, but commenting. Concerning the rest, I wouldn't say you were specific, ...

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English Stack Exchange swag for top users
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That e-mail was as appreciated as unexpected. I was wondering, though, about something. It's just to be sure, but in the e-mail you say "no matter where in the world you live", does that mean that ...

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The plan for [grammar]
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About point #3: Syntax tag should not be a synonym of "Grammatical analysis" (and actually they're not synonyms), simply because "syntax" is not (about) the analysis, but instead it's the study about ...

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I somehow lost about 200 reputation and it's not logged anywhere!
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The reputation you have is not always your actual reputation. This is currently being changed actually and that post above is about that, but until "now", reputation was not always the one that was ...

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Feature to show activity of user
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The closest thing is the "seen" on your profile, like this: Proposals have been made about this feature on MSO, but they have all been rejected. For example: Online/offline or Away status indicator ...

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Questions with multi-part answers
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I think I agree with everything Simchona said... The reason is that she certainly makes a good point that I can't argue myself, as I tried to see if she was wrong. In any case, like it has been said ...

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Tools for parsing (diagramming)
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On StackOverflow the same question has been asked here, or also a similar one here.

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Should questions about pronunciation of a word be closed as "general reference"?
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If the question is "How do you pronounce this?", which is a Poll, then I think so. But not if the questions are like: What is the correct pronunciation of x? I've heard two different pronunciations, ...

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Use and mechanics of IPA
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1- Sam already solved this. 2- If you want to give a clear and definite indication about how a certain word is pronounced, then you should use IPA. "Spelled out" pronunciation is easier to use, no ...

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How to fork or migrate a question?
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I'm one of the mods at Linguistics. You question has been migrated yesterday (after this question was asked) and you self-deleted it. Anyway, I'll repeat things I've already said in the comments ...

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Why is the meaning of song lyrics off topic
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Well, who really knows the meaning of certain lyrics except the writer(s)? No-one. Even if you read a verse and it appears quite clear, you never know if it's actually a metaphor or not. You can only ...

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Why '@' salutation was not rendered
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If you post a comment under a user named "Smith" and you're writing "@Smith", the system won't auto-complete it, because you're obviously talking to the author of that answer/question. If you want to ...

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What does "usage" mean in "English Language and Usage"?
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I think, and kind of always thought, the meaning is: "The English language (taken statically) and Usage (how it is used)" There are not just usage questions. For example the etymology ones or "what ...

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Alternative standards to IPA
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Someone asked this already some time ago. But like I said there, IPA is the way to go. Charles here touched some important matter: Standardization. I'll treat this differently. You can use "any ...

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Common accepted online resources
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I disagree with who says it's a subjective matter. Or better I think it can be so to a certain point. If I want a serious definition and I can access to any resource in a library (for example) I will ...

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Is it really so important in English to find a single word to express a single concept?
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Is this really such a concern in English? This quest for a single word might be considered stylistically important in some languages but how important is it in English? Why is English different from ...

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Merge candidates: Portmanteau words vs. Blend words
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I think they mean the same, but I'd keep the portmanteau-words tag.

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What should we do about users circumventing suspensions?
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If a user sees a situation like this, flag the question and use the custom reason to explain the situation (shortly). If the mod sees the question or the flag, then the standard practice would not ...

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Where should we redirect legitimate but closeable non-SE questions?
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You mean to a whole different site? It might happen but when I close I don't point to other sites usually. By other sites I mean external sites, out of the SE network. And I haven't seen others do the ...

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Reopening prematurely Closed questions
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It works like this: If you get there when the question is closed, you cannot post. If you start writing, and the question gets closed in the meanwhile, you can only post before a notification appears ...

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