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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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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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Community Promotion Ads - 2013
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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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Community Promotion Ads - 2013
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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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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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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 we can not ask questions about "translation" here?
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你好Jenny and welcome to EL&U. What Will said is important, providing research effort is the key. This way, even an apparently simple question would be accepted, because it would mean that ...

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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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Repeating the title in the body
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I usually edit it out. If what remains is little, it was little with that part anyways, so why keep it? It's redundant and serves no purpose (besides being redundant). It is certainly a red flag, ...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Title removing space preceding a final question mark
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That rule is used in French typography, if I'm not mistaken. If you visit the French SE, question marks and punctuation in general have that space. But as far as I know, English does not has such a (...

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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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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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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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Mis-printed English.se T-shirts
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WHOA! I got the package and everything is COOL. Thank you so much, I don't care about the misspelling at all! :D I was wondering: would it be perhaps possible to maybe change the size? My t-shirt is ...

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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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10k tools flags page display problem
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I know it's not an answer but I got the same problem too, although on just one of the flags, the other two are fine. I'm using Chrome.

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Is the list of questions differently cached, on the meta site?
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It happens also in the main site to me, and in the others SE as well. I don't use Safari, and it happens anyway, so I don't think this is a bug. I always thought it was the system getting the question ...

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Do we need more "fun" questions?
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About your note, it's already like this. Check the link that z7sg posted in the comments of that question.

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