T.E.D.
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What is the role of non-experts on ELU?
8 votes

The history of Wikipedia to my mind puts to bed any argument about the relative value of open access with moderation versus reliance on the authority of "experts". Wikipedia was created to ...

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Are minor jokes in answers and questions OK when they are slightly discriminating against certain groups?
8 votes

As someone who will probably be attending no less than three services during this Holy Week, I really don't see the problem. Its even debateable what he was even getting at. For instance, my ...

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Is spoken language ontologically superior to written language, really?
3 votes

Agreeing with Mark's answer, but elaborating. The argument is between being prescriptive or descriptive of the language. The "U" in our name says right up front this stack values the descriptive ...

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"This question appears to be off topic because it is better asked on ELL."
2 votes

I can happen though. For instance, this question about the TOEFL is off-topic on ELU, but probably not on ELL. It has nothing whatsoever to do with using English, but rather a lot to do with learning ...

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Is it really so important in English to find a single word to express a single concept?
1 votes

FWIW, I happen to have more rep on single-word-requests than on any other tag, and am sitting at about 21'st on its all time users list. So I have a bit of experience with this particular type of ...

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