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Resources for OCR / transcription errors

I just closevoted a question asking about the meaning of the highlighted "word" in parents seeking to secure a good Mure for their children. As a native speaker (with poor eyesight! :) I could ...
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Is there a personal search bar option (to look for a specific question in a particular user's account)? If not, can we have one?

I was trying to find an answer (posted by a user) to a question of mine that I had asked a long time ago. For some reason, I couldn't even remember what the question was. I wanted to look at a ...
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Answer deleted?

I posted a short -- but not too short -- answer to Narrow streets behind houses but it almost instantly disappeared. Can you tell me why?
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Why is transcription requests prohibited here considering an another user's request gets 6 uvpotes?

Since in order to be able to speak English fluently, we need to be able to hear what the native speakers are saying. So why don't you allow the transcription requests as the proposal by an another ...
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Should we implement review tests (audits) on ELL SE?

What are review tests (audits) and how do they work? It seems that on ELL, once you have the privilege to review, there is very little which can stop you. I believe the idea of the review tests is to ...
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Can we ask question regarding the song lyrics?

Hello my fellow ELLians, I am wondering if it is a good idea to ask questions regarding the song lyrics? I mean I've noticed that the songs' lyrics sometimes are, from the grammar point of view, in ...
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How to handle Stale questions with both close votes and bounty?

An old question was brought to my attention. I encountered a question in the "Close Votes" queue. I responded this way: Welcome to ELL! Please share what research you have already done, and what ...
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Can I post the same answer on a duplicate question?

Warning! Blatant self-promotion ahead! I posted this answer: https://ell.stackexchange.com/a/225606/9936, and the question was since marked as a duplicate. My answer has been well received and I feel ...
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How to handle inaccurate comments

In this question thread a user has declared that "sliver" is "not a word". This is simply incorrect, as a simple dictionary lookup will show. Is ther any prefered way to handle such provably ...
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REQUEST: Posting a supplementary audio clip

(PLEASE UPVOTE IF YOU BELIEVE THE FEATURE REQUEST WOULD BENEFIT ELL) Do you know what would be really cool? The possibility of recording our speech and posting it online, without leaving the ELL site....
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Whats the name of this website I need to find some statistics about the use of help to

I would like to know where can I find statistics like the one on the picture. It comes from this answer.
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Just Proposing To Implement Multi Best Answer Function [duplicate]

Referring to this question and answers I chose as best, when both answers seems (or are or multiple answers are correct to the OP (Or in case OP is not sure which one is best), I would like to propose ...
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What sites and resources can I search before asking here?

Right now I have https://translate.google.ru as the only one instrument for translation. After getting no results from it for translation I don't know where to go and ELL is the only place that come ...
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Tags for “countable-nouns”, “uncountable-nouns” and “countability”

Is there something that should be done to unify the following tags, or is it intentional that they are separate this way? countable-nouns uncountable-nouns countability It seems that a typical ...
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Why don't mods delete this comment?

I flagged this comment in Japanese because the comment is written in Japanese, but no moderators deleted so far. Isn't this against the answers to this question? Or is it because the writer is a mod ...
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How can I improve my answers?

I've written three answers. Two of the three have one downvote each and no upvotes. Could you please take a look at them and tell me how I can improve these two answers: Should “Organization” here ...
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demand on research or context for a question

Recently, I have had several posts put on hold because they "lack research or context." However, there are plenty other posts that don't include any research or context at all, but they remain as they ...
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A reference for “many sentences with meaning”

For English words, there are dictionaries that help us to understand them. But for English sentences what we can do? I am searching for a site(or book or pdf) that has a large number of sentences ...
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Cite your sources!

I've noticed something recently on this site. It's a weird thing, but it appears to be becoming common. Answers are seen as only being reliable if they have a source. This isn't the case where ...
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Can one ask questions in a different language?

If someone were learning English, but didn’t know enough to ask in it, could they ask a question in their native tongue here? On Spanish, French, one of the Russian sites, etc. this is allowed, so how ...
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What is the red dot next to something in the review queue?

I'm one of those people who has to get rid of flags, be it on my phone, emails or on here! Whenever I have a grey dot on the review queue, I complete all the tasks, but now I have run into this: What ...
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How to provide context If something randomly comes into your mind?

So I had asked a question and it was put on hold because there was not enough context. What is the difference in these two sentenses? So if you are writing a letter and you are confused between ...
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ELL's Greatest Hits Page

I saw the Stack Exchange's Greatest Hits blog post linked on EL&U's meta, and found that ELL has a "greatest hits" page. This page links the most frequently found questions on ELL by people ...
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Should “How To Ask” be updated to emphasize a need for context

Quite often, both here and in ELU, questions of interpretation lack sufficient context to provide an answer. Should the How-to-Ask page be updated to point out that when asking about interpretation of ...
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Someone is deleting my comments

... for no other reason than that they are mine, or so it seems. I must have offended them. This makes it pointless to go on contributing, so if it's actually a technical problem, please let me know.
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Isn't it reasonable to assume English learners intuitively understand colloquialism and wordplay?

I refer to my recent answer: Can I say "I Java", or does it have to be "I do Java"? The question is simple: Given that English speakers often google things, is it reasonable to ...
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Why is this particular stackexchange site so cut-throat?

Is there a particular reason this particular stackexchange site is so brutal to its contributors? It's almost at StackOverflow levels of hostility. Is it perhaps intercultural mismatches in ...
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Locked question does have an answer

I'm not sure of the proper solution, and I've briefly searched meta. The question As an intermediate English student, I need ur guidance is on hold and locked, but it does have an answer as asked: ...
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The consequences of removing an unanswered thread

Sometimes I post some questions on the forum which unfortunately, sometimes, due to some restricting regulations remain unanswered for a long time. I needed an answer to them; that was why I opened a ...
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About mods' removing comments so that (it seems to me) nothing inconvenient for mods remains

I made a question. It's up to the readers if I saw an answer had come before the mod deleted the post itself. And the mod noticed the answer afterward and reopened it. I said as you can see at the ...
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What are some books and materials that are considered best or really good for English learners?

I have been learning English ever since I visited United States for the first time when I was 15, and since high school, the desire for perfect acquisition and integration of English language skill ...
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Are there good Q&A sites other than Stack Exchange for English?

This question might seem to be rather offensive to this site, so kindly pardon me. Since I sometimes have English related questions which are prohibited to ask here, so could someone teach me if ...
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Where do I find the questions I've favorited on this forum?

I always favorite questions on English Learners to see other people's answers after the fact, but I can't find a tab or anything that I could click on and show me all the questions I've marked as ...
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What are list of the words describing pecuilar characteristic of animals and birds in English language?

I am looking for the list of the words which describes various peculiarity of animals or birds. E.g. A wise Owl. We say this because we always associate Owl in stories, cartoon, movies etc. as wise. ...
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“Unified” answers

A user with almost 20k reputation has edited all the answers of "You are your self first supporter", a more proper way to say it to have "consistent" numbering amongst the answers. This ...
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Which is “the ultimate” reference for the English language? Is there any “ultimate” reference?

We know that is at least welcome to provide a reason (and preferably some reference) when providing an answer. I am glad that we are not Nazis about this, and a strict format is not required. I found ...
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“World-wide” English or “new v2.0 English”?

I just found out that there are 2 flavors of English, considering the moment of their "definition": the "normal" English, which everybody knows and uses and explained in the vast majority of (grammar)...
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How to handle questions if answers can be found in a grammar book as “basic” knowledge

It is the obvious thing to flag a question like: What is the meaning of "white"? as being off-topic (answer to be found in a dictionary). What about questions like the following: How to use "...
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Know of an interesting question or answer that Stack Exchange should tweet about?

Moderators have been asked to nominate content from any Stack Exchange site to be tweeted about from the Stack Exchange Twitter account. We want to use the Twitter account to draw attention to a ...
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How do I contact users privately?

I'd like to know whether it is possible for a regular user such as myself to contact other users privately on this forum.
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How do I privately contact the moderators?

The answers to this earlier question about contacting moderators essentially say flag one of your posts and ask them to create a private room for you. But my current position isn't exactly that. I ...
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Are you guys for real?

I posted a question I had (Suck er vs suck-up right here.) and you guys put the question on hold as off-topic just because it had the word "sucker". Why is everyone so offended on this forum? I asked ...
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Changes to the Hot Network Questions List

Updating the Hot Network Questions List - now with a bit more network and a little less "hotness"! There are some very nice new features around the HNQ list. I’m not going to repeat the ...
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Flagging the answers posted as comments

While using ELL (and other sites), I noticed that there is a lot of abuse - answers are posted as comments. And usually, it is not done by people with low reputation, which is even worse. I already ...
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Q: What's a word that describes … ? Are they asking for an Adjective or Noun?

Consider the following question (invented by me by way of example): Question: What is a word describing a person who is very, very clever? Answer1: A genius Answer2: brilliant Clearly ...
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Threshold for questions easily answered by Wikipedia?

Is there one? Because this question can pretty obviously be answered by the two Wikipedia pages. Difference between 'stomach' and 'uterus' Or is it necessary to use the word womb ...
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Is ELL getting too PC (“Politically Correct”)?

The question How should I use least in this sentence? Least vs Less was deleted by the OP following critical comments about the example presented. I reproduce the relevant part for the benefit of ...
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How to respond to users who answer questions in comments? [duplicate]

RE: Cobwebbed - The fox in the Attic (comment by CowperKettle) and "Get a free notebook WORTH $2." Where is "IS"? (comment by CowperKettle) Note that I have asked this same ...
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how to handle unanswered abandoned unclear questions?

What is the best way to handle abandoned questions, which cannot be answered because they need clarifications? And the OP is not reacting any longer... This is one example. Is reporting / flagging ...
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filter for questions

I want to create a special (over)view for questions. I think of at least the following: no answers at all (or, alternatively, with answer(s) but no accepted answer); not closed (for whatever reason); ...

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