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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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How to improve answers which only cover part of a topic

I want to get involved more in closing the unanswered questions. Since I do not have many permissions as a newcomer, I encounter some trouble. If there is an answer which covers only a part of the ...
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Is the Close System really fair?

I had three questions that have issues with voting to close system. Question #1 This has two votes ((Currently on hold exactly as I have expected)) to get closed because it is an opinion-based ...
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So many answers in comments

I can see previous meta discussions on what should be a comment and what should be an answer, but what I'm wondering is, why are so many users posting answers, sometimes quite in-depth (if compact) ...
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Should a refutation to an answer be added to the question?

Can "strong" be used as a noun? In this question there is a situation that the word "strong" seems to be ungrammatical or even nonsense. But because the source is a clip, not a text, therefore some ...
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What are the credible trustworthy online dictionaries/translators? [duplicate]

-I apologize if this is a wrong place for this particular question- What are other online dictionaries/translators which are 100% trustworthy and credible, other than Cambridge and Oxford?
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Close versus Delete Votes

Is there a difference between "closing" and "deleting"? Sometimes I see a "close" option and sometimes a "delete" option. I am getting a tad paranoid about voting when I am uncertain exactly what ...
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Community Promotion Ads — 2019

2019 is here! And with the new year, as usual, comes a new iteration of Community Promotion Ads! Let’s refresh these for the coming year :) What are Community Promotion Ads? Community Promotion Ads ...
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Isn't one's interpretation of OP's question appreciated?

It seems to me that some native speakers who are not teachers sometimes fail to understand OP's questions. I'm making reference to this question. Being a teacher, it was clear to me from the ...
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Can we explain English in the native language of the asker?

We know that English is not the native language of the asker. But, at the same time, I wonder how helpful it would be to explain English concepts in English. Understanding English with English words ...
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What should I do if I have another question about an asked question

I had a question about the phrase "tend to" and I found this question which asks about this phrase: meaning of "tend to" But now I have a question about the text example in this question. ...
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Do we have any forum on Stack Exchange for queries on Shakespearean English queries?

I am looking forward to ask interpretation on poetry and Shakespeare's drama play's text. Is there any forum to discuss the same. Is ELL Stack Exchange relevant for such questions?
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Any good website for TOEFL preparation?

Looking for a good website for TOEFL preparation. Any recommendation, please? Thanks.
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How can I find partner for English conversation? [duplicate]

I am searching for partner who can speak with me English. I searched websites that match people for learning English, but couldn't find any person. Where I can find partners?
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2018: a year in moderation

It's New Year's Day in Stack Exchange land... A distinguishing characteristic of these sites is how they are moderated: We designed the Stack Exchange network engine to be mostly self-regulating, ...
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What do you think why the English test for non native speakers, TOEFL iBT has become ferociously difficult?

I asked moderators to close this question since the question itself is not about English but rather about a particular test, but basically I agree with the OP's outrage. In 2013, my score was 95, but ...
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How far does one go when copyediting?

I was editing a few questions but was cautious as to how strongly I should correct orthographic mistakes? I went with the strategy of adjusting the endings of individual words to better capture the ...
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Why I have “ You have reached your question limit” if I do not have any question bad in my account here?

I do not know really because I have You have reached your question limit does not have any vote closed? because I have this: You have reached your question limit if I do not have question bad?
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Morphological dictionary

I was wondering whether you knew of an online dictionary where you could find a word and other words derived from it. Like, for instance, "passion", "passionate" "passionately" etc.
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Can you offer me English translators, dictionaries to use in my PC? [duplicate]

I seek dictionary or translator can be used offline
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How are answers with no votes sorted?

When I was viewing a question: How can I introduce (or name) a person my answer was above the other answer even though they both have 0 votes. I sorted it by votes. My answer is above the other ...
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What to do with [untagged] questions that are off topic?

So as far as I know the untagged tag is automatically added to migrated questions as they have no tags. If this tag is left on a question I could be confusing. When I was searching the tag I found a ...
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What is the use for code formatting? [duplicate]

So in the tool bar (that’s what I like to call it), the bar that appears when you edit/ask a question or answer: (sorry for my terrible handwriting) So after thinking about it I can’t see any use for ...
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What is StackExchange?

Is there a different community? Than English Langage Learners for English Learning? Where can I find the FAQ? How can I learn here if half the resources are on Google?
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How can I get back my reputation?

Somehow I loose 5 points of reputation by the action of Deleted user and they weren't restored. Could you give me an advise what can I do in such situation? Maybe there is some support that could ...
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Handle duplicate questions from English stackexchange

I noticed quite a few questions asked in English Language Learners have got answers in English stackexchange. Some examples are, 1a) 'Did see' and 'Saw' 1b) What's the difference between "...
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English course for support position?

I'm looking to improve my English skills as a support person working for an IT company through live chat, can you recommend a series of videos or a youtube channel that can help me with that? All I ...
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When should I upvote?

Question: Should we upvote when "This is neat. It answers my confusion!" or when "I am an expert at this. I knew this answer is right. And I upvote it as an endorsement"?
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Why didn't [word-family] tag exist before?

The tag word-family hasn't existed before. As I think it knowing it is important for a learner, I wonder if there is a specific reason that it didn't exist. It even has its own Wikipedia page.
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Is there anything to be corrected?

I have a question about my English Language Learners Stack Exchange post: Is there anything to be corrected?
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Suggestion for helping ELLers in general and their questions

It occurred to me that when we edit questions for punctuation or use of capitals or lower-case letters, and also make minor usage corrections (prepositions or verb tense), it might be useful to put ...
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Where is the border between good and offtopic question?

What is difference between my question For all times or for all ages? and for example this one: "Could you please help me" vs "Could you help me please" I understand, that ...
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English Language Learners' updated site theme is ready for testing!

As part of implementing the new unified themes across the network, we're gradually rolling out updated site themes for each site. As of today, we have enabled your updated site theme for testing. If ...
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Questions are not lined up vertically

Some questions, at least on meta, are further to the right than others: (Firefox 62.0.2 on Windows 10) In this screen shot, I added red lines to try to show how the columns don't always line ...
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how to remove questions from being on hold even after fixing a question?

Many times question is put on hold for not being specific or for other reasons. It is mentioned that, if we fix the question such that it fits all the guidelines, the question could be taken off hold. ...
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Are badge numbers a little weird?

Look at this picture: The badge number is on the right of the icon and nearer to the right icon, it seems that the number is for the right badge instead of the left. Maybe moving the position of the ...
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Criticism should be constructive, not destructive

A word/phrase for "voice change" Every piece of opinion is respected. And more importantly they should be respectful. Lambie's comment as it first appeared, if memory serves, was "Your ...
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Rules about proofreading essays (IELTS etc.)

Can I ask about the grammatical mistakes in a paragraph? For example, I have written an IELTS Task. Is it ok to ask for the correction?

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