English Language Learners has the "Your question appears to be subjective and is likely to be closed" filter, which I triggered with Is "Can I help you" a suitable expression for offering help to a stranger? .

By contrast, the filter is disabled on English Language & Usage.

The filter should be disabled for ELL, because the filter can't distinguish between use and mention, and mention of words like "you" is legitimate on this Stack Exchange.

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    Congratulations. You have done the site a service through this question. Oct 16, 2013 at 1:05

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