I saw this question (https://ell.stackexchange.com/questions/1291/what-incorrect-usages-are-found-in-my-sentence) which is fundamentally a question of the form:
Here is some text. Please tell me what is wrong with it.
My immediate thoughts were that this type of question is going to pretty much always be too localized to fit in properly in the StackExchange format, since someone else with a similar question will probably find it hard to search for, and hence make use of any answer to these types of question.
The first comment to the question from StoneyB was this:
This is a 'proofreading' question; and although we are too young a site to have developed a formal policy, expressed in the FAQ, I believe that the consensus here is that questions of this sort are Off Topic. But I may be wrong; we'll have to see how many closevotes the question gets. In any case, although there are many errors of expression in your paragraph (too many, I think, for us to deal with), the important problem seems to be one of content: that your paragraph does not in fact address the question. There's nothing we can do about that here. – StoneyB
I was unable to find a particular question on meta relating to this issue (the meta question pointed to by bytebuster is more generally about what should be in the FAQ), hence this meta question.
So anyway, my question then is this:
Should proofreading questions be closed as offtopic?
If you have an opinion as to whether we should or should not allow proofreading questions on ELL, please post an answer below that people can upvote/downvote.