I thought it would be nice if we had a community maintained guide to ELL written in easy-to-understand language and arranged to make the most important things to know easy to find. The help center has a lot of information and we should definitely refer to it, but often the language is difficult to understand and where to find certain types of information isn't always obvious.
Table of Contents
- Asking questions
- Answering questions
- Tips for Searching
- Giving your question a title
- Formatting your posts
- Commenting and chatting
- Editing, reviewing, flagging, and other community moderation activities
- Using site features
- Posts with helpful information
- How to ask a question about a quiz or practice question that is stumping you
- How to start a new line on Stack Exchange
- Titles are for titles, and questions belong in your question.
- Avoid using a slash when asking about two versions
- Marking and Attributing Examples, Sources, and Other Quotes
Some proposed guidelines:
- Answers to this post should be community wikis and linked in the table of contents with their topic.
- Guidance should be written in easy-to-understand language. Use short sentences and avoid non-standard English.
- Avoid duplicating content. Edit existing content instead.
- Everyone is welcome to contribute but should expect that their contributions could be edited by other people.
- This guide is not intended to reproduce or replace existing Stack Exchange documentation or policies. Be sure to think about how the guidance you're contributing is specific to ELL.