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Contributor's Guide to English Language Learners

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 ...
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What is the deal with voting here?

When can 'the' be used before a name? That is just an example. I have noticed that people here don't bother to vote much. Can something be done about it? Now I don't know which one of those ...
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Congratulations! English Language Learners is graduating!

It's a big day. You've been cleared for graduation by the Stack Exchange Community Team! English Language Learners has already met our threshold for graduation-worthy sites, and today joins in the new ...
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What we need are good answers. It doesn't matter who writes them.‚Äč

This has come up before, but I think it's worth making the point again. What we need here on ELL is for people to write good answers. It doesn't matter whether they're written by native speakers. ...
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Canonical post on articles?

Considering how many learners – especially more advanced ones – like to find out why the definite article has or hasn't been included, shouldn't we have a canonical post about articles or ...
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Question about upvoting

I've been wondering if it is appropriate for me to upvote questions and answers. I know that native speakers upvote good questions and answers. But being a non-native, I've been feeling a bit hesitant ...
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Answers and comments that tell the asker to accept the answer you've given

Some users trying to build up their reputation answer a question and then add instructions to new users on how to accept their answer, either in the answer itself or in a comment. While I don't think ...
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Why is it that changing a question doesn't affect existing close votes in the slightest way?

I am writing this Meta question as a question I posted on ELL today is currently sitting on four close-votes, precariously on the cusp of being closed. The reason people cite for their votes, I gather,...
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Can I ask a question for the second time?

I asked a question in ELL and got one detailed answer which I accepted. But later, I realized I still have queries and that that answer raised further questions. Also, my original question remains ...
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Notifying a user that they're using the acceptance improperly

NB. It is not a question about users not accepting an answer. It is not a whine about my question not being accepted. Etc. I've followed up a few questions of a user and they are properly asked. Most ...
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What should you do if an accepted answer is wrong?

Earlier today I read a poorly worded question where the accepted answer is founded on a couple of serious misconceptions, and I feel that it will be misleading to learners. I have not provided a link ...
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Why are users not being more actively guided to accept?

Long version of the question title: Why are users not being more actively guided to accept (or give feedback that will help lead to an accepted answer)? This question relates to a previously ...
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Comment Templates

Guidance is pretty important, and that's usually emphasized when we notice a new user's downvoted question without any comments. Comments are also ephemeral necessary evils — they're both ...
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Community edits should be made visible

I am not sure if it is only me, but sometimes I can't see the edits made by Community moderator. And by Community moderator, I am talking about this person or this person. I did not get any relevant ...
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1answer
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OP un-accepts somebody else's answer and accepts yours

Is there a name for the phenomenon of an OP switching approval from one answer to another? (I am not saying or asking whether, or when, this might be a good idea) Is there a badge for writing [a ...

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