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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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As a learner, how do I choose which answer to accept?

After reading some meta questions, it seems there are a lot of unanswered questions, and also that it's not necessarily a problem. I'd still want to know on what criteria I should accept an answer. ...
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2015 Community Moderator Election Results

English Language Learners's first moderator election has come to a close, the votes have been tallied, and the 3 new moderators are: They'll be joining (or rejoining) the moderator list shortly —...
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How should we fix the problem of bad question titles on ELL?

I have recently noticed that question titles are not well-formatted or not entirely representative of the associated question content. The result is that this site seems to be like "Yahoo Answers", ...
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Please use specific titles. Don't just ask "Is this grammatically correct?"

Today, I was looking over at the related questions module on a recent question, and it looked like this: It would be nice if we could tell questions apart simply by looking at their titles. But ...
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Why are there so many apparently erroneous proofreading close votes?

Even though every once in a while it comes up on meta that people are closing questions as proofreading while they're not proofreading I still often see proofreading close votes on questions which are ...
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Informative vs. Concise: What's the best way to title a question?

A user recently asked a question about a sentence found in the Harry Potter series. The original title of the question was: Meaning of "and yet" in the sentence "He'd just had the best ...
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Title Cleanup Event (TCE) - An invitation

Q: How should we fix the problem of bad question titles on ELL? A: Basically, my approach consists of three major stages: Make a meta post and teach people how to write good titles. (Done) Edit bad ...
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An Editing Manual

UNDER CONSTRUCTION I noticed (or re-noticed, studies say people's attention span on the internet decreases by . . . Oh I love that GIF, it never gets old) that we have an Editor's Lounge. Nice. There ...
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What 'buzzwords' should we ban or give a warning about in question titles?

A little while ago I revealed my evilish devilish plans about question titles. Let's review what we did: Write some FAQ. Clean up some titles and lead by example. Get some help from the system to ...
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A suggestion for improving the quality of OP's titles

When the OP asks a question, the title box contains the hint what's your language learning question? so the OP duly types in his question: What's the difference between these two sentences? ...
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Could somebody explain how to get the Curious, Inquisitive and Socratic badges?

I don't understand very well how it is possible to ask a question on 5 separate days or more. I can ask a question in 5 minutes or less. Also very confused about what the phrase "positive question ...
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Broader acceptance of revisions from community

Background Discussion has been limited regarding the acceptable extent and nature of revisions for questions, by contributors other than the author, especially over any considerations that might be ...
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