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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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With Lang-8 shutting down, where will we send proofreading questions?

We have a close reason which tells people to use "alternative websites" for proofreading: Proofreading questions are off-topic unless a specific source of concern in the text is clearly identified. ...
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Stop throwing "Proofreading" close reason at questions that are clearly limited to a single point of concern

We have a handy close reason for questions that are basically just "find any problems in this chunk of text". That's fine, because those are terrible questions. They haven't actually gotten to the ...
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Let's rewrite the "Proofreading" close reason

It's been discussed that the proofreading close reason is overused: Stop throwing "Proofreading" close reason at questions that are clearly limited to a single point of concern As part of ...
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Serial proofreading?

So we have a user who appears to be working through an entire program specification document, as seen in his series of questions relating to "The system"... Is "lose" correct in ...
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Custom off-topic reasons community wiki thread

Edit One more tickle to see if we can move forward. I was hoping suggesting a strawman for the wording of the expanded off-topic reasons would be helpful, but maybe it wasn't a good idea for this ...
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Resources for learning English: should we have it at all?

This topic is a kind of survey to figure out if the ELL community would like to have a single, uniform Community Wiki question to keep all of the resources in a single place. Since we are in the Beta,...
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Should proofreading questions be closed as offtopic?

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 ...
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Request question reopen (and/or explanation for closevotes)

The question Which is correct? do they? or don't they? or have they or haven't they? was summarily closed for reasons that aren't clear to me. Personally, I don't think it's necessarily obvious that ...
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Is checking sentences here acceptable?

Sometimes I'm not sure in specific sentence, can I write it here to get opinion about it? Not always I can explain what is the doubt that I have, it's more about the wording (I would like that it ...
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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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Is there an online forum where native speakers correct your English sentences for you?

I'm not a native English speaker. but I want a forum which some native ones help others with checking their sentences. In this site, we are not allowed to do such things. I appreciate any help from ...
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Can I write a paragraph and ask for corrections?

First, I am not sure if this place is suitable for my question Can I write a paragraph "about any thing" and ask to to correct this paragraph? Or if I do so I will violate the policy of English ...
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Is there anything to be corrected?

I have a question about my English Language Learners Stack Exchange post: Is there anything to be corrected?
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