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Why do we need the tag "articles" if we already have "indefinite-article", "definite-article" and "zero-article"? If it's redundant why not delete it?

There are four tags about articles: articles, indefinite-article, definite-article and zero-article. Could you explain to me please why the tag "articles" is needed if we have the other ...
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Duplicates: why not be able to choose more than one?

When you opt to close a question due to its being a duplicate, the program automatically churns up examples and you have to choose one. Often, more than one applies, yet there is only one choice ...
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Can we add a new reason to the "Close" list?

I note that one of our moderators, gotube, has started to remind OPs, who use images of text rather than copy them out, that images cannot be read by screen readers (used by the visually impaired) and ...
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comment font legibility on ELL (letter-spacing)

Would it be possible to tweak the letter-spacing CSS of the font used for comments, to add just a bit more daylight between letters? I didn't know what Irn Bru was and read it as Im Bru. On my ...
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Would a community wiki/standard answer on dictionary definitions be helpful?

A look at my question history will show that what might be grouped under the umbrella of 'uncharitable close votes' is a bit of a hobby horse of mine, and I fully accept that the community as a whole ...
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Place a link to resource list into "Helpful links" panel

I recently asked a question on ell.SE requesting resources, which was subsequently moved to the meta, and to which I quickly found a satisfactory answer, namely I discovered Resources for learning ...
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Feature request for "reopen votes" queue: Can it display the reasons for close votes?

When I go through the "reopen votes" queue, it is useful to know why a question was closed. Knowing that, I can more quickly assess whether the problem has been fixed or not. (I still check ...
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In the future, can questions and answers support the <iframe> HTML tag?

Stack Exchange supports a little bit of HTML. For example, we can use <kbd> tags <kbd>Example</kbd> Example Example CAT FACE :3 I was wondering if the English Language ...
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Suggestion: Markup for an incorrect example

Can we have markup for example sentences, as distinct from actual quotes? And markup to distinguish a correct example from an incorrect one? (Strikethrough is a poor substitute.)
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Should we force people to tell you why they downvoted a question?

What do you call this input, terminal device? Should we force people to tell you why they downvoted a question? Some people seem to downvote people for personal reasons. I feel a reason should be ...
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Odd link colors rule on ELL main

I find it confusing that, on ELL.SE, the links for questions visited are lighter color than those for unvisited questions. This feels backwards to me and I am constantly thinking "I never read that ...
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We should probably have this option too while recommending deletion

A post popped up in my low quality postbox today, which was, I am not entirely sure but feels like was, flagged. I get the flagger's point. But the issue was that the answer posted to the question was ...
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Can we update link coloring on ELL to make linked text more easily readable?

Loving the look of the site now that we've "graduated" out of beta! In my professional life, I've become more engaged in designing for readability, and found that the WCAG contrast standards ...
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Why are the deleted answers to a post shown "modified" and prompted at the top?

This is commonly seen that when someone with 1 reputation point writes an all promotion answer, they get almost a dozen downvotes and then the answer gets deleted, either by a moderator, high-rep user ...
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Why does another SE site option only include ELL Meta SE?

So there is this question on main site today which in Justin's opinion and my opinion too, better fitted another SE site altogether. I was trying to flag the question so that moderators could easily ...
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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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Using the video cam and open it to the public and ask for the correction of pronunciation etc

This is just a proposal/my personal idea that if students are confident enough to show their faces in public such as [My shameless video] couldn't it possibly be a good idea? (Were you able to ...
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Feature request: Timer presentation

Here and there, timers apply in connection with editing. As editing can require extensive research in parallel, a presentation of still left time would be very helpful. This would prevent well-...
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REQUEST: Posting a supplementary audio clip

(PLEASE UPVOTE IF YOU BELIEVE THE FEATURE REQUEST WOULD BENEFIT ELL) Do you know what would be really cool? The possibility of recording our speech and posting it online, without leaving the ELL site....
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Is there a personal search bar option (to look for a specific question in a particular user's account)? If not, can we have one?

I was trying to find an answer (posted by a user) to a question of mine that I had asked a long time ago. For some reason, I couldn't even remember what the question was. I wanted to look at a ...
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Just Proposing To Implement Multi Best Answer Function [duplicate]

Referring to this question and answers I chose as best, when both answers seems (or are or multiple answers are correct to the OP (Or in case OP is not sure which one is best), I would like to propose ...
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Embed an audio player

Questions about the pronunciation of a word as heard are probably common for a site for people learning a language. I can imagine questions similar to the following ones: I listened to this [link to ...
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Font too light?

Is our new font colour used for question titles in the questions list on ELL too light? I am aware from teaching experience that light pastelly colours can be particularly difficult for readers with ...
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Flagging the answers posted as comments

While using ELL (and other sites), I noticed that there is a lot of abuse - answers are posted as comments. And usually, it is not done by people with low reputation, which is even worse. I already ...
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Is the Close System really fair?

I had three questions that have issues with voting to close system. Question #1 This has two votes ((Currently on hold exactly as I have expected)) to get closed because it is an opinion-based ...
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More places for the E instead of bookmark

This post is essentially the same request as this answer on the New Site Design post (requesting the E icon instead of bookmark), but for the settings of (a) the Network Profile Accounts and Sites ...
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Handle duplicate questions from English stackexchange

I noticed quite a few questions asked in English Language Learners have got answers in English stackexchange. Some examples are, 1a) 'Did see' and 'Saw' 1b) What's the difference between "...
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Adding the feature of 'favorite' or 'followers'

We all have favorite questions and answers on this wonderful platform. Why can't we have 'favorite' users here? For example, I like J.R.'s, StoneyB's, and a few others' answers and want to get ...
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can I ask my explanation about the video that I embed or link?

My major problem that I feel I have is framing a proper sentence while conversing. that too when I want to respond during the conversation with the proper and meaningful reply. So I think I could ...
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Can I ask to rate my English language level?

Can I ask some one to rate the quality of English language by just writing few sentences on any topic? OR Can I write some paragraphs on some topic and ask to correct the grammatical mistakes and ...
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Why is it not possible to remove an upvote without giving a downvote

If you have second thoughts about an upvote, why is it not possible to simply remove it? Removing it now results in a downvote. It seems the algorithm is being too clever. Why not just decrement by ...
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How can I mark/save a question (of another user) to be notified upon new replies or edits?

Is there a possibility to mark/save questions (of other users) so I would be notified upon new replies or edits?
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Moderator review for First Posts

There have been many posts on ELL, especially by 'first-time' users, asking questions without carrying out even the basic research about the same, with available resources like the dictionary and ...
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Perhaps suggesting an edit should not require changing more than 6 letters? [duplicate]

I asked a question, then received an awesome answer. There was only one thing wrong with it. The author used "seems" where it's grammatically correct to use "seem". First, I thought about writing a ...
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Flagging a Question as off-topic

I think, it's a feature request, but feel free to re-tag it if necessary. When you are flagging a question as off-topic, there should be an option: Belongs to English Language and Usage I think, it ...
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Why can I not layer my hats?

It would seem a lot of fun if it were possible to layer hats, some combinations would be hysterical! It also doesn't seem possible to change the avatar for my profile during this time, or am I ...
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Can the Off-Topic Flag Include a Reason that Is "This Is a Request for Resources"?

Right now, the off-topic reasons include: Basic questions on spelling, meaning or pronunciation are off-topic as they should be answered using a dictionary. See: Policy for questions that are ...
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Can "What should I do when someone answers my question?" be improved etc.?

Full question: Can What should I do when someone answers my question? be improved by suggesting the OP provide clarification and guidance when the existing answers are not satisfactory? In an answer ...
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PDF print out for answers

Are there any plans to provide an option in the settings to print out a post-with or without the comments- as a PDF file without all the clutter of links around?
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Visibility of the `edit` link

It sometimes occurs to me that text-decoration: none makes the edit link difficult for some visitors hard to identify. On more than one occasion, a comment pointing out the link has resulted in a ...
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Dictionary look up in the side-bar

So I was poking around the Internet (as I am wont to do when I'm procrastinating) and I found the Free Dictionary's Free Website Content page and there is all sorts of awesome English related stuff ...
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Create a list of resources English [duplicate]

What do you think about create a list with resources of english grammar, English dictionary and books about english language. Do you think It's a good idea?
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Translation-related questions

I've noticed occasional questions which appear to result from the use of online translation utilities. I see that questions asking specifically how to translate [THIS TEXT] to or from English are OT, ...
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Scheduled Bounty

If I do not get a satisfactory answer within the same day, would it be possible to schedule a bounty the same day the question was asked? Sometimes, I get a single or no answer and when I get busy, I ...
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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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Information about users - what country they live in and their mother tongue [duplicate]

I think information about users should contain information about the country they live in and their mother tongue. Speakers of languages without articles tend to ask a lot of questions about articles. ...
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Bookmark in favicon is too small and the circle blends into backgrounds too easily

I double-checked, and the favicon didn't make it into the design preview, or I would (hopefully) have commented on this earlier. But the bookmark is about the only thing really visible on most ...
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Non Selectable Tags

I've been looking at the discussions on tags and off-topic tags and was wondering if it might be useful to have tags which exist but can not be used. Why, you may ask? The OP will type in what they ...
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A post-answer modification to a question be put under a heading "Post Script"

After an OP has asked a question, he could modify the question. In some cases, I find, after the question has been answered, the question is modified by the OP in the light of the answer. After the ...
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Separate Menu for Duplicate and on-hold questions

Whenever we go through questions on this platform, we find a few duplicate and/or on-hold questions that have few or no answers. At times, such questions can be a cause of distraction and disinterest ...