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Add a symbol to the user box to identify the user's first language

Should we add a flag or other symbol to the user box to indicate the questioner / answerer's dialect. This would avoid the need for the person posting to say "I'm from New Zealand and we say X", the ...
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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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Disable the subjective warning for ELL, like for ELU

English Language Learners has the "Your question appears to be subjective and is likely to be closed" filter, which I triggered with Is "Can I help you" a suitable expression for offering ...
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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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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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Reasons for downvoting

Regarding downvotes, I think its helpful for the writer to understand why he/she was downvoted. There may be a legitimate reason that will help the writer in future posts. Its also respectful to ...
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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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Enable Question Rate Limit on ELL

The moderators would like to request that the SE team enable the daily question rate limit for our site. A common pattern seems to be that users, in their eagerness to learn English (which is a good ...
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Should we change the URL of ELL to something more descriptive?

I've seen a lot of top questions from this site recently, and it always confuses me because I didn't know what "ell" was (I thought the English one changed their name at first). The other Stack ...
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Having readily available books, links, topics about English Language (basics) here on ELL

There must have been many questions asking about learning English language from the best resources. Especially non-native speakers wonder which one is better and preferable. Since MSM (mainstream ...
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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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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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Why are there [archaic], [early-modern-english], and [history] tags?

According to the Help Center… This is not the right site for questions about: Etymology, evolution of the English language, or historical English - see english.stackexchange.com instead. ...
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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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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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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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How to Choose Accepted Answers

If you are not logged in, you can still post anonymously. The same goes with users who have deleted their account. The questions asked by that user that no longer exists can not chose an accepted ...
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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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The ten hundred most common words Part 2

I came across this question here, which I've written out again for you guys: For the best learning of our friends in this place, should we attempt to write all or our answers in up goer five ...