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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Request for New Delete Comment: Very Low Quality Answer

Currently, an answer can be flagged as “very low quality”: This often happens when an answer is very short. Most of the time, this means that the author has put forth a response based either on ...
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Reviewing review queues -feature request

One of the jobs that civic minded members are encouraged to do here is to vote on whether certain questions should be closed, need further work, or should remain open. This is only after one has ...
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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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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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Why can't we have 'star' for the answers?

I'm simply loving this site. Thanks a ton to the makers. While almost all features are useful, I think it lacks one more feature -favoriting the answer the same way we do for the questions. At times, ...
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Could SE easily support a moderator-editable occasional banner?

In the comments on my answer to WendiKidd's question about a Canonical Post I recalled that during Private Beta we had a temporary "banner" across the top of the splash page, with a message ...
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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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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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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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Signatures in user posts

Many sites have the option for their user to add a signature to their posts. Does Stack Exchange happen to offer such a feature?
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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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Why 'Unanswered' shows Questions with 'Unselected' Answers and not Questions with ZERO answers?

When I click on unanswered to sort out the questions, it gives me the list of questions with answers. But then I learned that unanswered means no answer is selected by the original poster. I feel ...
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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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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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Does ELL support the math markup?

Does the English Language Learners Stack Exchange support the TeX-like markup used by the Mathematics Stack Exchange to format complicated mathematical expressions? This would make it easier to ...
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Why don't we have notification for a comment with 10+ upvotes?

I love the way ELL comes up with gamification. While we have such lovely notifications for upvote, popular question, good question, good answer and so on, we lack one important thing, I think. Why ...
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Can I accept more than one answer for my question? [duplicate]

I have asked many questions in English Language Learners, and sometimes I noticed that there was more than one answer that I liked. I wanted to accept them all, but I couldn't see how to do this. ...
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Expand the tag wiki for "article"

I've noticed a number of recent questions on ELL that request advice using articles. To avoid having to list the basic rules of use, I would like to propose that the current tag wiki: Article is the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Site would benefit from strikethrough text-style option in addition to bold and italic

Strikethrough (aka line-through) text-styling would be a convenient way to identify errors, phrases that should be removed, etc.
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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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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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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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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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Conflicting information between upvotes on personal page and on the question page

I'll explain myself fuller and the following questions are all related to the title (I think!). On my personal page I can see +8 for an answer I gave, but if I go to the OP's question page I see a ...
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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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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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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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Let's have a meeting conversation through Skype

I'm pretty sure that ELL could be a very useful site for those who are learning English. However, for speaking and listening skills it wouldn't offer anythings. As far as we have weekly writing chat, ...
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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 ...