Questions tagged [style-guide]

Use this tag to group community supported guidance for writing questions, answers, and comments on ELL. This could include guidance on formatting, glossaries of ELL community jargon, or various “best practices” that help make the site content easier to understand.

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Let's use plain language (this time for real)

If you do not wish to read the entire document, please consider reading only the sentences in boldface. Introduction In an earlier post, ELL members discussed the value of writing answers in simpler ...
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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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Guide to formatting ELL answers — best practices?

Is there a place on ELL or ELL-Meta that conveys best practices on formatting answers, specifically in the context of conveying English language information? For example: presenting language examples ...
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ELL policy re. salutations and thank-you's in questions

When I come across things like "Hello everyone!" or "My English no good sorry!" or "Thank you for all you help!!!" I routinely edit them out. More than once, though, these edits have been rolled back ...
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How can I write a better title for my ELL question?

I have an ELL question; but the Stack Exchange format obliges me to write a title not shorter than 15 characters and not longer than 150 characters. So, how do I write a good title? Link to the main ...
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Memorandum of Formatting

Inspired by this question, I would like to find a comprehensive list of formatting elements recommended for use when asking and answering here. In fact, I would like to have two lists: For each ...
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Should backticks be used or quotation marks while formatting?

I had a suggested edit on one of my posts, that suggested changing the back-tick formatting to simple quotes. I am unsure of what to do in this case. So I figured it would be wise to ask this here. ...