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To move my question to English Language & Usage

I asked this one Is it OK to use "otherwise" after "where"? question assuming it will be very easy and straightforward to answer. That is, a typical question from a foreign ...
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Mods Binging on Reviews. Leave some for the rest of us?

On my History Review page there are approximately eight pages, each with 50 items, where the names of two moderators dominate the close review. In over 400 reviewed posts, I counted the names of only ...
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Flag declined. Low Quality Question removed from Review Queue

I flagged a question that I discovered was left open by a moderator in the review queue. Whenever a moderator casts a vote in the review queue, it is binding and the question is automatically removed ...
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A message to ColleenV

I don't know if it is appropriate to post "any way thank you for your service message" here. But I hope this be not deleted. I have been not here for a while, but there was time when I was quite ...
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When would I be able to create a tag? Is there a reputation requirement?

I am wondering when I would be able to make tags. I just asked question on the main site regarding the difference between "may" and "can". Prior, to asking the question I reviewed couple of related ...
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Unjustified downvoting even on a question earning three badges, notable question, nice question & popular question

I post questions and give answers on ELL & EL&U. But serial downvoting on some good questions is really disappointing. A moderator should downvote a question or an answer which, he thinks, is ...
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Why is this badge that is awarded very fast, considered “rarest”?

Why is this happening?
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Why is my username user20445 in this SE site while in all other SE websites it is “aminabzz”?

Why is my username user20445 in this SE site while in all other SE websites it is "aminabzz"?
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If your dictionary doesn't support you (or me), what should I do?

Recently I answered like this. What came to my mind first when reading the OP's question was, that the meaning of the word "affection" should be Merriam's 1 : any moderate feeling or emotion ...
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How can I improve my answers?

I've written three answers. Two of the three have one downvote each and no upvotes. Could you please take a look at them and tell me how I can improve these two answers: Should “Organization” here ...
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Can one ask questions in a different language?

If someone were learning English, but didn’t know enough to ask in it, could they ask a question in their native tongue here? On Spanish, French, one of the Russian sites, etc. this is allowed, so how ...
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What is the red dot next to something in the review queue?

I'm one of those people who has to get rid of flags, be it on my phone, emails or on here! Whenever I have a grey dot on the review queue, I complete all the tasks, but now I have run into this: What ...
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Locked question does have an answer

I'm not sure of the proper solution, and I've briefly searched meta. The question As an intermediate English student, I need ur guidance is on hold and locked, but it does have an answer as asked: ...
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The consequences of removing an unanswered thread

Sometimes I post some questions on the forum which unfortunately, sometimes, due to some restricting regulations remain unanswered for a long time. I needed an answer to them; that was why I opened a ...
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Are there good Q&A sites other than Stack Exchange for English?

This question might seem to be rather offensive to this site, so kindly pardon me. Since I sometimes have English related questions which are prohibited to ask here, so could someone teach me if ...
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How are answers with no votes sorted?

When I was viewing a question: How can I introduce (or name) a person my answer was above the other answer even though they both have 0 votes. I sorted it by votes. My answer is above the other ...
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What is the use for code formatting? [duplicate]

So in the tool bar (that’s what I like to call it), the bar that appears when you edit/ask a question or answer: (sorry for my terrible handwriting) So after thinking about it I can’t see any use for ...
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What is StackExchange?

Is there a different community? Than English Langage Learners for English Learning? Where can I find the FAQ? How can I learn here if half the resources are on Google?
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How can I get back my reputation?

Somehow I loose 5 points of reputation by the action of Deleted user and they weren't restored. Could you give me an advise what can I do in such situation? Maybe there is some support that could ...
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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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how to remove questions from being on hold even after fixing a question?

Many times question is put on hold for not being specific or for other reasons. It is mentioned that, if we fix the question such that it fits all the guidelines, the question could be taken off hold. ...
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Question migrated from ELL to ELL meta

A question to which I provided an answer has been migrated from ELL to ELL meta. I probably should know why this occurred, but I don't. I am not upset that it has been migrated (I am sure there was a ...
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Off topic comments growing on my answer

I've answered a question about plural "staff" which has attracted comments solely about plural "water". None has mentioned "staff" (the topic of the OP's question) or has suggested improvements. I'm ...
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How can I insert a Google Ngram chart relatively easily?

I know this question probably belongs to the Meta of Metas, but I figure this is a more familiar place to me. Plus, Ngram is definitely a very important external feature for ELL and ELU users. I was ...
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What does to star a question mean?

What is that star below the number of votes in a question for? What happens when I star a question?
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Was this chat ban justified?

@snailboat has been biased on my chat ban with our previous conversation. The chat that snailboat is referring to here: https://chat.stackexchange.com/transcript/message/43883427#43883427 Is a chat ...
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Why does not everyone accept an answer?

I'm fairly new to StackExchange and this is the first community I've participated heavily in. One thing I can't figure out is why more people don't mark their questions as answered when a thorough ...
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How to make a video hyperlink so that when a viewer clicks on it the video will begin at a certain second?

Let's say I came across a phrase in a video that I don't understand. So make a hyperlink to the video, but I want the video to begin when clicked on at that very second the phrase is said. How do I do ...
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bumped to the homepage by Community

I've been looking on meta for a while for the explanation for why old posts get bumped to the home page by "Community," and more specifically, what it is we are intended to do with them. I can't seem ...
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Serial Downvoting?

I just got downvoted on an answer of mine twice in a row within the same minute. Isn't that weird?
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Why has it suddenly asked me for a Captcha?

I'm logged in with a reputation of 20.2K. Why should it suddenly think I'm a bot?
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Add a link to Language Learning Beta to “What topics can I ask about here?”

I think Language Learning Beta is relatively new and must not have existed when the ELL help page was created. I suggest adding a link to Language Learning Beta to "What topics can I ask about here?...
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What is a preformatted text for?

I cannot understand what those brackets above for. When I click it, "enter preformatted text" comes up. What is it for?
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Does a commentator benefit from comment upvotes?

What is comment upvoting for and what does the commentator get when his comments get upvoted?
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How to make hyperlinks on English Language Learners Stack exchange

Explain how to make hyperlinks on English Language Learners Stack Exchange for me please?
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My comment edited by someone else

My comment here did not originally include the google search link. In fact, I intentionally did not do this style of link. However, it looks like I did to anyone reading, and I have no way to correct ...
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What do the posts with different backgound color mean?

Recently, I was browsing English Language Learners' posts. I found on some posts, the background color is a bit different, some are light yellow, most are white. I would like to know what is the ...
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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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Top Questions filters vs. All Questions filters

I understand the stack home page shows the Top Questions and the Questions link shows All Questions. This makes sense to me. What makes less sense are the filters under each view. Why are there ...
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The “gig” question shoud be reopened

I think the following question is interesting and the meaning OP is looking for is not so intuitive as one might assume. Gig has a number of different definitions and the one about a temporary job is ...
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Will this question be put “on hold” as proofreading?

I am going to post this question here: What is the proper way to describe this sentence? King ordered Mary to work in Court, but she doesn't like it because she thinks by this way king will meet her ...
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What is the maximum number of questions I can ask every day?

I have asked three questions in the last 24 hours, and I feel embarrassed because I think I have made the Stack Exchange system busy. I would like to know whether there is any restriction on the ...
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Need to confirm this question about the spelling of “Android” is on-topic here

I have the question below: Most of the time when I'm trying to write the word Android, I get the confusion about it's spelling, like will it be Andorid or Android. So most of the time I was written ...
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Seeking for clarification: was my question closed for reasons that comply with the rules accepted on this site?

My question was put on hold, and then closed, as falling under the category, primarily oppinion based. The question was about the proper usage of articles in a statement, which is a topic welcomed ...
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Can we reopen this question now it's been edited? (It's been reopened)

I've had an edit of this question here: "Behind each other's back" <-- is 'other's back' correct here? The phrase "each other" causes problems for lots of students. I ...
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I think it's worth reopening this question

This quesion here was recently closed as a duplicate: double linking verb "be" It was closed as a duplicate of this question here: Present Simple vs Present Progressive The second ...
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Is it fine to use emoji? o_O

As far as I know, ELL (or maybe every site on Stack Exchange) does not allow "chattiness" in comments. But I'm not sure whether the "chattiness" also includes the use of emoji. Actually, I use emojis ...
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Is moderator Maulik V ok?

I haven't seen moderator Maulik V around for some time. Is he ok? Does SE try to look after their moderators if they go missing? Note: I don't care how active he's "meant to be". I just care if he's ...
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Merge request for two similar questions

Can we merge this question: Two-year program or Two-years program? With this question here: Why is "letter" not plural in "two letter words"? The first question has one upvote, ...
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How exactly can I earn the Organizer badge?

I'm sorry for asking again, but I have no choice. I tried to ask in chat, but it did not help. I do not know how to earn Organizer badge. I understand I must do something with tags. I tried to add, ...