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What can I do to improve the following post to get a better acceptance?

How can I fix this linked question so that it'll get a positive response? What is wrong with this question? Question to fix
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What happened to the image in answer feature?

I used to be able to add an image to a question or answer. Is this broken? Now I just get a little blue and white thumbnail and a link usually saying 'enter image description here'. When I click on ...
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The similar-question panel is sometimes missing on Stack Exchange

The similar-question panel is sometimes missing on Stack Exchange. This makes it much harder for me to find old posts of mine or others' related posts. Is there any way to solve this?
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How to salvage/improve questions: a guide by example

TL;DR: let's make a catalog of "How to salvage your question" examples. There are a handful of reasons that a lot of our questions on our main site, ELL, get closed on. Except for "duplicate of ...", ...
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Weird behavior of [answers] tag when asking question

After this meta post, the tags responses and answers were synonymized, and their behavior in most cases seems to reflect this. They remap, redirect, etc., but I noticed this earlier today when I was ...
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How can I underline a text on ELL?

How can I underline a text on ELL? I'm trying to underline some words in a question on ELL but I fail to manage it. My browser is Google.
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How should I respond to reopen my 10 days-over closed 'ask question'?

How should I do to reopen my 'ask question'? it has been closed since 13 days ago. They closed my following question. I don't know why. until now I don't see my chance to ask. Who can help me. they ...
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Why is my edit rejected?

Few days ago, I edited this question. The original post looks like this: Can we omit the subject and object at the same time? example: 1 Although he is hurt by her, he still loves her. (nothing ...
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Request for migration of a question - [resolved]

Edit: another user has identified a canonical question on the other site which would make mine a duplicate, so this is probably not the best candidate for migration. Recently, I asked this question ...
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Are possibly rude comments allowed?

Someone made a comment on my answer saying: Very poor answer tbh of a new contributor bounty hunting. Would this be allowed? I don't think this is the purpose for commenting, so I flagged it.
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Am I allowed to post short, simple answers if they answer the question?

An example answer would be: The second sentence is correct. Which would be an answer to this question: Which sentence is correct? “I is human” or “I am human”?
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The only answer on a bountied question

If my answer is the only answer on a bountied question, do I still get the bounty even if my answer is not accepted?
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What is the difference between 'English Language & Usage' and 'English Language Learners'? [duplicate]

I want to know the difference between the two Stack Exchange sites 'English Language & Usage' and 'English Language Learners' (this site).
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Where's My Answer?

Last night I wrote an answer to a question that had a 300 Bounty on it for five more days. The person said, "I still want a satisfactory answer." Tonight I can no longer find the Bounty or ...
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As a native speaker, can I ask a parsing/meaning question?

English is my first language, but I have encountered a text that I cannot parse. I can extract some meaning from it, but on closer inspection it doesn't actually seem to be formally correct. Can I ask ...
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Need help understanding the logic behind the multiple downvotes

Firstly, I'm not asking this question to judge any member's freedom of giving downvotes nor am I judging their decisions. However, I've been wondering why I'm sometimes getting serial downvotes to my ...
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What does that mean? (User was removed)

I see this but my account is not removed, I'm still able to ask questions.
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How to access the comments generated during the nomination phase of the election?

During the nomination phase of the election, under each candidate's self-nomination form, there was a comment thread. I found those comments quite valuable in helping me decide whom to vote for. I ...
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How to get the picture of the custom badges?

I am currently trying to get the picture of the badges used for ELL, any suggestions to how to do so?
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Grammar and gramma tag

I have just seen that there is a question tagged gramma. I believe that the gramma tag should be deleted. Could a moderator perhaps do this?
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Google Define Links

One of the most useful ways to get to the common definition of a word is to simply search for "define X" in Google or a browser address bar. This then gives you a definition of the word as ...
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Finding deleted threads

Is it possible to restore deleted threads? I didn't know admins delete them. If I did I would have saved them; there were some interesting discussions. I really need them.
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GMAT related problems

Is there any platform on SE, where one can ask questions related to reading comprehensions (from a verified source like past year question papers of GMAT) , poems, parajumbles, parasummaries, grammar ...
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On user vote questions, do we count the net votes including downvotes, or just the upvotes?

The question about whether or not to continue pinning accepted answers at the top of the answers list is closing soon and it's a very tight race. In fact, it's even closer than it looks. Right now, ...
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I deleted my post but it isn't gone

I deleted one of my previous posts, but it still can be seen. Is there a problem?
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How do I indicate which other site in the SE Network when voting to close?

When I vote to close, it is often because the question belongs on another network. However, when I select that option as a reason when voting to close, the only other site that is displayed as an ...
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How to vote to keep a question open?

There's a question that currently has 3 close votes. I think it's a good question and would like to vote to leave it open, and I don't know how. When I see questions in the close votes queue, there's ...
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Why did "Community" (the system) delete three questions with their four answers?

I noticed that three answered questions all with a negative score of -2 were recently deleted, the notice reads This post is hidden. It was deleted yesterday by Community♦. I would like to know why ...
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How to emend or improve my English Reasoning Questions?

I apologise if questions like https://ell.stackexchange.com/q/33447/8712 offended. Especially for those closed, how can my questions that truly involve basic English issues, be revised or improved, ...
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Research, research, dictionary, dictionary, do OPs need to look up all the dictionaries on the internet?

Recently a native user started to constantly saying at comment line "XXXX dictionary has this entry", "YYYY dictionary has this entry" so on and so forth. I asked this question ...
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Why do ELL posts need to be edited before reversing a downvote to an upvote?

I mistakenly downvoted a question and would like to change it to upvote. However, the ELL system requires the edit first before changing. Why and for what purpose? Anytime I try to change from ...
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Why can't we accept our own answers within 2 days?

I self-answered my question How to make this hypothesis in a negative form? Now I want to accept it, but it says that I should wait for 2 more days before I can. Why can't I just accept my answer on ...
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How can we ask for other moderators to step in?

I raised a Meta ELL question and one of the moderators assumed that I was raising this issue specifically about them (well, I suppose that this new question is specifically about them if only by ...
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What really is the real impact?

On my profile page, there is an IMPACT block. It says "X number of people reached". But when you hover over it, the tooltip says "estimated number of times people viewed ..." Soooo,...
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How do I privately contact the moderators?

The answers to this earlier question about contacting moderators essentially say flag one of your posts and ask them to create a private room for you. But my current position isn't exactly that. I ...
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How to contact moderators

Is there a way to communicate with the moderators on ELL?
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Is there a way to talk privately to a moderator?

A situation has come to my attention that I feel needs moderator intervention. Drawing attention to the situation might make it worse, so I would like to speak privately to a moderator. Is the some ...
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Why do some tags have 'tag badges' while others don't?

I've noticed that some tags such as meaning, meaning-in-context, prepositions, verbs etc., have tag badges. For example, StoneyB has both the 'Meaning' gold badge and the 'Meaning-in-context' gold ...
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My question reached "10k views" but I haven't earned Famous Question badge yet

I noticed yesterday that one of my questions (Why is “iron” pronounced “EYE-URN” but not “EYE-RUN”?) reached 10k views but I haven't earned the "famous question" badge yet. I thought I would ...
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Does a rejected suggested edit affect the reputation of the reviewer?

If a user submits a suggested edit, for example from the First Posts or Late Answers, and their edit is not accepted, does that affect their reputation? In what way?
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What is to be done when some user suggests edits that are necessary but isn't what OP provided info for?

So I believe I did a mistake today. There were four suggested edits pending when I came in here today. So naturally I thought of looking into them. This was the very first question that came in. The ...
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Should questions like this (like linguistics... see below) be asked and answered on ELL?

There was a very recent question "Why is “threepenny” pronounced as THREP.NI?" on this SE. And the spectacular answer by a very cooperative contributor Void. Under Void's answer, one user ...
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Why is the red dot still present if there is nothing to review?

I am seeing this red dot beside Low Quality Posts, but when I click it, there is nothing inside to review. So why is it showing? Am I yet not eligible to review low quality posts fully?
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What does "edit removed during grace period" mean?

This question is showing an edit done almost an hour later. However when I clicked on the revision history, I got this: What does this line mean? Rather, I want to know when it is shown? Also, what ...
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How many edits is "too many pending edits"?

I was about to submit an edit on a question, when I got this: I do not remember how many edits I did in the whole day, and how many of them are yet pending. So I would like to know when do we get ...
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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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What is the reputation limit upto which an user has the "new contributor" tag under their name?

Today I saw a question which had one answer. The answerer/user/contributor has 816 reputation points. However, the New Contributor is still visible under his name. How is this working? I mean some ...
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Why are these questions highlighted?

Why are the following questions highlighted? Is this a new update? I've never seen it before. Only two of the questions are highlighted. Links: Why does "elite" rhyme with "beet" ...
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What does "became hot network question" mean?

While checking my question's history (for the first time as I remember), I clicked the tiny clock like symbol beside the vote signs on my question and saw 16 hours ago history became hot network ...
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Why are the tags not visible as they are inputed?

Just a couple of days ago I was editing a post which needed some formatting and re-tags. So I deleted the tag difference and inserted word-difference to be more clear and specific. Well, I tried to ...