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Questions with no answers but are answered in comments

I'm pretty new to this site. I was wondering what the accepted practice was with questions like this where OP has been answered in comments but there are no answers to 'accept'. What does the ...
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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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Question about upvoting

I've been wondering if it is appropriate for me to upvote questions and answers. I know that native speakers upvote good questions and answers. But being a non-native, I've been feeling a bit hesitant ...
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What's the purpose of the first clause of the article? - Why was this closed?

I beg for your forgiveness if https://ell.stackexchange.com/q/33430/8712 offends, but I would like to request its reopening. While it's from my law preparation book, my question concerns English, so ...
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How to contact moderators

Is there a way to communicate with the moderators on ELL?
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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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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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Where is " Wiki " ? ( was Wiki wonky, Taggy waggy - Menu venue? )

[Edit 8OCT13 - clean up and trim down to reflect the helpful answers.] Where is the (community) wiki - Is it really a place in each stack exchange site, like wikipedia stands on its own, or is it ...
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What does "(deleted)" mean in the page listing my close-votes?

When looking at the page showing my closure votes, I noticed one of the entries shown (deleted). What does that mean? As far as I can see, the question has never been deleted.
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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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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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Can questions about the IELTS exam be asked here?

I am wondering if I can possible ask questions regarding IELTS/TOEFL exam here in ELL. Why I am asking is because in case I ask, someone can vote down my question and say this is not the right place ...
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Search function — where is it?

I don't seem to be able to find the search function. How do I search for questions with a certain tag or containing a certain string? I use an iPhone. I'm sure I used to be able to access "search".
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What does the abbreviation VtC mean?

What does the abbreviation VtC stand for? I saw it here in the comments.
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Can I recruit a spot paid type private teacher here?

So, I am the guy who broadcast myself "virtually" in this question (proposal) And as I said in the question, I have a some kind of hobby like YouTubing project for educating myself and those ...
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Closing questions because of lack of clarity/broadness/etc

Something has come up frequently, and it's that many questions are closed or put on hold simply because the way it's worded is not clear as to what the question is, or it's too broad in asking for ...
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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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Can I write a paragraph and ask for corrections?

First, I am not sure if this place is suitable for my question Can I write a paragraph "about any thing" and ask to to correct this paragraph? Or if I do so I will violate the policy of English ...
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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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Why so few acceptances here? [duplicate]

Why do so few questions have an accepted answer on this site? Why do I not see comments written to the question authors, strongly encouraging them to accept an answer, if a good one was written, or ...
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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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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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Why are users not being more actively guided to accept?

Long version of the question title: Why are users not being more actively guided to accept (or give feedback that will help lead to an accepted answer)? This question relates to a previously ...
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Help please with chat!

I apology if I'm so eager to be part of the chat. I'm having problem to log in to chat. I already logged in chat but STILL I'm not able to see the chat field where I could type in my message! I've ...
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Formal = totalitarian?: Why was this closed?

I beg for your forgiveness if Formal = totalitarian? offends, but I would like to request its reopening. While it's from my law preparation book, my question concerns English, why was it 'closed as ...
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Are these two sentences equal, about history and sources? - Why was this closed?

I beg for your forgiveness if 'to make use of' vs 'to base on', but I would like to request its reopening. While it's from my law preparation book, my question concerns English, so why ...
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A New Site For Elementary English Learners

The English Language Learners site (ELL) was originally made to accommodate English learners that cannot write questions to the standards of the English Language & Usage (ELU) site (which I ...