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Is there a limit for the number of questions, answers or comments a user can make in a day?

I already know I can post a question only once in 40 minutes. At least, I got this message from the system when I tried to post a second question in a period of 40 minutes. But, besides that, aren't ...
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Could somebody explain how to get the Curious, Inquisitive and Socratic badges?

I don't understand very well how it is possible to ask a question on 5 separate days or more. I can ask a question in 5 minutes or less. Also very confused about what the phrase "positive question ...
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Is it possible to edit questions that have answers?

I am new to this site. Is it possible here to edit questions which already have answers?
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Restore deleted account or reputation from deleted account

I've checked the post related to my issue but I think deleted account can't be restored. I've also see this post but the solution is provided for stackoverflow. Is it possible for this community? I'...
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What does “question eligible for bounty in 2 days” mean?

I want to know the meaning of this sentence below my question: question eligible for bounty in 2 days Could you give me the right meaning of this sentence?
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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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Why do I keep getting this message? “This question body does not meet our quality standards.”

I'm trying to submit a question and I keep getting this message: Request failed This question body does not meet our quality standards. Please make sure that it completely describes your problem - ...
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Should I delete my question?

I had asked a question here, then users answered it in comments section. after I read the comments, I feel the question is not valid. Should I delete it?
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Can the OP see my edit that needs peer review?

OP asked a long question, I fixed some typos. My reputation is still low so it needs peer-review. Can OP see my edits yet? The problem is I fixed typos, but there's a shady part where I know they ...
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How can I retract my downvote without upvoting the answer?

This is my first question in ELL Meta. My question is, how can I retract my downvote without giving an extra +1? I've just accidently downvoted an answer in ELL, so I want to retract it, but when I ...
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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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How to transform a personal question into a community one?

Let's imagine I've asked a question, and posted it as a 'personal'. Is there a way to revert it to a community one, where I don't receive rep points? Any help would appreciated.
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How to log into the mobile app with my Facebook account?

I scrolled down the page and noticed that you have an available app for mobile users. I decided to download it so that I'd be able to check my answers and also to answer some questions through my ...
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Why was this Reopen review item invalidated?

From the timeline of this question, it seems the Reopen review which was initiated after my edit became invalidated. Any idea how this could happen? Three reviewers have voted to reopen, but the ...
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Extensive edits and bounty allocation by same user

On the following question there was a 150 rep bounty which was allocated to an answer after the bounty proposer had largely edited it. This is an unusual course of action that I have never seen ...
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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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Help needed, re: removing accidentally created tag

As I was editing a post, I accidentally clicked "Save edits" while typing (tags). Can someone with the ability to delete tags kindly remove the one I accidentally created ("syn")? Thank you so much. ...
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My question doesn't belong to me any more

I have asked a question just entering my e-mail address but it doesn't seem to belong me after logging in with same e-mail. What can I do to save my homeless? :/ https://ell.stackexchange.com/...
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Can I post essays for evaluation here?

In TOEFL exam for example they ask you to write essays to test your English level, and I am preparing for the TOEFL. Can I post essays so users can evaluate if my essay is good or not, or they may ...
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Retag “phrase” as “phrases”

Since we are already using sentences, the questions using phrase should be retagged phrases. It doesn't make sense to use the plural in a case, and the singular in the other one.
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Why did the “system” display two different usernames for the same question, depending on the way you accessed the question?

I do not understand how the site displays usernames. And in the case of the question What is the difference between “get mad” and “ get angry” in this paragraph?, I found this has been very ...
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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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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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Hello, could you please reopen my question?

could you please reopen my question? The URL of my question is below. Is 'such' a pronoun in "Such were the extremes of emotion that Mr. Ramsay excited in his children’s breasts"? ...
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Can only one person with less than 2000 reputation approve a edit suggestion?

I gave a edit suggestion and when it was approved I saw that only one person has approved it and that is the question owner with 16 reputation. How? Please explain me. https://ell.stackexchange.com/...
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Information given by users in their profiles

I was editing my profile when I saw there was a place where I can give my email, full name and my date of birth. There on the top it was written "Private information (not shown publicly)". It is my ...
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Why can't I edit this question?

This is with reference to this question Singular or plural usage for 'face' in the sentence There are some formatting suggestions I would like to make to this question. But I am not able to ...
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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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Does asking which part of speech is a part of a sentence make sense?

When studying Italian grammar at school, we got used to classify the parts of a sentence; the purpose was being able to apply some grammar rules we were learning. As such, I tendentially try to ...
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Am I expected to delete my correct answer that was downvoted for not being the one selected?

I have a question about my English Language Learners Stack Exchange answer: Do you say “2 Byte” or “2 Bytes”? Am I expected to delete my correct answer that was downvoted for not being the one ...
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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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How can you see the reason a question was closed before migrating to another site?

This question, Should I write 'content of the file' or 'content in the file' ?, was migrated from ELU to ELL. Checking the the revision history of the original question on ELU, Which sentence is ...
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How to get a question unlocked

An answer I gave about which personal pronoun to use for god was locked by a mod. The reason was my introducing statement that god is a fictitious entity, so that the question must be understood as ...
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Is “access review queues” privilege eligibility revised?

Few days ago I could access the First Posts and Late Answers review queues with a reputation of 350. But after the new site design rolled out it required 500 reputation to access the review queues. ...
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Question asked 1 year ago being shown in `last 7 days` in achievements drop menu

I asked the following question one year ago I can't help coding In my account on achievements button , when I click it this question is shown in last 7 days section.
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How can I find out what I did wrong?

I logged in this morning, to find that I had somehow accumulated 8 down votes on a single question. The activity page says that the question has been deleted. I am new to this site, and eager to ...
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Issue with reputation data in Activity tab

There is some data missing in my Activity - summary tab Reputation section. Since I scored 35, 10 reputations from these questions as well +2 reputations for accept the answer for each questions. ...
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Where to report a suspected serial downvote? [duplicate]

I got home today and found about 8 of my questions downvoted. Statistically speaking, it's unusual. Those are good questions with multiple upvotes since before. The subject set is also a bit spread so ...
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Notifying a user that they're using the acceptance improperly

NB. It is not a question about users not accepting an answer. It is not a whine about my question not being accepted. Etc. I've followed up a few questions of a user and they are properly asked. Most ...
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What comments should I flag on ELL?

The big question This post is meant to gather a consensus on what comments mods and the community consider to be flaggable. When I want to flag a comment, I see this: But what do each of the ...
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Why is my question 'How would the main clause be corrected' on-hold?

My question was kept on hold due to off-topic as it was a proofreading question. Being my first question, I did not know as to what kind of questions to be posted. After going through the rule of off-...
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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 ...
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Can we reopen this morphology question?

The following morphology question is useful and interesting. The question isn't excellently framed. The OP, of course, would find it difficult to frame in the first place, unless they knew words like ...
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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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How to contact moderators

Is there a way to communicate with the moderators on ELL?
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“This question may already have an answer here” - how to deny?

On my question, I noticed a box saying This question may already have an answer here: a / an - adjective - noun 1 answer As this is not a duplicate, I clicked No, my question is different. ...
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Can the help page be updated?

Critique requests have been off-topic on Writers for some time now. Today, I was looking at this site's help pages and came across this: This is not the right site for questions about: Writing ...
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Can't link to/upvote comments on this page

I wanted to post a link to a comment on our 2015 Moderator Election page, but I can't. Everywhere else, the date/time stamp after the commenter's username is a separate "hotspot" (in the Google Chrome ...
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How do I throw somebody else's hat into the ring?

I'm delighted to see us slouching toward Bethelehem to be born; but I find no provision for nominating anyone but myself. Is this by design or oversight? ADDED: Loong has directed me to a post which ...
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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 ...", ...