The ten hundred most common words Part 2
I came across this question here, which I've written out again for you guys: For the best learning of our friends in this place, should we attempt to write all or our answers in up goer five ...
Cite your sources!
I've noticed something recently on this site. It's a weird thing, but it appears to be becoming common. Answers are seen as only being reliable if they have a source. This isn't the case where ...
Having readily available books, links, topics about English Language (basics) here on ELL
There must have been many questions asking about learning English language from the best resources. Especially non-native speakers wonder which one is better and preferable. Since MSM (mainstream ...
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 ...
Why was an edit which adds new points rejected?
https://ell.stackexchange.com/review/suggested-edits/122575 (noun) a social butterfly /queen Two reviewers rejected it with the following reason: This edit was intended to address the author of the ...
Duplicate can be considered as an insult. I think we need to use a better title
I had asked a question on Oct that you can see here. After months, some one asked the same question whereas received better answers that you can also see it here. I flagged the question as a "...
2021 Community Moderator Election Results [closed]
Moderator election #5 on English Language Learners has come to a close, the votes have been tallied, and the new moderator is: They will be joining the existing crew shortly — please thank them for ...
Sorry for saying this, but is the "moderator election" really necessary?
I mean, I have no grudge against any moderators here, or mostly anywhere, but I chose the first pick only because I know him well (not so well in reality). So is choosing someone as No1, or No2, or ...
About mods' removing comments so that (it seems to me) nothing inconvenient for mods remains
I made a question. It's up to the readers if I saw an answer had come before the mod deleted the post itself. And the mod noticed the answer afterward and reopened it. I said as you can see at the ...
Why don't mods delete this comment?
I flagged this comment in Japanese because the comment is written in Japanese, but no moderators deleted so far. Isn't this against the answers to this question? Or is it because the writer is a mod ...
Why do I have to wait so long to get an answer?
When I ask a question here, why do I have to wait so long to get an answer? Even the number of users who have seen my questions is small. I am not new here; I had an account before but I lost the ...
"World-wide" English or "new v2.0 English"?
I just found out that there are 2 flavors of English, considering the moment of their "definition": the "normal" English, which everybody knows and uses and explained in the vast majority of (grammar)...
Informality, modern messaging, and editing
The "acceptable" modes of messaging and exchange of information are constantly evolving. A forum such as this one was unimaginable* just twenty years ago, yet today it can seem positively antiquated ...
Another "translation question": the ethics of helping professional freelance translators
I would like to echo the sentiment of Colleen in, I assume, her answer to another question. We don't want the site to become a free translation and/or writing service. I heartily concur and I as ...
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 ...
Why don't moderators follow their own rules they impose us?
I am curious about this question. According to Meta guidebook, and and according to the new CoC, Comments should be The comments there do not belong to the new CoC ( At least, the first commenter ...
Why should moderators delete my comments leaving others' comments?
I know we are not supposed to have extended discussions using comments. The linked question and its answer, If comments are not for extended discussion, why do seasoned users use them for this? are ...
Should we make special excuses for not attempting to search prior asking?
In comments to this question, a somewhat emotional, but still useful discussion has raised. In my understanding, the OP has not made an effort to search for existing questions. Another user suggested ...
Too much intervention by moderators creates subtle but a big problem
I am referring to this edit. The OP is almost entirely erasing the content, and changed the first title to a completely new question. (At least it seems to me.) I think the mod tried to salvage the ...
I demand resignation of a moderator who deleted my on-topic comments
I am tired of seeing my on-topic comments deleted when they are not (1) rude or offensive (2) not constructive (3) obsolete (4) too chatty (5) other... This is not the first time that I witnessed ...