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Is pedagogy off-topic?

In In what order to learn English? was raised the question whether questions about how to learn English where on topic or not. My take at it is that questions which are specific to learning English ...
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Should backticks be used or quotation marks while formatting?

I had a suggested edit on one of my posts, that suggested changing the back-tick formatting to simple quotes. I am unsure of what to do in this case. So I figured it would be wise to ask this here. ...
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Good names for tags

How should we choose good names for tags? Currently, I've got two principles in mind. Where practical, use similar tags to those on English Language & Usage, and other Language stack exchanges. ...
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Are questions asking for resources on-topic?

I just posted this question: Is there any website where I can speak online to volunteers to practice my English pronunciation? It's rather a trial question (I don't really need the answer). The ...
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Got my own post in a review task

Not sure if this is a bug related to beta sites or if it's more extensive, but when I was going through review tasks, I got one of my own posts as a first post edit. I'm pretty sure this isn't ...
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How do I determine whether a question fits on English Language & Usage or on English Language Learners?

It's been less than ten minutes since I've been on this page and already I have a dire need: A checklist on: how do I determine whether a question fits on English Language & Usage or on English ...
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How do we promote our site?

This is rapidly becoming a hot issue across the entire network: how to promote your site and how to reach out to the experts and peers in your industry. We can come up with budgets and promotions but ...
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Continue discussions raised at Area51?

There are some discussions at Area51 that may not be resolved yet. One of the most intriguing is Done! Now restore this site to ESL (“English as a Second Language”), but there may be more. I'm ...
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What should our logo and site design look like?

This one is pretty straightforward. Solicit contributions, throw out ideas, post preliminary (or finished) designs, and be supportive and respectful of other people’s ideas and creativity. We have ...
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Using terminology when asking or answering

This answer is correct, but it uses linguistic terminology. My concern is that some ELL users may not be familiar enough with English to understand the answer. What are the guidelines for using ...
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Who should the moderators be?

The issue of holding fair elections is largely technical. The long-term solution will likely come from [Stack Exchange management]. Still, bring up these issues in meta. There is a lot of room for ...
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How much editing is too much editing?

Many of our users will not have extensive written English skills. We can't give a lot of feedback about the edits we make in the description box, but those edits might make it difficult for the OP to ...
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What’s the “elevator pitch” for our site?

Imagine you’ve just gotten on an elevator with a friendly stranger. You have precisely one floor to describe your community to them. What would you say? The elevator pitch is a brief sentence that ...
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What should our FAQ contain?

Much of the FAQ will be somewhat boilerplate: “be nice,” “how to create an account,” “how to ask questions” — it’s all pretty static. Even the sections about “what kind of questions should I (not) ask ...
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British English or American English?

When answering questions should we use the American variant of a word or the British variant, or both?

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