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Community Promotion Ads - 2018 [duplicate]

It's almost February in 2018, which isn't supposed to be the proper time to cycle these, but for this year it'll be once again, so we'll be refreshing the Community Promotion Ads for this year now! ...
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Survey for the University of Barcelona on English Prepositions

Native speakers of English, please participate in my survey for the University of Barcelona. It will take max. 10 minutes of your time. https://goo.gl/forms/FwYByBcAHSKf11Ts1 Also, I believe that to ...
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How to exit ell.stackexchange.com profile and enter another?

Sorry for off topic, but I don't really see how to exit ell.stackexchange.com profile and enter another How can I exit ellstackexchangecom profile and enter another?
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Is "Why is 11 am + 1 hour == 12:00 pm?" an English learner's question?

I've been silently ruminating for several days now. Admittedly, I hesitated to say anything because the upvotes my answer accrued finally permitted me to reach that mythical 10k milestone. But, after ...
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Why is it not possible to remove an upvote without giving a downvote

If you have second thoughts about an upvote, why is it not possible to simply remove it? Removing it now results in a downvote. It seems the algorithm is being too clever. Why not just decrement by ...
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How can a question be considered to subjective when no opinion is expressed in a subject?

I had posted a question about what books could help an adult English language learner. By way of example, I listed a few texts that I have discussed with a few students of English, but I wanted to ...
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Trustworthy references for non-native speakers?

I'm addressing this question because reference to grammar should be trustworthy to non-native speakers like I am. Since we weren't born as native speakers we can't say which grammar rules are ...
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Winter Bash 2017: Hats are coming again soon!

It's almost time for Winter Bash 2017! For several years now, Stack Exchange has run a holiday event called Winter Bash! It's a fun little event where users collect "hats" that you can wear on your ...
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My comment edited by someone else

My comment here did not originally include the google search link. In fact, I intentionally did not do this style of link. However, it looks like I did to anyone reading, and I have no way to correct ...
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What do the posts with different backgound color mean?

Recently, I was browsing English Language Learners' posts. I found on some posts, the background color is a bit different, some are light yellow, most are white. I would like to know what is the ...
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How can I mark/save a question (of another user) to be notified upon new replies or edits?

Is there a possibility to mark/save questions (of other users) so I would be notified upon new replies or edits?
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Can I donate to this site

For the few days I’ve been using this sight I have learned quite a bit of material and have been opened to different perspectives. I am not a bot. I genuinely appreciate this community. With that ...
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Should I cite someone else's comment in my answer?

I see a lot of answers to questions in the comments of the questions. That's already been discussed in depth. I'm wondering about something in relation to that. Is there a general policy for taking ...
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Top Questions filters vs. All Questions filters

I understand the stack home page shows the Top Questions and the Questions link shows All Questions. This makes sense to me. What makes less sense are the filters under each view. Why are there ...
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Let's bring down the number of unanswered questions

There are currently almost three thousand unanswered questions (questions with no upvoted or accepted answers) on this site. If I recall correctly, some sites actively try to bring this number down to ...
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Moderator review for First Posts

There have been many posts on ELL, especially by 'first-time' users, asking questions without carrying out even the basic research about the same, with available resources like the dictionary and ...
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The "gig" question shoud be reopened

I think the following question is interesting and the meaning OP is looking for is not so intuitive as one might assume. Gig has a number of different definitions and the one about a temporary job is ...
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Is it okay for me to edit my old posts?

When I was a novice user on ELL, I asked lots of silly questions because I was—and maybe am still—an incompetent speaker of English. I'm happy that our contributors treated those posts ...
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Picture dictionaries with audio CDs

I am looking for picture dictionaries that enclose audio CDs (for my pre-school children). I checked the dictionaries listed below: "The usborne Picture Dictionary" (Usborne Pub): This dictionary has ...
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Appeal of Edit Rejection?

Question in question: What is meaning of "why else would she?" The edit by Lambie drastically changed the meaning and context of the sentence that anhdung had originally posted, and was ...
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Is there a possibility for members of the ELL site to propose exchanging email addresses?

Can a member of the ELL community propose/ ask another member to share their email address to further communicate the ideas about the English language with one another privately, not in the chat room, ...
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Should this question be closed?

I think Which should I choose "to distribute", 'distributed", or "distributing"? should be closed as it is asking for proofreading. I don't have commenting or flagging ...
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Will this question be put "on hold" as proofreading?

I am going to post this question here: What is the proper way to describe this sentence? King ordered Mary to work in Court, but she doesn't like it because she thinks by this way king will meet her ...
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What is the maximum number of questions I can ask every day?

I have asked three questions in the last 24 hours, and I feel embarrassed because I think I have made the Stack Exchange system busy. I would like to know whether there is any restriction on the ...
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Overzealous deletion of comments

In a recent question about the word elicit in a Forbes article, I supplied the meaning of the word (not its usual one) in a comment, and then remarked to the OP that consulting a single dictionary, ...
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Overzealous "Proofreading" closevotes?

Someone recently closevoted this question, as "Proofreading" (that same person or someone else also downvoted the question, which may or may not mean something): Error in sentence construction ...
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Should we wait for a few minutes before editing a post?

The problem with the editing system is that it allows a user to edit a post while another user is editing it, too. This happened here. P. E. Dant submitted his edit while I was editing the same post;...
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Some curious deletions

This evening, I had occasion to comment on a question that concerned in part a simple disagreement in number. The moderators, for unknown reasons, deleted several useful and instructive comments of ...
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If there is more than one right answer can I summarize the answers?

If there is more than one right answer to a question can I accept one and summarize the answers under the question description with an edit note? For example, a previous question I asked: What is the ...
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Found a question that needs a better answer? Why not offer a bounty?

So we currently only have one featured question, but we have more than a thousand positively scored questions with one or zero answers. If you have earned enough reputation to access all the ...
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Informative vs. Concise: What's the best way to title a question?

A user recently asked a question about a sentence found in the Harry Potter series. The original title of the question was: Meaning of "and yet" in the sentence "He'd just had the best ...
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Questions about understanding a passage about a specialty topic

EDIT: It looks like I was viewing this topicality question from an incorrect perspective. I'll leave the question in place for other site newcomers. If the question seems to make sense and is ...
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Need to confirm this question about the spelling of "Android" is on-topic here

I have the question below: Most of the time when I'm trying to write the word Android, I get the confusion about it's spelling, like will it be Andorid or Android. So most of the time I was written ...
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Lesser of evils on ELL: comment vs. LQ answer

There is endless Q&A here and on SE Meta on comments vs. answers. Some things are clearly comments (e.g., requests for clarification, critique of a post). We have guidance on what constitutes a ...
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What is mean of "specific point" that He/She said by comment

I have a question about my English Language Learners Stack Exchange post: What is all grammar wrong in the question(page)? A comment I can't understand He/She said "specific point",due I "still can't ...
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An emerging pattern of "research" close votes

Recently, and by recently, I mean during the past month or so, we've had an emerging pattern of voting to close questions because they lacked research. More precisely, questions used to be closed ...
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What about a "linguistics" tag to ask the point of view of the linguistics on an English rule?

I would like to ask for "linguistics" tag, because sometimes we need the linguistics point of view on English rules, the question is not for the Linguistics SE, because it's specifically about English ...
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What if I cannot choose the best answer? [duplicate]

What do I do if my question received a few very good answers and each of them is useful? I have had it this way a few times and some of my questions are still left without the best answer chosen. ...
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Comment Templates

Guidance is pretty important, and that's usually emphasized when we notice a new user's downvoted question without any comments. Comments are also ephemeral necessary evils — they're both ...
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Questions with no official answer... redux

I think most meta users must be familiar with the issue of questions being answered in comments. First of all, do people even consider it an issue? It's not a huge deal if people are getting the ...
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Is this site meant for only experts to comment or answer questions?

I seem to be stepping on another member's toes because I made a comment that she felt I should not have made. link to post I do not have to answer or comment and I did not come here to pick nits or ...
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Seeking for clarification: was my question closed for reasons that comply with the rules accepted on this site?

My question was put on hold, and then closed, as falling under the category, primarily oppinion based. The question was about the proper usage of articles in a statement, which is a topic welcomed ...
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undeleting OP-deleted duplicate

Shortly after “ … as if the dog were its mother” - why “were” and not “was”? was closed as a duplicate, the OP deleted the question. I've no idea whether you lose rep points for having your question ...
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Can we reopen this question now it's been edited? (It's been reopened)

I've had an edit of this question here: "Behind each other's back" <-- is 'other's back' correct here? The phrase "each other" causes problems for lots of students. I ...
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Can I write this? Can I say this? Can I speak like this? and e.t.c

I'm starting to notice questions of this kind more and more often. It seems to me that what most people want is to ask us to allow them to do whatever they want to do but not exactly answer their ...
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What off-site resources can I provide when I think it acceptable to give one?

I'm a bit confused. I used to think that it's good to provide additional information from other sites whenever an answer is submitted but later I realized it's wrong, but not totally. Now another ...
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I think it's worth reopening this question

This quesion here was recently closed as a duplicate: double linking verb "be" It was closed as a duplicate of this question here: Present Simple vs Present Progressive The second ...
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Is it fine to use emoji? o_O

As far as I know, ELL (or maybe every site on Stack Exchange) does not allow "chattiness" in comments. But I'm not sure whether the "chattiness" also includes the use of emoji. Actually, I use emojis ...
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Is moderator Maulik V ok?

I haven't seen moderator Maulik V around for some time. Is he ok? Does SE try to look after their moderators if they go missing? Note: I don't care how active he's "meant to be". I just care if he's ...
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Questions about pronunciation which are NOT entirely answerable with a dictionary

Earlier today, I saw a question about phonetics: When do I REALLY need to pronounce an s as a z? Yeah, I know the rule that after a voiced consonant, the plural or 3rd person S should be realized as ...

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