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Proposal to merge ELL and ELU

This has been a perennial topic of discussion since the first day of the proposal, and the split has always proven sufficiently valuable to justify. WendiKidd ♦ has a good explanation of many of ...
Nathan Tuggy's user avatar
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What is the difference between the "English Language & Usage" and "English Language Learners"?

For some time now, I’ve thought this was less about the particular question being asked than it is about the kind of answer being sought. If you are learning English, and you’re struggling with some ...
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What are our thoughts on how ELU is doing at migrating to ELL?

I've always seen this as a two-pronged problem. The first problem is the quality of the question; the second problem is the question being asked in the wrong place. When a new user (rep of 1) asks ...
J.R.'s user avatar
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What are our thoughts on how ELU is doing at migrating to ELL?

I wonder if the angle I'm looking at this from is wrong. The "golden rule" of migration is definitely "Don't migrate crap"... but I think that what we really need to understand is: What factors ...
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Should we close a question that is a duplicate on ELU?

Is the question off-topic on ELL? Vote to close it. Is the question a duplicate of an older question on ELL? Vote to close it as a duplicate because the answer can be found on ELL. Is the original ...
Mari-Lou A's user avatar
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EL&U.SE vs ELL.SE

Yes there are things which would be on-topic on the ELU.SE site and not on-topic on the ELL.SE site. ELL is aimed at those who are learning English. Questions need not be from people who are actually ...
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Display "link back" links on ELU questions someone has mentioned in an ELL question

I have an idea how this could work. Currently there are two sidebars that show related questions: "Linked" and "Related". If there was a third, it could contain links to questions on another site (or ...
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What is the difference between 'English Language & Usage' and 'English Language Learners'?

This question, originally posted on the main site, really belongs on Meta and has now been migrated. This question asks whether to post a question on ELL or EL&U and is a near-duplicate of this ...
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As a native speaker, can I ask a parsing/meaning question?

I would say that questions on ELL should, in general, be of a sort that a person learning English might well ask, or a question such as might be of benefit to a person learning English. There is no ...
David Siegel's user avatar
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Cross posting between ELL and EL&U

Cross-posting is generally frowned upon, though some new users obviously don't know it and ask a question in two places, hoping to get an answer quicker. But I fail to see any benefit in re-posting a ...
Glorfindel's user avatar
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Why split ELL and ELU?

The difference between the sites is the target audience: English Language Learners is for people learning English. As such, I would not expect questions about Old English on ELL, or questions asking a ...
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What are our thoughts on how ELU is doing at migrating to ELL?

Here are links to various queries from the comments - I've made this a community wiki so we can share them more easily. If you come across or write a query that helps give some insight into migrated ...
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As a native speaker, can I ask a parsing/meaning question?

Anybody can ask questions here. I have asked a couple myself. But a passage of text that a native speaker cannot interpret is probably not of use to anybody learning English. I don't know if your ...
gotube's user avatar
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Should we expand the “It’s in the dictionary” close reason to include etymological questions?

Proposed rewording inspired by Paul Tanenbaum's comment and a post on EL&U: Questions that can easily be answered by a reputable online dictionary are off-topic. See Policy for questions that are ...
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Should we expand the “It’s in the dictionary” close reason to include etymological questions?

I agree that etymology questions, like the one you cited, should be off-topic as answerable with a dictionary search. That said, I'm one of the users who think that no questions of the format "...
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