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Rules about proofreading essays (IELTS etc.)

Yes and no. You cannot paste a paragraph you have written, and ask the community to identify the mistakes. That is called "proofreading", and it is expressly off-topic. So, you could not ask ...
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Let's rewrite the "Proofreading" close reason

Here's a tweak of Nathan's text that tries to concisely define proofreading as part of the close reason. Questions asking for someone to find and correct errors or improve the phrasing of a block ...
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Overzealous "Proofreading" closevotes?

There's no actual question from the asker in your provided example. The asker is literally dumping a block a text, saying there's an error, and telling ELL to find it and explain why. I ...
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Rules about proofreading essays (IELTS etc.)

The help center topic "What topics can I ask about here?" explains that Proofreading (for example, "Are there any mistakes?" or "Is this correct?"), unless a source of concern is clearly specified ...
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Why is meaning mentioned as both allowed and not allowed?

The two aren't contradictory. The problem here is a more wordy reading can't fit there, because as far as I'm concerned, there's a limited area in the "help center" that moderators can ...
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Alternative websites for proofreading

As said by @Dan Brown, proofreading "is a lot of work, not particularly rewarding, and only ever helps one single person." This means you will get poor support, because native speakers won't have much ...
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Let's rewrite the "Proofreading" close reason

This was the final close reason that we got to fit within the character limits: Questions asking for someone to find and correct errors or improve the phrasing are considered requests for ...
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Rules about proofreading essays (IELTS etc.)

proofreading from stackexchange -help - on-topic "Please don’t ask any questions about the following topics. They are out of scope for this site: Proofreading (for example, "Are there any ...
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