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A New Site For Elementary English Learners

I don't see the difference between ELU and ELL as the skill of the folks asking questions, but rather the interests of the experts answering the questions. ELU is for English enthusiasts who are ...
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Why was this Reopen review item invalidated?

A tale of complexity and unintended consequences The review task was added in response to this edit which you made. Which is a good thing, generally. That edits can result in the review of a ...
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Am I expected to delete my correct answer that was downvoted for not being the one selected?

You are not expected to delete your answer because one person down-voted it. You shouldn't let one down-vote upset you - people make mistakes, some people are wrong, and some people just enjoy down-...
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Extensive edits and bounty allocation by same user

I don't think those edits are appropriate, regardless of any bounty, though the fact that the editor and bounty awarder are the same is rather unseemly. The purpose of editing is to clarify the ...
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Should questions like this (like linguistics... see below) be asked and answered on ELL?

Since it is not always obvious how to move from a written English word to its pronunciation questions about how to pronounce a word, especially about less familiar words, seem to me eminently on topic ...
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How to salvage/improve questions: a guide by example

Original (at risk of downvotes and perhaps close votes as Unclear): i have a question about english grammar, which had confused me for a long time,pls!! help me!! in the following two ...
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How can we ask for other moderators to step in?

You don't have to do anything special to get the attention of the other moderators. We all get notified of new meta posts when we log in, and usually keep track of the discussions. Snailplane and I ...
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Can the OP see my edit that needs peer review?

Yep, OPs can always see and approve/reject edits made on their posts, even if they have one rep. They even get notifications that edits were suggested on their post. Furthermore, their decision on ...
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Is it fine to use emoji? o_O

First, I think it's important to get some agreed-upon terminology. When I see the word emojis (which is the word you use in the title of your question), I think of characters such as these: whereas I ...
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Seeking for clarification: was my question closed for reasons that comply with the rules accepted on this site?

It's not a very well-written question. I found it to be a little hard to follow. I think the most troublesome part of your question is this: the so-called problem of perception is not generated ...
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Why does not everyone accept an answer?

Community members who ask questions and then do not accept an answer are a very, very frequent topic of conversation (i.e. complaints) across all Stacks, going back a long time, with solutions ...
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Mods Binging on Reviews. Leave some for the rest of us?

Sure. Absolutely. Happy to oblige. There was a sizable backup in close reviews roughly just a week ago and I thought "Well since no one is doing it I better take it on." Good to know people are ...
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Questions with no answers but are answered in comments

If you see a question (a good question, which the example might not be) that has been fully answered in the comments, then it needs to be answered for real with an actual answer. This way the question ...
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Can I write a paragraph and ask for corrections?

I'm afraid that is specifically off-topic, under the rubric of proofreading. See the help center: Please don’t ask any questions about the following topics. They are out of scope for this site: ...
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Notifying a user that they're using the acceptance improperly

After I looked at the example question, I decided to write this out as an answer and not a comment, because the question was only asked yesterday and I think expecting an accepted answer in such a ...
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Why can't I edit this question?

There's nothing wrong. There was already a pending edit, and you couldn't suggest any other edits until that edit suggestion's fate was decided. You could hover over the grayed out 'edit' button to ...
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Hello, could you please reopen my question?

I am surprised that you have not learned how to improve the appearance of your questions by now. Each and every time you post a question, a user has to delete between 30% and 50% content, because it ...
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What does "question eligible for bounty in 2 days" mean?

Bounties on Stack Exchange are a way to attract more attention to a question (for whatever reason); you can think of them as advertisements paid for with your own reputation. The help center also ...
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What is the maximum number of questions I can ask every day?

Considering your reputation, there's effectively no limit to the number of questions you are allowed to ask per day. This information comes from the Complete Rate Limiting guide on Meta Stack Exchange....
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Was this chat ban justified?

Yes, it was justified. If I had been online and seen that flag raised, I would have done the same thing. How the comments got brought to a moderator's attention is irrelevant. Once a moderator is ...
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Mod-Edited comments?

As far as I'm aware, all edited comments have a little pencil at the end of them to show that they're edited. This should include comments which are edited by moderators. Do you have a link? I'll ...
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A New Site For Elementary English Learners

If those questions can be usefully answered anywhere on Stack Exchange at all, this is the site that should be answering them. We don't need another site that covers exactly the same conceptual ground ...
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How to get a question unlocked

I edited the answer after it had been flagged; I locked the answer after the edit was rolled back and it had been flagged again. Yes, your answer has garnered quite a few upvotes, as you said, but it ...
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Why did the "system" display two different usernames for the same question, depending on the way you accessed the question?

Here's what happened. We have a user that was creating a new account each time they had a language question about a particular source text that is offensive to some. One of the several questions this ...
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