The absolute number one close reason we have right now on Writers is that the question is an English grammar question which belongs on English.SE. I know we won't have migration paths until we are a full site, but can we now, in the beta layout, get something (whether in the title box or the How to Format box) that discourages grammar questions? Or do we have to wait for that until we've graduated?
Well the faq already contains this advice:
and [your question] is not about …
- The strictly interpreted correctness of English grammar or syntax rules
… it is welcome here!
But, I can certainly improve the how to ask. Here's what I just changed it to:
How to Ask
Is your question about writing, copywriting, publishing or editing?
If your question is about the strictly interpreted correctness of English grammar or syntax rules, please ask on English, not here.
We prefer questions that can be answered, not just discussed.
Provide details. Share your research.
If your question is about this website, ask it on meta instead.read the faq »