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Song Lyrics - On topic?

I had found a meta discussion from 2010, but I imagine policy may have changed since then? I have a couple of questions I would like to ask regarding meter, repetition, general structure, etc. Is (...
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Can I request a moderator remove comments from my question?

On my most recent question a user in the comments has repeatedly been harassing and trolling me, and though I stopped replying, deleted my own comments back to him, and flagged the comments he posted ...
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How to handle harassment?

Whenever my questions on Writing SE get even slightly political (usually in reference to LGBT topics or misogyny in writing), there's a user that downvotes the questions and leaves degrading comments ...
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Writing challenge: Deep in the rabbit hole - 10 July 2019 - 28 July 2019

Welcome to another Writing Challenge! In line with previous one, which featured some really interesting answers, this includes a topic, a prompt, and also a challenge. Topic The topic of this ...
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Ending the tag challenge

I think the time has come to give up on the tag challenge efforts. The last two challenges (June 10-23 and June 24-July 7) have collectively garnered only two entries and very little tagging effort. ...
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On the tags [viewpoint] and [grammatical-person]

I just noticed that we have a tag viewpoint, currently on 104 questions, with a tag wiki reading: Questions about grammatical persons (first person, third person, etc.) and how to use them. and ...
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Should the “grammar” tag be removed or edited?

There have been discussions in the past about whether questions about grammar belong here: grammar tag poorly geared for on-topic questions Should we allow grammar questions on here? These are just ...
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What should the “word-choice” tag include and how should we differentiate it from “voice”?

I have proposed an edit of the tag word-choice, since it currently only says this in its excerpt: Questions about word choice where the focus is on etymology or grammar may be more on-topic at ...
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Announcing a Pro Tempore Moderator election

Summary: Writing Stack Exchange will begin the nomination stage for a special election on July 29 to bring in one more moderator. For full details of the process, see the announcement on Meta Stack ...
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Do we need three tags about voices?

We currently have three tags about voices: voice, passive-voice, and voice-choice. Here are the definitions: voice: "This tag should be used for questions about the usage of a literary voice in your ...
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Tag Challenge! June 24 to July 7: Self-Publishing, Planning, Constructed-Language - RESULTS

Welcome to stage 2 of our tag challenge! Stage 1 was very successful so we decided to keep going, with a few slight changes. The tags: self-publishing started at 257 questions planning started at ...
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Sandbox: switching the incidentals

My actual question is: is it acceptable as a valid question to copy an existing question and switch the incidental, or would it lead to a duplicate flag? Inspired by linkassassin's skepticism toward ...
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Are questions about organizing video scripts and post-production on-topic?

From What topics can I ask about here? and Are questions about screenplay on-topic?, it seems that the answer is yes. We have questions about screenwriting. However, organizing video scripts and post-...
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Writing challenge: To Leave a Mark - 18 June 2019 - 7 July 2019

Welcome to another Writing Challenge! In line with previous one, which featured some really interesting answers, this includes a topic, a prompt, and also a challenge. I've added a fourth prompt, ...
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Should we have an appendix tag?

I went to add appendix to this post: Should I include an appendix for inessential, yet related worldbuilding to my story? But that tag doesn't exist. If there's something else that means the same ...
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how to award multiple bounties in the same question?

I just realized I don't get the sentence that says "you can start up to 3 simultaneous bounties". I have picked one answer that gave me the best insight to my question and then agreed with aCVn to ...
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Would this question be acceptable for Writing, or is it better suited on e.g. Worldbuilding?

I have been informed that using the Writing Meta site as a Sandbox is allowed. If not, let me know and I'll make some structural changes. Here's the question: When writing a fictional world, is it ...
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Should we have a death tag?

Death seems to be a pretty common topic on this site. Some example topics: Characters dealing with death: Character motivations facing death? Writing character deaths: What makes a good death ...
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For consistency make [sede] a synonym of [data-explorer]

Across the network the per-site Meta site have tags and questions about the Stack Exchange Data Explorer. We have setup a tag filter to get a feed into some chatrooms when new questions about the ...
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Disappointing moderator response to flag

Here is the situation. A user posted two near identical questions within a few hours of each other. I came across the second one first and voted to close as off-topic as it was. I then later found ...
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Tag Challenge! June 10 to June 23: Formatting, Poetry, Ending - RESULTS

Welcome to stage 2 of our tag challenge! Stage 1 was very successful so we decided to keep going, with a few slight changes. The tags: formatting started the challenge at 308 poetry started at 151 ...
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Is this question fit for Writing SE or EL&U?

Here's is a simplification of the question, below it is why I an unsure where it should go: Is this a metaphorical or figurative sentence: "His heart was filled with anguish, anger and sorrow". ...
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Doesn't this question belong on “English Language & Usage”?

Is 'temping' a culture-specific term? This question is regarding whether temping is culture-specific term. Isn't this a single-word question belonging on English Language & Usage? I am ...
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New tag: “New Weird” or “Weird Fiction”?

When writing this question: What is the most important characteristic of New Weird as a genre? I realized we miss the tag for Weird Fiction. While it would be a really specific tag, as it is a ...
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Tag Challenge! May 27 to June 9: Character Development, Narrative, Mythology - RESULTS

Welcome to stage 2 of our tag challenge! Stage 1 was very successful so we decided to keep going, with a few slight changes. The tags: character-development started the challenge at 462 narrative ...
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Writing challenge: Competition & Rivalry - 27 May 2019 - 17 June 2019

Welcome to another Writing Challenge! In line with previous one, which featured some really interesting answers, this includes a topic, a prompt, and also a challenge! Topic Write about a ...
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How about a RELATIONSHIPS tag?

I have to laugh that there is a "monsters" tag with 3 questions, but no relationships tag. While there is a "romance" tag, I don't think it's quite the same thing. A search for "relationships" ...
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Do we really need a monsters tag?

Any objections if we just get rid of monsters? A new question today used it and I see it now has a whopping 3 questions, one closed. Two use horror and one uses fantasy It seems redundant to me and ...
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Question extensions. Should I ask each extension as new question?

Case 1 I have further queries on "Publishing Poetry" and "Where to publish poems?" questions that already exist. I don't know what is the ideal approach to an extended question. Is it okay if I ask ...
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Multiple tags for structure

I was writing a question (now aborted because I found a duplicate) and noticed that we have two tags for the same thing. structure - "How to put together elements of a story or sentence." sentence-...
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Tags of the Week Promo—Stage 1—COMPLETE!

We started with a terrific tag-boosting contest that ran Feb 21-Mar 23, 2019. This was an official SE contest with real prizes and everything. Entrants got a point for every question they asked (...
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I don't understand tag synonyms

Okay, I don't get this at all. When I've seen synonyms elsewhere (even elsewhere here), they just point to the main tag. You can still choose to add the synonym to a question but it will show up as ...
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Tags of the week! May 13-May 19, 2019: Tools & Language — RESULTS

WEEK: May 13-19, 2019 TAGS: tools and language At the start of this week tools had 182 questions and language had 128. Let see how high we can get them by week's end. At the end of the week, tools ...
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Do we need a mythology/folklore tag?

I'm looking at this new question What are the components of a legend (in the sense of a tale, not a figure legend)? and went to add a mythology tag, but we don't have one! We also don't have ...
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Writing challenge: One of a kind - 6 May 2019 - 26 May 2019

Welcome to the resurrected another Writing Challenge! In line with previous one, quite far back in 2017, this includes a topic, a prompt, and also a challenge! Topic Write about something ...
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Tags of the week! May 6-May 12, 2019: Science Fiction & Resources — RESULTS

WEEK: May 6-12, 2019 TAGS: science-fiction and resources At the start of this week science-fiction had 165 questions and resources had 158. Let see how high we can get them by week's end. At the end ...
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Contests vs. Writing Competitions

Someone just posted a new question Should a short story be submitted to a publisher in order to know if they would be interested in a book based on it? where they used the tag writing-competitions I ...
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How is this question very unlikely to help anyone else?

I have a unique character that I'm having a problem writing. He's a virus! This question was put on-hold due to apparently being off-topic, probably because someone though the OP was asking "...
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Why isn't our tag challenge working?

Following our very successful tag competition we decided to continue question pushes to get us toward the generalist badge. So far we have had 5 editions of the weekly tag challenge: Tags of the week!...
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Can kindle be a synonym of amazon?

We have two overlapping tags: kindle (33 questions) This tag should be used for questions related to publishing on Amazon's Kindle, a tool to read E-Books. This tag should be used for ...
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The book tag and how to use it

UPDATE: I have changed the wiki guidance as per option #2. So this week's tag promo (and therefore my retagging focus) includes book Tags of the week! April 29-May 5, 2019: Research & Book I've ...
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Tags of the week! April 29-May 5, 2019: Research & Book — RESULTS

WEEK: April 29-May 5, 2019 TAGS: research and book At the start of this week research had 119 questions and book had 152. Let see how high we can get them by week's end. At the end of the week, ...
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Do we have tags for author services?

Looking at this question: What is the name of the service or job title for typing handwritten manuscripts? The only tag on there is typing. I looked but could not come up with another one that was ...
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Tags of the week! April 22-28, 2019: Essay & Marketing — RESULTS

WEEK: April 22-28, 2019 TAGS: essay and marketing Results And our winner is... it's a tie. Congrats. Cyndi and April each posted 1 question about marketing. It was a slow week with only two promo-...
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Multiple tags for plot

While searching through questions for possible missing tags I noticed that we have five very similar tags. plot: Plot typically refers to the events and their ordering in a work of narrative fiction. ...
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Newsletter has broken HTML anchor tag

I have subscribed to this site's newsletter. I received the email but it has broken anchor tag at the end. The screenshot is of mobile screen but it is there in web also.
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Tags of the week! April 15-21, 2019: Planning & Translation — RESULTS

WEEK: April 15-21, 2019 TAGS: planning and translation At the start of this week planning had 168 questions and translation had 137. Let see how high we can get them by weeks end. At the end of the ...
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Where do I ask questions about acting?

I have a podcast/audiobook question, but it's about voice-acting choices, so I know it doesn't go here. Is there an acting-type Stack? The question is basically, when reading an audiobook, ...
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Are questions about MLA formatting on-topic?

I have a question about in-text citations for my MLA paper, but before I ask it on Writing SE, I feel like it isn't exactly on topic. Would it be more suitable on English SE?
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Add a writing competition to our tag challenges?

In the initial tag challenge suggestion there was a comment suggestion we alternate between tag challenges and writing challenges. @Cyn has taken up the task and started creating our weekly tag ...

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