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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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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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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 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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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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Suggestion: Continue question pushes?

Since we only have 23 tags that have over 200 questions (but 4 that are close to that) and about 3 close to bronze-tag-possible status (100 questions), perhaps we have a "Theme" of the week, to push ...
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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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Please leave some space on the active page for new posts instead of filling it with tag edits

The active home page has 48 slots to show posts in, according to my count. The last time I checked, 5 of those slots show new answers being posted and 2 show new questions being posted. Everything ...
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The “tools” tag and its subsidiaries

We have started discussing tools over here, and the discussion has grown to the point that I think it warrants a separate question. tools has many subsidiary tags: software, medium, writing-...
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Migration Path to Worldbuilding SE

Unfortunately, some aspiring writers seem to confuse doubts about writing with doubts about how to organize, create, or fix world building aspects of their story. I've come across some questions which ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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Are there some hidden rules I am not aware of that would explain the relatively high amount of downvotes on new posts lately?

Something I've recognized since I've started to be more active again is that it feels like some 80% or so of new posts get downvoted, often pretty fast after being posted. Most of the time I can't ...
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10 question per day, now what?

In an awesome effort from out amazingly effective contest we have passed 10 questions per day. See the great screenshot below! Now that we have passed this milestone, what do we do next? How do we ...
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Tags of the week! April 8-14, 2019: Punctuation & Naming — RESULTS

WEEK: April 8-14, 2019 TAGS: punctuation and naming Results Our second tag promo week kept the momentum going with 7 new questions from 6 users. And our winner is... Linksassin. Congrats. ...
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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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On topic: “How do I teach [whatever writing concept]?”

A lot of the information I have is mostly lesson-plan-ish. (Collegiate, so more informal than many public schools require.) When I was a new instructor, I was always googling for good ways to ...
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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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Contest: ask questions, earn badges, win prizes!

Let's ask more questions! More questions will allow more answers, and good, answered questions make our site even more awesome. More good questions can also help in our quest to graduate. Plus, ...
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Announcing our contest results!

Update 2019-04-03: All swag prizes have been mailed (via US Postal Service). Those in the US should get them in about a week; unfortunately the postal clerk couldn't give me an estimate on delivery ...
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Tags of the week! April 1-7, 2019: Poetry & Non-Fiction — RESULTS

WEEK: April 1-7, 2019 TAGS: poetry and non-fiction Results Our first tag promo week got us off to a great start. 7 new questions from 4 users. And our winner is... April. Congrats. April posted ...
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In what cases is it acceptable to add multiple answers to same question?

So I recently noticed that I can add more than one answers for same question! Does each answer act separately when it comes to vote count? Meaning, if both of my answer gets up votes, will I get rep ...
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Do we have a policy on signalling edits in text?

Other sites in the stack exchange network have established policies against signalling edits in text. Examples such as this meta from RPG.SE and this meta from Worldbuilding.SE. The summary of those ...
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Featured meta posts are not visible on main site!

I came to meta and found that this post is featured 7 hours ago but I still can't see that post on main site (Attached image). I am really interested in weekly tag questions, but I would have missed ...
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Back to the future… stackoverflow?

It was a neat surprise to get the back-to-the-future feeling, but why the "welcome to stackoverflow"?
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Why was my flag declined? [closed]

Recently on another meta question an answer contained the following line. Finally, combat is the typical focus of young male writers. Nothing against being young, male and a writer, there is just ...
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Are we being graduated?

Hmmm... Or are we just getting the site design update we were promised where we told the SE folks, sure, we'd love a site update but it's not enough: we want full graduation. Even if it's just the ...
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Are questions about the anatomy of existing works off topic?

Before joining Writing.SE, I was looking for a place to ask questions about novels I read and their literary aspects. I think this is, probably, out of the scope of Writing.SE, and if those types of ...
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Knowing if a question hit the HNQ

Instead of commenting on an answer to an unrelated question, I'm creating a new question. Q: How many entries out of all from the contest went into HNQ? A: Sadly the new event that shows ...
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Topicality of question on how to give feedback

Would a question on how to give good constructive feedback to other writers fit this Exchange? Would it be too broad? That would be my main concern, but I believe that we could give a list of ...
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Retracting flags on comments

I flagged a comment. Later, after some thought and after additional comments from the author of the original comment, I decided the flag was unnecessary. How do I retract that flag? To retract a flag ...
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Should we have an epilogue tag?

I would like to go ahead and create epilogue We have prologue and it seems reasonable to have a matched set. There does not appear to be a generic term that covers both. I discovered the problem ...
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Could I ask for feedback/suggestions to improve an essay I wrote?

Could I ask for feedback/suggestions to improve an essay I wrote? I have been recently asked to do a practice write of an argumentative class in class. I have finished and turned it in. However, this ...
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A tag for combat?

Do we want a tag for [combat] or [battle]? Some questions that could use the tag (in no particular order): What's Essential In A Combat Scene? How do I write an action scene? Switching perspective ...
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Promo Page - Meta Suggestion

Inspired by this post How would having the writing challenges on Meta work out? , I've been wondering if Meta can be used to promote people's works. One of my friends (writes a lot of tie-in novels ...

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