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Feb
25
comment Describing a Traumatic Silence
Here is not the best place for a discussion on this but here goes anyway: the tech is called 'Q&A' and recommended to be 'one generic question expecting a clear objective answer (but allowing/encouraging different such 'answers'). But this tech can't enforce that so it also allows multiple local/narrow/personal subjective non-definitive answers, like Yahoo Answers (where anything goes). I'm leaning towards not trying to enforce.
Feb
25
comment Describing a Traumatic Silence
@standback OK re closing reasoning. ELU has the same policy but I thought writers.se might allow such things.
Feb
24
comment Describing a Traumatic Silence
Ronikos, 'gut-wrenching' is almost a dead metaphor for it, have you considered that?
Feb
24
comment Describing a Traumatic Silence
@Standback How is this off-topic for Writers? ELU isn't really into writing advice.
Nov
19
comment Term for stereotype stories
melodramatic? young-adult? manichean? lacking nuance? allegorical? stultifyingly simple-minded?
Aug
18
comment Can a foreign language novel have English character names?
'Crown' is not at all an English given name. What English person has a name like that?
Jul
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Jul
14
answered In a screenplay, how do you show people talking over each other?
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Feb
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Feb
15
comment Software to change American punctuation to British
I didn't know what your proficiency is. To get the job done, it may turn out that the easiest thing (instead of spending time looking/googling for and evaluating tools), is to do it yourself real quick with a set of -simple- regexes.
Feb
15
comment Software to change American punctuation to British
sed "s/,\"/\",/g"
Jan
8
comment What language style should I use for a tech blog?
Do you have any particular styles in mind to choose from?
Apr
4
comment Would it be weird if I write “a simple sample something”?
Proofreading/suggestions for readability are not the best fit here. Maybe writers.SE? Relevant to here, your sentence is perfectly grammatical, but yes, it sounds a little too alliterative for technical prose.
Dec
16
comment Where can I find information about how to cite a web address using MLA?
Oh. Did you try a web search already?
Dec
16
comment Where can I find information about how to cite a web address using MLA?
Are you asking for how to format a citation in the MLA style for a web address?
Apr
27
comment Does this feel like natural English?
You don't talk like while waiting for the bus, but the sentence length is totally appropriate for academic announcements of this type. Sounds -very- natural (in this context).
Apr
24
answered Potential confusion: referring to home planet as “Earth”
Apr
24
comment Potential confusion: referring to home planet as “Earth”
@Malvolio: What does 'tighten' mean? Beyond or more refined than just trimming...
Apr
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