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Who are the experts? Not us. We've grown a philosophical bezoar - let's work this through!

Buckle up, this is gonna be a journey. We're pretty early into the site's existence. Things are rolling along nicely. We're hanging around a whopping 45 questions a day, and we've got the rocky ...
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Our site can be cold, unforgiving, and unapproachable. We're driving people away. What should we do about it?

This is shaping up to be a bit more of a rant than I meant it, but this is a serious problem, and I'm growing increasingly frustrated. I feel this is something we need to explore. A good community is ...
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2023 Moderator Election Q&A – Question Collection

The purpose of this thread was to collect questions for the questionnaire. The questionnaire is now live, and you may find it here. Literature Stack Exchange is scheduled for an election next week, ...
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Policy on questions based on homework or tests

Recently, a member of our community asked the question In what way is the poem 'Tissue' by Imtiaz Dharker related to power / conflict?. This question was based on a question from what I think ...
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Should we embrace non-Googlers?

Common Stack Network policy is to embrace non-Googlers. The Stack Exchange wants to be a place Google sends folks, not a place that sends folks to Google. Unfortunately, many sites and some of our ...
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What are some good (legal) resources for finding the text of books?

Many good answers on this site are going to require quoting passages of the text of a novel, poem, play, or other piece of literature. Thus, knowing where to find such passages is going to be very ...
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How will we avoid literature snobbery?

Literary analysis, and literature in general, is prone to a lot of cliquish cross-subject sniping and condescension. Bardolatry and the Authorship Question, the validity/dignity of [romance novels/YA ...
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Is the accepted answer feature good for this site?

One of the strange things about literature is that one question can have equally valid answers. See, for example, the question What is Jack's crown?. The thing about accepting an answer is it can ...
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How can an accepted answer be chosen from two equally accurate literary analysis answers?

If both answers are in-depth and provide evidence for their analysis and I see the perspective of both answers, how do I know which I should mark as accepted? On other sites, like Stack Overflow, the ...
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How should the accepted-answer feature be changed?

In March 2017, not very long after Literature Stack Exchange had launched, Hamlet asked, Is the accepted answer feature good for this site? In his question, he wrote, The thing about accepting an ...
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Should we rethink our policy on story identification questions / identification requests?

Almost a year ago, verbose asked How do we ensure that questions on this site attract scholars and enthusiasts? In my second answer to that question, I wrote that identification-request questions are ...
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What do we think about basic [meaning] questions?

As meaning has recently become our most-used tag, it seems like a good time to discuss this. Please note that I'm not advocating any course of action, just raising the topic for discussion. Many ...
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Where can I find glossaries of literary, poetic and rhetorical terms?

Many questions on Literature Stack Exchange ask about literary devices. Where can question askers (or answerers) find resources about literary, poetic and rhetorical terms?
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Do we want video embedding to be enabled on Literature?

Some Stack Exchange sites have video embedding turned on, which means that a Youtube link can be simply pasted into a post as plaintext and it will automatically render as an inline box within which ...
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