Unanswered Questions

45 questions with no upvoted or accepted answers
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Picking up my diamond once again

In October 2019, I stepped down as a moderator on this site. At the time, the environment in the network and especially in moderator spaces was extremely toxic; I stepped down because I no longer felt ...
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Announcing a “Graduation” election for 2023

Literature Stack Exchange will begin the nomination stage for an election on March 28, as your “graduation” election! The timeline: On March 21, we'll post a question collection post on Meta, so that ...
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Do we want a migration path from ELU?

Update Sep 2022: this is an old post, but the situation has changed since I originally asked this. Please reread and consider answering! A lot of questions are posted and closed on English Language &...
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Lit.1 and Lit.2 - a comparison

The earlier incarnation of Literature SE - "Lit.1", as I call it - came to an untimely end after 269 days of existence. As the current Literature SE is 269 days old today, I thought it was a good time ...
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Keeping tags clean from the start

I want to provide some basic reminders regarding tags. As many of you will know from the other SE sites you participate in, tags are not on the top of the pile functionality wise in the SE sites. ...
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2023 Community Moderator Election

The 2023 Community Moderator Election is now underway! Community moderator elections have three phases: Nomination phase Primary phase Election phase Most elections take between two and three weeks, ...
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How does one write a good question about influences?

One of the fun parts of analyzing creative works (at least, for me) is to trace the influences prior works and especially ideas have on later creators and creations. How does one write a good ...
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Which language tag should we use for troubadour poetry?

On Literature.SE we have language tags for non-English literarture. However, I'm not sure about the language tag we should use for troubadour literature. According to Wikipedia, troubadour poetry is ...
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2022: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the preceding calendar year. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange ...
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"Scholarly entry-point" questions should be on-topic, and not considered recommendations

LitSE considers recommendation questions off topic. This seems pretty sensible to me; I imagine they generate a lot of vague discussion that doesn't suit a question-answer site. I propose that ...
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What's our elevator pitch?

Throughout SE history (e.g. The Real Essential Questions of Every Beta), there's been a lot of talk about providing an "elevator pitch" for a site. What is the site about, what's its goal, ...
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Can questions about a movie/TV show/video be on-topic? If so, which ones?

We had a recent question about a series of YouTube videos. The question boiled down to "this line seemed to reference something that was said in a previous video, what is it referring to?" ...
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Top (New) Users in Yearly Leagues

Every year, the users of Literature Stack Exchange can be ranked by their reputation earned in that year, and the yearly leagues are recorded at stackexchange.com/leagues, including each user's rise ...
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Do we want the site statistics on the home page back?

Until the day we graduated (16 December) we had a small table with site statistics on the home page. This has always been a feature specific to beta sites, so it was removed after we graduated. In my ...
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The 2020 Nobel Prize in Literature: Louise Glück

This is not exactly a meta question, but an announcement that may be of interest to our community. Earlier today, the 2020 Nobel Prize in Literature was awarded to Louise Glück for the following ...

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