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    What is the General Language Discussions forum for?

    When I'm going through the posts in the General Language Discussions forum, I often wonder if the threads there are in the right place. Most of them look like the Ask a Teacher forum would be the perfect place for them. I've been looking at the first page of that forum now and I'm not sure any of these threads couldn't live a happy life someplace else.

    What is it actually that that forum is for?
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    Re: What is the General Language Discussions forum for?

    Threads are often in the wrong place- I spend much of my time moving things. That's the nature of the beast, I'm afraid.

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    Re: What is the General Language Discussions forum for?

    I agree. Would it make sense to combine the two forums and simplify everything by merging the general area into the Ask a Teacher forum?
    I'm not a teacher, so please consider any advice I give in that context.

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    Re: What is the General Language Discussions forum for?

    Why not?

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    Re: What is the General Language Discussions forum for?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    Why not?
    Well, I missed this thread on the first page, which is strange because I'd posted in it. Does it fit anywhere else? I think there must be more such threads in that forum, only they're a minority. Also, this one for example doesn't look like either a general language discussion or a question to a teacher -- more like a general members discussion... There are probably some like this one too.

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    Re: What is the General Language Discussions forum for?

    Those are examples of the original idea- it was supposed to be an area for longer discussions about language topics, but you have a point about whether it works or not.

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