After the minor overhaul of the flag dialog, I noticed this grammar:

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"is... spam" and "is... inappropriate" makes sense to me, but "is... should be closed" feels awkward.

Update: Now it's "as", but the awkward grammar remains.

  • Other than that, I like the UI change! Apr 22, 2015 at 13:11
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    A that before this would also be a good idea.
    – Wrzlprmft
    Apr 22, 2015 at 13:16
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    Obviously it should be "as..." Apr 22, 2015 at 13:16
  • Oh, but wait...Even "I'm flagging to report this question is spam/inappropriate/a dupe/in need of..." is incorrect grammar. As @Shadow said, it should be as and it's a typo.
    – M.A.R.
    Apr 22, 2015 at 13:27
  • The post on meta.SO where this was hashed out (not thoroughly enough, it seems).
    – user259867
    Apr 22, 2015 at 13:28
  • Maybe they could say "needing closure" so it fits with "as"?
    – Troyen
    Apr 22, 2015 at 23:30
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    Or “as... it should be closed.” That seems less awkward than it is now, at least. Apr 23, 2015 at 0:02
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    "something something" covers both bases
    – random
    Apr 23, 2015 at 4:22
  • I can't see why it's awkward, sorry. The only bug was "is" instead of "as". Apr 23, 2015 at 6:53
  • This is not status-completed. @Shog please get agreement before saying that you satisfied a request! In this case, it is not yet fixed. Apr 29, 2015 at 15:16
  • @Lightness, please find something useful to do. Shadow had the only non-awful suggestion for improving this here, so I implemented it - if you don't like it, then come up with a better option.
    – Shog9
    Apr 29, 2015 at 15:40

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As Shadow Wizard suggested, we've replaced "is" with as.

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    Changing it to "as" did not fix the awkward grammar. How does this answer the question?
    – Andrew
    Apr 23, 2015 at 3:39
  • I concur - I like "as" for the other options, but "as should be closed" is still awkward and wrong. Perhaps go with what Troyen suggested? ("as needing closure") Apr 23, 2015 at 3:48
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    Closure? Are we talking about a missing person or someone on MH370 now?
    – random
    Apr 23, 2015 at 4:06
  • "to be" fits the show because we all know should is the angry relative we all have at the dinner table
    – random
    Apr 23, 2015 at 4:07
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    @Shog looks like it should be status-declined, OP here want to change the whole wording. Apr 23, 2015 at 6:53
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    Perhaps we just need to change "should be closed" to "it should be closed" now. Apr 23, 2015 at 9:21
  • @RobertLongson: Heh, nice save. Apr 29, 2015 at 15:15

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