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5:27 AM
Better! I would say 'at graduate level', not 'on', and if we could lose the 'Here are some additional tips:' that would be good. It seems superfluous to me. Then: 'try searching the site' — David Roberts 4 hours ago
> The "welcome modal" for new askers (seen with the default text in screenshot 1), everything between the title and "Before you post..." (this is only custom on 4 sites at the moment, such as EL&U.
They have: "If this is the best place for your question, please follow these tips:"
On Code Review this is omitted completely:
Looking at the discussion on Physics Meta, they probably did not get some consensus on the new version and they use the default modal window.
The discussion on Role-playing Games Meta shows this screenshot:
And in the question on MathOverflow Meta, I have included a screenshot from Mathematics:
One things which complicates the discussion is that we're in different timezones. The people who joined this discussion so far are David Roberts in Adelaide, Australia, Catija in Austin, Texas and me in Bratislava, Slovakia. (If the information in the user profiles is correct.)
I am not sure which part of the world is Todd Trimble in. Looking at his daily activity on MO, it might be consistent with daytime in the USA. (I should make a similar query for comments, too.)
Better! I would say 'at graduate level', not 'on', and if we could lose the 'Here are some additional tips:' that would be good. It seems superfluous to me. Then: 'try searching the site' — David Roberts 5 hours ago
@DavidRoberts I have changed it to: "Is about mathematics at a graduate or higher level."
If there is some native English speaker around, should it be "at a graduate or higher level", "at the graduate or higher level" or "at graduate or higher level"?
If I tried online grammar check on Grammarly, I got "Wrong or missing prepositions" for on. It evaluated both "at a" and "a the" as correct - but without an article I got "Determiner use (a/an/the/this, etc.)".
 
6:22 AM
Interestingly, when I tried it in Grammarly, I got some warning also about the default part: i.stack.imgur.com/WPswC.png (Passive voice misuse). But I do not see the details. (It is listed among "additional issues in this text available only for Premium users".)
I have also omitted the line about additional tips as you suggested.
I have also changed "improve chances" to "improve the chances" - but again, it would be nice if some native English speaker could have a look.
 
6:52 AM
Yes, I'm in Adelaide :-) I think "at graduate or higher" is good. Indefinite "a" seems a bit off (read it as "about X at a Y level"). Definite "the" is better, but unnecessary. A shorter phrase is better anyway as it is still unambiguous.
Imagine it was "at undergraduate level", which makes sense.
BTW Todd lives in Connecticut, I think.
 
7:08 AM
I have removed the article. (Clearly, I cannot always trust various grammar checkers.)
Do you think "about undergraduate level" would be better than "at graduate or higher level"?
Sorry, I meant to write "above undergraduate level".
 
 
7 hours later…
2:44 PM
No, I think 'graduate level' is ok. You don't want the word "undergraduate" appearing, since people might see that and skip the rest! I was just giving a similar sentence with a similar context that makes sense in that form.
 

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