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Chinese Language temporary logo

Following on from one of Catja's comments here: Congratulations, you're no longer in Beta! It's the same story as the other design elements... that said, if you have a unicode symbol, we could ...
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Congratulations, you're no longer in Beta!

This site started private beta before July 2012, so it is no longer "beta", it is a full site by our definition. We've removed the word "beta" from your site banner because we believe that you aren't ...
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Should the tag “charcter” be removed?

I failed to see any point of the tag charcter. Should it be removed, or at least be combined with the tag characters?
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Why does user6065 have to give up writing a reply to certain superuser knowing that it will be deleted?

Users would like to complain about the actions by certain superuser left unnamed out of respect, for deleting almost any comment by user @6065, see e.g. Why is it 出差去 and not 去出差?, in this case all ...
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Help for finding relevant answers in this reference request question

Learning Chinese using traditional characters is great because traditional characters respect the rules in the Six Writings (六書). It might be a little bit late, but it would be more helpful if ...
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Use of code tag backticks / grave accents `` to mark up sinographs

I have seen a lot of people use backticks / grave accents (``) around sinographs, resulting in the browser rendering it as code. They are already monospaced, so why? If my intuition is anything to go ...
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Sorry, I didn't mean to spam you

I have a question about my Chinese Language Stack Exchange post: Is there any tool to help learn Chinese with Youtube Chinese songs and Netflix movies? Hi, My name is Diep, I'm here to contribute to ...
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Meta User link in main site user profile

I am from Math.SE! This is my first day on Chin.SE. I am shocked that there is no "Meta User" link (on the right hand side, next to "Network Profile") in the user profile on the main site. Compare ...
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Image-only questions should be closed as off-topic

The Stack Exchange community strive for Q&A with perennial value. As such, a question that offers no searcheable textual characteristics is not worth it for Chinese Language. Questions only ...
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Chinese Romanizations

There are several romanizations of Chinese. But all of them are just that, romanization of Chinese. They do not represent Chinese language. What they do represent is the pronunciation for a variety of ...
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2018: a year in moderation

It's New Year's Day in Stack Exchange land... A distinguishing characteristic of these sites is how they are moderated: We designed the Stack Exchange network engine to be mostly self-regulating, ...
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Should we be more serious on our standard in admitting questions?

Recently I have notice that the site is having more and more asking for translation questions as well as some other off topic ones. This makes me feel bad for contributing to the site as the quality ...
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Where does rep 1 users come from?

Shouldn't everyone get at least 100 rep when registration to this community? Too many down vote leads to lowest rep? But why there are so many of such users? Should we be alarmed by this phenomenon?
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Is asking for correction on questions written in Chinese on the comment considered too much?

I have checked several questions regarding whether it is fine to ask questions in Chinese, for example on the following: Your input: Do we allow questions and answers written completely in Chinese? ...
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How can I use Chinese.SE to practice constructing sentences?

I've been putting much effort into studying Chinese recently, and its been improving rapidly. However, while I am nowadays far more capable of reading Chinese and writing hanzi, I struggle to ...
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relaxing the rule of “asking for translations are off-topic”

referring to the blog post : Stack Overflow Isn’t Very Welcoming. It’s Time for That to Change. i would like to ask, is it possible to relax the rule of asking questions about the meaning of seal / ...
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Is there a French version of this Chinese Language community?

Chinese Language is in English, but is there a French version of this community ?
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Character identification page?

Similar question here: Can FAQ include instructions on character identification? It seems most of our character identification questions are either: 福[福] (right way up or upside down) or 寿[壽] ...
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Without breaching on topic guidelines is it possible to receive assistance here with how to achieve translation?

I was given a pair of gold cufflinks by my grandfather who was in Shanghai 100 years ago. Each shows a Chinese (I believe) character and I would like to know what these mean. However I have searched ...
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Language game question ideas?

Recently I noticed our sister site Spanish SE has come up with a translation-golf game-type question. There's a introduction/explanation for their translation-golf game on their meta site, which, in ...
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Welcome to our new pro tem moderators!

Thanks to everyone who participated in the recent nominations to select new moderators. We're always happy to see the community being proactive and getting involved in who is leading their site. Now, ...
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Suggestions on the guidelines on the proper uses of the tag `glyph-origin` and `etymology`

Thanks to all moderators/high-rep persons involved in reviewing the question edits under the original etymology tag. Hopefully, this tag and glyph-origin, and their descriptions, are now compatible ...
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What should Korean.SE guidelines consider when advising on posting questions here about Chinese characters (Hanja) and Chinese-rooted words?

It has been suggested on Korean.SE that many - perhaps most - questions on glyph origin of Hanja (한자/漢字) and etymology of Hanja-based words should be made here (on Chinese.SE) - partly because it's ...
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Should we change the description of the tag “etymology”?

Title, and also make a new tag called glyph origins (as per Wiktionary) or paleography. Right now, the tag etymology is glossed with Questions about the origin and the history of Chinese characters ...
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Moderator Positions Open - Nominations Needed

We are looking to fill available moderator positions here on Chinese SE and are looking for interested users. The decision isn't final yet, but we are looking at appointing three new moderators to the ...
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Recommend deletion for low quality posts

When reviewing the "Low quality posts" queue, one issue that I commonly find there is that some posts fail to provide useful insights on the question. They might be technically correct, or at least ...
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Are questions on quote origins off topic?

Again and again I see 墨子 citing Confucius on statements I believe he never said (in the extant records). I am tempted to ask about this, but guess it is off topic. What do you think.
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Are “here's a Chinese snippet and my translation: is it okay?” questions on topic?

As my reading improves, I often end up in situations where I get the general idea of what a Chinese snippet means, but it's not fully accurate. It would be nice to get some specific feedback in these ...
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Are “critique my Chinese handwriting” questions on topic? And if so, how to write them appropriately?

I've been learning how to write Chinese (by hand), but I'm not sure how to go about using this site to help me with that (if at all). One particular issue I encounter is that I can't tell the ...
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Are questions about historical/cultural origin on topic?

I have some questions about the origin of some characters and phrases but I'm not sure it's on topic. Sometimes I see a character and wonder how it got its meaning. For example, how 'I' (我) is made ...
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Is there a resource for the Classical Chinese Literary canon similar to Perseus for Greek&Roman materials?

Tufts university created a highly useful resource in Perseus that allows scholars of all levels of capability and experience to access Ancient Greek and Roman text in the original languages, usually ...
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Are questions on specific dialects on topic?

I am thinking about researching some various dialects. Are questions on the grammars and vocabularies of Wu, Hakka, Cantonese etc on topic here?
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Can I/Should I use a Chinese name?

I’ve been give a Chinese name which happens to sound like my American given name (Wesley). Is there a way to have it appear here only instead of “WGroleau” without using a separate SE account? And ...
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What does the tag 'taiwanese' cover?

The tag taiwanese currently has no tag wiki excerpt. It's purpose it not entirely clear, since it may cover: Taiwanese Mandarin, Taiwanese Hokkien, Taiwanese Hakka, the superset of all the Chinese ...
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To suggest that Chinese SE questions be written solely in English

I want to discuss with you, that whether Chinese SE questions should be written in English. I now claim to reason that it is best to write in all-English, even for language learning sites --- ...
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Answering questions in traditional/simplified Chinese, Cantonese/Mandarin

I think it is important to talk about this. I'm a Mandarin speaker and I normally don't answer questions that asked in traditional Chinese/Cantonese, because it is very likely I don't have the best ...
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I think a wrong answer has been accepted for this question

which one is a better translation and seems natural in Chinese? What do you think whether Chinese people call a button that appears on a screen a "按钮"? Please let me know, thank you!
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Resources for learning Chinese page: combine the “Apps” and “Software” sections

I noticed Pleco, which is an App, is not in the Apps section but in the Software section instead. Also the Apps section is not listed in the summary at the top of the page. I think it would make sense ...
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Is asking to translate a short paragraph from English to Chinese on topic here?

I want to see if I'm allowed to ask such a question in the main site? Would you please translate the following paragraphs into Chinese? a proposal for creating a remote sensing and ...
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New tag for opening discussions

During my study of Chinese, I feel as if there is a big level gap between those in the academic field and those learning Chinese through conversation/beginner learners. I wish to open a question/...
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What is the purpose, mission, or goal of Chinese Language SE?

I am a fairly new user of this stack exchange (active for only 1 week) and wish to ask a few re-occurring questions. What is the purpose of this Stack Exchange? What is this SE used for? Is it to be ...
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Any reason to keep this question open for 6 days?

I am not a regular visitor and I only visit here from time to time to study Chinese. I saw the linked question, we teach eachother ,I teach you chinese,you teach me other language! 6 days ago and ...
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Can “How to get started learning Chinese” be reopened?

I have reformulated the question "I'm dying to learn Chinese" as "How to get started learning Chinese". The question was closed because it was seen as off-topic, with a link to another question about ...
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Improved IME Handling, re-enabling Enter to submit

In the past there was an issue (reported here) where pressing the Enter key to select an IME suggestion would also submit the comment. The good news is that we believe to have found the proper way to ...
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Is Chinese Language SE on the verge of being pulled?

On Area 51 » Culture » Chinese Language, this site have excellent stats except for "questions per day". I thought this would be fine until I saw Area 51 » Business » Startup Business, which has ...
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When should “not an answer” be used?

A while ago, I flagged an answer as "not an answer", because I believed that it was not actually addressing what I believed to be the OP's main concern (i.e. the difference between the various words ...
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How many edits (to other users' content) can a user make in a day?

Are there limitations on how many edits a user can make within a certain time range, like 24 hours? Also, is it possible not to pull questions with insignificant edits to the top on the main page? ...
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Can we have a discussion on tag usage and clean up / police their content better?

Tag misuse, particularly with tags with chinese in them, seems to have been a common issue. This presumbly is a result of new users erroneously tagging questions with simplified-chinese solely because ...
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Why are We Told to Avoid Extended Conversations in Comments?

I fail to understand the rationale for that nagging message, as the chat room is seldom used and surely, as long as the conversation stays reasonably on topic of the parent post, it is better to keep ...
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I have 101 reputation and I cannot answer a protected question

I would like to provide another answer in this question: Number two in chinese: 二 vs 两 Due to to the fact that the given answers have not mentioned the etymology of the word at all. The question is ...

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