This is a question in the same light as Resources for learning Mandarin Chinese: should we have it at all?

Most of these questions are scattered and not formatted or maintained to the same standard as the central question, Examples:
Useful resources for learning Taiwanese?
How to start learning Cantonese?
Resources for learning Shanghainese

So would we benefit from having a centralized post to keep all the resources in one place where it can be maintained. survey rules as always:

  • Vote this question up, if you want the community wiki to exist.
  • Vote this question down, if you think it shouldn't exist.

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  • A community wiki makes sense here and resources like these evolve overtime. Feb 5, 2014 at 0:29
  • For most cases,foreigners learning Chinese is to chat with more Chinese people, and different kinds of places with different kinds of dialects. That's not a union one. So We should learn madarin Chinese as the standard one.
    – xqMogvKW
    Dec 10, 2016 at 1:26

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I think they could be created as the need arises and also if there was sufficient material to share as a base. Maybe we should have a clearly defined meta-question which outlines what is required before we allow a new dialect resources question to be created.

I guess if this gets some support here we could ask a follow up question.

Also it has already been a few days and this question hasn't received much support, maybe you could start a new meta question asking for people to provide input into a resources question for Cantonese (or some other dialect if you feel you have enough material).

  • 2 out of the 3 link questions are already CW posts so I think if we could close them and bring the content into a central location it would be a good start. In terms of support this post only has 7 views, I think our meta is a little under visited more then this question being under supported. Not sure on the U/D vote ratio as I'm still 150 rep short on this SE but it doesn't seem poorely received
    – 50-3
    Feb 5, 2014 at 5:51
  • Not sure of next step, Can I go ahead and create the resource and link in and classify links from relevant post ect... or should I leave it to the Mod team to create or are we not going ahead with the CW?
    – 50-3
    Feb 14, 2014 at 9:31
  • @50-3 Thanks for sticking on this, I'm going to try and get a quick consensus from the chat room. If we get no input over 2 days then just go ahead.
    – going
    Feb 16, 2014 at 23:01

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