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Should we set the "dialect" tags as mandatory?

I was thinking that we have a tag mandarin, I'm not sure if we have tags for taiwanese and cantonese, but my point is, should we make them as mandatory for each question? Regardless if the question ...
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Computer setup questions off topic

Can we please make sure we close quickly any question asking about set up of software. For example IMEs that are not working. These are off topic on every other site as they are way too localized.
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Questions about language that are also apparent in Chinese

In regards to this question: How does the meaning of terms diverge in different regions? Should questions like this be on topic for the site? For me this is not something that could be answered by ...
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New profile field for proficiency level

What about adding a field to user profiles, called something like 'proficiency level'? (I haven't considered how this would work for multiple languages, it's just an idea) This may be useful when a ...
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Asking questions completely in Chinese

Prior to site launch I asked this question during the sites definition: Will the Chinese Language site allow for questions to be asked completely in Chinese? Which over time received 20 upvotes. ...
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Should answers be based on Wikipedia articles?

There seems to be a tendency on many answers to entirely source everything off Wikipedia. Some answers are almost like "I don't know but Wikipedia says...", however if we are asking here, it means we ...
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Treat Chinese character's length doubled

When answering questions I encountered a notify that I should input more than 30 characters. Some questions can be answered use Chinese mixture shortly like this post. Should we treat a Chinese ...
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Central place to dump resources

I know this is a Q&A site.. but is it possible to create a central place to dump resources. Or perhaps a type of question that is never "accepted" but just contains a poll of best resource for x.
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Should we edit to provide both 简体字 and 繁体字?

Answers (and some questions) currently use a mix of simplified and traditional characters. Should they be edited to provide both, and if so should we adopt a uniform convention for doing so (e.g., ...
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Etymology of... type questions

I've noticed a bunch of questions coming up asking the etymology of certain words - is this adding value to the site or something we should discourage? Does anyone have thoughts on this?
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Should questions about how to translate/understand certain Chinese word/phrase into English be asked here?

I assume English.SE is not the right place to ask how to nicely translate a Chinese phrase into English, but is Chinese.SE the right place?
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Questions for Chinese culture or other language irrelevant ones

Are these questions acceptable ? When people ask for some phases used in travel and also have problem with china culture, how we deal with them ?
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2 Character names?

Currently the site requires the "display name" to be > 2 characters. For example, my chinese name is 马泰, but if I try to set this as my name, I get the error Oops! There was a problem updating ...
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Questions about resources for learning chinese

Should questions asking for resources for learning chinese be allowed? (I asked one myself...) This type of question will tend towards simple answers and could have lots of repeat slightly ...
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Should we include pinyin?

I know it's a bit "long" and massive to put Pinyin for every sentence, but the question remains to be asked: should we include it? Share your opinion and if you want, propose alternatives/rules for ...
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Suggestions for tagging categories

Any suggestions for some general tags to use? I was kind of stumped when I posted my first questions. I'll go check out the Japanese and some other sites and summarize here.

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