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Vote Early, Vote Often!

Voting is a very important part of Stack Exchange sites. It's important to vote for the following reasons: It draws attention to good quality questions and removes attention from poor ones It ...
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Resources for learning Chinese dialects: Should we centralize this like we did mandarin chinese

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 ...
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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 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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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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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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It's almost impossible to Sign Up at SE at China

It's very hard to Sign Up at SE in China, for example, I want to sign up for Mathematica.SE, no matter how many times I try, I just can't use my SE Community account to sign up(The Open ID does not ...
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Why is the main site entitled “Chinese Language” rather than “Chinese Languages”?

As there are so many different spoken Chinese languages (i.e. topolects, e.g. Mandarin, Min, Cantonese etc.) and a few written Chinese languages (e.g. classical Chinese and various dialects of written ...
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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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Moderator Nominations

If your meta site does not have a post to nominate Moderators, start one now! Pro Tem appointments will begin about two weeks after the site is created. The more guidance we receive, the more informed ...
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Should we add the enhancement from japanese.SE for furigana/ruby text here for adding Pinyin to hanzi?

Early in the history of japanese.SE one user created an enhancement that made it easy for editors to include phonetic spelling with Han characters. It was so popular that Stack Exchange took it and ...
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2020 Community Moderator Election Results

Chinese Language's first moderator election has come to a close, the votes have been tallied and the three new moderators are: They'll be joining the existing crew shortly—please thank them for ...
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What translation questions are on topic for this site?

There have been a number of borderline off-topic questions on this site in recent days. This is in part related to an increase in traffic to the site and is only going to increase as time goes on. I ...
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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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Who would like to help with blogging for this site?

Each Stack Exchange site is entitled to its own blog if there is enough ready participation and support from the existing community. I think our site is a good candidate for having a blog. Currently ...
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Are questions on specific topolects on topic?

I am thinking about researching some various Chinese topolects (方言). Are questions on the grammars and vocabularies of Wu, Hakka, Cantonese etc on topic here?
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Reaffirming consensus: Posts are permitted in both English and Chinese

I'd like to reaffirm an 8-year-old consensus [+4/-0] about posting in Chinese and English, which led to this on the on-topic page: Should I post in English or Chinese? Questions and answers can be ...
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How about Chinese New Year 春节 - Question challenge week?

Other sites have effectively run a challenge week where regular users have a competition to post quality questions on a particular topic. I am wanting to find out if our sites community is interested ...
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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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Weekly chatroom discussions/talk session(s)

The chat room has been quite ronery these days. I was wondering if anyone would be interested in organizing a weekly discussions/talk sessions about things related to the Chinese language and ...
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Your input: Do we allow questions and answers written completely in Chinese?

Someone has recently asked as to whether we allow questions and answers to be provided completely in Chinese on this site. If you review every question and answer on the site currently you will ...
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How to make Chinese Language and Usage more useful?

I was excited about chinese.stackexchange.com when I first learned of it. I admit that I have since become less excited by it. It seems to me that many knowledgeable, expert users we have attracted ...
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Do we want a Chinese Blog?

I was thinking, in order to improve our community commitment and involvement, we could set up our own blog. SE sites do not have a blog by default but we can request one. I ask you to read this blog ...
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Resources for learning Mandarin Chinese: should we have it at all?

This topic is a sort of survey to see if the community likes the thought of having a single CW question to keep all of the resources in one place. I must say that regardless of the votes, questions ...
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Comparing our post scores with our peer sites

I adapted some Data Explorer queries to compare our post scores with our peers (questions and answers): see plots below. I included posts created since 2019 (i.e., in 2019 or in 2020 up to the last ...
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How to keep improving this site

We have had a steady increase in the number of visits to our site over the past few months and I want to highlight some of the ways that we can continue to improve and maintain a healthy site. Voting ...
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2020 Moderator Election Q&A - Questionnaire

In connection with the moderator elections, we are holding a Q&A thread for the candidates. Questions collected from an earlier thread have been compiled into this one, which shall now serve as ...
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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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What languages count as Chinese?

In light of this question being hot on the meta now, my question is which languages/dialects/varieties are considered as 'Chinese language'? Obviously we include Mandarin, Cantonese, Hakka, etc. I'm ...
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Asking questions about Chinese names

This is a reminder that asking questions about Chinese names is off topic for this site as per our FAQ. I'm bringing this up because we have had a large increase in traffic over the past 2 months and ...
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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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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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Proposal to drop “& Usage” from the site title

Update 11/25: Thanks for your feedback! We're going to go ahead and drop "& Usage" from the site title. The header image and the "official" language around the site (in the help center and about ...
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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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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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Can I Answer Questions by Chinese

In English Language Learner, people answer questions referring to English by English. Analogue to this, can I answer questions in the site by Chinese?
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Community Promotion Ads — 2020

You lost your “beta” label in 2019, so welcome to your very first edition of Community Promotion Ads, for the year of 2020! What are Community Promotion Ads? Community Promotion Ads are community-...
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Can we have a “Not about the Chinese language” close reason?

As the title says. Questions that are not about Chinese are infrequent, but they do pop up from time to time. Some common cases are: askers who are unfamiliar with asian languages and ask questions ...
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Streamlining question closure: approximate roadmap

This is a rough outline of what I'd like to see in terms of closure reform. It will take time. It'll probably evolve with feedback as the process proceeds. Stage 1: collate available information. ...
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What to do when an otherwise valid post contains political statements?

An answer to a recently edited question contains the following sentence (emphasis mine): In China (Beijing, Shenzhen , Shanghai ) we seems never say: 构建. Seems 构建,软体 only spoken in Taiwan province. ...
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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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Translating the FAQ into Chinese

Although this community is primarily composed of people who can speak both English and Chinese, I'd like to make it a bit user friendly to primarily Chinese speaking vistors, so they are not ...
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Promoting the site

Our site is very low on visits per day. Only 98 visits per day at the moment. We must do something! If you're reading this now, please consider adopting any of these measures to help us grow the site! ...
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Vote to close when you see bad or off topic questions

I have recently closed some questions. The common thing was that I was the only one doing that. Many users have the privilege, they can vote to close... yet no-one does. So my message is: If you see ...
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#2 Chinese Site Meeting

Here we will discuss about future Chinese Site meetings. If you want to read old transcripts for all of our meetings, check this discussion: Chinese Chat meetings transcripts Keep checking this ...
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Chinese Chat meetings transcripts

What are the chinese chat meetings available on this site? Where are the transcripts and where is it possible to read about future meetings?
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Chinese New Year Question Challenge - Now On!

For this week, ending midnight on the 22nd of January, we are having a question asking challenge. Everyone is encouraged to ask questions related to the passing of Chinese New Year 春节. The person ...
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2020: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the past 12 months. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange network ...
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Synonymize [taiwan] and [taiwanese] tags?

The two tags seem definitely redundant. taiwan, 53 questions, tag excerpt: "Questions related to the varieties of Chinese spoken in Taiwan." taiwanese, 10 questions, tag excerpt: "...
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July 2020: survey of comments on questions containing the substring “close”

Using this Data Explorer query, I searched for comments that contain the string close on questions. I went through them manually, and took a snippet from each relevant comment. This is just a ...

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