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Can we have more relevant options to the “belongs on another site in the Stack Exchange network” close reason?

Currently the only option available in the "belongs on another site in the Stack Exchange network" menu is chinese.meta.stackexchange.com. That's definitely not exhaustive. Other items in ...
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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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possible to streamline existing tags?

last week, i visited the site and found that there're 203 tags. to select an appropriate one amongst these options is stressful, imo. so, can we streamline these tags into a healthier grid? my first ...
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Should we use different word limits in comment for Chinese and English?

There is a word limit for adding a comment, and that limit is 15 characters. Given that one Chinese character is roughly equal to a word (a few characters) in English, should we lower the limit for ...
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Should there be a turn off comments option?

An uploader can turn comments off on his YouTube video. Should this site provide a turn off comments option or hide comment option? A comment thread can grow very long. Sometimes I wish I can set a ...
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How to delete a chat room?

I created a chatroom and now I no longer want it. How do I delete it? I can't find a 'delete chatroom' option anywhere in the room I see many chatrooms have been inactive for days. Would they be ...
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Adopting flexible character forms in Chinese SE's search functionality

It has recently come to my attention that part of the reason of the difficulty in moderating content by searching for existing answers and questions is due to character forms. This means that an exact ...
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Embedding sound clips in posts using Soundcloud

I wanted to ask if it is possible to have an embedded audio player like Soundcloud in Chinese SE, as implemented in Music SE or Video SE . A user said here: Embedding existing SoundCloud clips is ...
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Update the Chinese.SE Twitter icon from “Cn” to 漢?

The Chinese.SE Twitter account still uses the old icon. Screenshot: Perhaps we can get this updated to 漢.
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Should we adapt a version of Translation Golf to Chinese SE?

I’ve noticed that they do something called Translation Golf over at Spanish SE, which aims to increase activity and interaction among users. The rules can be found in the embedded link. Would it be ...
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Language code syntax to display variant characters

This is a feature request to implement what's already given at Japanese SE. This is an important feature when discussing variant Chinese characters (such as the question here), as Han Unification has ...
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Let's change the temporary logo from “Cn” to 漢?

Time to change "Cn" to 漢? The story so far... In Chinese Language temporary logo, droooze suggested we talk about replacing "Cn" with something more appropriate. People gave suggestions. I gathered ...
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If I wanted to include a picture and have it be visible when in China, what are my options?

SE is accessible from inside China; imgur, the host for images on SE is (currently) not. Suppose I wanted to include a picture in my question or answer, and have it be visible to someone in China; ...
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Chinese Language temporary logo — can we vote?

Update: The top candidate has now been implemented. See Let's change the temporary logo from "Cn" to 漢? In the post Chinese Language temporary logo the idea of a temporary Chinese.SE ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Low quality answers to “almost” off-topic questions

Recently, I have noticed a rather high frequency of low quality answers being flagged in the review queue. I am unsure if the answers are automatically flagged by the community due to its length, but ...
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Copy-and-paste answers/comments from wiki page or the likes

I have been seeing comments or answers which attempt to answer or help addressing the OP's question by copy-and-pasting from a wiki page or the likes. IMHO, there are several issues with doing so: ...
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Is It Worthwhile Implementing Some Additional Logic To Screen Out Basic Translation Requests?

A while back, in reference to an all-too-familiar kind of translation request, I suggested adding some warnings to would-be questioners that clarifies where such translation requests should be ...
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Character Typing through this website

As of now, I have been typing the pinyin for characters I want to use from Google Translate, then copying and pasting them to this site. Is there a way that I can type characters on this website ...
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TeX Support For Chinese Language@SE

How about some, simple, TeX support for CL@SE? Even something such as support for ^n would suite very nicely for pinyin annotated with tones. Here's something I was playing around with on another SE ...
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Why are there no bounties on CL?

I just noticed this. I find that interesting. Is it because we have a smaller amount of users than other stacksites? or for some other reason?
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Common Questions | Wiki Answers

I am working on an answer to the question of how to identify this character, which it turns out is a really common question (I've asked it myself). I think the answer should be a community wiki (which ...
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Can FAQ include instructions on character identification?

This site keep receiving questions asking for help to identify Chinese characters. Example: Could someone please translate this small writting for me? Do the four Chinese symbols in the bottom-left ...
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How to increase popularity of CSE?

When visiting Area 51 for Chinese Language I noted that our site has a relatively low number of questions per day asked at 3.9/day when 15/per day is considered healthy. What are some things that can ...
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Is there any way to monitor which meta questions/suggestions might be picked and made functional?

The process of tracking development of new site features is very unclear. Other related questions: Who decides if a suggested feature is site-worthy? Who implements the different suggestions that ...
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Should users have to disclose their native language?

So, I'd be interested to hear your guys opinion on this. Often times I will write a question and get a great answer back - BUT I'm never entirely sure how native or "natural" the answer given is. I ...
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Why can't we add tags that are in Chinese?

This seems like a oversight of the stackExchange team - many of us are unable to post tags in the language that we are studying/teaching on this forum? Can anyone else explain why we can't? Or can ...
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Would it be possible to adjust the scoring on questions to behave like those in www.stackoverflow.com?

When questions asked on stack overflow have their score clicked, one can see the up and down votes. This seems like a reasonable behavior. Would it be possible to implement the same thing on chinese....
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No Moderation Tools For Accounts?

There's a lot of moderation tools here at SE. Privileges and authority are staggered differently on different SE sites. It seems though that most tools and options are only directed towards posts and ...
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Chinese language chat room frozen

The chat room designated to practice Chinese is frozen http://chat.stackexchange.com/rooms/6586/ Can it be unfrozen? BTW - I think there should be a way to request this task on chat rooms in ...
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Graphic Content

Should graphic content be allowed in this website? We are talking about language and quite frequently people may ask questions or provide answers that contain graphic content. Should there be a flag ...
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Feature Request: Audio Snippets similar to image uploads

Audio Snippets Would it be reasonable to add the capability of small audio snippets to the Chinese Language wiki? The feature might take this form: Snippets only (no more than 30 seconds long) ...
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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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Can the list of related questions be improved?

A few similar or duplicate questions appear every now and then. It is not easy to spot those questions unless you have seen them before or you do a deliberate search. Can the list of 10 related ...
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Should we have a “question-a-thon”?

It would be great if we could get our question rate higher (currently we are on 1.6 questions / day) I thought we might have an event where each of us contribute one quality question per day for a ...
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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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Voice Chat Suggestion

Krazer and I were dicussing in chat today the most important aspects of language learning. We both agreed that while chat/QA/learning characters is important, it's the ability to speak that will take ...
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Low Quality Score on Chinese

Some time ago, a question has been asked on JL&U stating that Writing a question in Japanese does not pass quality standards. Well, I think we might have the same situation on this site, so I'd ...
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Include a Chinese version for the post notices

Recently we've had some new users who provided Chinese answers to our questions and this is good. But some of these answers were too short or lacked something else, so I added post notices or directly ...
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Add a tool for inserting vowels with Pinyin tone marks

I'm writing this feature-request this so it gains some traction before I ask it on Meta StackOverflow. That's right, everyone, I need to see that this is wanted by the community so we can ask it there ...
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Should some question titles be renamed after the question is resolved?

Some questions are along the lines of: "What does X mean in the sentence YYYYYYYXY" Should we have a policy of renaming the question, after it has an accepted answer, so the title is more like. "X as ...
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Is there a way we can indicate an answerers “non native speaker” status?

I am often writing "not a native speaker!" or equivalent on my posts. Perhaps there is a way this can be indicated on the user's profile and then all their posts are marked automatically in some way. ...
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SO username requirement of being at least 3 characters long, doesn't fit very well the Chinese language [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: 2 Character names? Chinese given names usually are 2 characters long, I don't think SO would make programming changes for a single site, but 2 character chinese names could ...
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Is there a way to read the chinese as pinyin [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Should we include pinyin? I can't really make much out of symbols, and don't know about learning thousands of symbols. So most of the time, I rely on pinyin, because I'll ...
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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 ...