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July 2020: survey of the on/off-topic posts on Chinese.SE meta

This is just a reference post: I went through the Chinese.SE meta posts about on/off-topic-ness, and summarized (what I feel are) the important points below. The mark [****] indicates items I feel we ...
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Someone seems to be copy/pasting question titles to Quora without attribution

It seems someone is reposing question titles from Chinese.SE onto Quora. The questions are all "authored" by Dex Jackson at Quora. (This same user was reported months ago on meta.SE.) The ...
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How to delete a tag created by mistake?

I just edited this post, and I created a new tag by mistake. I was about to add a new characters but then realized it wasn't necessary and went on to delete the char that I had just begun typing in ...
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Re: User:Songyuanyao

While generally a force for good, this user needs to be sat down and taught not to bite the newbies or to leave the edit queues alone, especially if they don't understand basic English grammar. This ...
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Alternative Stack Exchange sites for “not really about the Chinese language” questions

I thought I'd make a list of Stack Exchange sites which have questions related to the Chinese language. Language-related... --> Language Learning (+tag) Language Learning Stack Exchange is for ...
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Why do we allow asking questions in English?

We've even considered (on the Stack Exchange Team) urging our language sites to become full immersion only, but since converting the UI to another target [language] was much more difficult than ...
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January, 2020: Will Chinese.SE shut down any time soon?

There's been multiple anti-community happenings on Stack Exchange recently (informally "The Mess"). After multiple recent surprise changes (ads; CC BY-SA 4.0; HNQ; question rep.; CoC; mod. ...
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Shall we rethink “the Meta site should be in English only”?

There's a clash between The Meta site should be in English only, though. This is a request by the Stack Exchange team so they can communicate with us. Chinese.SE On-topic and We used to say ...
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Likely copy/pasting a dictionary in the comments: how should we respond?

Some questions (like this one) end up with comments which appear to have been copy/pasted from somewhere, and I'd guess from a dictionary. While these users are trying to help, I see multiple ...
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Can we delete this revenge account from Stack Exchange?

I looked at the deleted answers to What does 了mean in 衣服也落在了房间内, and is it pronounce le or liao? Someone there previously posted answers under someone else's name in a clearly deliberate attempt to ...
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Commonly requested character identifications!

Got a trinket that has one or two decorative Chinese characters on it? Can't figure out what it says? Before you click that big ol' Ask Question button, please check out some commonly requested ...
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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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Migration: Only to Meta?

Trying to migrate this question to another SE site Migration, though, only lists meta as the only option. Really? Is this a bug? or What?
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Two links not getting parsed correctly

As you can see in this comment of mine, the two links [1] and [2] are not getting parsed correctly. Yet the markdown code I used there is exactly the same I used here, i.e.: [[1]](http://...
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We need some work!

This is not a question, close it if you need to. I would like to remind everyone that we really need to ask more questions every day. We have no hope to get past beta if we continue like this. ...
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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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Disable [Enter] in comment field

My IME allows me to choose from several hanzi and commits the selected hanzi by typing [Enter]. At the moment I have to edit the comment for every hanzi I enter (which also means I can write a comment ...
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How to delete my account?

I am considering deleting my account in chinese.stachexchange.com (but not other Stackexchange accounts) --- not now, but perhaps in the near future. In math.stachexchange.com, we only need to add the ...
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User was removed? What's this about?

I got an update "User was removed" on Chinese SE (https://chinese.stackexchange.com/users/2260/user13107?tab=reputation) and gained +2 credits for that. What was that about?
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English chat room frozen

http://chat.stackexchange.com/rooms/1984/ is currently frozen. Can it be unfrozen please? I promise not to post any more questions about turtle excrement soup in chat!
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Answering one's own questions

As you can see, I just asked a question about 升, 陞 and 昇. I spent some time checking various websites and found an answer which was fairly straightforward, so I answered my own question since others ...
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Configuring new users' “how to answer” help text

The description of the dynamic help text for new answerers says that it can be customized for a site. Is that something we can do as moderators? On the Chinese Language & Usage site we would like ...
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How to ask for clarification when I lack the reputation to do so?

I'd like to ask BertR for clarification regarding his answer to this question. However, I don't have enough reputation to comment. The guidelines say I shouldn't submit an answer that is really a ...
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How is this site doing for the beta phase?

Is there a page we can see the stats of this site regarding the beta phase, how time left there is and how is it going? I have the impression that it's not getting too many new questions and ...
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Bold tag not applied to Chinese words correctly

For example, the bold tag isn't applied correctly. The following code should have the word 吃饭 in bold 我要**吃饭**啦 but instead it shows 吃饭 in italic with asterisks around the word. like this: 我要*吃饭*啦 ...