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FAQ: What is On topic and Off topic on this site?

On this site, what questions are considered to be on-topic and what questions are instead off-topic?
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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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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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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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What resources do you actively use to study Chinese, and why?

Resource questions are sometimes closed and redirected to Resources for learning Mandarin Chinese, but the number of links is a bit overwhelming. So... Q: What resources do you actively use to study ...
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Recommendation questions: let's make some Wikis for future reference

There have been some recommendation questions lately asking for resources of any kind for different levels, mostly beginner-intermediate. Now, these questions are absolutely interesting, even for me (...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Which topics should be redirected to other SE sites?

This post is about deciding which topics should be asked in Chinese Language SE. There are several colliding topics with other SE sites. These correspond to the following tags in the Chinese Language ...
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What's the future for the “Resources for learning Mandarin Chinese” page?

I've been pretty clear about my attitude towards the Resources for learning Mandarin Chinese page for a while now. It's obsolete. (It had many broken links, but I just edited.) It's full of non-...
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What should we write in the FAQ?

The time has come to decide what goes in the FAQ. I think the best way to organize ourselves is for everyone to provide some contribution, so we'll proceed like this: This question will be edited and ...
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Why do we have a publicly usable “resources” tag when resources question are supposed to be off topic?

Resources questions are supposed to be off topic, we even have a specific close reason for resources questions. However, there are a some questions which we have that specifically ask for resources ...
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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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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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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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Logo Design for Chinese Language & Usage Site

Well established Stack Exchange sites, like Stack Overflow, Server Fault, Super User and Programmers all have their own logo, and I think this helps give them more of an 'identity'. Does anyone have ...
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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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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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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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Basic statistics snapshot of SE languages sites: November 2019

TL;DR: I looked at some Data Explorer data for Stack Exchange's language sites. It seems we create a lot of answers compared to our peers (is this good or bad?), we really should be voting more (we'...
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August 2020: survey of the off-topic close reasons at language-related Stack Exchange sites

Heading towards streamlining closure, I went through and categorized the current off-topic the close reasons at the language-related sites (using this Data Explorer query thanks to Glorfindel). Take-...
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2019: a year in moderation

It's New Year's Day in Stack Exchange land... A distinguishing characteristic of these sites is how they are moderated: We designed the Stack Exchange network engine to be mostly self-regulating, ...
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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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Is it a problem if a learner asks/answers wholly in broken Chinese?

There was this post Asking questions completely in Chinese (~8 years ago), where there was a conclusion that asking and answering questions in Chinese is fine. It was subsequently affirmed Your input:...
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Why are questions asking for personal opinions (opinion-based) off-topic?

I would like to understand the reasons why questions asking for subjective opinions such as personal approaches for learning Chinese (see for example Is it common to learn individual characters before ...
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How Physics.SE handles “resource recommendation question”

This post is just a reference, and food for thought. Maybe we can adapt some of these ideas. Their policy is described here: See my answer here for the rationale behind this policy Note that this ...
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To suggest that Chinese SE questions be written solely in English

I want to discuss with you, that whether Chinese SE questions should be written in English. I now claim to reason that it is best to write in all-English, even for language learning sites --- ...
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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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Resources for learning Mandarin Chinese: should we include only free material?

I created this Meta question so we can discuss something about it. I am sure more people will start contributing but I was wondering: should we include only free material (regardless of registrations)...
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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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#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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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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Pinyin tone marks

Often when people want to type some pinyin, they put tone marks as numbers: ni3 chi1le ma? But it's much easier to read with tone marks as accents: wǒ chīguòle I wrote a pinyin formatter (...
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FAQ — A guide to moderation: Voting to close a question

What does it mean to close a question? Who can do it? Why should you do it? This is a very nice guide provided by Ninefingers on the Cryptography Meta Site. Following the example from other sites and ...
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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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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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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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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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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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2018: a year in moderation

It's New Year's Day in Stack Exchange land... A distinguishing characteristic of these sites is how they are moderated: We designed the Stack Exchange network engine to be mostly self-regulating, in ...
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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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Policy on swear words

This is related to the policy on potentially NSFW questions, but I wanted to know the community's stance on this particular topic. I don't think we should ban questions about swearing, because it's ...
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Can we have a discussion on tag usage and clean up / police their content better?

Tag misuse, particularly with tags with chinese in them, seems to have been a common issue. This presumbly is a result of new users erroneously tagging questions with simplified-chinese solely because ...
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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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