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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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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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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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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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#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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Chinese Language: Getting out of Beta..?

According to Area 51 we don't have much hope of getting out of beta on two big fronts: 3.8 questions per day Needs Work – 15 questions per day on average is a healthy beta, 5 questions or fewer per ...
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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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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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Chinese Fonts not properly selected

I noticed that when the Chinese characters are shown in headlines and other places sometimes my browser (Firefox 8 on Windows 7) is mixing and matching fonts in order to fill in the right characters. ...
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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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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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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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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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What resources do you actively use to study Chinese, and why?

Resource questions are sometimes closed and redirected to Resources for learning Mandarin Chinese. This seems like a great idea, until you actually use it: there's no quality control; many links are ...
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Help for finding relevant answers in this reference request question

Learning Chinese using traditional characters is great because traditional characters respect the rules in the Six Writings (六書). It might be a little bit late, but it would be more helpful if ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Incompatibility of Chinese full stop with bold font: potential bug

I'm reporting what is potentially a minor bug. Here the bold font does not work: **你好。**世界。 typeset **你好。**世界。 It occurs when we have: Chinese text ending in a full stop. Bold text highlighted ...
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2020 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection

The purpose of this thread was to collect questions for the questionnaire. The questionnaire is now live, and you may find it here. Chinese Language is scheduled for an election next week, June 29, ...
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What can we do about the useless titles of “what does this say?” translation questions?

A lot of translation tagged questions have useless titles: Can someone translate what these say? Translate this sentence for me Is this translation good? Could you please confirm or provide a better ...
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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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Translation from dialects: off-topic?

Background: I started studying Chinese on my own about 2 years ago. My method was to learn enough grammar to translate and then translate many things. Due to lack of time, and also to make finding ...
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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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