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Making [tag:glyph-origin] questions more useful

I've had a lot of fun answering glyph-origin questions over the last few years, and I hope this community has found those answers at least somewhat useful. The character system is incredibly daunting ...
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Should we make a Chinese.SE WeChat 微信 group?

I'm just wondering if there would be interest in creating a WeChat group for Chinese.SE. I'd love to see: Chinese.SE users posting about their Chinese study plans, achievements, experiences, etc. ...
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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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Besides Chinese Stackexchange, what other sites are a good source of Q&A on Mainland Mandarin? And how can we bring those users to Stackexchange?

I found Chinese Stackexchange not as vibrant or active as other Stackexchange communities e.g. tech-related ones. I don't know if it's because it might be blocked in China or another reason. So: ...
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Should questions about word usage-frequency be allowed?

The question I'm talking about: Which of 法国, 法兰西, and 法兰斯 is the most common word for France? In my opinion, simple which-is-used-more questions already have a perfect answer if the asker learn to ...
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Interested in a Languages.SE supersite?

I'm considering proposing a site on Area 51: Would a general Languages.SE supersite (synchronized with the current language sites) be feasible? Short description of what I have in mind: An English-...
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Are questions that involve translating between Chinese and another non-English language on-topic?

This post has been bumped to the front page: Translations of 主编 and 总编 in French. Question: Are questions that involve translating between Chinese and another non-English language on-topic? This ...
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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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The new ask page “Step 1: Draft your question” has a few problems: what should we change it to?

When asking questions, we now have this message: The community is here to help you with questions about Chinese language. Provide details and share research with your question. See The new ask ...
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Time to burninate the [beginner] tag? (+[intermediate] and [advanced] tags)

The beginner tag (with 28 Q's) is one of those meta tags which are generally discouraged; see: The Death of Meta Tags. If the question is well-formed this tag shouldn't be needed. I plan to burninate ...
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Bounty option or timer missing?

I wanted to reward an answer with a modest bounty. Other questions have this option below the comment option, even if there is an accepted answer. But for my last question, it just disappeared! My ...
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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 ...
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CC-CEDICT: candidate terms for new definition-request questions

I intend for this to be a "sandbox" or "review space" to keep track of Chinese terms we might consider proposing to add to CC-CEDICT. My frequent thought process: That's not in CC-CEDICT; maybe ...
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What are the chances of supporting Hanzi Writer animated characters?

Before I get started, I know what you're going to say: "now Becky, calm down, we don't even have proper pinyin support yet". I know, I know. But nevertheless... Hanzi Writer has amazingly ...
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Is Stack Exchange's Imgur now working in China? [A: it's probably a temporary thing]

Wow! I can see this Stack Exchange Imgur image (from this Q) from within China (no VPN, proxy, etc.): It looks like this was temporary---sometimes blocked sites temporarily work. I now cannot ...
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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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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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What's a suitable Chinese name for the Community bot?

The Community♦ user on some localized sites has its name changed. From what I understand, it's next-to-trivial to implement (as simple as changing a username). So... Question: What's a suitable ...
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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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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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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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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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Congratulations user3306356 on your third Socratic badge!

The gold Socratic badge: Ask a well-received question on 100 separate days, and maintain a positive question record. This badge can be awarded multiple times. And I just noticed that user3306356 now ...
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What to do about the [mandarin] tag?

It seems this was asked The Mandarin tag 7 years ago. Quoting from that post: I'd say to remove the tag from questions about Mandarin only and use it only when the question is about comparisons ...
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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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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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Let's edit away “this sentence” from titles

Examples of "this sentence" in titles: Help in this sentence Is this sentence ambiguous? What does this sentence mean Does this sentence sound awkward? Help me translate this sentence ...
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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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Blacklist and burninate the [learn-chinese] tag?

This is perhaps the least useful tag on the site: learn-chinese. It has no discriminatory power: every single question can have this tag. It's literally what the site is about. There is learning to ...
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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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What's the difference between [classifiers] and [measure-word]?

It looks like classifiers has the same meaning as measure-word. Perhaps we don't need both of them. Question: What's the difference between [classifiers] and [measure-word]? Bump: Now I have a ...
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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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“What does this say” type question policy for seals and calligraphy

There's been a (coincidental?) influx of requests for seal translations recently. Soapstone Seal Translation Seal marks on a little pot (Characters identified: 吳祥君) What does this mark mean? (...
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How should I go about writing “review my writing” requests?

My Chinese is now at the stage where I'm able to write short stories (maybe a few paragraphs). I like to Google "writing prompts" and find one that interests me, and write about that. I'd like to ...
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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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Should [reference-materials] and [resources] be synonym-ized?

It looks like reference-materials is almost the same as resources. Question: Should reference-materials and resources be synonym-ized? The tag reference-materials has 19 questions: What are some ...
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If someone asks a question in Chinese, is the whole post “fair game” for feedback?

Continuing from Is it a problem if a learner asks/answers wholly in broken Chinese? Question: If someone asks a question in Chinese, is the whole post "fair game" for feedback? A ...
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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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Fixing broken links in the “Resources for learning Mandarin Chinese” post

This is the post: Resources for learning Mandarin Chinese (and the relevant meta post is here: Resources for learning Mandarin Chinese: should we have it at all?) Going through the links one by one, ...
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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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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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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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Should the tag “charcter” be removed?

I failed to see any point of the tag charcter. Should it be removed, or at least be combined with the tag characters?
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Why does user6065 have to give up writing a reply to certain superuser knowing that it will be deleted?

Users would like to complain about the actions by certain superuser left unnamed out of respect, for deleting almost any comment by user @6065, see e.g. Why is it 出差去 and not 去出差?, in this case all ...
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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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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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