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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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Let's get critical: Apr 2015 Site Self-Evaluation

We all love Chinese Language Stack Exchange, but there is a whole world of people out there who need answers to their questions and don't even know that this site exists. When they arrive from Google, ...
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Can I use academic tag for designing lesson questions?

I want to design an app for learning Chinese and when I come across a conundrum, such as the order of words are best learned, could I ask it in the academic tag or is there another tag that is better ...
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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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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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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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Phantom unread review numbers

This has happened so many times over a very long period that I couldn't believe it's a browser cache or SE bug anymore - the 'unread' review number is positive but when I click into the lists, all the ...
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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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Let's get critical: Oct 2014 Site Self-Evaluation

We all love Chinese Language Stack Exchange, but there is a whole world of people out there who need answers to their questions and don't even know that this site exists. When they arrive from Google, ...
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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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Many questions or one?

Imagine I have come across a long song in Hakka, and have trouble understanding it. I have been told that no distinction is made for dialects. So I come here and want to ask a question. The question ...
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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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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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Flagging incomprehensible answers, got disputed

Recently, I flagged two answers by the same user as not an answer, because I cannot see any meaning out of them (and I highly doubt anyone will do). An answer to: When not to use 厕所 when asking for ...
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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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Meta Question: Can Chinese Language stack exchange use some automatic Pinyin Javascript API?

I learn from sites like these two: http://www.chinesereadingpractice.com/ http://justlearnchinese.com/ Both of them use http://mandarinspot.com/api So when I click any mandarin, I automatically ...
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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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What's with “proper grammar” requirements?

I was just trying to post a question to Chinese.SE and was blocked constantly on basis of not meeting grammar requirements. I am totally nonplussed as to why an automated system is being used to check ...
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How can we get more people into the chat?

I'm fairly new to this site, having just started studying Chinese. I've been learning French the past 5 years, and French.SE has been an absolutely enormous help to me, beyond words. I've posted a ...
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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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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 rephrase this question so that it adhere's to the site constraints

Thanks for taking time to read this question and providing constructive feedback. I have read the help center information on how to ask relevant questions and I cannot think of a better way to ask ...
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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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Why was my flag declined?

I flagged this question because it seemed to be a definition question, and it appears that my flag for it was declined. Why was that the case?
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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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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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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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Spammers are trying to take advantage of this site. Shouldn't actions be taken, before things get out of control?

I've noticed spammers with blatant usernames like ChineseHulu.com and Chinese.Tutor.Frank, who have extensive advertisement in their profiles, and are spamming random questions just in order to ...
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It's almost impossible to Sign Up at SE at China

It's very hard to Sign Up at SE in China, for example, I want to sign up for Mathematica.SE, no matter how many times I try, I just can't use my SE Community account to sign up(The Open ID does not ...
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Let's get critical: Apr 2014 Site Self-Evaluation

We all love Chinese Language Stack Exchange, but there is a whole world of people out there who need answers to their questions and don't even know that this site exists. When they arrive from Google, ...
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Move javascript libaries etc.. off google hosts

I got this message Chinese Language Stack Exchange requires external JavaScript from another domain, which is blocked or failed to load. Seeing as this site caters to Chinese language learners ...
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Questions about Chinese language on MacOSX

Is it appropriate to post a self-answered question that is meant to share a useful tip with Chinese language learners? For example I have found a number of useful Chinese dictionaries that could be ...
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How to write good formatted answers at Chinese SE?

This is the first time I come to Chinese SE, and here's my first answer, I am just wondering, is there something official for how to write good formatted answers? For example, when to use strong, ...
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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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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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Reasons for downvoting

In other SE sites, they have a system where if you downvote a question or answer, you also provide a comment stating why you're downvoting it. This gives askers and answerers the opportunity to ...
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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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How to avoid low-quality answers for etymology questions?

I've asked a few etymology questions: that is, how a character or word came to mean what it means. Most of the time there are excellent answers that are surprising, which is great! However I've ...
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What's the policy on potentially NSFW questions?

Let's say I wanted to ask a question about word X in Chinese, X being some potentially offensive term - I might be interested in the exact meaning of the term, the general context of its usage, etc. ...
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Resources for learning Chinese dialects: Should we centralize this like we did mandarin chinese

This is a question in the same light as Resources for learning Mandarin Chinese: should we have it at all? Most of these questions are scattered and not formatted or maintained to the same standard ...
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How to tag questions on specific regional varieties of Mandarin?

I've just spent two months travelling around mainland China and I've just arrived in Taiwan to travel for a month here. My hobbies are travelling and languages so I'm interested in all aspects of the ...
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Let's get critical: Jan 2014 Site Self-Evaluation

We all love Chinese Language Stack Exchange, but there is a whole world of people out there who need answers to their questions and don't even know that this site exists. When they arrive from Google, ...
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Why did a group of our prominent users vote to close this translation question?

I just want to get an understanding because I can't spot the problem and I can't see any prior edits so it doesn't appear this question has been edited or changed “某些事实被别有用心的人断章取义和利用” in English? ...

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