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Should some question titles be renamed after the question is resolved?

Some questions are along the lines of: "What does X mean in the sentence YYYYYYYXY" Should we have a policy of renaming the question, after it has an accepted answer, so the title is more like. "X as ...
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Is there a way we can indicate an answerers “non native speaker” status?

I am often writing "not a native speaker!" or equivalent on my posts. Perhaps there is a way this can be indicated on the user's profile and then all their posts are marked automatically in some way. ...
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Closed questions

The policy on SE is to delete closed questions that aren't salvageable, spam, illegal, too localized, etc. Only duplicates might be left there, as they serve the useful purpose of directing users to ...
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About software questions [Site FAQ]

Let's decide our policy about these questions. After this has been decided I'll add the result to the FAQ. The problem arose through the question Computer setup questions off topic. Please post your ...
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How to make Chinese Language and Usage more useful?

I was excited about chinese.stackexchange.com when I first learned of it. I admit that I have since become less excited by it. It seems to me that many knowledgeable, expert users we have attracted ...
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How should we call our chat room?

Other sites have asked a similar question. I was thinking of simply writing 中文 but I thought it might be interesting to ask others about it. What name would you like for our chat room?
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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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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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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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Vote to close when you see bad or off topic questions

I have recently closed some questions. The common thing was that I was the only one doing that. Many users have the privilege, they can vote to close... yet no-one does. So my message is: If you see ...
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List of Frequently Asked Questions not present in the FAQ

I'm creating this Meta post where we can include some extra-FAQ about the site. If some new user asks a question answered here, link them to the answer or the question. Why an extra FAQ? This way we ...
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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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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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What list style resources questions should this site have

Based on our discussions we are looking at coming up with some good quality questions that will be of high value to this sites users. Please provide suggestions below, one per answer of resource ...
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Am I the only one who thinks this question is discussion-y?

Recommendations for novels written in colloquial Chinese It got 6 upvotes, and two answers so far. But how can anyone really know the OP's limitations? 'Easy to find in the US' is not an objective ...
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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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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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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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How about Chinese New Year 春节 - Question challenge week?

Other sites have effectively run a challenge week where regular users have a competition to post quality questions on a particular topic. I am wanting to find out if our sites community is interested ...
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Policy for questions about chinese names' meanings/requests

As I'm writing this, a question has been asked on the Main site, "I chose 拳拳 as my chinese name, what does it mean?". At first, I was thinking of voting to close because it seemed as "too localized", ...
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Editing questions: who, what, why etc

Before I go into the details, I want to mention that recently there has been some venting in comments and some people retaliating to others' editing which is not acceptable. For any discussion on the ...
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Who would like to help with blogging for this site?

Each Stack Exchange site is entitled to its own blog if there is enough ready participation and support from the existing community. I think our site is a good candidate for having a blog. Currently ...
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May I suggest questioners and answerers add correct pinyin to every multi-pronunciation character?

In Chinese, there are some characters having two or more pronunciations. This is more common than in English. I think it's good to note the pinyin so others can read the character correctly and it's ...
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SO username requirement of being at least 3 characters long, doesn't fit very well the Chinese language [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: 2 Character names? Chinese given names usually are 2 characters long, I don't think SO would make programming changes for a single site, but 2 character chinese names could ...
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Should questions about Chinese text processing be on topic?

Should programming questions that have a specific focus on the Chinese language or characters be on topic here? I'm thinking of the kind of topics covered in references like CJKV Information ...
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Weekly chatroom discussions/talk session(s)

The chat room has been quite ronery these days. I was wondering if anyone would be interested in organizing a weekly discussions/talk sessions about things related to the Chinese language and ...
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Moderator Nominations

If your meta site does not have a post to nominate Moderators, start one now! Pro Tem appointments will begin about two weeks after the site is created. The more guidance we receive, the more informed ...
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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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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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Is there a way to read the chinese as pinyin [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Should we include pinyin? I can't really make much out of symbols, and don't know about learning thousands of symbols. So most of the time, I rely on pinyin, because I'll ...
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Questions about language that are also apparent in Chinese

In regards to this question: How does the meaning of terms diverge in different regions? Should questions like this be on topic for the site? For me this is not something that could be answered by ...
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Precognitive badge not awarded?

I've just noticed that I didn't get the precognitive badge even though I started following the project before it entered the commitment phase. I'm in the list of recent followers on the right: http://...
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New profile field for proficiency level

What about adding a field to user profiles, called something like 'proficiency level'? (I haven't considered how this would work for multiple languages, it's just an idea) This may be useful when a ...
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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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Should answers be based on Wikipedia articles?

There seems to be a tendency on many answers to entirely source everything off Wikipedia. Some answers are almost like "I don't know but Wikipedia says...", however if we are asking here, it means we ...
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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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Redirect loop when accessing user page

It seems that after I changed my display name to include my Chinese name, trying to go to my user page (https://chinese.stackexchange.com/users/67/brc-寇百强) results in a 310 error - Too many redirects. ...
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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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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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Etymology of… type questions

I've noticed a bunch of questions coming up asking the etymology of certain words - is this adding value to the site or something we should discourage? Does anyone have thoughts on this?
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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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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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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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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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Questions for Chinese culture or other language irrelevant ones

Are these questions acceptable ? When people ask for some phases used in travel and also have problem with china culture, how we deal with them ?
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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 ...
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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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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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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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Suggestions for tagging categories

Any suggestions for some general tags to use? I was kind of stumped when I posted my first questions. I'll go check out the Japanese and some other sites and summarize here.

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