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Translating the FAQ into Chinese

Although this community is primarily composed of people who can speak both English and Chinese, I'd like to make it a bit user friendly to primarily Chinese speaking vistors, so they are not ...
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Promoting the site

Our site is very low on visits per day. Only 98 visits per day at the moment. We must do something! If you're reading this now, please consider adopting any of these measures to help us grow the site! ...
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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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#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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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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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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Synonymize [taiwan] and [taiwanese] tags?

The two tags seem definitely redundant. taiwan, 53 questions, tag excerpt: "Questions related to the varieties of Chinese spoken in Taiwan." taiwanese, 10 questions, tag excerpt: "...
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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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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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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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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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Is Chinese Language SE on the verge of being pulled?

On Area 51 » Culture » Chinese Language, this site have excellent stats except for "questions per day". I thought this would be fine until I saw Area 51 » Business » Startup Business, which has ...
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Sites shutting down, what is our position?

I'd like everyone of you to be aware of the fact that some SE sites are being shut down. What is our position? Today, April 26th 2012 our stats are the following (you can see the stats here): It's ...
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Questions that request beyond a simple translation

I came across a few questions where the asker understands the meaning of a Chinese idiom perfectly, but requested for a similar English idiom instead of just seeking for the translation. Example this ...
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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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Dark mode for Chinese @ SE?

I was looking over Winter Bash 2020 on the Stack Exchange site. I noticed the following hat and requirement: Flashlight. Try Dark Mode When you click about this hat the description says: Have Dark ...
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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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Can I/Should I use a Chinese name?

I’ve been give a Chinese name which happens to sound like my American given name (Wesley). Is there a way to have it appear here only instead of “WGroleau” without using a separate SE account? And ...
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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 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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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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Adopting flexible character forms in Chinese SE's search functionality

It has recently come to my attention that part of the reason of the difficulty in moderating content by searching for existing answers and questions is due to character forms. This means that an exact ...
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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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Welcome to our new pro tem moderators!

Thanks to everyone who participated in the recent nominations to select new moderators. We're always happy to see the community being proactive and getting involved in who is leading their site. Now, ...
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Configuring new users' “how to answer” help text

The description of the dynamic help text for new answerers says that it can be customized for a site. Is that something we can do as moderators? On the Chinese Language & Usage site we would like ...
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2020: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the past 12 months. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange network ...
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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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Can we pick another question for the tour page?

The current question on the tour page is was What are the common ice-breaker sentences in Chinese?. I see multiple issues with it: It functions as an advert for ChineseHulu.com. The question is ...
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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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Someone seems to be copy/pasting question titles to Quora without attribution

It seems someone is reposing question titles from Chinese.SE onto Quora. The questions are all "authored" by Dex Jackson at Quora. (This same user was reported months ago on meta.SE.) The ...
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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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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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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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Moderator Pro Tem Nouncement

Throughout the beta, we need members from the site whose focus is to engage the community, both in community-building issues and site management. That's why we select a few members from each community ...
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Voice Chat Suggestion

Krazer and I were dicussing in chat today the most important aspects of language learning. We both agreed that while chat/QA/learning characters is important, it's the ability to speak that will take ...
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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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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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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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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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How can higher-level Chinese learners utilize Chinese.SE?

Nowadays, I'm late-HSK5/early-HSK6 level (which is not that proficient) and I'm finding it increasingly difficult to ask questions here. Why? Because nowadays for most questions I would ordinarily ...
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How do you feel about a “philosophy” tag?

I think that some questions like this recent one are not just about translation, because translating classical Chinese, especially philosophy texts, requires a more specialized expertise than ...
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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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How can I use Chinese.SE to practice constructing sentences?

I've been putting much effort into studying Chinese recently, and its been improving rapidly. However, while I am nowadays far more capable of reading Chinese and writing hanzi, I struggle to ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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