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Is idiom puzzle game on-topic?

I posted 2 idiom puzzle games and asked for suggestions on improving the hints because I am a native Chinese speaker, some hints I feel are obvious may be too hard for non-native speakers. A user ...
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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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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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Is there a French version of this Chinese Language community?

Chinese Language is in English, but is there a French version of this community ?
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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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Should we have a “question-a-thon”?

It would be great if we could get our question rate higher (currently we are on 1.6 questions / day) I thought we might have an event where each of us contribute one quality question per day for a ...
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FAQ: My question was closed, in my opinion wrongly. What do I do?

My question was closed by users/moderators and I think that it deserved to stay open. What am I supposed to do now? What could I do? And what should I not do?
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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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Are requests for resources on-topic?

It seems there is mixed guidance about this. Current situation On meta, it's possible to find a few, very old threads about this: Questions about resources for learning chinese FAQ: What is On topic ...
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2020 Moderator Election

As a result of the feedback we received for the 2020 Moderator Election — Community Interest Check, we are confident that we can run our first full election without fear of it failing due to low ...
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Embedding sound clips in posts using Soundcloud

I wanted to ask if it is possible to have an embedded audio player like Soundcloud in Chinese SE, as implemented in Music SE or Video SE . A user said here: Embedding existing SoundCloud clips is ...
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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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Are questions about historical/cultural origin on topic?

I have some questions about the origin of some characters and phrases but I'm not sure it's on topic. Sometimes I see a character and wonder how it got its meaning. For example, how 'I' (我) is made ...
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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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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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Let's merge [speech], [spoken] and [speaking] into one tag

I feel the three tags speech (5 Qs), spoken (17 Qs), and speaking (41 Qs) are not meaningfully different, so I think we should merge them (creating suitable synonyms). It seems natural to keep the ...
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Should we be more serious on our standard in admitting questions?

Recently I have notice that the site is having more and more asking for translation questions as well as some other off topic ones. This makes me feel bad for contributing to the site as the quality ...
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When should “not an answer” be used?

A while ago, I flagged an answer as "not an answer", because I believed that it was not actually addressing what I believed to be the OP's main concern (i.e. the difference between the various words ...
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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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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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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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Burninate [doraemon] tag?

I'm going to bet that this burnination request is not controversial. Nevertheless I'll pay my respects to my fellow users. This tag is used in 7 questions (4 of which are closed) by the same asker, ...
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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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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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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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Which poster should I put up for promotion

If someone designs a poster promoting this site, I will put it up around uni in the Chinese language department. Last year I did this myself, but I thought I might get some better designs if I opened ...
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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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Language game question ideas?

Recently I noticed our sister site Spanish SE has come up with a translation-golf game-type question. There's a introduction/explanation for their translation-golf game on their meta site, which, in ...
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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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Views on companies using this SE as a partial advertising platform

Hadn't seen a discussion on this yet so wanted to start one off Wordoor have setup 2 account now on this stack exchange wordoor & TaraWordoor now my problem with it is unlike other companies who ...
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2020 Moderator Election — Community Interest Check

After our graduation from beta we officially became a full Stack Exchange site. One of the perks of being a full site is the ability to run full-site elections. Elections have been on hold for a while ...
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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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Policy refinement for questions related to translation

I notice that there is a lack of a clearly defined policy for closing questions pertaining to translation. From the FAQ of the Chinese SE site, this is the current status: Can I request a ...
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How can we request audio pronunciations?

Stack Exchange doesn't feature Soundcloud or audio. No offense, but Stack Exchange takes long time to add new features! Can we ask users to upload audio to websites like forvo.com? For example, I want ...
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What should Korean.SE guidelines consider when advising on posting questions here about Chinese characters (Hanja) and Chinese-rooted words?

It has been suggested on Korean.SE that many - perhaps most - questions on glyph origin of Hanja (한자/漢字) and etymology of Hanja-based words should be made here (on Chinese.SE) - partly because it's ...
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Is asking to translate a short paragraph from English to Chinese on topic here?

I want to see if I'm allowed to ask such a question in the main site? Would you please translate the following paragraphs into Chinese? a proposal for creating a remote sensing and ...
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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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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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Where does rep 1 users come from?

Shouldn't everyone get at least 100 rep when registration to this community? Too many down vote leads to lowest rep? But why there are so many of such users? Should we be alarmed by this phenomenon?
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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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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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Should the [ime] and [input-methods] tags be synonym-ized, and if so which one should we keep?

The ime (30 Qs) and input-methods (10 Qs) tags arose in possible to streamline existing tags?. I think they're the same thing, but maybe there's some nuance I'm unaware of. If they're basically the ...
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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 change the description of the tag “etymology”?

Title, and also make a new tag called glyph origins (as per Wiktionary) or paleography. Right now, the tag etymology is glossed with Questions about the origin and the history of Chinese characters ...
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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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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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The desired scope of this website

From reading the FAQ, existing question, answers and votes, I am not clear if the desired, long-term scope of this website is to be professional like English L&U, or for language learners like ELL ...
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Do we want hats?

In 2011, the Gaming Stack Exchange hosted an event called Hat Dash, where users earned "hats" for their gravatars by completing certain tasks (analogous to badges): Certain actions would trigger the ...

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