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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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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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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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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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Let's get critical: Oct 2013 Site Self-Evaluation

We all love Chinese Language & Usage 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 ...
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English chat room frozen

http://chat.stackexchange.com/rooms/1984/ is currently frozen. Can it be unfrozen please? I promise not to post any more questions about turtle excrement soup in chat!
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New tag: academic?

There was a request to add the tag "academic" with this explanation: Questions related specifically to the process of Chinese language studying, e.g. in a school or university. "academic" sounds ...
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Use of “not an answer” flags

Recently, I saw a few posts flagged as "not an answer" because they missed a detail in the question, and so weren't relevant answers. For example, a couple of answers to this question gave links 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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Why were these two flags declined?

I raised a "comment no longer needed" flag on the comment to this question: How is “戚” Being Used as a Standalone Verb to Mean “Feel”? [closed] I will once the system lets me- there's ...
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Synonimize [word-order] to [syntax]?

Syntax is defined as (emphasis mine): [...] the set of rules, principles, and processes that govern the structure of sentences (sentence structure) in a given language, usually including word order. ...
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What's the difference between [terminology] and [technical]? Burninate [technical]?

The usage guidance for the terminology tag reads: For questions about technical or specialized words in fields like grammar, IT, politics, sports, etc. Which is very much appropriate. The formal ...
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Tag synonym: [difference] and [usage]?

The tag usage is pretty clear: Questions that concern the use of expressions, parts of speech, words, verbs, etc. The tag difference instead is, to me, absolutely obscure: For differentiating ...
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Should we defer editing old off-topic posts until after they get closed?

This post What should I consider for a one month language program? was recently edited, after four years of inactivity. While the edit itself is sensible (some unneeded tags were removed), it bumps ...
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Should questions with Chinese-only titles be precluded from the Hot Network Questions?

My question hit the Hot Network Questions list for all to enjoy (hopefully there's no horrible mistakes): That's cool and all, but maybe this shouldn't happen. Proof-of-concept: Going forward, ...
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Difference in Textbooks and Books from “Resources for learning Mandarin Chinese”?

What is the difference between the sections Textbooks and Books from the Resources for learning Mandarin Chinese post? I believe there is some confusion between the sections.
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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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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 Note that this ...
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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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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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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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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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Are questions on quote origins off topic?

Again and again I see 墨子 citing Confucius on statements I believe he never said (in the extant records). I am tempted to ask about this, but guess it is off topic. What do you think.
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Is there a resource for the Classical Chinese Literary canon similar to Perseus for Greek&Roman materials?

Tufts university created a highly useful resource in Perseus that allows scholars of all levels of capability and experience to access Ancient Greek and Roman text in the original languages, usually ...
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Are questions about Mongolian allowed?

Mongolian isn't in the same language family as Mandarin Chinese. It is, however, a language which is spoken as a native language by some citizens of the People's Republic of China, and is even an ...
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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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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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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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Can the list of related questions be improved?

A few similar or duplicate questions appear every now and then. It is not easy to spot those questions unless you have seen them before or you do a deliberate search. Can the list of 10 related ...
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Let's get critical: Jul 2013 Site Self-Evaluation

We all love Chinese Language & Usage 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 ...
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where should I ask this recommendation questions? [closed]

This site has spent some time discussing how to deal with recommendation questions. If this site is not the right place to ask, where is? If anything emerges, perhaps that info could be added to a ...
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Paid resources in the resources post [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Resources for learning Mandarin Chinese: should we include only free material? Resources for learning Mandarin Chinese Can we add paid resources to this list? I'm no rich guy,...
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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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To suggest that Chinese SE questions be written solely in English

I want to discuss with you, that whether Chinese SE questions should be written in English. I now claim to reason that it is best to write in all-English, even for language learning sites --- ...
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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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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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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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Why are We Told to Avoid Extended Conversations in Comments?

I fail to understand the rationale for that nagging message, as the chat room is seldom used and surely, as long as the conversation stays reasonably on topic of the parent post, it is better to keep ...
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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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Should we add a Classical (and/or Literary) Chinese resource section to “Resources for learning Mandarin Chinese”?

The current central resource question is focussed on Modern Chinese. Should we add a Literary and/or Classical Chinese section? Alternatively, should we just add a link to the current Classical ...
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Re: User:Songyuanyao

While generally a force for good, this user needs to be sat down and taught not to bite the newbies or to leave the edit queues alone, especially if they don't understand basic English grammar. This ...
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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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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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The Mandarin tag

Since this site is mostly about Mandarin, I'd say to remove the tag from questions about Mandarin only and use it only when the question is about comparisons with other dialects, or similar questions. ...
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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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New tag for opening discussions

During my study of Chinese, I feel as if there is a big level gap between those in the academic field and those learning Chinese through conversation/beginner learners. I wish to open a question/...
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Any reason to keep this question open for 6 days?

I am not a regular visitor and I only visit here from time to time to study Chinese. I saw the linked question, we teach eachother ,I teach you chinese,you teach me other language! 6 days ago and ...
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Can “How to get started learning Chinese” be reopened?

I have reformulated the question "I'm dying to learn Chinese" as "How to get started learning Chinese". The question was closed because it was seen as off-topic, with a link to another question about ...
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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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