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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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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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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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Do English to Chinese translation questions belong on this site?

Lately there has been a few questions that have attracted close votes because they are Chinese speakers asking for the English equivalent of a Chinese phrase. In the early days of this site the ...
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What is this site for? Can I ask translations here?

I often have some Chinese sentences wanted to be translated precisely. Could I ask here? Thanks guys.
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Is preforming a survey on topic?

From time to time, some users would post a survey to gather some statistics. For example, "How many Chinese characters an average Chinese know?" The table below contains 71 idioms. Native ...
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Burninate [gender] tag?

Currently there are 6 questions tagged gender. I feel the tag is very narrow and used in a somewhat inconsistent way (see below). It can be better represented by other tags. In particular: Does ...
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Front page not loading —— tag search error

Front page wasn't loading yesterday for a good five minutes with the follow error message: It was not possible to perform this tag search at this time due to an unexpected error. Did anyone else ...
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Interested in a Languages.SE supersite?

I'm considering proposing a site on Area 51: Would a general Languages.SE supersite (synchronized with the current language sites) be feasible? Short description of what I have in mind: An English-...
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Can we delete this revenge account from Stack Exchange?

I looked at the deleted answers to What does 了mean in 衣服也落在了房间内, and is it pronounce le or liao? Someone there previously posted answers under someone else's name in a clearly deliberate attempt to ...
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Chinese Romanizations

There are several romanizations of Chinese. But all of them are just that, romanization of Chinese. They do not represent Chinese language. What they do represent is the pronunciation for a variety of ...
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Recommend deletion for low quality posts

When reviewing the "Low quality posts" queue, one issue that I commonly find there is that some posts fail to provide useful insights on the question. They might be technically correct, or at least ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Why does user6065 have to give up writing a reply to certain superuser knowing that it will be deleted?

Users would like to complain about the actions by certain superuser left unnamed out of respect, for deleting almost any comment by user @6065, see e.g. Why is it 出差去 and not 去出差?, in this case all ...
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How can we improve the question about HSK material?

The question https://chinese.stackexchange.com/q/1400/43 is asking for good books about HSK exams. As is, the question is likely to get closed as not constructive. But if the users show interest in ...
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PSA : Taiwan's Ministry of Education's 國語辭典 comprises mistakes

I thought to blazon this warning. I use 國語辭典 often but would not call it "authoritative." It contains a lot of mistakes. Be aware of this fact when consulting the dictionary. I might still ...

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