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I certainly feel this is worth pursuing. Indeed, users have independently used this close reason manually, e.g. zypA13510 (2020), Becky 李蓓 (2020), dROOOze (2019), Tang Ho (2019). From my point of view, that's solid evidence that we need this close reason. For reference Spanish has the close reason: Spanish.SE: This question is not about the Spanish ...


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Thank you for this write-up. I have only one remark about Stage 1, Point 4: Discuss lowering closure to 3 votes (from 5 votes) I suggest we move this to Stage 2, as, in my view, it depends on how hard it is to form a consensus about what's on/off-topic. If there is loose consensus, lowering the close vote threshold might be construed as contrary to self-...


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Self-help guide This is why I whipped up this post: How do I self-answer "What does this say?" The aim is to close them as a duplicate, thereby redirecting the user to something they can use (if they choose to do so). Some other in-passing observations: Recent examples Looking at two recent posts along these lines... What does this tattoo ...


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it depends on how people define “chinese language”. imo, it should be regarded as the language used by “han-chinese” (漢), nothing more. in “you-know-where”, there’s a tendency to treat “chinese” as “chinese nation” (中華民族); that, disregarding minorities’s cultures, customs & languages. for reading & writing aspects of “chinese language”, it should be ...


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In my opinion, this type of questions could still be useful for other future readers with the same confusion. If possible, I'd suggest to rewrite the question in order to avoid the mistake, in the example maybe "What does 家 mean in 家医院?". And if that question is already answered, closed it as duplicated. However, rewriting the question when there ...


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The site I'd like on this list is Language Learning (see also Alternative Stack Exchange sites for "not really about the Chinese language" questions). To my knowledge, changing the “belongs on another site in the Stack Exchange network” list, we need to get Stack Exchange staff involved; diamond mods cannot do this: We're still going to look at ...


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Proofreading and translation I'm fine with this kind of questions, provided the OP isn't actually asking for free language services. As long as they can reasonably demonstrate that they did their homework (either figuratively and/or literally), I see no need to close. Anyway this is one of those kinds of questions that not everyone is keen to answer. Then it'...


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