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I think the current policy is very clear and there is no need to change this requirement: If the question is in English, please answer in English; If the question is in Chinese, please answer in Chinese. Firstly, if the person can only answer in Chinese when the asker post in English, there is a high probability that: The asker could not ...


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I've hacked together a derivative of the JLU script that should work rudimentarily as a proof-of-concept. You can download it from this pastebin link and install it however you usually install userscripts in your browser. I haven't tested this besides in Chrome, so if it doesn't work in another recent browser, let me know. Basically, I removed support for ...


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I suggest we use the following standards: Has the OP attempted to translate this themselves. Even if you are not learning Chinese, if you haven't put any effort, in all honestly you are only interested in the answer out of curiosity. Is there any benefit to learners of the language in either seeing the answer or doing some research into finding the answer. ...


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This constraint doesn't make much sense. Just see all other language SE such as Spanish and French. There are bunches of questions both asked and answered purely in Spanish/French. And as a Spanish learner myself, I feel strongly that asking questions and communicating in the language I'm learning helps my language skills much more than asking in English. It'...


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Congratulations to the winners, and special thanks to Alenanno, my fellow moderator for many years. Now, we can be ex-moderators together.


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This occurs because of the Great Firewall of China. The following content on the https pages (sign up and log in; are there others?) is blocked when accessed from mainland China without a VPN: https://cdn.sstatic.net/Js/openid.en.js (being unable to load the JavaScript is what causes the strange appearance of the screenshot in the question) OpenID ...


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It's wrong to assume that Chinese SE is new compared with Japanese SE. The first question of Japanese SE was asked on May 31, 2011 and that of Chinese SE was on Dec. 13, 2011. Only about six-month difference. I wonder why you think all questions should be asked in English. How about those who can't speak English more fluently than Chinese? Let's say a ...


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Mo. How would you deal with a user who produced a steady stream of valuable answers, but tends to generate a large number of arguments/flags from comments? Communication. As a pro-tem mod team we have, successfully, dealt with users that generate large number of arguments/flags in the past. Communication is a slower process but it does work in the end. ...


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dROOOze How would you deal with a user who produced a steady stream of valuable answers, but tends to generate a large number of arguments/flags from comments? The community should always be grateful for valuable answers, and the potential suspension or loss of a source of valuable content is always regrettable. However, note that truly valuable answers ...


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Congrats to everyone and a welcome to our two newest moderators. Took me by surprise that voting didn't quite match the voting on the answers from the questionnaire. Perhaps it wasn't as well read as I imagined.


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According to the Help Topic on "What topics can I ask", there is no distinction made for dialects. Translation is supported under certain conditions. The criteria includes showing prior work and making sure that the question is specific (has a definitive answer) rather than open-ended (discussion based). Additional insight can be gathered from this question.


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I honestly don't see why not. There are already such questions on the site, so go ahead. Make sure you tag your question with the relevant tag such as hakka or cantonese.


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No. The general recommendation is not to use or install WeChat unless absolutely necessary. Some might even suggest having a dedicated device just to run it if you do have to use it. I’m not really planning on getting into this on here but you can look into it on your own, if you so desire. Chinese@SE does have its own chat room as you have pointed out. @...


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As far as the Stack Exchange framework is concerned, you can use just about anything for a tag, and philosophy sounds like a reasonable subject area. However, the question volume for the classical-chinese tag is pretty low. Currently, there are 17 questions from the last six months. To me, that doesn't seem like enough questions to motivate more precise tags....


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Becky 李蓓 (Chinese.SE) or Rebecca J. Stones (other sites) How would you deal with a user who produced a steady stream of valuable answers, but tends to generate a large number of arguments/flags from comments? I've seen this happen occasionally at other sites. While such a user may produce "valuable answers", they chase away other users (or ...


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If a question is worth answering, I think we should upvote it.


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Just to add to Alenanno's answer, I went and asked members of the Stack Exchange business about this problem and they said people providing links to their own site are acceptable if the quality in the answers is provided (meaning you don't need to go to the external site to get the full answer). So it is fine for a company to have an account on here and it ...


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There are a couple of reasons why I choose to close this question: OP did not show any attempt to translate the two phrases in question. The English meaning of those two phrases (断章取义 and 别有用心) could have been found easily in a good online dictionary. Every of his questions is "how to say something in English". As we are not a translation service and this ...


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I think we should allow both questions and answers in both English and Chinese. I know I wasn't here when the site was proposed so I'm not sure what the original idea was. But I was active on the early Spanish site and they wanted to cater both to Spanish learners via English and Spanish speakers who wanted to learn more about their language, much like on ...


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of course you can. we will answer you in chinese as well


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I don't think there's any current policy, other than an expectation of scholarly tone. In other words, it's acceptable to discuss different Chinese terms for defecation, but it's not acceptable to randomly sprinkle the word "poop" throughout an answer. I took a quick look at other sites, and I see that the English Language and Japanese sites have offensive-...


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Because it has attracted low-quality answers, posting an answer now requires 10 reputation on this site. Your 101 comes from the default 1 rep + 100 rep association bonus. None of these were earned on the site. So you never earned 10 reputation on the site, therefore were blocked from answering. This is a measure put in place so protected questions do ...


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The blog post is about Stack Overflow not Stack Exchange. But, Why not. At the moment, the way I see it is: we hardly have any foot-traffic (2 users/day, atm) we have users that are definitely checking in everyday to see what's new (with nothing to do) the site is quite stale So any activity seems to be good activity at the moment. Not to mention that ...


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I agree to do this, but only after a page is written up on how to identify seal/calligraphy scripts as per this question. This way we filter out for the people who are genuinely willing to learn Chinese by putting some effort in, and not just using this as a quick translation stop. My idea of a genuine, on-topic question on translation is something like ...


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All normal users start on +1 rep. If you check out the What is reputation? How do I earn (and lose) it? page you'll notice: site association bonus: +100 on each site (awarded a maximum of one time per site) It goes on to explain this bonus: If you are an experienced Stack Exchange network user with 200 or more reputation on at least one site, ...


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Awesome! Will we get our own custom banners, badges and what not?


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Maybe but that wouldn't be a proper, or at least clean, use of the site in my opinion. Keep the answer about the question content. Answer it as if the question had been written correctly. If it has so many mistakes that it becomes incomprehensible, ask for clarification in the comments, and edit it accordingly helping the OP. In any case, after you edit ...


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