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Over on the SE site I'm most active on, Travel, we have specific policies about what kind of resource questions are OK. We have an online-resources tag for websites and smartphone/tablet apps, and a guidebooks tag. We also have a maps tag, which is often used on questions seeking particular maps, which are obviously another kind of resource. Basically we ...


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My recommendations are below; everything in bold I actively use. (My current level: I'm at the early/mid stages of HSK6.) Electronic resources... Mobile dictionary: I use Pleco on my iPhone as a portable dictionary. I find it useful for inputting characters by drawing them by hand, and searching for partial words e.g. ?然. It's also useful for breaking ...


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I don't know if it's because it might be blocked in China or another reason. It's not. But Imgur is blocked in China, which is inhibiting. ...how can we bring those users on those other platforms/sites to Stackexchange? First, let's not spam sites---it's not a good look. Some posts here might be useful for answering questions at other sites (like ...


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absolutely no mandarin is just a dialect / spoken language, nothing more. classical / literary chinese is a written language. that, adding classical / literary chinese resource to “resources for learning mandarin chinese” is an significant error in classification. in the past, there’re japaneses, koreans, or jesuits priests; though they didn’t speak any ...


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Editing I did some major editing on the Mandarin resources post, so I'll give my opinion section by section: Add-ons (browser) seems fine. Apps is okay, but we could delete useless resources, e.g. Beginner Chinese wasn't very good to begin with, and hasn't been updated since 2017. Books needs "populating" with novels suitable for learning Chinese, ...


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The FAQ matches what I remember as the consensus from the discussion of resource questions. I've posted my opinion before. I'm not saying that you should never ask for a list of suggestions, but when you do, you should ask for something as specific as possible. When the reference list questions were proposed, I discouraged them. I don't think making ...


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I have an idea: just add another answer to that resources question called Basics or something of that sort, and there you can put introductions, basic information for those who are just approaching the language and want to know about it for the first time. Things about how the language works, etc... you get the idea. Including the Pinyin thing, for example. ...


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