Each site is permitted three custom off-topic close reasons. I'd like to propose one for questions about specific languages.

  • Whatever the wording, would "Is there a method to learn which grammatical gender a noun in French has?" languagelearning.stackexchange.com/questions/20/… be seen to be off topic according to this close reason? Oct 8, 2016 at 9:49
  • This is a great proposal seeing as how we get so many of these misdirected questions.
    – fi12
    Oct 12, 2016 at 21:44

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My proposed text (leave comments to suggest changes):

Questions about grammatical rules or specific characteristics of a language are off-topic here. A language-specific site* is the appropriate place for these questions, or if such a site does not yet exist, you can propose one on Area 51.

*This text could/should link to a meta post detailing all of the language-specific sites which currently exist on SE. (Or a link to such a listing on stackexchange.com, but I can't find such a list, other than this, which seems too broad).

  • If this happens, what will happen to the language-specific tags? Oct 9, 2016 at 17:42
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    I have a list of language-specific SE sites on my website :-)
    – Tsundoku Mod
    Oct 11, 2016 at 16:05
  • @PythonMaster: There's still a place for language-specific tags. There's just not a place for questions about grammatical rules and specific characteristics of a language.
    – Flimzy
    Oct 13, 2016 at 10:10

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