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Goodbye, friends

As you may know, I suspended activity on SE some time ago as a response to Monica being fired. Today, I submitted my resignation from moderating due to Shog9 and Robert Cartaino also losing their ...
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I will be going inactive as a moderator

You have probably seen many similar posts like this across all of Stack Exchange. I'll keep this brief. I do not support Stack Exchange in their poorly executed venture into forced language, gender ...
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It's been fun, but it's time to turn in my diamond

Those of you who have been here since the beginning may remember that I was very active on this site initially, as one of the original pro-tem moderators. But just recently I've turned in my diamond, ...
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Happy first birthday, Language Learning Stack Exchange!

A lot of us should have realized that yesterday marked this site's one year anniversary! As a user, I would first want to say that as a community, we are doing well for our first year though activity ...
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Our first community ad has been launched!

Over on the ELL post for community ads, one of Language Learning's own ads (one of my own creation) has exceeded the minimum threshold of positive votes (6) to be displayed on the main site. This ...
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Are questions about grammatical concepts on topic?

We got a question about (I think) grammar: https://languagelearning.stackexchange.com/q/569/13 As of this writing, the question has a couple of Unclear what you're asking votes, as the specific ...
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How can we attract more experts to Language Learning Stack Exchange?

The majority of the question asked on Language Learning Stack Exchange are answered by other language learners. These participants are typically learners who have experience learning at least one ...
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How can we help people who post questions that cover all aspects of language learning at once?

Our site regularly receives questions from people who want to know everything about learning a foreign language from scratch and that are therefore too broad. Sometimes we get questions that are ...
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How to avoid asking resource-request questions that are too localized?

Prompted by discussion on this post. resource-request already exceeds the bounds other SE sites set for on-topic questions. What are guidelines that can be followed to promote high-quality resource ...
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The tags 'listening-comprehension' and 'listening' have been merged

The tags listening-comprehension and listening have been merged. We currently have tags for both listening-comprehension (13 questions) and listening (11 questions). The tag listening-comprehension ...
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The [isn] tag has been deleted

This tag has been burninated. Please do not recreate it. IIf you see this tag reappearing, it may need to be blacklisted. The isn tag, which refers to Nicaraguan Sign Language, has currently been ...
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State of the Blog - Part Two

It's been a very long while since our blog has been launched. Around 5 months if anyone is interested but anyways, we are improving on our stats in the last 90 days. Our blog has been visited 133 ...
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Can we widen the scope of this site to include questions about language policies that are relevant to learning or teaching languages?

I recently asked a question about the European Day of Languages because one of its goals is to motivate people to learn foreign languages. Language policy that is relevant to language learning or ...
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Any interest in listing cognates and false friends for languages?

I don't know of any online systematic lists of cognates and false friends. Would anyone be interested in starting them here as Community Wikis?
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1000 Days of Language Learning Stack Exchange!

Our site has reached another milestone: on 31 December 2018 we have been in public beta for 1000 days! What have we achieved since the previous reviews at 500 days and at our first birthday? ...
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Winter is coming, and so is Winter bash 2017!

Winter bash is a yearly holiday event on StackExchange during which users can earn "hats" for specific activities and types of participation. The goal is to promote activity during the holiday season. ...
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Tags for “cognitive-disorder” and/or “specific-learning-difficulty”?

We currently have one question tagged with cognitive-disorder. The tag was probably created just for that question and has no tag wiki excerpt. The question's background part mentions "cognitive ...
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Should we create a YouTube account to promote our site?

I recently found a few YouTube videos about specific Stack Exchange site: Stack Exchange English Language and Usage Overview, Esperanto Stack Exchange! (with English subtitles) (the video is in ...
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Should questions be closed as “general reference” on this site?

I'm new to moderating and I closed this question as "general reference." This is a standard that is used on most other language sites; that if the answer to a question can be easily looked up on a ...
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Are the tags [spaced-repetition], [flash-cards], and [memorisation] excessive?

The tags spaced-repetition, flash-cards, and memorization seem very closely related, even though they aren't identical. Is it beneficial to have all three tags, or should we get rid of at least one of ...
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Asking questions and winning prizes

I recently saw this post on Writing Stack Exchange. It's essentially a contest where users who ask the highest number of upvoted questions with certain tags can receive Stack Exchange swag (generously ...
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2018: a year in moderation

It's New Year's Day in Stack Exchange land... A distinguishing characteristic of these sites is how they are moderated: We designed the Stack Exchange network engine to be mostly self-regulating, in ...
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The Blog's Progress: Week One + 2 Days

This post is supposed to exist two days before hence the plus two days... Anyway, this post and the tons more to come will cover the progress of the blog weekly. Graphs, pictures, captions, and ...
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Best questions and answers from 1st and 2nd quarters of 2020

I'm reviving an idea that has been neglected since 2017. (See Nominate your favourite answers from the third quarter of 2017.) Please post links to your favourite questions and answers from the first ...
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Are questions about speech-language pathology on-topic?

Are questions about the professional practice of Speech-Language Pathology on-topic? Much of the practice area of such clinicians relates to skills that language learners care about (e.g. ...
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The tags [language-comparison], [comparative-linguistics], and contrastive linguistics

It seems to me that the tag comparative-linguistics has been used in a way that does not much its usual definition. Wikipedia defines comparative linguistics as a branch of historical linguistics ...
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Best questions and answers from 3rd quarter of 2020

I am continuing an idea that began in 2017 and that was revived this summer. Please post links to your favourite questions and answers from the third quarter of 2020 (posted between 1 July and 30 ...
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Languages supersite on Codidact

There's a proposal for a Languages site on Codidact, a Q&A site created by users who left StackExchange, that I've proposed taking the idea from Rebecca Stones's Languages.SE proposal on Area 51. ...
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2019: a year in moderation

It's New Year's Day in Stack Exchange land... A distinguishing characteristic of these sites is how they are moderated: We designed the Stack Exchange network engine to be mostly self-regulating, ...
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Should a question based on false premise be closed?

There is an argument saying that questions based on false premise should be closed*. An example question of that argument is "How's X helpful?"**. According to the argument, that question is based on ...