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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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Do we need the tag [l2-acquisition]?

Isn't l2-acquisition essentially the purpose of this site? Could it not be applied to every question here?
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Are there ABC language level tags of some kind?

Just arrived here at LL community and saw a comment mentioning "A level" being the most basic kind of official recognition. As far as I know, this is an European standard: Browsing other site ...
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Are questions about language certificates on topic?

Are questions about the existence of language skill certificates, or ways to get them, etc., on topic for the site? Some prior questions on the main site can be found under the relevant tag: ...
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When the answer to a [reference-request] question is that no studies exist, how should the answer be framed?

We have hundreds of questions tagged reference-request, and many of them lie unanswered. The reason several seem to be unanswered is due to the fact that there are simply no studies or past research ...
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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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What is the difference between the script tag and the writing system tag?

We have both a script tag and a writing-system tag. The description of script reads Questions about (learning) scripts or writing systems, i.e. the visual representation of verbal ...
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The [resources] tag has been burninated

This tag has been burninated. Please do not recreate it. If you need advice on which tag to use, see the answer below. If you see this tag reappearing, it may need to be blacklisted. The resources ...
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Should we delete unsupported or unreferenced answers to questions tagged [reference-request]?

reference-request is by far one of the most popular tags on our site, and its usage guidance excerpt states that it should be used: For questions asking for a published journal to be included as ...
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What would be an appropriate tag for historical language variants?

In my answer to the question 'What should we define an uncommon language as?' I proposed the creation of the tag historical-language-variants. This tag could cover both Latin (which is normally ...
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What should we define an uncommon language as?

Currently, we have a uncommon-languages tag that, to me, seems fundamentally flawed. The reason for this is because a language that is uncommon to some of us may not be uncommon to others, making it ...
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Reword tag wiki excerpts for language-specific tags?

We have quite a few tags for specific languages, e.g. chinese, english, japanese, mongolian, spanish, esperanto, french, hebrew, german, russian, korean, greek, arabic, aramaic, thai, tagalog, ...
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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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Remove 'speak' tag or make it a synonym of 'speaking'

A few minutes ago, I noticed that there is a speak tag, which has no questions. I don't know who created it. Do we want to keep it? If yes, should it be made a synonym of the speaking, which ...
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Do we need the tag [personalize]?

There is currently one question with the tag personalize, which was probably specifically created for this question. I have two objections to it: Tags our typically nouns, not verbs, so ...
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What's the purpose of the tag [fluency]?

"Fluency" is an extremely underspecified concept. Depending on whom you ask, it may mean anything between CEFR A2 and "virtually indistinguishable from a native speaker". Do we need this tag at all, ...
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What is the [communication] tag for?

I have been adding descriptions to tags that had no guidance and I came across one that is particularly vague, or at least extremely broad: communication is used for only one question, without making ...
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Was the tag [scandinavian-languages] based on the assumption that these languages are genetically related?

Was the tag scandinavian-languages, which was created for this question, based on the assumption that these languages are genetically related? I have proposed the following edit to the tag wiki info ...
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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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What is the [image] tag for?

The image tag currently has no description. Is it for questions that contain an image, questions that request images, or both? Are there any other use cases?
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Bilingual or multilingual

We have a few tags (namely two) with emphasis on bilingual/bilingualism. However, this is specifically the ability of speaking two languages equally well. Should we replace those with multilingual ...
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Is the tag [simultaneous-bilingualism] useful?

I have seen that some questions have the tag: simultaneous-bilingualism. I'm am wondering whether that makes sense at all. As far as I understand it, it is to indicate someone with two native ...
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What should tag wikis for language tags look like?

When reviewing some of the proposed tag wiki excerpts, I noticed that for some of the language tags, proposed was simply something like For questions about the XYZ language. This is not a good tag ...
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Do we need the tag [effectiveness]?

A few questions have been on the form of "how effective is it to..." and that lead to the creation of the tag effectiveness. I think that effectiveness is quite vague. And that most the question ...
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Do we need the tag [read-write]?

I believe that read-write should just be replaced by reading and writing. Or is there anything special about read-write, such as both being on paper, as opposed to listening and speaking, that makes ...
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About the tags [reference-request], [published-studies] and [learning-methods]

Thought it is clear that those tags can be used for different things I think there is some overlapping. reference-request and published-studies Since a study can be used as a reference and a ...
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What should we do about language tags? [closed]

We have french, japanese, english, nepalese, and chinese. I can understand latin as it's a family of languages, but why are the other ones here? This site is a site about language acquisition in ...
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Should we use the [studies] tag?

Considering that the site is about Language Learning, studies is inferred. Should we use the tag at all?
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