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Announcing a Pro Tempore election for 2021

Summary: Language Learning Stack Exchange will begin the nomination stage for a special election on July 12 to bring in one more moderator. For full details of the process, see the announcement on ...
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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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List of language-related Stack Exchange sites

This is a list of language-related Stack Exchange sites. If your target language is not listed here, please consider creating a proposal on Area 51. See also: Language learning website outside Stack ...
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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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Do we need a new custom close reason for questions requesting explanations about English vocabulary or grammar?

In recent months, the most frequent close reason on Language Learning SE seems to be that questions ask for explanations about specific points of English vocabulary or grammar by learners of English. ...
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How to react when a good answer answers the opposite direction that the question asks?

What are the advantages of a paper dictionary over an online dictionary? The question asks for the advantage of paper dictionary over an online dictionary. However, the answer in the link mostly ...
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What is the rationale behind not accepting answers? Is it an intended effect rather than a misuse of the site?

As a more recent user of the "language learning" site and a more common user of the "tex" related site, I couldn't help but notice that many of the questions on the LL Stack ...
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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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2020: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the past 12 months. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange network ...
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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 ...
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Language learning or teaching websites outside Stack Exchange

What other websites exist where one can ask questions about learning or teaching languages? See also: Resources for Researching Language Learning Questions List of language-related Stack Exchange ...
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Best questions and answers from 4h 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 fourth quarter of 2020 (posted between 1 October and 31 ...
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Are opinion-based questions acceptable?

Many questions are about how to effectively learn a language. Some of them are voted for closing, since they are too opinion based. Should this site be entirely based on studies, or should a level of ...
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How to avoid asking opinion-based questions?

Seemingly, a lot of questions are being closed as opinion-based. How can a user avoid asking a question that's primarily opinion-based?
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Are questions about first language learning on-topic? [duplicate]

I have a newborn at home, he is not in the age (yet) to be able to learn a language. It always intrigued me how that process works and I have a few questions about it. Are questions regarding first ...
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Are questions about grammatical concepts on topic?

We got a question about (I think) grammar: Present perfect v. present perfect progressive (case). As of this writing, the question has a couple of Unclear what you're asking votes, as the specific ...
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What issues does my phonetic notation question have?

The question Advantages and disadvantages of learning a phonetic notation to learn Mongolian has been closed, and has received no votes to re-open. By contrast, Pros and cons of using IPA over other ...
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To what extent are linguistics questions permitted?

We've received a number of recent questions which seem to me to have a Linguistics slant. Up to now, I'm the only one to have provided a vote to close. Does this mean the community is on vacation, ...
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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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Please comment on draft of first LLSE promotion video

I have created a "draft" of a YouTube video to promote our site (see also What should a YouTube video to promote LLSE contain?). It is an instructional video consisting of a screencast. No other ...
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Nominate your favourite answers from the third quarter of 2017

Please post links to your favourite answers from the third quarter of 2017 (posted between 1 July and 30 September 2017). They don't need to be somebody else's answers; you can promote your own ...
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Do we want hats?

It's nearly December, and Winter Bash is almost upon us. For anyone not familiar with it, Winter Bash is an end-of-the-year celebration on Stack Exchange, where users can earn "hats" to wear ...
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This wouldn't be on topic on Language Learning, would it?

Not sure if pedagogy is on-topic here. Let me know if it happens to be, and I shall effect the migration. Constructivism Learning Theory for English language Teaching [closed]
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Promote our site and get an Announcer or a Booster badge

Stack Exchange awards badges to people who promote our site. The Announcer badge is awarded to anyone who shares a link to a question that is later visited by 25 unique IP addresses. The Booster ...
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How is asking a question about the difference between 2 letters not relevant to language learning?

I posted a question about the difference between ی and ي with the tag #arabic because I checked Area51 & an Arabic SE does not exist, & was told it was off-topic which is absurd. I would post ...
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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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Resources for Researching Language Learning Questions

At the time of writing, 49 out of our 315 questions are tagged with reference-request, and at least 10 of these are still unanswered. (We have 20 unanswered questions in total.) In addition, I think ...
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Getting to know you: who are you and why do spend time on Language Learning Stack Exchange?

Since we are barely using our chat room The Language Lab, I thought we should try something else to get to know each other. So I'm posting this meta question to give everyone the opportunity to ...
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How can the question about an English grammar course be improved?

The question For a English Grammar Course, what should be included in the list below and what should be removed? was closed because, according to the three close voters, it "needs to be more ...
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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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How do I avoid asking questions that are too broad?

If my question was put "on hold" or "closed" for being too broad, what can I do to improve it? This is part of a FAQ to help new users.
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Would it be suitable and possible to migrate “How to get started learning Chinese?” (currently closed at Chinese.SE) here?

I'm not 100% sure this is even possible, but at Chinese.SE there's the question How to get started learning Chinese? [closed]. Maybe if it were migrated here, it would be on-topic? Question: Would it ...
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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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Please consider following the Sanskrit proposal

I believe many users of this community would be interested in Sanskrit site proposal and there is a Sanskrit language proposal on Area51 live! Do please consider following it. Here is the link: We ...
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Are questions about learning or practicing nonverbal communication or body language on-topic?

Books on leadership will often assert that anywhere from 2/3 to 80% of communication is nonverbal - that is, expressed in tone of voice, posture, eye contact, and gestures rather than the specific ...
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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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Arabic Site proposal needs your support [closed]

I am hoping that many users of the LL community would be interested in the Arabic site proposal: https://area51.stackexchange.com/proposals/123866/arabic-language Please support this proposal by ...
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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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“Would a general Languages.SE supersite … be feasible?” on Area 51 [duplicate]

I asked this on Area 51: Would a general Languages.SE supersite (synchronized with the current language sites) be feasible? I thought I'd raise it to your attention, because it's likely of interest ...
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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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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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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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Should we allow questions about programming languages?

While they aren't "languages" in the traditional sense, programming languages certainly differ from one another. In some cases, learning programming languages can be like learning spoken languages, ...
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Can we get to 10 questions per day?

This was inspired by Should we widen the scope of our site? And if yes, how? - where most popular answer to widenings was: No. I think that getting to 10 new question per day in current scope of the ...
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What should we do with comments that are flagged as “Mini-answer in a comment”?

Recently, I have seen several comments that were flagged as "Mini-answer in a comment". For example, most recently, the following comment on the question "Is it easier for someone who has a background ...
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When should an answer be a comment

A few hours ago, I commented on a question with a simple example for OP. It was a partial answer, with no evidence, no research, et cetera. I was told that I should refrain from answering in the ...
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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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List of bounties with no deadline

One of the problems on StackExchange sites is that questions don't always receive good answers. While unanswered questions are easy to find, this is not the case with questions that have one or more ...
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Winter bash 2018 is here! With a bounty for the best answer!

As you may have noticed, the top bar on this site (and every other Stack Exchange site) has a new icon button that looks like an ice crystal. This button is available for the duration of Winter Bash, ...
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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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