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Are questions about individual languages on topic?

While most language concepts are language independent, some are language specific. Should we allow language specific questions?
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Additional site promotion ideas

I have gone through a bunch of meta SE sites to see if they have any site promotion ideas that we hadn't though of yet. Here is what I found: A leaflet or flyer, see e.g. the leaflet for English ...
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Is asking about learning native language on-topic?

Maybe I just quibble about the detail, but in my opinion the process of learning my own native language is still considered to be "language learning", hence it's sufficient to asking here. I think ...
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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.
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Is this to be an English-only site?

Language learners come from all over the world. In a perfect world, all of them would be able to ask questions on Language Learning. On the other hand, having questions in any language imaginable ...
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Create an ad for this site

So far, our only ad is this one: Stack Exchange Q&A site proposal: Language Learning http://area51.stackexchange.com/ads/proposal/82841.png Since we have already been in public beta, I think the ...
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Are resource request questions on-topic?

Questions like this one are requests for resources that can help them in some way, as long it is related to learning/teaching another language. There seems to be confusion (as seen in the comments) ...
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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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“Useful” isn't usefully defined — Suggest possible wordings

Two days into private beta and we notice that a lot of problem in posts that leads to no answers or closure is due to the fact that some terms are subjectively defined. See Should we have a set of ...
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We've selected our Moderators Pro Tempore

Throughout the beta, we need members from the site whose focus is to engage the community, both in community-building issues and site management. That's why we select a few members from each community ...
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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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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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Are fictional languages on-topic here?

I mean something like Klingon or Quenya when I say fictional languages. Are questions about these languages on-topic for this site?
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Should I use my own experience as answer?

I was going to answer a question on how to learn pronunciation without help from native speaker - which I did - but then I wasn't sure if I should do it because my primary base is my own experience. I ...
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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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Should we have a set of terms that have a specific meaning on this site?

I notice a lot of questions asking about whether certain tools are "useful" or "effective" or which languages are more "difficult"/"easy" to learn. Though these questions may seem imprecise and vague ...
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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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What should our On-Topic Help Center section say?

As @WBT has thankfully reminded us, this community has not yet created an official on-topic definition for the Help Center. Almost exactly a year ago, @fi12 started this discussion here, too. Lets ...
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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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What should we do about questions that are asking for really specific studies/references?

For example, look at these three questions. All tagged reference-request, and all have no answers. That's a major problem. These extremely specific questions can't really be answered unless there's a ...
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Are questions about animal communication on-topic?

Are questions about human-animal communication on-topic here? Of course, still with regards to language learning. (e.g. learning to communicate with animals, gorillas learning sign language, etc.)
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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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We are in an abyss of inactivity… a big one

We are in extreme inactivity. Reviews rarely pop up and we aren't doing anything really, anxious to get something done on this site. Right now, we have a question rate of one every two days. On top ...
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Should we widen the scope of our site? And if yes, how?

I have been monitoring our site statistics since October 2016 and have noticed that the average number of questions per day has rarely exceeded 1. The highest average I have found is 1.4 (27.12.2016, ...
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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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Should the description of the site be changed?

When I look at the description of Language Learning, I see: Q&A for students, teachers, polyglots, and anyone interested in the techniques of second-language acquisition (emphasis is my own) ...
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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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Milestone Reached: 500 days!

We are now at 500 days, a critical milestone! Unfortunately, we are kind of in the bad side of things with only one "Excellent" stat according to Area 51: A simple breakdown of stats (compared with ...
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Congratulations Language Learning!

Language Learning is moving on to public beta! Congratulations and thank you to everyone who helped build this site from the ground up, and I hope to see even more participation, activity, and ...
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Are sign languages on-topic

A question related to sign language has been asked on this site. Are sign languages treated as normal languages and are considered on-topic?
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Are questions about teaching language accepted?

We are language learners or, at least, so does the title of the site says. But are questions related to the other side of the process also accepted? It could be parents trying to teach their kids, ...
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Are methods recommendation on-topic?

Whenever someone wants to study a new language on their own, they tend to rely on some support, be it books, CDs, DVDs, Websites, etc. Are questions of the style What would you recommend to learn ...
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Are questions about language learning software efficiency on topic here?

For example, could I ask "is Duolingo/Rosetta Stone effective in teaching language X?"
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Suggestion: Avoid asking yes-or-no questions

We get a lot of questions which, I expect unintentionally, turn out to be yes-or-no questions. This may occasionally be entirely the best way to ask a specific question, but often a question can be ...
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What should our help center documentation contain? [duplicate]

Edit: Now that we have some moderators, hopefully we can start moving towards getting a basic draft ready. As you can see, our pages that list types on-topic is currently set to the default, which is ...
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The state of the blog

In the last meta post about the blog, several volunteers graciously stepped up and offered their time and ideas to creating a community blog. I've also created an LL chatroom specifically meant for ...
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“difficult” or “easy” isn't meaningful — Suggest possible wordings

I posed a question asking about a common terminology for the site which led to a discussion about what the consensus interpretation of some common words would be on the site for asking questions. This ...
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What types of subjective questions do we want?

Currently a lot of questions are being closed as "primarily"-opinion bad. We've started to come up on a consensus on what counts as "primarily"-opinion based but we need to decide on exactly what ...
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Request to reopen a question about vocabulary learning

How does learning vocabulary through sentences compare to learning with words alone? The above question was closed as primarily opinion-based. In fact, a great deal of research has been conducted ...
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A community blog (Launched!)

In a discussion over in this question, we discussed the idea of having an unofficial, community run Language Learning blog hosted on Medium. If you've got any suggestions or comments, please leave ...
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Why is the on-topic page empty?

Lots of places in the help center (e.g. "How do I ask a good question?," "What types of questions should I avoid asking?," "What does it mean if a question is "closed" or "on hold?,"" etc.) point to "...
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What should a YouTube video to promote LLSE contain?

I have mentioned this before, but I should get around to doing it in the next two weeks: making a YouTube video to promote our site. This would by a screencast with a voice over. What should this ...
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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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Should we have rewards for the best answer of each quarter?

Over at Latin SE, they recently had a voting round for the best answers of the second quarter of 2017. I propose that we do something similar on LLSE. The reason is that voting has been rather low ...
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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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Does Language Learning SE have a Twitter account, and if yes, where can I find it?

Some (many?) Stack Exchange sites have Twitter accounts: Stack Overflow has @StackOverflow, Japanese StackOverflow has @jaStackOverflow, English Language Learners has @StackEnglishLL, Chinese Stack ...
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Concerning the licensing of content on the blog

Christophe Strobbe commented: What licence should the blog content have? I don't see a licence anywhere. Do the authors choose the licence for each individual article? BTW, Stack Exchange uses ...
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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, ...
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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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How should we answer questions that ask for scientific studies in the answer, but no studies have yet been conducted on the topic? [duplicate]

In this case, is it acceptable to cite a reputable blog or website, as well as some personal experience?

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