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Announcing a Pro Tempore election for 2022

Summary: Language Learning Stack Exchange will begin the nomination stage for a special election on October 17 to bring in 2 more moderators. For full details of the process, see the announcement on ...
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Why are non-specific translation questions not allowed?

There are many reasons I ask this question, including translation is an important part of learning a non-mother tongue language, without a teacher, making this forum lose use to a lot of people. ...
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Why are my browsers saying one specific meta page is "not secure"?

I tried to browse following this link https://meta.languagelearning.stackexchange.com/questions/231/create-an-ad-for-this-site but Firefox gives me: Websites prove their identity via certificates. ...
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Graduation election: interest check

Language Learning left beta in December 2021. This meant, among other things, that we might have "full-site moderator elections" (or "graduation election") scheduled in 2022 or ...
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A reminder to those with 500+ reputation: please remember your close/reopen votes!

Even after graduation, every user on this site with 500 or more reps has the ability to cast close and reopen votes. This type of votes makes sure that off-topic and unanswerable questions get removed ...
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2021: 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 preceding calendar year. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange ...
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Do we want the site statistics on the home page back?

Until the day we graduated (16 December) we had a small table with site statistics on the home page. This has always been a feature specific to beta sites, so it was removed after we graduated. In my ...
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Language Learning is graduating on 16 December

Good news! Language Learning Stack Exchange will be graduating on 16 December and join the other graduated sites on the Stack Exchange network. So, what is going to change? We will lose the Beta ...
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Do we want accepted answers on our site to be unpinned from the top?

Currently, accepted answers are always pinned at the top of the list of answers, regardless whether you sort them by "Active", "Oldest" or "Votes".[1] Last week, Stack ...
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Please don't migrate proofreading questions to English Language Learners

Please don't migrate questions like this one: Could you help correct this paragraph [closed] I had started working a full-time job since I wasn't graduated. After almost 2 years of working, I find ...
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Audience-specific texts for our "grammatical rules or specific characteristics of a language" close reason

Stack Exchange sites can create custom close reasons that can be used as an alternative to the default community-specific close reason. Language Learning SE currently has one custom close reason for ...
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2021 Community Moderator Election Results

Moderator election #1 on Language Learning has come to a close, the votes have been tallied, and the new moderator is: They will be joining the existing crew shortly — please thank them for ...
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2021 Community Moderator Election

The 2021 Community Moderator Election is now underway! Community moderator elections have three phases: Nomination phase Primary phase Election phase Most elections take between two and three weeks, ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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"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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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Are questions about the validity of studies on topic?

We have quite a lot of questions tagged reference-request; with 92 questions at the time of writing, it's one of our most popular tags. However, not every study that is cited in an answer to such ...
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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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