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Participate in Winter Bash 2017!

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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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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Are questions regarding the language acquisition methods of famous individuals on-topic?

We have several questions that fall in line with this topic: namely this question about Cardinal Mezzofanti, and this more recent question about Celine Dion. Are these questions on-topic? How can one ...
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Are questions about learning to type in an L2 on-topic?

I am currently learning a language whose standard typing layout is very different to that of my native language. At some point I am going to want to learn to touch-type it, and I suspect that learning ...
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Should questions about learning or changing an accent be allowed?

Should questions about learning to speak a language using a different accent be on-topic? For example, someone who is already a fluent speaker of English might ask for information on how they can ...
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I am seeking a good definition of when language skill is considered native/second language

I am a bilingual person, and I am having a bit of problems with the definitions people use for native speakers. (Also in relation why it is good to include native as some sort of super category of ...
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Ask good questions and get an Inquistive badge

In order to get out of beta, our site must consistently get 10 new questions per day. According to my own measures (for the last 11 months), we have gotten between 0.4 and 1.4 questions per day, and ...
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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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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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Are questions purely related to IPA transcription's usage on topic?

For instance, in this question: For the IPA translation of a whole sentence, does it matter in terms of readability if it only has a pair of brackets encompassing the whole transcription? For ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Como eu posso dizer a palavra "obrigado" na lingua Esloveno (slovenščina)? [duplicate]

I hope I do not offend anyone and I do not even seem like a provocateur for the question that I will ask ... It would be off-topic if I post my future questions on this site in my native language, in ...
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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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Are "what should I do in this situation" questions on-topic?

Recently, I've noticed a few questions pop up from various users concerning situations where the question's author asks for the most sound course of action in their particular language learning ...
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What do we do about identification questions?

Well, we now have a language identification, the first of its kind. Other questions under that identification tag are (that actually are about language identification): Does this language still exist ...
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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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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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Is asking questions about using machines for language learning on-topic?

This question seems quite borderline with on-topic and off-topic. The reason this question us up is because of Flimzy's comment on the question: I'm really not sure if this is about language ...
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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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Should we make a meta post devoted to language learning resources for each language?

What I'm proposing is a megathread of sorts, containing language learning resources for lots of different values, or at least links to questions related to such resources for each language. I'm asking ...
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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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Community Ads - 2017 Edition

I think it's time it's we refresh our community ad post from last year so we can allow new ideas to be considered by the community. As such, here's the official community ad message for 2017 that's ...
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Having [srs] and [spaced-repetition] seems a bit repetitive

spaced-repetition For questions related to a method of study that increases interval of time between reviews of older, more experienced terms. srs Questions about spaced repetition software (...
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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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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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Difference between tags language-exchange and tandem-learning?

We currently have two tags for — probably — the same thing: The older tag tandem-learning is currently defined as follows: A language learning process involving mutual language exchange in which ...
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Add blog to StackExchange drop-down menu?

I just noticed that CrossValidated SE has a blog on BlogOverflow. When you are registered on CrossValidated SE and you go to that site, the StackExchange drop-down menu at the top of the page does not ...
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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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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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Blog post review process

The community blog is just that: a community blog, meaning its content is not up to the discretion of a single user, rather this community. What can we do ensure that the community is in agreement ...
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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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How often should we post articles?

As of now, the blog has seen extremely random activity with the articles. I posted three in a day, skipped two, then posted two more followed by another one. This schedule is very random and will ...
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Our shiny new blog needs contributors!

As PythonMaster wrote here, our community blog has been launched and we've seen some great progress in the last week though. Unfortunately, we only have 4 active contributors out of a community of ...
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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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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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Are not list-questions off-topic in this site?

Are not list-questions off-topic in this site? If so, why?
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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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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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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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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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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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