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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 on their ...
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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.
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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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Custom close reason: Questions about characteristics of a specific language are off-topic

Each site is permitted three custom off-topic close reasons. I'd like to propose one for questions about specific languages.
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Community wiki for “Websites that allow communication between people: List”?

The question Websites that allow communication between people: List asks for a list of websites. Should we turn this into a community wiki? I think we haven't used this format yet on LLSE.
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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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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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Can we restrict [reference-request] to answers with references only?

What I'm proposing is something similar to the hard-science over on Worldbuilding (the tag wiki): For questions that require answers to be backed up by equations, empirical evidence, scientific ...
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Can we widen the scope of this site to include questions about language policies that are relevant to learning or teaching languages?

I recently asked a question about the European Day of Languages because one of its goals is to motivate people to learn foreign languages. Language policy that is relevant to language learning or ...
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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 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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Should questions be closed as “general reference” on this site?

I'm new to moderating and I closed this question as "general reference." This is a standard that is used on most other language sites; that if the answer to a question can be easily looked up on a ...
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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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The tag “comparative-linguistics” is spelt wrong

I just joined this community because while lurking I found a question tagged "comparitive-linguistics" (sic). Can we edit "comparative-linguistics" so that it has an "ra" instead of "ri"? On a ...
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What's our site's elevator pitch?

According to the Real Essential Questions of Every Beta, one question that the community should discuss is: What is the elevator pitch for our site? Imagine you’ve just gotten on an elevator with ...
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Are questions about the (non)extinction of languages on-topic?

Recently, we had this question come up, and it seems that the OP is asking whether an African language called "Thaqovelith" is extinct or not, as the question states that there were very few ...
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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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The tag [re-acquisition] should be changed to [reacquisition]

According to several online dictionaries, the word "reacquisition" does not have a hyphen. As such, I stand to change the re-acquisition tag to reacquisition. (We can keep the same tag description.)
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Should the mods close unclear questions?

Why retain vocabulary when there are dictionaries? I'm not complaining why my question is closed. Let's just say that some people think that it should be closed, and one of those people happens to be ...
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What should we do about the questions that is not really about learning process, but about the effect of it to the learners?

So far, I have noticed some questions that are not really related to the process of learning a language, but effect of it to the learners. Three examples: Does learning a second language happen in ...
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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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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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Are specific questions how to find a tutor in [x] teaching language [y] on-topic?

Recently, a question was posted asking about how to find Mongolian tutors in Sydney, Australia. This question doesn't really seem to have any value to anyone beyond the OP, as this is a very uncommon ...
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What should we do about Linguistics.SE questions that are on-topic here?

From this meta question posted on Linguistics.SE by Flimzy, we can see a list of several questions asked there that could definitely be on-topic here. Should we ask to migrate them here? Should we ...
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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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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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How can we stir up some activity?

As of today, Language Learning receives 23 visits a day on average. Obviously, this site is still in early public beta (so I'm not expecting 10000 visits a day), but 23 is definitely not ideal. What ...

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