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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 a ...
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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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When can my edited question finally be released from the “on hold status”

I edited my question within less then 24h after it was put on hold. But instead of "releasing" it people seem not even have realized that it has been re-edited and some keep down-voting it. The ...
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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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Site Health: Where to from here?

We recently went into public beta and while it's a big step, we need to look at our next step in the journey of Language Learning: graduation. While the period between public beta and graduation is a ...
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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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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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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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Should we require more information the mentioned language if it's a non-popular language?

For example, see this question: Through which language can you learn the most other languages? That question mentions about Tagalog, Arabic and Tamil language. Now I don't want to disrespect any ...
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Feature the nomination of pro-tempore moderators

I think the nomination of pro-tempore mods should have the featured tag so that it appears on the sidebar of the main site. We want the attention, and votes, of users of the main site that are not ...
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Can cross language translations be asked here?

it's hard to find a resource where a person can ask for a most appropriate translation from a phrase in one language to another, do you think we can ask questions of this sort in here?
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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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Can we get rid of [nepalese]?

Honestly, I've no idea why we even have nepalese. As discussed here, specific language questions should still use specific language tags, but I just don't see anyone posting a specific question about ...
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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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Why was 'Are there books or resources in Spanish for learning Latin with 0% experience?' closed?

Being objective, my question consists with this answer which specifies: Resource requests can fit on SE, as long as they're objectively framed. Does Resource X exist? Should be fine.
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Bilingual or multilingual

We have a few tags (namely two) with emphasis on bilingual/bilingualism. However, this is specifically the ability of speaking two languages equally well. Should we replace those with multilingual ...
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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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Does extensively using abbreviation (L1, L2) interrupt the flow of reading?

This may only be me, but after reading a lot of answers and questions here, I still find it interrupting when reading the abbreviation L1, L2. For example, take a paragraph of the answer of What is ...
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Is the tag [simultaneous-bilingualism] useful?

I have seen that some questions have the tag: simultaneous-bilingualism. I'm am wondering whether that makes sense at all. As far as I understand it, it is to indicate someone with two native ...
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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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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 English learning on topic?

I've seen the following question: Are questions about individual languages on-topic? And the most up-voted answer suggests that questions about a specific language are on-topic as long as they involve ...
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Handling of the [reference-request] tag and answering out of own experience

I feel like the tag reference-request is a little overused right now. Right now, out of 15 questions, one has an accepted answer and 8 have an answer at all. This makes an overall answer rate of more ...
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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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Typo in site description

From my Stack Exchange network profile, in the list of my accounts, this site has the following description: It's missing the word "in". The site description on the Area 51 page is just fine.
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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 tag wikis for language tags look like?

When reviewing some of the proposed tag wiki excerpts, I noticed that for some of the language tags, proposed was simply something like For questions about the XYZ language. This is not a good tag ...
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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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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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Do we need the tag [effectiveness]?

A few questions have been on the form of "how effective is it to..." and that lead to the creation of the tag effectiveness. I think that effectiveness is quite vague. And that most the question ...
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Do we need the tag [read-write]?

I believe that read-write should just be replaced by reading and writing. Or is there anything special about read-write, such as both being on paper, as opposed to listening and speaking, that makes ...

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