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On closing “questions asked in good faith”

In this question's comments, @hippietrail commented ... on the subject of constructiveness, I firmly believe downvoting or closing questions asked in good faith in the earliest days of a new ...
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Should we edit non-controversial errors in spelling, grammar, and style in the questions/answers of others?

On English.SC, we voted to edit non-controversial errors in the questions and answers of others. The argument went that, since the site was about English, it would be more appropriate there than ...
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Migration from English.SE

It has been suggested on the English Meta that questions regarding linguistic topics there should be copied to Linguistics.SE and then closed on EL&U. Now that Linguistics.SE has been launched, ...
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Typography/style conventions

Derived from french.stackexchange's one. As we have already one question dealing with typography and formatting issues and as there will likely be many of these, I think it would be fitting to set ...
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Question on feature in different languages

I have asked the following question which I think might be controversial as it demands a list (obviously, I personally do think that it is of interest) https://linguistics.stackexchange.com/questions/...
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Are questions about a single language on topic?

It was suggested at this question that a question about a single language is off-topic, being more appropriate for a Stack Exchange site dedicated to that language. What do people think of this idea?
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Merge with natural language processing

I have asked on area51 whether Linguistics would include natural language processing, the most voted answer being for a merge of the proposals. Is it taken into account? How would the merge be done? ...
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How should we format glosses on linguistics.SE?

What will be our best choice of formatting for including glosses of foreign language samples in our questions?
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Would questions about writing systems be off-topic?

Should this site cover only spoken language or also written language, including alphabets and other writing systems? Or should it allow the latter only to a certain degree that overlaps spoken ...
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What top voted questions questions from the proposal are you eager to close?

This is my pet peeve with stack exchange betas. The proposal questions are vote up, dozens of times, then when they are asked in the first few days of beta, they get closed as being off topic. I ...
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Are methodological questions on topic?

Are methodological questions like this one on topic for the site? Edit: Pro: These are issues linguists deal with all the time, and we may have some special use cases. Con: These aren't linguistics ...
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Should we allow highly open-ended questions like “do any languages have feature X”?

Some examples off the top of my head: Are there any languages without fricatives? What language has the most points of stop consonant articulation? Are there any languages without at least a first-...