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How should we treat new users?

What should we do about new users when they break the rules? What shouldn't we do? Return to FAQ index
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FAQ: My question was closed, in my opinion wrongly. What do I do?

My question was closed by users/moderators and I think that it deserved to stay open. What am I supposed to do now? What could I do? And what should I not do? Return to FAQ index
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Should I post a new answer to a question that already has an accepted answer?

If I see a question that has an answer and it's been already accepted, should/can I answer? What is the site policy about this? Return to FAQ index
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What is the acceptance rate for questions?

I've noticed that the acceptance rate for my questions has gone down. What is the acceptance rate? How does it affect my reputation, privileges, or badges? Return to FAQ index
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FAQ: Can I propose a change in the FAQ?

I don't like something in the FAQ/I think something is missing in the FAQ, can I propose a change or a new addition to it? How do I make sure it gets official? Are there standard procedures? Return ...
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FAQ: Linguistic Terminology

I have problems understanding some answers/questions because the terminology being used is too technical. Where can I find out what is the meaning of a particular term? Return to FAQ index
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FAQ: How to handle discussions in comments?

Sometimes it happens that I disagree with someone or maybe there is little understanding because of the complexity of the matter. What should I do? What is the proper way to handle discussions? ...
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FAQ: Can I change my accepted answer?

Is it possible to change the accepted answer? Why should I do it? Return to FAQ index
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FAQ: Who are the moderators?

Who are the diamond moderators? How many are there? What is the job of a diamond moderator? What special privileges do diamond moderators have? How do we get the attention of a diamond moderator? How ...
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FAQ: Do you hold regular chat events?

Some SE sites hold regular events on different topics, so I was wondering: does Linguistics have chat events? Are they regular? When is the next one? Return to FAQ index
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FAQ: What is considered on-topic and off-topic?

In this site, what questions are considered to be on-topic and what questions are instead off-topic? Return to FAQ index
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FAQ: What is this Community Bulletin?

What is this yellow box on the right side of the site? How does it work? Return to FAQ index
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FAQ: How should we tag questions?

What is the proper way of tagging questions? How should we tag them? Return to FAQ index
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Linguistics Community FAQ

(Under construction!) You may also wish to review the community FAQ for all sites in the StackExchange network. Content About the site Do you hold regular chat events? How can we promote ...
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FAQ: Linguistics disciplines and sub-disciplines

What are the various fields that belong to Linguistics?
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FAQ: Guidelines on proper post writing, correct behavior and interaction

Here we will group advice and some guidelines for new users on how to write posts, behave properly and interact with other users. If you wish to use this guide on another SE site, you can, but please ...
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FAQ: A guide to moderation: Voting to close a question

What does it mean to close a question? Who can do it? Why should you do it? This is a very nice guide provided by Ninefingers on the Cryptography Meta Site. Following the example from other sites and ...
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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 ...