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Can we have more possible migration targets?

Linguistics.SE tends to attract various language-specific grammar and usage questions, which are off-topic here—we even have a special close reason specifically for that case. But many of these would ...
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Can we enable TeX formatting? [duplicate]

This question and its first answer both seem on-topic for this community, since they're about corpus linguistics (which is definitely linguistics). However, they're significantly harder to read ...
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Add new users warnings NOT to say “Thank you” when asking questions

I've seen a lot of new users adding "thank you" to their questions and then getting edited deleting the "thank you" thing. I've been getting frustrated about that and looked at post edit revisions, a ...
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Can we warn people that their question is going to be off-topic?

Oftentimes, a new user comes on here and posts a question to the tune of: I need a syntax tree for each of these sentences and in the question body: a list of sentences. Fair enough; if it's a ...
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What can be done about questions which are related to disputable history?

~My concerns started after looking at this question, here.~ (that was just one example which is now irrelevant) It doesn't make much sense to keep them for open discussions and not arrive at an answer ...
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Should we pin an IPA chart and a link to a multi-script keyboard on the help page?

Since it is the Linguistics SE and for those who don't have access to (IPA Keyboard userscript for you!) or don't know about it, I think it must have a standard IPA chart and a link to a multi-script ...
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Feature request: translate words in many languages using a single question

I have a certain situation where I want to translate a certain word or the name of an object in as many languages possible. Google translate and other dictionaries do not contain that word. And then, ...
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Adding careers section to linguistics

I would really like to see the careers section in Linguistics SE. I know that linguistics is still in Beta and we don't have much users but the site is grwoing so fast and it would be great to have ...
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Feature request: Let us easily write in IPA and tree diagrams

Giving an IPA transcription or a tree is very often necessary in discussing linguistics topics, but it is exceedingly slow and painful to do it here, because the editing software seems to have no ...
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Better font for rendering IPA (esp. diacritics)

A few years ago there was a discussion here about how to facilitate IPA entry. A user kindly provided this stack app to provide a fly-out keyboard, and in addition there are lots of online character ...
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Why is TeX based mathematical notation not available on SE Linguistics?

While answering a question on computational complexity of parsing, I attempted to give a mathematical formula with TeX, but it did not work. The same formula did work on other SE sites such as ...
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Use of LaTeX commands

It appears that LaTeX commands cannot be used on SE Linguistics, but they can on other SE sites. Personally, I wanted to use this feature a number of times to insert a formula and here's another ...
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How do you make nice consonant/vowel charts and tables?

Wikipedia has some nice vowel charts, available at https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:SVG_vowel_charts. Example (Korean vowels): Example (Australian English diphthongs): Similarly, there ...
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Adding to the FAQ: linguistic terminology

I think it would be helpful to have some pointers to places where people can get definitions of linguistic terminology, to help them understand answers. I try not to use too much technical linguistic ...
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Should we include Esperanto in our scope?

Before now, we have excluded conlangs from our scope, but Esperanto is on a whole different level. For example, it has native speakers. If Esperanto will be considered on topic, questions about it ...
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Closing as general reference?

When attempting to close a question, there's no option for 'general reference' . Since linguistics has a lot of terminology and reference like facts, I feel like the option should be there. Is it ...
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Should we have a simple way of marking citations?

Most linguistic papers and books I have read uses some variant of Author (Year) and (Author Year) for citations in the text. Does there exist Markup syntax for citations, do we want to use it and what ...
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Should we have a simple markup for footnotes?

Footnotes (sometimes they cross several pages) are very common in linguistic literature. Is there a suitable markup for it in Markdown and should we use it actively on this site? It would certainly ...
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Facilitating sentence diagramming?

Having had many discussions on other forums that essentially turned on trying to express an opinion about the tree structure of a sentence, are there any clever ways to illustrate a sentence diagram ...
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How should we facilitate IPA entry?

The two main options I see are as follows: Just have people do it in Unicode. It would probably be useful in that case to link to or create a nice repository of common symbols in the FAQs to ...