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My profile page says I have answered no questions

When I go to my profile page, or whatever you call it, and look at Summary and the headings below it. It states under questions, that I have not answered any questions. How can that be? Quote: You ...
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Moderators: please don't moderate yourself

I recently flagged two comments as unfriendly/unkind: We usually don't mind self-answered questions that much, but this one seems particularly pointless. Why ask and answer this one? Just because ...
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How do we handle site members who have a pattern of leaving unfriendly initial comments?

I've noticed that, on occasion, some members of our community leave comments which could be taken as unfriendly, particularly to new posters. The comments sometimes make uncharitable assumptions, ...
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Why was this custom flag declined

Recently I asked this question and it was closed(as per the moderators/community etc) because it isn't suitable/meant for this linguistics site. And I can see that linguistics site isn't the best ...
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Suggestions for the design of a font for linguistics

Recently I've resumed work on a font I'm currently developing, meant to be released as a completely free, open-source, OFL-licensed font designed specifically for use in academic and formal writing. ...
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2023: a year in moderation

It’s that time of the year again! As we wave goodbye to last year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the preceding calendar year. As most of you here might be ...
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Are questions on reconstructions of ancient proto-languages unwelcome?

Recently I have been heavily downvoted on all questions I asked mainly regarding reconstructions of ancient proto-languages. Is this kind of questions unwelcome here? I mean, I am afraid of being auto-...
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Is programming term etymology on-topic here?

Can I ask questions about the etymology and correct spelling of technical programming terms on this site? Specifically, we ended up in a discussion over at Stack Overflow if it is correct to spell a ...
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Reliability of this site

So this is an important question I have to ask. So how reliable is stack overflow, like the entire community? Is it reliable source of info or are there any misleading info anywhere just like in some ...
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Does this site have private messages?

So I'm sorry if this isn't the right place to ask but, is it possible for us to follow someone here on Stack exchange and send messages and engage? Is there any button on somebody's profile where you ...
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Are any questions about any linguistic aspects allowed?

So over here, are any questions about any linguistic aspects allowed, such as the different pronounciations of Spanish, silent letters in French etc. (I was just asking about this site)
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If somebody is banned from asking a question from a certain site, but can edit their older questions, what does it mean?

So say I'm banned from the Limguistics forum and can't post new questions but I CAN edit the older questions. Can I just edit them entirely, like just change them into a whole new question?
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Why am I banned from asking questions on linguistics?

So I asked the following question yesterday: Why is anekdota written with a "k" in Czech but a "g" in Polish (anegdota)? I give a full background info and described everything. It ...
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Why did my question get migrated?

I have a question about my Linguistics Stack Exchange post: What are L, S, and F phonemes? My question got moved to the Conlang stack exchange even though I already had an answer on the Linguistics ...
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Dubious premise, valuable answer - what now?

The question in questio- err, the question being discussed. I've made a question concerning a rather obscure question, and got a valuable answer explaining a valuable (and seemingly obscure?) ...
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Why has not my post reopened again

My previous post (see this link: Question about prepositions in English idioms) has been re-edited again. It is now well-formulated and has been voted "reopened" by three people. I am ...
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Bold formatting fails to render when characters wrapped in asterisks are in the unicode character set and not in ASCII

Bold formatting fails to render when characters wrapped in asterisks are in the unicode character set and not in ASCII y⁻¹ **y⁻¹** The compliment of the set of things represented by word y where y = &...
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The moderation philosophy regarding editing

If different SE sites can have their own policies to a degree, my question is about Linguistics.SE’s moderation principles / philosophy (if they were decided at some point) regarding editing. I ...
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Transliteration; legibility; is “ethno-centrism” present; can avoidance be codified?

I only mean “ethno” as “any subgroup of humans”, almost like “anthro” could refer to “the group of all humans” - not specifically contemporary connotations of ‘ethnicity’ as affiliated with race, for ...
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Linguistics Overflow (for research-level)?

Math Overflow is the only SE site I know of that is specifically billed as for the “research-level”. I don’t have good ability to predict why some suggested sites take off and others don’t. (I tried ...
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Enabling Stack Snippets

I feel like the site is moving to include more programming as a central topic. I feel this shift makes sense. 1. Programming is becoming increasingly ubiquitous, as a common skill akin to reading and ...
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Should formal language theory questions be allowed?

In general, it seems that formal language theory questions (uncommon as they are on the site) tend not to be closed down, although I have seen users vote to close such questions (unfortunately I do ...
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How do I post a question about the etymology of an idiomatic expression?

I posted a question about the idiomatic expression "spit bath" and it was removed for "off topic." Where and how can I pose this question on StackExchange?
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Why do my questions about collision entropy of languages get downvoted? And it's not just on this forum

Why do my questions about collision entropy of languages, such as this one, get downvoted? And it's not just on this forum. The situation is similar on other forums about linguistics. I have done ...
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Can I ask about Noun Case as a teaching theory?

I'm a moderator on another site, but I'm not familiar with the standards here. I have asked a Noun Case question on ELU, but it was met with dissent merely because of the standard English theory ...
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2022: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the preceding calendar year. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange ...
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Can I ask about relations of similarity beween 2 or more specific languages?

To give a real example, I'd be interested in knowing more about whether the relation between "go" (movement) and "going to" (future marker) in the Enlish language is shared by the ...
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What's the difference between this topic and the English for Language Learners Topic?

See title. I must have at least 30 character in the body to post a question.
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Online spaces, communities, or channels for professional and academic linguists?

I have lately been thinking about finding online forums or networks but on a way more professional level, for a topic. Apart from a Stack Exchange site like Math Overflow, so far I only know of ...
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Judging suitability for linguistics.SE or english.SE?

Quite a few community members seem to agree that my most recent question belongs on ELU: What type of verb is "based"? However, my previous question had two upvotes, and the two questions ...
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Resources Sharing Policy

I'm afraid to sound uncouth, but what is our policy as for sharing resources, namely copyrighted books in PDF? How much of a book is it OK to share? Can I share screenshots or just text? As for me, I'...
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Is the [homonymy] tag supposed to be for same pronunciation and spelling, or just either?

Is homonymy supposed to be for same pronunciation and spelling, or just either? The tag guidance says: a relation between a group of words that share the same spelling and the same pronunciation but ...
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This site's custom close reasons have now been reworked!

Prior discussions from the past couple of years: The need for changing our guidelines for etymology questions What should be done about "language-specific grammar and usage"? Does the no-...
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Why does Spanish have different names for the letters of the alphabet from English?

I asked the question Names of the letters in the Latin script on May 13 and I have received a number of comments as well as some answers. However, my question has been downvoted to -1. I don't know ...
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What steps can I take if my question is closed and deleted?

I have asked [this question] (https://linguistics.stackexchange.com/questions/37822/etymology-of-%C3%85ngstr%C3%B6m?). My question has been cloced as language-specific. After that https://linguistics....
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Please don't remove questions from the reopen queue when there is debate about the original close reason

Background: Questions can be closed when 5 members (with enough reputation) think it is off topic or otherwise problematic. Closed questions can be reopened when 5 members (with enough reputation) ...
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About questions salvaging

I'd like to open this question/discussion thread after the recent "discussion" that happened in the comments under the question "Why do you think the Oxford English Dictionary changed their definition ...
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2021: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the preceding calendar year. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange ...
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Books on linguistics [closed]

Before I set out to ask this question, I made sure to go through previous posts to check if anything relevant was already posted. I can't seem to find any such information. Could anyone please suggest ...
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Posting the same question on another website WITHOUT disclosure?

jxhyc also posted Why are there grammars in languages in the first place? at https://redd.it/qqwc4p, exactly the same. Personally I think this cross posting can assist, if you're hankering more ...
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What should the site-specific close reasons be?

Stack Exchange has three standard closure reasons, “details”, “clarity” and “opinion. We can add three site-specific reasons (we do so), which I refer to as “language-specific”, “text” and “trees” ...
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How can we improve the semiotics tag wiki excerpt to clearly include sign language?

Since Oct 11, the excerpt of the semiotics tag reads like: Semiotics is the study of signs and symbols, including both signs using language and non-verbal signs. Non-verbal semiotics is off-topic on ...
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Gentle request regarding the question about the intransitive use of "obtain" in academic writing

This question was first closed with only 2 votes. I left a comment under it explaining how it is a linguistic question, and it got reopened. It then got migrated to a different site without discussing ...
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2021 Community Moderator Election Results

Moderator election #1 on Linguistics has come to a close, the votes have been tallied, and the new moderators are: Please thank them for volunteering! We also wanted to pose a suggestion to the ...
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Announcing a "Graduation" election for 2021

Summary: Stack Exchange will begin the nomination stage for an election on August 23, as your “graduation” election as a result of having lost your beta label a while back. The timeline: On August ...
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2021 Community Moderator Election

The 2021 Community Moderator Election is now underway! Community moderator elections have three phases: Nomination phase Primary phase Election phase Most elections take between two and three weeks, ...
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2021 Moderator Election Q&A – Question Collection

The purpose of this thread was to collect questions for the questionnaire. The questionnaire is now live, and you may find it here. Linguistics Stack Exchange is scheduled for an election next week, ...
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Why are questions about CFGs and related stuff so unwelcomed by the StackExchange Linguistics users?

I've found myself engrossed in studying the formal language/grammar theory lately. Yet, I can't solve every problem I stumble upon along the way. From my experience, StackExchange Linguistics users ...
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Clarity or Details. Information; what kind of information should I add for a specific question in the main site?

What kind of information does this question need; is my motivation in asking the question going to help, should I add it? I earnestly don't know what details and information I should add.
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Would a question about body language or a specific character in a writing system be off-topic?

To be as straight forward as possible, would a question of how body language is perceived by different cultures be off or on topic? And how about a question on the evolution of a specific character in ...

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