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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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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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Why was this questions closed? [closed]

The question "How do I find “early adopters” for a constructed language?" was closed. Please see the comments below the question for additional information, but for further questions/answers/comments ...
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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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Let's create a regular chat event!

Now that we have our fantastic Community Bulletin, we can advertise our chat better and work in order to make this site more populated. So I was thinking: why not organize chat events? These ones ...
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Tag for language spoken in former Yugoslavia

I've just asked a question about regarding the language variety spoken in Serbia, Croatia, and other areas of former Yugoslavia. I understand the naming of the language is a contentious political ...
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Could this question please be re-opened? “Are [w] and [j] considered to be consonants?”

I recently asked the following question: Are [w] and [j] considered to be consonants? The question was closed because it was said to be a duplicate of this question: Are there semi-vowels besides [w] ...
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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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Please reopen the question

Please reopen this question: https://linguistics.stackexchange.com/questions/1854/examples-of-romance-borrowings-in-proto-slavi
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Sites shutting down, what is our position?

I'd like everyone of you to be aware of the fact that some SE sites are being shut down. What is our position? Today, April 26th 2012 our stats are the following (you can see the stats here): It's ...
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Referencing own work in answer

In the question Universal Etymology of Words A user wrote an extensive answer based mostly in his own book. Our FAQ does allow self-reference, and indeed there have been many great answers which are ...
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In a user's reputation data, what does “User Removed” mean?

When I checked my reputation data recently, I noticed that, in addition to entries like "accept", there was a little message that said "User Removed." What does this mean?
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How come I'm logged in on meta, but main doesn't know me? … on this SE and on ELU SE

On English Language & Usage SE and now on main on this SE: I am asked to log in, refused entry because I'm not in the database, and then ... on meta, it knows who I am. And here I am. Asking ...
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New Beta Theme Launched [closed]

Your site looks a bit different today. Yes, we are getting rid of the 'Sketchy' look and replacing it with a more-polished and finished design for sites in beta. You can read more about the redesign ...
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What are all of these questions about Sign Languages?

As you can see 11 questions were bumped to the front page about Sign Languages. I changed the tags from signed-languages to sign-languages since this is the most common and used way to refer to ...
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Is it a good idea to encourage answering home-work questions?

I came across the question titled, "Syntax trees for sentences". The asker wrote three specific sentences for which he wanted syntax trees (phrase structure trees, presumably). The asker also asked ...
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Why the interest in embedding and recursion?

Is there a reason that there is an (over)abundance of questions about recursion and/or embedding? In my linguistics classes we never spent very much time on these issues, and I wasn't aware that many ...
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Question about sound-changes that are common cross-linguistically

This recent question has a specific and a more general concern. Would asking the general question ("What diachronic sound changes are common cross-linguistically, and are there databases documenting ...
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Signpost for commenters?

I have started frequenting the stats stackexchange site, and I found a very helpful message when I tried to comment on a post: Comments use mini-Markdown formatting: [link](http://example.com) ...
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What is the community view on the question about Linguistics “getting started material”?

The question https://linguistics.stackexchange.com/q/1589/111 got asked recently. I initially closed it as a duplicate or Lists of linguistic resources but since it's not exactly the same thing, I ...
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How do I make comments on questions & answers?

Just joined the site. This is probably a foolish question, but I see lots of comments on people's questions and answers, but no button with which I can add a comment of my own. I see a way to answer,...
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Questions vs. discussion openers

If I correctly understand the pretty graph in the about section, this site is also supposed to serve as a forum, yet I am getting the impression that discussions are discouraged and the simple ...
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Tagging based on answers?

It seems to happen pretty often that the answers to a question will use concepts that weren't explicitly mentioned in the question itself. For instance, I noticed this in a recent question about free ...
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Tags “syntax” and “word-order”

It was argued on a question once that syntax and word-order are not the same thing, yet I see these tags used both in the same questions. What do the community think about this? If they are the ...
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Spring Clean-Up!

I'm retaking this question and slightly change it to address a larger issue. Since we don't want any broken windows on our site, but only nice shiny questions, we are going to do some spring clean up ...
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Linguistics Greatest Hits

A new feature has been implemented: The Greatest Hits page. You can view the Linguistics Greatest Hits page here. What is this? It's a page that features "Questions that got a large amount of views ...
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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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Advertising poster for Ling SE

I would like to advertise about Linguistics SE on my department bulletin boards. However, I'm not good at making good looking flyers/posters/anything. Is there one I can use somewhere? If not, would ...
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How should we call our chat room?

I recently renamed our chat name and description, and now they are: lɪŋgwɪstɪks wɛlkəm tu lɪŋgwɪstɪks! But a proposal was thrown to ask the community about it and decide together. Do you have ...
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Is this a desirable question for the site?

I'm not exactly a regular contributor in linguistics.se, so maybe it's a bit cheeky of me to ask this, but I'd like to know more about the consensus re the request for a sentence with different ...
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Challenge Weeks Database

This is the Meta question we use to group all the previous Weeks! Each answer is a Challenge Week, where you can see the questions asked for that Challenge, the topic and of course, the winner If ...
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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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Challenge Weeks Discussion - [#3] Methodology

(!) NOTE: Information may vary until the start of the Challenge. So keep checking! The Challenge Weeks are currently on hold. :) Premise: This Meta question will be the one we will use for this ...
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About the question “Is it common to use the minor third for calling someone in Italian?” and its closure

The question Is it common to use the minor third for calling someone in Italian? has been closed as Off Topic. I don't understand why, because I don't think it's off topic. Maybe it's poorly written, ...
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What's the reasoning behind our policy against questions on a single language, and is it good?

As we all know we have a policy that we discourage questions that are on a single language. I understand that this would filter out things like English usage questions that laypeople thing often ...
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Banner regarding the challenge week

When we're going to have the Challenge week, can we have some kind of banner in the main site to let people know about it?
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What would you like to see as our challenge week topics?

It's time to propose the topics for our Challenge Week! Some notes: Propose one topic per answer (make it CW by checking the checkbox under your answer); Write them like ## Topic <br><br&...
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What about a Challenge Week?

In other StackExchange sites, a Challenge Week has been set as a sort of boost to the community. What are its effects exactly? Well, for example there is a considerable increase in the questions ...
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A new addition to the FAQ: Guidelines on how to write a post properly

Notification I wrote these five guidelines in a few minutes so they can surely be improved. :) Make your suggestions, also about points I might have forgotten. /Notification Some guidelines ...
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Requesting a grammar book based on certain content: on or off topic?

So, I am sometimes in a position where I want to add a bit of one language or another to my repertoire. Having already gone through the process of learning a few languages fairly satisfactorily (for ...
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Promoting the site

Edit notification This question has been merged with an old one "Bad Statistics, what can we do?" since they refer to the same topic, although the other one was old. Instead of closing as a ...
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3 days without questions

Is it normal here to go this long without anybody being interested enough to ask a question? I get a lot more opportunities to answer questions on English.SE than I do here. (I suppose I'll tag this ...
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Help us call for proposals for the SE Fellowship on your blog, site or listserv

The SE Research Support and Fellowship Program launched recently with our very own experienced and highly respected users reviewing fellowship applications. To make the program a success, we need ...
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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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Upcoming journal editions: read 'em and ask on the Stack (and get prizes)

As the new monthly issues of your favorite journals are published, we want to remind you to ask those burning questions that pop into your head as you read through novel approaches, methods and ...
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Introducing the Stack Exchange Research Support and Fellowship Program

The mission of Stack Exchange is to make the internet a better place to get expert answers to your questions. The Stack Exchange Fellowship Program aims to support students conducting research in ...
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Moderator Pro Tem Announcement

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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