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Would you like a regular chat event for talking about Linguistics?

When I first set our monthly Linguistics Meeting, someone thought it was a meeting for discussing about Linguistics and not the site itself... So would you like a regular event, it could be set up ...
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How is Linguistics SE doing on returning participation?

It seems like there is a lot of focus in the meta about recruiting new people, but it doesn't seem like there is a whole lot of returning participation. Many of the questions and answers are either ...
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Is it possible to ask too many questions?

Throughout any given day, I will wonder many, many things. An absurd amount of things, actually, so much so that it's really impossible for me to research everything that I want to know about. ...
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Why can't social sciences topics like linguistics have subjective questions that spur discussion?

I haven't been very active on LinguisticsSE until recently, but it seems as if, judging from the meta discussions, that this SE is having trouble bringing in traffic, despite the fact that it is a ...
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Organizing our Linguistics Blog

SE sites do not have a blog by default but we can request one. I ask you to read this blog entry, which is related to this topic. Keeping in mind that we should post there at least once a week (not ...
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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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Are the questions about mutual intelligibility between languages on topic here?

Are the questions about mutual intelligibility between languages on topic on Linguistics.SE? Is it the proper place to ask questions about how language X is understood by native speakers of language ...
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FAQ: Guidelines about “Corpora request” questions

Since our entering Beta until now, we've had some requests for corpora with various features... Unfortunately, while I still want them On Topic, they are dangerously on the edge. The reason is simple: ...
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I won some reputation, but sometimes it disappears?

So I won some reputation, and now I'm '13'. But whenever I log in again, it shows that my reputation is back to '1'. The higher rank only reappears when I open the notifications and click on the note ...
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What type of feed would you like to have on our chat room?

Until recently, new questions were posted on our chat room as regular messages (by a generic user called Stack Exchange). As such, they were persistent and remained on the chat history forever. Some ...
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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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Are auxiliary languages on-topic?

Auxiliary languages are used in many communities but are not anyone's native language, being used in particular contexts or for particular purposes, such as: Liturgical purposes (Church Latin, Ge'ez) ...
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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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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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Proposed FAQ: Should we set some tags as obligatory?

After the creation of this scheme, I've been thinking, wouldn't it be better if the Macro-categories (Theoretical, Applied, Descriptive) from Linguistics were obligatory tags? For example, if ...
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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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#5 Linguistics Meeting

Following the Meta discussion Let's create a regular chat event!, let's post the necessary information for the next Linguistics Meeting. Keep checking this post for updates! Want to read ...
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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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