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Since the question is not about linguistics, it would be unsuitable for this site. Here are the general guidelines: What topics can I ask about here?, What types of questions should I avoid asking?


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I don't know what the scope of that site was supposed to be, but probably a lot of the material there would be off-topic here. For example, "What's the Punjabi word for 'dog'?", is "...." proper Tamil, "what does this inscription say?". We get a lot of questions about etymology, word-formation, phonology and syntax regarding Indian languages and those are on-...


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I ran a query on the Stack Exchange API (code). Here are the 10 highest-scoring self-answers on questions from the past 5 years on Linguistics Stack Exchange (overall there were several hundret): What is the contribution of Tocharian to the reconstruction of Proto-Indogermanic? When did Nguni languages like Zulu adopt capitalisation of proper noun roots? ...


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Sorry for the late reply. Usually answers are not that short as we encourage to add reasons and explanations, so a simple "No" answer would be unlikely. I'm not sure I got the core of your question but as long as it's not too broad, then it's fine. Being broad is never useful because your question would have little focus and be too hard to answer. If you ...


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This question has been discussed on meta: Can I answer my own questions, even if I knew the answer before asking?. The consensus seems to be that it's perfectly fine. In fact, if it is done with just one user account, it is less of a headache for me. As a moderator, some of my biggest headaches here are people who create multiple accounts, ask a trivial ...


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I don't know of any examples here, but I do know of them from Law SE. There function is to serve as a basic reference answer on a particular topic, and is usually tied to a tag. An example is "fair use", which people generally don't understand, and it is useful to have a technical summary question and answer. The "fair-use" wiki links to 4 fair-use questions ...


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No, that would be off topic. Actually it wouldn't be a good question on any SE site, but on the Chinese site there is a topic for resources. Check that out. :)


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