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Updating the FAQ

According to Updating the FAQ for a StackExchange site it is now possible for moderators to edit the FAQ, but I do not know if this is also the case for beta sites. If yes, could we at least put a ...
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What should be required of for Kanji compound word translation questions?

Given a Kanji compound word made of AB+CD, I think it's been pretty well established on the main site that questions of the form: What does ABCD mean? Are generally considered off-topic and ...
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FAQ does not describe what is in or out of scope

Unless I'm missing something, the FAQ does not explain what is in or out of scope. When closing a technology-related question, a diamond mod said It is absolutely off-topic and you are invited to ...
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Close reasons are changing. Should we add custom “off-topic” close reasons?

Close reasons are changing. You can find more details on meta.stackoverflow, but basically, this is what's happening: "too localized" is going away. "not constructive" and "not a real question" are ...
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Translation/Proofreading Close Reason Post Notice

I'd like to discuss the close reason post notice for when a question is closed for being off topic under the translation/transcription/proofreading reason following the discussion in chat. I'd like ...
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Should proofreading questions be allowed?

We've had a couple of questions so far today that I'd characterize as proofreading questions: https://japanese.stackexchange.com/q/12845/1478 Help with basic sentence Both questions received ...
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Modifying Translation close reason to include Proofreading

I'm reviving this meta post from two years ago - Should proofreading questions be allowed? The type of questions I'm looking at: 希代の剣豪の好敵手として祭り上げられた剣士を知る者など Question about/with particles It looks ...
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Are questions about learning suitable for main?

In How do I learn which verb to use with an object?, a user with a medium amount of rep asked why I asked it on meta, rather than main. The closest thing I could get to an off-topic reason in What ...
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What questions are on-topic for JL&U?

I want to ask a question on Japanese Language and Usage about X. Is it on topic?
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“Proofreading” should be chosen as the close reason for “How does my hiragana look?” questions

From What questions are not allowed on Japanese Language SE?, proofreading is not allowed. It's available as a close reason when closing questions: Questions asking for translations, transcriptions ...
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Pre-prepared messages

If you want to have pre-prepared messages that you expect to copy and paste as a comment multiple times, feel free to post them below. For example, a new user wanting to ask an off-topic question.
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What are some goals / approaches … to keep (Jp.SE) a friendly place?

Pretty open-ended question. For example ... How do we know if the forum (Jp.SE) is rejecting simple translation questions too much, and thereby being un-inviting to newcomers? https://meta....
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Asking for free kana sound samples

Would it be alright to ask (on the main japanese.stackexchange.com site) if someone knows about (and could provide a link to) a free, downloadable (creative commons) kana audio set, I need it for a ...
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Appealing a question put on hold on the basis of similar questions

I will accept the outcome of the decision, so there's no need to be rude, hopefully. I just find this question to be generally useful to Japanese learners, as I've spoken with countless people who ...
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As a person already on a career path, what approach to learning Japanese should I take? [closed]

Background: So I am a professional in the advertising industry with a university degree behind me. I don't really want to forgo my career to learn Japanese, but after my last trip there, I would like ...

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