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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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How should children actually learn Kanji?

My daughter is 9 and she's having trouble remembering her Kanji. She's learning the regular Japanese school system way (grade 1, 2, etc), but since she's in an English-speaking country she's not ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Where to ask about learning material [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What questions are not allowed on Japanese Language and Usage? This question was closed as off topic because the site is supposed to discuss the actual language instead of ...
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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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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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How do we customize the “don't ask about” section on the about page?

If you haven't noticed, the about page for every site got a makeover recently to better introduce people to asking and answering questions on the Stack Exchange network. One of the sections on that ...
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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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How do I learn which verb to use with an object?

How do I learn which verb to use with an object? For example, how do I learn that when you're eating a soup, you shouldn't use "食べる", like you would in English, but instead "飲む"? And that you use "飲む"...
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This is not a question about the Japanese language

Whatever happened to the close vote reason: "this is not a question about the Japanese language"? Did I just dream that this used to be one of the pre-made reasons for closing a question? A ...

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