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Explicit rule about including source material or references

The rule that should exist but does not The Japanese Language Stack Exchange (JLSE) platform has existed for over a decade now, and while the current set of rules covers the basic guidelines of the ...
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Is it possible to put a “we don’t do translations” warning directly on the ask question page?

By far the largest type of question we get that leads to closes is translation requests. I feel like people wouldn’t create such questions if it was clear that we won’t respond to them. Is there any ...
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Typo in the question-asking window (on Russian.SE and Spanish.SE as well)

The box where you type the title of your question says, "What's your the Japanese language question?"
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How often is it appropriate to ask questions?

In this comment, Troyen writes: If you're asking solid questions with a lot of effort and thought put into them, I wouldn't restrict yourself to an arbitrary number. However, I've seen comments ...
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How should I handle posting questions to which I know the answer?

In regard to this: What's the difference between 平和 and 和平? I went ahead and posted this question as you see it, but Dono noted that the original post didn't mention any research effort or ...
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How to title translation request

When asking for a translation of a sentence, what is the proper way to title the question? Should the sentence be included in the title? Or is a simple "please help me understand this sentence" or ...
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What is wrong with ending a question with ありがとうございます?

When I post a question and write ありがとうございます at the end of the question, other users complain about it or delete it. What is wrong with it?
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What are the attributes of a good question?

What does a good JL&U question look like? What are the qualities that a perfect JL&U question would have? Guidelines for answering this meta-question: One quality per answer Provide a brief ...