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Should pure translation questions be allowed?

I saw this discussion on chat and I figured we should have it in meta. Should translation questions be allowed, and if so, what kinds? For example: "Plz translate my homework/these song lyrics/this ...
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Consolidate “Word-choice” and “Usage” tags

Should these tags be consolidated, or are they two separate entities?
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Should tags be completely in English “Osaka-ben”

This is a continuation of the people question, but also applies to other tags in general Does it makes sense to have multiple tags for each dialect Should tags like "Osaka-ben" be changed to ...
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Will search with different orthographies work?

Most people use Hepburn romanization (I like something phonemic like Yale, better, but whatever), but different people use different systems, often just depending on what they feel like writing or ...
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FAQs worth adding

Right now there isn't much in the FAQ beyond the standard boiler plate, but I think that as we move though the beta we might want to expand it a bit with questions like the following: How to write ...
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How to bring in new users when the site is public?

The Japanese SE's public beta will begin on June 7th at 1900 UTC. How will you be hyping up the site to your friends, family, and colleagues? What can we do to convince someone that this site is ...
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Are “history” questions appropriate?

We have a couple of questions asking where something comes from and is essentially history-related. The ones here probably aren't as useful for modern language use. Japanese/Chinese numbers usage ...
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Shouldn't we have a “differences” tag? Is there a point in that?

There seems to be a lot of questions that deal with the differences, pros and cons of using one expression compared to another one. Should all this questions be filed under the "differences" tag, or ...
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In general, how to choose which answer to accept?

Unlike StackOverflow or any other technical Q&A sites where most answers can be described as "this answer works and is correct" or "this answer does not work and is wrong", answers in Japanese SE ...
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Does it makes sense to have multiple tags for each dialect

The Japanese language can vary significantly between dialects and the answers to some questions can actually be different depending on what dialect it is referred to. for instance the major ones ...
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Should self-generated examples come with a disclaimer?

I like to use examples to illustrate a point. Which is fine, except that I'm not a native speaker and am prone to make a mistake, like anyone else. So, should we make a point of indicating when ...
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“on-learning-japanese-from-anime-manga” is this question off topic?

アニメと漫画で日本語を勉強することについて (On learning Japanese from anime/manga) ran into this question, and wanted clarification if this should be considered off-topic or on topic.
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Level of question tags

This was mentioned in another question, so I'm starting a new one to see if we can flesh it out a bit, namely the use of some sort of leveling of questions so that users can filter the site and ...
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Allow limited resource questions in meta?

Since resource based and general learning questions are a major point of discussion right now, what about having a handful of questions here in the meta that we can point people to in the FAQ along ...
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What romaji system should be used?

Since there are multiple romaji systems in common use, would it be best to standardize on one, and edit questions/answers to conform to it when the romaji system itself is not the point of the ...
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What is the correct approach to romaji, kana, and/or kanji in example answers?

I like to offer example sentences when I answer a question. However, I can't assume that every reader will know every word I want to use. How should I indicate kanji readings? For example, see my ...
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Do questions have to be in English?

Does a question (and by extension its answers) have to be posed in English, or are purely Japanese conversations acceptable? What about other languages?
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Do we need support for kanji tags?

Currently it seems the stackexchange engine only supports english characters in tags - if you, for example, put 一人称 in the tags field it will be ignored. Do we need/want support for such tags?
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Who is our target audience?

Since this will become the key point of both the private beta and the public beta it might be best to start the conversation now, namely, who is our target audience? Are we going to be targeting ...
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On topic or off topic: Is there an easily accessible list of terms in the Japanese grammar written both in Japanese and English?

Question: Is there an easily accessible list of terms in the Japanese grammar written both in Japanese and English? I received a comment from Ali on this question: Hi. Thanks for your question but ...
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Let's get rid of [japanese] & [language] tags

Tags japanese and language on the main site look absolutely useless. Perhaps, we should delete them and add them to blacklist?
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What is the best software/website to aid learning japanese? [duplicate]

I began learning Japanese 1 year ago. The first thing I did was to begin looking for software and websites to help me. I readily came across software like Rosetta Stone and websites like Japanese101. ...
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Language study technique questions [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can this site include questions about resources one would use to learn the Japanese Language? We're going to be inundated with "How do you learn those 4-character buddhist ...
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Can this site include questions about resources one would use to learn the Japanese Language?

Re: What are good sources for streaming Japanese language television? I originally assumed that the site was centered on the Japanese Language and would include resources for learning the language as ...

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