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Is asking to translate a short paragraph from English to Japanese on topic here?

I want to see if I'm allowed to ask such a question in the main site? Would you please translate the following paragraphs into Japanese? a proposal for creating a remote sensing and ...
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Is checking speech on topic or off topic?

Similarly to this question, can I record myself talking in Japanese and ask people to comment on my pronunciation, accent and things like that?
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Is checking handwriting on topic or off topic?

Consider the following questions Is my Hiragana good? [closed] How is my hiragana hand writing and which one needs to be work on? [closed] Is my hiragana writing understandable? Is my Hiragana ...
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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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Let's remove kaomoji questions from the JL scope

Let's remove kaomoji questions from the JL scope. I voted to close this recent question, but it did generate a fairly good answer. Kaomoji are, after all, very prevalent in Japanese culture (so much ...
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Are “what can I do to improve this post” questions on-topic on JL meta?

I've noticed a trend where sometimes users answer, or provide all information necessary to answer a question in comments, as opposed to answering. Perhaps there is some discouraging element to ...
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Scope amendment: Character recognition requests?

In the recent spring cleaning effort, I have found a fair amount of questions that are character recognition requests. The Help Center page currently states that direct translation/proofreading ...
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Are question duplicates if answered by an answer to a (somewhat) different question?

This came up recently on this question about the the etymology of イギリス. We've already got a question about イギリス vs. イングランド, where the answer happens to contain the etymology as well. In this case, ...
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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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Which language varieties are on-topic and off-topic?

It seems to be accepted that questions about Japanese dialects are on-topic here and questions about other languages are off-topic. But let's look at the grey areas: Questions about Kansi, Hiroshima, ...
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How to handle “need helppp!!!” translation requests?

As this site is getting more and more popular, I forsee that more people will create one-time accounts, posting a question with a meaningless title (such as the above) and trivial content with no ...
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Are questions on Okinawan or other Ryukyuan languages on topic?

The Ryukyuan languages, the indigenous languages of southern Japan, are related to the Japanese language. Should questions on them be on-topic on JL&U? If they are, I will be asking a few ...
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Is the “learning” tag misleading?

After taking a look through posts that had this tag, I found that quite a few of them either get closed or migrated to meta. Except for users who have been here for awhile, this tag seems to suggest ...
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Aren't kaomoji part of the Japanese language?

There was a recent question posted asking about how to interpret kaomoji, which promptly started garnering close-votes. Setting aside the question of whether that question is a good question or too ...
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Scope amendment: Should questions about Resources be allowed on JLU?

EDIT: It has been over a year since the "vote" has been counted and the vote total no longer has any useful meaning. As noted in the comments, the vote total while the question was current was: Yes:7,...
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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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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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Identify this accent - on topic or off topic?

Is asking about the accent or the like of a film/tv character on topic or off topic? For example, if I filled in the blanks, would the following question be suitable? In Happy Feet 2, the elephant ...
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Should I self-censor about sexuality?

Recently I attracted the following comment Judging from your other questions, I think you are thinking that kind of things too much in the context of Japanese. In several of your questions, you ...
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Is this site for also for discussing Japanese in a way that is not about learning Japanese?

Overwhelmingly, the questions and answers on this site are about learning Japanese. However, as Tsuyoshi Ito pointed out in some comments on a question I think has no learning value, the FAQ states ...
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How much linguistics is within the scope of our site?

On some other sites I've seen questions commented that they should wait for the proposed Linguistics site. What about us? Do we cover all aspects of the Japanese language down into the depths of ...
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On topic or off topic: How to find a specific fiction book in a Japanese bookstore?

Question: How to find a specific fiction book in a Japanese bookstore? I voted to close this question as off topic because it seems to me that the question is primarily about the common practice in ...
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Is a translation question for “It serves as a good reminder for me” a good fit for the site?

Question: translation for “It serves as a good reminder for me”? by Pacerier The revision 1 of the question simply asked about the correctness of a particular English-Japanese translation, and it did ...
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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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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 ...