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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...