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Can someone please create tags for 歳-counter, age-counter and 歳?

I have a question about my Japanese Language Stack Exchange post: Can the 歳 counter be used for architecture, furniture etc to tell it's age?
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Kana keyboard layout on Android/GBoard

I've found out how to switch between QWERTY and keitai-style flick keyboard for Japanese input on Android, but I'd like to have a kana layout similar to PC and Mac: Is it possible with Google's ...
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Tag for questions about changing the nature of words

There are ways for converting between noun and verb (e.g. noun -> verb by adding -suru, and verb -> noun by dropping the ending of the verb), turning adjectives into adverbs, etc. I could not find a ...
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Tag for -する verbs?

I was looking for a tag pertaining to verbs constructed as [noun]+する. I found none, but I may have looked in the wrong places.
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How to turn off furigana syntax in comment?

I wanted to write: You can include furigana with the syntax [kanji] {kana}: see my edit. But it displays [kanji]{kana}, with is not very useful to the OP. I tried single and triple quotes (for ...
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scope of [names] tag

Is it only for family names or anything proper? E.g. I have a question on the etymology of Honshū (本州).
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Why doesn't using the @ mark always highlight users?

When I am commenting on other posts, I use @ to ping other users. Sometimes when I type @ and the user's name, it auto-generates their full name if I type in the first few letters. But other times it ...
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How much time do Moderator's spend working?

I have applied to be a moderator on Japanese Language Stack Exchange, but I don't know how much of a time commitment is required. Could anyone give me an idea of how much time a moderator generally ...
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Disappeared question

I hope this is the place to ask such things. Yesterday I posted a Q&A about a new chrome extension that I wrote to improve learning. I don't find it anywhere even in my profile, maybe it has been ...
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Editing a third party question, review, history

I tried to contribute to the site by editing a third party question: Difference between 類推する and 推測する I added hurigana and a couple of minor changes (ga to wo, and moving bold to previous line) ([...
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When someone comments on your answer, do you get a notice?

Noob question. Do you get a notice or the comment on your answer remains unread unless you happen to come back by chance and find it.
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Are tag-only edits intentionally disallowed?

Today, I tried to add the first-person-pronouns tag to this question, but was unable to save due to not changing at least 6 characters within the post itself: In the past (e.g. here or here), I've ...
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What's the primary phase of the elections?

Nominations finished a few hours ago. Now https://japanese.stackexchange.com/election lands immediately on the "election" tab and we can vote already. The election page says Every election has ...
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Are the Community Ads working?

Currently, we have two "live" ads, shown here: https://japanese.meta.stackexchange.com/ads/display/1421 I haven't actually seen them on the main page, but apparently the counter increases, when ...
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Is this type of question allowed or is it considered to be off topic?

I have this flawed sample text in Japanese given the task to be corrected to 'proper Japanese grammar'. I have done as much as I could to correct it but there are still some mistakes that are still ...
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Why was this question written in Japanese automatically flagged as low-quality?

This question, written in Japanese, has been automatically flagged as low-quality:   最終講義・懇親会の出欠連絡の葉書に、伝統的にどんなコメントを書くべきですか。 Perhaps it's because its length in characters is shorter than it would be ...
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How can I type 両性愛者 using the Microsoft IME?

Not sure if this is appropriate for JL meta, but I'm having problems typing 両性愛者【りょうせいあいしゃ】 (bisexual) on the Microsoft IME. When I type りょうせいあいしゃ and press space, the following comes up: 両性愛車. When I ...
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IPA and diacritic rendering

In revision #2 of an answer I wrote, there's a diacritic under [c]. On my computer, it looks like this: But for Darius, it looks like this: The diacritic is way to the left of where it's ...
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Is reputation change for “User was removed” accurate?

Before the deletion of a user, I thought I had 4769 reputation. I received a notification of +2 rep for "User was removed", but now I have 4768 reputation. What is incorrect? The 4769, the +2, the ...
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Why wasn't there a June 2014 site evaluation?

Our last four site self-evaluations were 3 months apart: Jun 2013 Site Self-Evaluation (posted on 2013-06-25) Sep 2013 Site Self-Evaluation (posted on 2013-09-23) Dec 2013 Site Self-Evaluation (...
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Furigana rendering problem

I tried to edit a question where some kanji were followed by kana. I wanted to transform kana into furigana. Original: ある夏の午後京浜電車けいひんでんしゃの中で Furigana doesn't want to render correctly and starts too ...
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Should the “differences” and “word choice” tags be made tag synonyms?

I can't really tell which tag to use over the other. Even the tag descriptions seem almost identical: Word-choice: The differences between two or more words or phrases and how to select the best ...
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Searching has a huge flaw

Why is each kana mora or each kanji character considered a separate word when searching? Here is an image of the rsults of me searching for よろしく on meta. You can see that the first three results ...
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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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Public Beta until when?

In the past months, the JLU entry at Area 51 says that the number of questions per day "needs work", which during the last few months has dropped from 3.5 to 2.6 questions per day. There is probably ...
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Kanji tags - now available!

Marc Gravell announced the new support for Kanji tags a couple weeks back, but it looks like it may have gone unnoticed. You are one of the first site that's getting this feature, so there may be ...
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Can I reasonably assume that this is retaliatory downvoting?

Today, I got 3 downvotes--two were within a minute of one another and the other was 3 minutes later. At the same time, my profile views went up by two. While three downvotes at once, where I only have ...
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Allocation of bounty/unawarded bounty

If I have put up a bounty but don't award it then it goes to answer with most votes received (& >=2): If two answers have equal votes does it get split? Also, it is possible to allocate bounty, ...
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Super fast downvoting (Moderator attention requested)

I just asked this question, and it got a downvote so fast that I sincerely don't even know how the person was able to do it. The downvote came before I even saw the question appear in the main list ...
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deleting a duplicate

I just want to highlight something about duplicate questions. I think that duplicate questions such as this one should be closed, but not deleted. The reason is this: someone who doesn't know the ...
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Why is the search not picking this up?

I did this search: https://japanese.stackexchange.com/search?q=heiki&submit=search thru SO and thru the link provided. At this time, nothing pulled up. But if do this search: https://japanese....
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Retaliatory downvoting (Moderator attention requested)

Not that I mind that now and again people downvote a question or answer they don't like, but this looks very strongly like some kind of retaliation or personal attack. Look at the activity here: ...
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Please rename tag [typo] to [source-error]

As a discussion in this thread, please rename tag typo (currently 21 questions) to source-error (currently nonexistent). I could retag them one by one, but doing so would bump the questions on the ...
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Rikaisan - Rikaichan/kun for Opera

I don't know if this even qualifies for the meta board, but I thought I'd let the Opera lovers out there know that they no longer need to start up Firefox/Chrome when they need their favourite browser ...
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Furigana in Japanese input mode using { }

I noticed that using the Google IME for windows the { } are not equivalent to the { } from the default keyboard. They do not display as furigana after posting. This is really annoying having to ...
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What if I don't know what tag(s) my question relates to?

Especially as a non-expert still learning the language, how should I tag certain questions when I have no idea what the correct terminology for the topic is? I often even do not know what an ...
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Can I change the google account that i created my stack exchange username on?

I would like to log on to my old stack exchange account with a different gmail account. Is this possible? thanks
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My friend in Yemen cannot open this site

I have a friend in Yemen who is learning Japanese. Yesterday, I suggested her this site, but she couldn't enter here since then. She says she gets this error message (she translated it to English): ...
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Which tag to retain nuance or nuances?

I noticed that there is a tag nuance (13 uses) and nuances (117). Any one have privilege to delete tags? I think my reputation is not enough. The funny thing is in the meta site there are tag (1) and ...
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Why are tag not working on Japanese Language Stack-Exchange site (Not Meta)

I am not sure if this is the right place to ask but has anyone notice that when you click on the right side of the Japanese Language site for the tag that it does not work? It always tell that there ...
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Comment character limit

So, comments are limited to a certain number of characters (seems to be 600, or thereabouts; I'll say 600 for the purpose of this post). However, I sometimes link to other posts/sites in a comment, ...
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Where is the comment button?

I found a question I'm not able to answer definitively, but I do have advice, and I wanted to leave a comment on the question, but I can't for the life of me find the 'comment' button. Please help!
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How to access the league page

The layout of the users page changed recently. I cannot find a way to go to the league page. How can I do it?
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Could/should there be a way to write and save a draft of a question?

I was wanting to ask a question, but realized I left at home a reference book that would have helped me formulate it. So I was gonna start the question, save it as a draft, then finish it at home, ...
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Some tag synonyms to create

I apparently don't have enough "tag score" to even suggest these so let me suggest them manually here on meta: The existing male-speech tag needs the newer tag masculine-speech made a synonym The ...
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Why doesn't furigana work in italicized or bolded text?

Why can I type 漢字{かんじ}, but not 漢字{かんじ} or 漢字{かんじ}? Is this by design? Do I really need to use inline code formatting for kanji with furigana in italicized or bolded text?
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Furigana breaks when dashes or hyphens are used

Furigana doesn't work when there's a dash or hyphen in it: てんぷらや{tempura-ya} てんぷらや{tempura-ya} てんぷらや{tempura-ya} てんぷらや{tempura-ya} but works when there's no dash or hyphen: てんぷらや{tempuraya} ...
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What is the decision-making process for this community?

There have been several issues on meta that "the community" is supposed to decide, such as Is automatic posting of questions in chat room useful to chat room users? Deciding on an "officially ...
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What does it mean when a question is highlighted?

I've been trying to figure it out but I give up. I don't know what a highlighted question on JLU means. They're highlighted in light-blue on my computer, and highlighted light-yellow on my android ...
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Does/Can the site support private messaging?

I've looked around the site and I cant seem to find any interface for private messenging. What happens when I want to discuss a particular section of something with somebody specifically and I don't ...