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Why does meta have both “tags” and “tagging” tags?

I've noticed that here on meta there is a tags tag and also a tagging tag. Are they standard fare on meta sites or did we just naively create them both? I've tended to use both when asking tag-related ...
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The site description doesn't mention Japanese in a few important places

The about page contains a truncated version of the site description: This is a free, community driven Q&A for students, teachers, and linguists. The banner for new visitors has the same ...
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Should we merge the “internet-japanese” and “internet-slang” tags?

Are the two tags internet-japanese and internet-slang really the same or is there a case for tagging non-slang Internet Japanese separately, if such a thing exists?
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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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Rules regarding dictionary content

What should be the policy regarding copy-pasting excerpts like definitions or examples from dictionaries and text books? Any concerns about copyright issues? Should the source be mentioned/linked to/...
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Could a kindly and knowledgeable editor with appropriate reputation please add romaji (or hiragana) to question 892?

Could a kindly and knowledgeable editor with appropriate reputation please add romaji (or hiragana) to this question: What is the difference between 特殊 and 特別? It seems to cover some points in which ...
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How can we objectively judge an answer's credibility?

(This is tangentially related to the question about identifying native speakers.) At present, answers to questions appear to derive from the following sources (in my subjective order of decreasing ...
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Input help for rōmaji

To properly input (Hepburn) rōmaji, one should use a macron (ā, ē, ū, ī, ō) to indicate long vowels. Since those letters are not usually found on any keyboard, it'd be nice if they were part of the ...
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Login page still says site is in private beta

The public beta was supposed to start a few minutes ago, but the login page still says the site is in private beta for another day.
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Are questions about private tutors ok?

Its been a while since I studied the language and I'm considering a private tutor. Are questions regarding this appropriate for this site? Thanks EDIT #1: Some possible questions: How much should\...
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Should “list of words” questions be discouraged?

For example, these questions: Common 四{よ}字{じ}熟{じゅく}語{ご} that use/are 当{あ}て字{じ} Which verbs have 辞書形 (dictionary forms) that look like ~ます conjugations? And these to a lesser extent: 外来語 (gairaigo) ...
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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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is “xxx-japanese” a good tag convention?

We had voted earlier to remove "Japanese" as a tag from this site. I would conclude that this also means removal as a suffix as sorts as well. There is currently "internet-Japanese" and "business-...
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Site name “Japanese Language and Usage” is illogical [duplicate]

The site name “Japanese Language and Usage” sounds like a logical error to me, and it should be changed to either “Japanese Language and Its Usage” or simply “Japanese Language.” I can parse the ...
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Get rid of [words] tag?

words is really vague. I can't imagine someone clicking on it because they wanted to know more about "words." Should we get rid of it?
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Should we consolidate the history and etymology tags?

I was looking through the questions for history and etymology tags, and it seems like there is a significant amount of overlap between the two. Should these be consolidated, or are they different ...
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There doesn't seem to be a reputation level listed for the “edit tag wikis” priveledge

I just noticed that even though a lot of rep levels necessary for privs are quite low since this is a beta site, the "edit tag wikis" priv isn't listed at all. Not only that but we seem to be able to ...
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How to name the tag for the particles “は”, “へ”, and “を”?

We are evolving more and more particle-specific tags such as particle-ni and particle-to but what to do with these three oddball particles? Follow place in the kana tables: ha, he, wo Follow ...
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Basic English or Japanese meaning

Hello friends, some people ask questions, that are impossible to follow for beginners like me. If there would be some (basic) explanations about them, (or better say, the kanji's) it would be ...
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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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Typo error in FAQ

At the time of this writing, the FAQ on the main site starts with the following sentence: Japanese Language and Usage - Stack Exchange is for tudents, teachers, and linguists wanting to discuss the ...
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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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How should we handle tags for particles?

I'm all about tagging - once this site gets big, it's going to be awesome to be able to say "give me all the questions related to the particle と". I've started tagging particle questions accordingly: ...
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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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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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“pronounciation” tag should be “pronunciation” instead

The correct noun for "to pronounce" is "pronunciation" (without one 'O'): http://www.beedictionary.com/common-errors/pronounciation_vs_pronunciation So how would we rename the tag? Or would someone ...
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Add the “General reference” closing reason

I was going to close a question for "General Reference" today but... The option is not there, why? We have it on the EL&U and it says this: General reference: This question is too basic; it ...
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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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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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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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“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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I'm not a robot!

When I try to ask a question, it says "it did not meet our quality standards." Clicking again takes me to a CAPTCHA. Then back to the original screen. What's wrong here? What kind of "quality standard"...
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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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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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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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