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Merge or reword the “set-phrases” and “expression” tags?

I wrote the tag wiki for the set-phrases tag, which is used 11 times and reads: Phrases with fixed words used as a single unit, many of which are idioms. We also have a expression tag which I ...
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Website for dialect differences

Is there a website where one might find a list or dictionary or difference dialect differences, -not just kansai- or "slang" of certain regions or prefectures?
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Give Japanese names for the badges?

Could the names of badges be made Japanese? For example, student could be gakusei, and teacher could be sensei. Badges are meant to be an optional incentive, rather than something serious like ...
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Do we need all three tags “set-phrases”, “expression” and “idioms”?

Apparently this has been discussed already 4 years ago. We have three tags idioms Questions about those phrases with fixed words used as a single unit, which typically have a meaning beyond what is......
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“Edits must be at least 6 characters”, why?

I just wanted to add furigana to a good answer written by someone else but I get the following error: Edits must be at least 6 characters; is there something else to improve in this post? This ...
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Let's get critical: Mar 2014 Site Self-Evaluation

We all love Japanese Language Stack Exchange, but there is a whole world of people out there who need answers to their questions and don't even know that this site exists. When they arrive from Google,...
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Closed question stats - June 2013

Since we don't have that many questions, I decided to take a couple hours of my time and put together some stats on close reasons. Close reasons as of June 2013   close reason ...
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Ultra-minor bug with the JLU furigana extensions

The furigana extension should not style or otherwise interact with any of the text in the #hot-network-questions sidebar, so as to prevent this: The link should instead read: Undesired spacing ...
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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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2015 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection

In connection with the moderator elections, we will be holding a Q&A with the candidates. This will be an opportunity for members of the community to pose questions to the candidates on the topic ...
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Let's get critical: Jun 2013 Site Self-Evaluation

We all love Japanese Language & Usage Stack Exchange, but there is a whole world of people out there who need answers to their questions and don't even know that this site exists. When they arrive ...
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Japanese Audio Resources (Audiobook, Streaming Audio)

While I'm at work I'd like to listen to audio in Japanese (I'm a software developer). I can't understand anything now, but I'd like to keep a steady stream of Japanese language in the background so ...
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Furigana possibly broken in Firefox 29.0?

I have two computers, both running Ubuntu 14.04, and Firefox 29.0. On both computers, the furigana is not displaying for me. It was working up until very recently, and possibly stopped working with ...
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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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“Spelling” tag, does it make sense for Japanese?

Being that japanese is a phonetic language, I wonder what the spelling is suppose to cover. here is one example What's the difference between "家" (ya), "屋" (ya), and "や&...
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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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Full site not responding to iPad

Some icons/areas do not seem to respond to tapping or hovering on iPad. Particularly, the "Stack Exchange" notification on the upper left, and voting up/down,and adding a comment do not seem to ...
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Close reasons are changing. Should we add custom “off-topic” close reasons?

Close reasons are changing. You can find more details on meta.stackoverflow, but basically, this is what's happening: "too localized" is going away. "not constructive" and "not a real question" are ...
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Use American English rather than Commonwealth English for tags?

At risk of discussing the Colour of the Bikeshed, should Japan SE should use American English rather than Commonwealth English (such as colours) for its tags? Stack Exchange generally uses American ...
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Let's get critical: Sep 2013 Site Self-Evaluation

We all love Japanese Language & Usage Stack Exchange, but there is a whole world of people out there who need answers to their questions and don't even know that this site exists. When they arrive ...
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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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Let's get critical: Dec 2013 Site Self-Evaluation

We all love Japanese Language Stack Exchange, but there is a whole world of people out there who need answers to their questions and don't even know that this site exists. When they arrive from Google,...
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List of katakana words by frequency

I'm looking for a list of katakana words ordered by frequency. I've seen some resources with a few dozen or maybe a hundred words, but I'm looking for a more expansive list, perhaps from a corpus of ...
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Can we update the wording on a close reason?

I voted to close this topic asking for proofreading and corrections. I closed it as "Off-topic" with the following sub-choice: Questions asking for translations are off-topic unless prior research ...
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Severe rendering issue in some fonts - what happened?

Looks like my latest answer caused trouble for some people (see revisions for details.) I'm so sorry about that! So the edit says that somebody removed the bolding of kanji (which was on the word 羽織)...
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Are questions that are made up of a stray lyrics here and there in the hopes of identifying a song allowed?

For example I know UA did a song I love that I lost some where in the AppStore cloud. It was down and melancholic so that should narrow things down a bit. Throughout the song she keep screening out ...
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What is the best way to deal with troll

Suddenly, about thirty of my answers were downvoted: https://japanese.stackexchange.com/users/458/sawa?tab=reputation. It looks like it was done by a single user, given the fact that these ...
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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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Spoken corpora resources

Can you recommend any downloadable Japanese audio database? Preferably with a free license but commercial will do as well.
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Community Promotion Ads — 2019

2019 is here! And with the new year, as usual, comes a new iteration of Community Promotion Ads! Let’s refresh these for the coming year :) What are Community Promotion Ads? Community Promotion Ads ...
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What should the site colourscheme be?

We've already began discussing the new logo. In that discussion some of the answers including my own blurred into the topics of overall theme and colourscheme but I think it's cleaner to separate ...
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I need a good resource for looking up particles

I have memorize a lot of verbs like at least both Genki books worth and then some. My problem is i don't understand how particles work at all, i have read dozen of articles asked multiple teacher for ...
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How do I learn which verb to use with an object?

How do I learn which verb to use with an object? For example, how do I learn that when you're eating a soup, you shouldn't use "食べる", like you would in English, but instead "飲む"? And that you use "飲む"...
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Which font variants to use for typing Japanese (SC, TC, N variants)

I'm using Mac OS X (Mavericks) which ships with a large selection of Asian fonts. Most of them come in two versions, labelled SC and TC. After a bit of head scratching, I realized they stand for ...
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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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Japanese updated site theme is ready for testing!

As part of implementing the new unified themes across the network, we're gradually rolling out updated site themes for each site. As of today, we have enabled your updated site theme for testing. If ...
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is it ok if we have an option to indicate something along the lines of “please only reply if you are a native speaker”

Related to my previous suggestion: We should have a way to know if someone is a native speaker. I was wondering is it ok if we have an option to indicate something along the lines of "please only ...

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