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Merge the [salutations] tag to the [greetings] tag

We should merge salutations (1 question) to greetings (3 questions) and make the former a synonym for the latter. (Currently there are not enough high-rep users to do this without moderator actions.)
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Why is the Etymology tag excerpt missing some words on the Tags page?

I was looking through the tag excerpts and I noticed the Etymology excerpt that appears on the Tags page doesn't match what appears on the tag pop-up tooltip, the etymology tagged questions page, or ...
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How should we phrase tag wiki excerpts and descriptions?

hippietrail has already done a good job of adding descriptions and excerpts to tag wiki and there are many still in queue (which I regretfully can't approve because I have a daily approval limit :(). ...
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Should good comments be merged into the answer post or be left as comments?

This is probably more of a SE usage question, but if the answer has a comment on it that is really good, like a link proving the answer is correct. Should we edit the answer to include that link, or ...
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Disappearing comments and answers on meta.

Can comments or answers disappear other than being deleted by their authors? I am sure there was another answer besides mine on "Spelling" tag, does it make sense for Japanese? and maybe I ...
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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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Should we merge the “informal” and “colloquial” tags?

This question over whether or not to merge informal and colloquial may be a bit trickier than some other tag merging proposals. I took the liberty of asking over on English L&U about the ...
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Should the tags “sentence-structures” and “syntax” be merged?

I think syntax is the technical and linguistic term for the more popular sentence-structures tag used here. The Wikipedia article on syntax seems to verify this: In linguistics, syntax ... is the ...
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Should we merge the “reference” and “resources” tags?

The tags reference and resources seem to cover the same fields and be used by the same kinds of questions, and about half the time both tags are used on the same questions. Vote to merge or clarify ...
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Serial downvoting and downvoting etiquette in general…

I just logged-in and noticed that every single of my contributions (questions and answers) to date had been downvoted: obviously by the same user, most likely without even a reading (there are 10 ...
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Why can't I propose tag wikis on meta?

I know there is an edit queue which can fill up, but us mortal users are not informed of this circumstance so maybe this is the problem. I definitely can propose tag wiki edits in the main site so ...
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Is there a way to remove a close vote?

Not sure this is the correct place to ask, but is it possible to remove ones close vote, after say the user has reworded the question or provided clarification on the question?
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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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Status of “When did you last see her”

When did you last...? Are translation questions still off-topic? If so, the one above is translation pure and simple. (upvoted and answered....)
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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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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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Is there a way to link from meta to a tag on the main site?

Sometimes I'm writing on meta and would like to use the method [tag: + tagname + ] to link to a tag on the main site but that construct links to a tag on the meta site. Is there a way to do what I ...
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What to do with the “words” and “vocabulary” tags?

Currently we have both words and vocabulary tags which seem both pretty alike and pretty vague but each have a number of questions under them. From looking at the questions of each I couldn't quite ...
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JL&U Hacks - Ruby Rendering

A brower script which render ruby (furigana) on-the-fly. Works on Google Chrome (Tested only on Chrome 14 dev) Firefox with GreaseMonkey (Tested only on Firefox 5.0, 7.0a1) Opera (Tested only on ...
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Word-origin & etymology tags, consolidate? synonymate?

There seems to be some posts with the tag word-origin that i think should be either change to etymology or made synonyms of etymology. This question is slightly related to Should we consolidate the ...
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What should be our policy about copyrighted images?

The problem of copyrighted images and fair used recently arose here: What does the final て in 待ってて signify? That's the first place I've seen this issue arise, but that's probably not the first case ...
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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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Should the “study” and “learning” tags be made synonyms?

The tags study and learning seem to cover the same area as far as I can see. Should we make them synonyms? If not can we clarify what is different about them so people can choose between them ...
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Would there be any benefit to having a “gairaigo” tag in addition to the “loanwords” tag?

Are the terms "gairaigo" and "loanword" synonymous within the scope of this website? I've seen people use the term "gairaigo" within questions, answers, or comments; and I considered adding it as a ...
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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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Should we have a standard notation for example sentences?

Many texts and internet resources use certain symbols to prefix correct, sometimes correct, questionable, and incorrect examples: ○ (U+25CB): correct (converts with まる in Windows IME) △ (U+25B3): ...
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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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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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What should our FAQ contain?

Now that the public beta has started, we really should start updating our FAQ with some of the decisions we've made during the private beta. Possible additions: Basic resources (Rikai, EDICT, ...
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We should have a way to know if someone is a native speaker.

We should have a way to know if someone is a native speaker, Or something like how many years of experience he had even though he's not a native speaker.. and whether he's using it frequently and ...
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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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Non-programming question about Japanese encodings: japanese or stackoverflow?

Should I ask the following question here, or on Stackoverflow, or somewhere else? At work I come accross a lot of Japanese text files in SHIFT-JIS and other encodings. It causes many mojibake ...
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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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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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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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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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Let’s vote often!

A proposal for everyone: Let’s find good questions and answers and up-vote them! Why? Let me copy a post by Scott Morrison on tex.stackexchange.com, because it is a good advice. (Actually I should ...
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Moderator pro tempore nomination

According to this, three temp moderators will be selected in two weeks of beta. Each nomination should be a separate answer. Link the name to the user’s profile (parent and meta) so we can see their ...
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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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Cannot search a single letter

It does not seem that we can search a one-letter word. When we type a single letter in the search box, it takes us to an explanation of how to search instead of the search result. Example: Search 僕. ...
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Issues with bolding

Because Japanese doesn't have spaces, I've noticed a lot of posters have had trouble bolding individual words in sentences (myself included). See this answer for an example: Passive-transitive-verb ...
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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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Entering Japanese in the comments for an answer keeps saving the comment [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Please disable Enter to submit comments This problem may be specific to Mac, or may be specific to Firefox. When I enter a comment on an answer, if I type in Japanese, when I ...
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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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Markdown parser doesn't understand URLs with Japanese

I tried to construct a link like this: [goo](http://dictionary.goo.ne.jp/leaf/jn2/9174/m0u/いい/) and it caused the Markdown parser to produce goo, which (if you're reading this in the future) is not ...
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Is it possible to add support for Ruby tags or any other mechanism for Furigana?

Furigana is extremely useful if not indispensable in site dedicated to studying Japanese, but unfortunately the Stack Exchange software doesn't seem to support it out of the box. I've already seen ...

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