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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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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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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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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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Should pure translation questions be allowed?

I saw this discussion on chat and I figured we should have it in meta. Should translation questions be allowed, and if so, what kinds? For example: "Plz translate my homework/these song lyrics/this ...
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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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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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Questions written in Japanese should not be blocked by the “quality” filter

You cannot write a question in all Japanese because the software does some kind of quality checking. I'm wondering if it is possible fix the quality standards filter to allow questions be posted in ...
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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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FAQs worth adding

Right now there isn't much in the FAQ beyond the standard boiler plate, but I think that as we move though the beta we might want to expand it a bit with questions like the following: How to write ...
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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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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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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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“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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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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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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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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Should self-generated examples come with a disclaimer?

I like to use examples to illustrate a point. Which is fine, except that I'm not a native speaker and am prone to make a mistake, like anyone else. So, should we make a point of indicating when ...
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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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Please disable Enter to submit comments

The quick-submit of comments through the Enter key is a real nuisance on this site. When inputting Japanese through an IME you are required to use Enter, which also submits the comment. Having to ...
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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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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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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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What is the correct approach to romaji, kana, and/or kanji in example answers?

I like to offer example sentences when I answer a question. However, I can't assume that every reader will know every word I want to use. How should I indicate kanji readings? For example, see my ...
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Tag Excerpts and Descriptions, OK to copy Wikipedia?

Is it OK to copy text from Wikipedia when filling out Tag excerpts and descriptions?
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Do questions have to be in English?

Does a question (and by extension its answers) have to be posed in English, or are purely Japanese conversations acceptable? What about other languages?
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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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Do we need support for kanji tags?

Currently it seems the stackexchange engine only supports english characters in tags - if you, for example, put 一人称 in the tags field it will be ignored. Do we need/want support for such tags?
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Who is our target audience?

Since this will become the key point of both the private beta and the public beta it might be best to start the conversation now, namely, who is our target audience? Are we going to be targeting ...
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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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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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What is the best software/website to aid learning japanese? [duplicate]

I began learning Japanese 1 year ago. The first thing I did was to begin looking for software and websites to help me. I readily came across software like Rosetta Stone and websites like Japanese101. ...
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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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Can this site include questions about resources one would use to learn the Japanese Language?

Re: What are good sources for streaming Japanese language television? I originally assumed that the site was centered on the Japanese Language and would include resources for learning the language as ...

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