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「日本人論」というタグの必要性

このような質問がときどき投稿されますが、そこで質問の焦点に問題が生じると私は見ます。 質問をタイトルどおり解釈して回答すれば、「語源」の話になり、問題はないと思います。(幸い、その質問はそう対応されたようです) が、質問の内容に、"For a long time the Japanese didn't have any interest in clocks"という引用が含まれており、...
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Why are the Up and Down Vote arrows a 初心者マーク?

So the up and downvote arrows look like a 初心者マーク. Was this on purpose?
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Help with quiz questions

I'm working through the Kanzen Master N3 series. I want to know if I can ask for help with some of the quiz questions. The format of these questions is usually something like |Some Japanese| ( ) |...
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Etiquette regarding commenting/answering off-topic questions

Occasionally people (myself included) provide answers or comments to questions which are clearly off-topic. Here's an example I left a comment on. I was wondering if this is okay, and considered as ...
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Drop minimum character limit in titles and comments

The minimum 16-character title limit is incompatible with the site, given that Chinese/Japanese nouns are typically less than half the character length of their translations in a phonetically written ...
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On Chrome, neither the tags nor the Captcha are working

I can't post a question whether standard or Meta using Chrome, Using IExplorer now. Nearly everything on StackExchange doesn't work- no response at all. The top bar doesn't respond. The tags don't ...
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Winter Bash 2016: Hats are coming again soon!

It's almost time for Winter Bash 2016! For several years now, Stack Exchange has run a holiday event called Winter Bash! It's a fun little event where users collect "hats" that you can wear on your ...
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FYI: Hentaigana coming soon

It is long overdue, but hentaigana (変体仮名) are finally coming with Unicode 10. This is a full set of 285 characters. See here for fuller details.
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Who moderates the moderators?

I have been on this site for about a month, I think. And I have to say, this site is extremely HOSTILE. Many of my posts have been downvoted. Personally I don't care about downvotes, but I think this ...
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Translation/Proofreading Close Reason Post Notice

I'd like to discuss the close reason post notice for when a question is closed for being off topic under the translation/transcription/proofreading reason following the discussion in chat. I'd like ...
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Is stack exchange available in Japanese?

I am unable to access in Japanese.
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I think some upvotes and downvotes are biased

What I am trying to say, is in the title. Here, I am not going to speak "about me" or "to me", but when you look at questions such as this, you could very likely think twice. I actually tried to give ...
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Can I edit a post to replace Hiragana by Kanji?

English Can I edit a post to replace Hiragana by Kanji? For example: ごはんをたべます → ご[飯]{はん}を[食]{た}べます とうきょうと → [東京都]{とうきょうと} 日本語 平仮名を漢字に直す編集はしてもいいですか? 例: ごはんをたべます → ご[飯]{はん}を[食]{た}べます とうきょうと → [東京都]{...
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Where's the blue colour?

In the site design release post Japanese Language New Site Design, this colour scheme was shown: I imagined that one colour would be for the main site, and one for the meta site, since for other SE ...
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Is asking to translate a short paragraph from English to Japanese on topic here?

I want to see if I'm allowed to ask such a question in the main site? Would you please translate the following paragraphs into Japanese? a proposal for creating a remote sensing and ...
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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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Can I download Japanese Language SE’s Markdown parser?

Is StackExchange's Markdown parser, with its additions for Japanese language, available for download so that I can use it to convert my own documents to HTML outside of StackExchange (personal ...
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What happens when you vote up comments?

What happens when you vote up comments? Does it give points or something?
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What do the language word types means here?

I was looking for a site that could help me with the language tests and found this one: http://www.jlptstudy.net/N5/?vocab-list One thing I am confused by is the type column of this grid. Can anyone ...
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Why do these subscripts look smaller ? + <sub>[用言句]</sub>

( I had to choose a tag, so i picked the [bug] tag, but this is a cute anomaly that i hope will not go away. ) In the text at the very end, [用言句] (both occurrences) looks bold & smaller ...
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What are some goals / approaches … to keep (Jp.SE) a friendly place?

Pretty open-ended question. For example ... How do we know if the forum (Jp.SE) is rejecting simple translation questions too much, and thereby being un-inviting to newcomers? https://meta....
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Review numbers don't add up?

At the top bar of the site on PC, I see this: The mouseover says 5 total posts awaiting review, but when I click on it to get to the review queue, I see this: Why don't the numbers correspond? Where ...
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Answers with japanese words written just in kanjis

Let me start by saying the site is really great and besides good information you find very nice and helpful people But a constructive criticism , which I'm not even sure if it's possible to apply, ...
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Japanese Language — Top User Swag!

We want to congratulate and thank everyone that helped this site and community grow healthily into what they are today! おめでとうございます! If you can find your name among the top 72 users in the first two ...
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How can I enter Romaji on my Mac keyboard

I followed the instructions. Went to System Preferences, added everything and I have a Flag at the top of my screen which I can click to give me US, Romaji, Hiragan and Katakana. I would like to ...
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Write some katakana combination on os X with kotoeri

I am seeking the keystroke required to write correctly the following katakanas : WO as in スター・ウォーズ (Star Wars from english) TI as in ティラミス (tiramisù from italiano ) DI as in ディズニー (Disney from ...
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Is there an open source / public domain Japanese dictionary that can used in a software IME?

I am currently working on adding a Japanese Input Method Editor to a software project. I have completed the Romanji character mapping to allow users to type out Hiragana based on the the roman ...
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how to type these: ヶ,々?

how to type these: ヶ,々? directly on keyboard.
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Do something similar to Stack Overflow Documentation with the Japanese language?

I found that Stackoverflow has just launched a new beta called Documentation, the concept of which is to build documentations for programming languages, etc. with the efforts of the community. I'm ...
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Search function equates し and じ

The search function finds both voiced and unvoiced kana with either input. Since these are better considered completely different letters, I am assuming this is a bug. (Maybe this was implemented to ...
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Can I ask why my flag was declined?

I am not a regular visitor of this site and come here from time to time to read questions and answers to improve my Japanese. I've just found out that the flag I raised for Is Japanese that primitive? ...
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Is checking speech on topic or off topic?

Similarly to this question, can I record myself talking in Japanese and ask people to comment on my pronunciation, accent and things like that?
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Japanese audio books

Is there any good sites for purchasing Japanese audio books, where a professional reads the content of modern novels? I tried searching for things like 朗読 and was unable to find much for modern works. ...
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Multi-language-tag support bug: other multi-language posts disappear on toggle!

For questions, (like this one), where multiple posts use tags like #English or #日本語 to provide multiple language versions, if I click on the language toggle (eg "English" to switch to the English ...
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Improved IME Handling, re-enabling Enter to submit

In the past there was an issue (reported here) where pressing the Enter key to select an IME suggestion would also submit the comment. The good news is that we believe to have found the proper way to ...
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Please disable Enter to submit comments (again)

A while back we got this bug fixed: Please disable Enter to submit comments But it seems to be back. I can't type Japanese in comments without this problem anymore. Could you please fix it again?
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Calligraphy resources?

Looking at Resources for learning Japanese, I don't see much in terms of calligraphy. Things I'm looking for are: Calligraphy datasets: stroke shapes and order, samples of handwritten characters, ...
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Some posts not showing up in question list on meta

Two of our most recent posts, How to "Signal" Willingness to Help With Language Barrier Issues and Privilege requirements have changed, don't show up on the question list on meta. They ...
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How to “Signal” Willingness to Help With Language Barrier Issues

English Background: Given the current composition of the community and nature of many posted questions, it is only natural that many users assume answers are to be in English. They may further (and ...
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Privilege requirements have changed

I notice that the reputation required to access privileges has changed. Is this part of the new site design? This happened once before but it was a mistake and got fixed. Given the number of users on ...
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Hovering doesn't highlight some links

Hovering over links, not all of them are changing colour.
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No circle around あ on main page

The circle around the logo is missing on the main page. I'm using firefox 26.0 on Fedora 18. EDIT: The circle appears now, but the 'N' got messed up:
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Logo has strange boldness in 'N' characters

The logo for the web site, both meta and regular, has the N characters' vertical lines somehow bolder than everything else. Here's how it renders on my browser: The lines are two pixel columns wide, ...
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Centre the あ inside the site logo

I think the logo should be shifted slightly into the (1,1) direction (45 degrees), i.e. up and to the right. The bounding box may be centred perfectly, but the character inside the circle looks ...
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New Site Design!

As you can see the new design just went live. Congratulations! Thank you for your valuable design feedback. We have also themed the twitter account and newsletter template for this site, and adjusted ...
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Make comments required for down votes?

On a forum for learning Japanese, I think that when an answer is down voted, it should require a comment to explain what the issue in the question or answer is. I understand the premise behind the ...
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Is checking handwriting on topic or off topic?

Consider the following questions Is my Hiragana good? [closed] How is my hiragana hand writing and which one needs to be work on? [closed] Is my hiragana writing understandable? Is my Hiragana ...
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Japanese Language New Site Design

My name is Paweł, I’m a product designer at Stack Exchange. I’m super happy for you, because the process of graduation is about to be concluded! Congratulations to all of you! Updated Design — May ...
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App to add furigana

I suppose I can add furigana manually in LibreOffice, and I know I can do it in HTML with CSS, but is there a free or low-cost program that can do it with sufficient accuracy that proofreading/...
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Japanese text in 'Related' box rendering strangely

While looking at a recent question, I noticed the 'Related' box on the right side looked rather odd: The actual questions seem fine: When grandmas tell their kids お天道様がみてるよ, how do the kids know ...

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