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Do something similar to Stack Overflow Documentation with the Japanese language?

I think it can be useful. Let me try to pick out one example. We get questions asking how to make relative clauses: How to say “Tell Paul to send me the letter I wrote for his father” Relative clause ...
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Going back to the old layout

tl;dr Is there any way to go back to the old layout? No. The new layout is part of a general redesign of all sites across the Stack Exchange network. See Japanese updated site theme is ready ...
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When to use furigana or romaji

Basically, you can freely use rōmaji, furigana, kanji however you like in your own posts (questions and answers). You can even answer a simple question that was asked using only rōmaji in standard ...
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Community bot bumping many old "unanswered" questions that actually do have answers

According to Shog, posts that have a non-negative score with no activity within 30 days with at least one non-deleted answer with a score of 0 and no positive scoring answers with no accepted answer ...
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Migrate questions to other SE site

Migration is a complicated beast. The simple, technical answer to your question is this: The default behavior network-wide is that all sites start with no migration targets other than their child meta ...
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Is there a way to receive notifications for threads you have starred?

Recently, a "follow" option has been added (see follow next to edit below the body of the question). For more info see The Follow Questions and Answers feature is now live across the Network.
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What can we do to make new users more aware of what type of questions to (not) ask?

I'd be surprised if anything effective can be done. At best you'll stop a handful of conscientious people, but there'll still be a lot of people who won't read the link or will read it and then ask ...
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Drop minimum character limit in titles and comments

I think @snailplane's idea of weighting wide characters is fairly reasonable. Some say Japanese in Japanese orthography has double density of English character-wise. (source) Given that the ...
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Community bot bumping many old "unanswered" questions that actually do have answers

The reason the homepage has been rendered useless over the past few days is because one of the most frequent voters on the site deleted their account, which undid all of his votes, leaving hundreds of ...
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Is it possible to put a “we don’t do translations” warning directly on the ask question page?

I'm not sure about visually distinct but we can customize the content in this box: We can change the text to meet your needs. For example, the Cooking site's Ask page says: Write up what you'd like ...
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Reduce close/reopen vote thresholds to 3?

A bit over a year since y'all escalated this to the Community Team — apologies for the delay there! But the good news is you now officially only need 3 close votes to close a question on Japanese ...
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Furigana options are gone

Apologies for that - the footer markup changed and we didn't remember the Furigana script. I've updated the script to work for the footer correctly (and the update that will go out sometime in the ...
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Revision history for Japanese

I apologize for having missed this before. We actually added the possibility to enable a heuristic for Japanese compound segmentation in the diff engine, it was just never enabled on this site. I have ...
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What can we do to make new users more aware of what type of questions to (not) ask?

The title "How do I ask a good question" may be a turn off for many. Perhaps thinking along the lines "I don't care, I just want to ask a quick question." I think it would help if it were something ...
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Is it possible to reduce the number of close votes needed for certain types of close reasons?

The number has to be the same for every close reason but we can change the number required to close a question to 3 or 1. We've run a couple of tests on other sites and are willing to test it on ...
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Proposed new tag: 'statistics'

I think it's a neat idea. However, I have two small objections: statistics would be a meta tag Many questions use "statistics" (in particular corpus data), so in principle many questions could be ...
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Is it possible to put a “we don’t do translations” warning directly on the ask question page?

And it's done - Is your question about the Japanese language? We prefer questions that can be answered, not just discussed. Questions should also be educational to other people. Questions asking for ...
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What can we do to make new users more aware of what type of questions to (not) ask?

SO has been running an experiment with question templates which are also planned to be introduced on other SE sites if successful. There are also custom popups with hints which could be shown on some ...
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Reduce close/reopen vote thresholds to 3?

I'm not opposed to the idea of lowering the vote threshold, but I do want to see what the community thinks of the idea. I'll play the devil's advocate so we have some other points of view to consider....
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Missing feature in new review format

Fleshing my comment out as an answer with snaps. I think it is a network-wide update. It does look like it's going to take some getting used to. Reviewing answers now especially has been made less ...
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Can we allow mathjax on the japanese stack exchange site so that questions about japanese mathematicans can be asked?

It looks like the markdown for your set notation isn't working as intended as shown in the picture. In principle, I'm in favour of being able to type math nicely on our site if the situation calls for ...
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Why did the CSS colour for quotations change?

For those of you as annoyed with this change as I am, here's a script I cobbled together for greasemonkey, that puts things back to the original look. Note that I'm no expert with javascript/CSS so ...
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This is not a question about the Japanese language

Apparently there is a "Default community-specific close reason", which for our site is This question does not appear to be about the Japanese language within the scope defined in the help ...
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What can we do to make new users more aware of what type of questions to (not) ask?

How about a decision tree like the one for flagging questions? I am asking for a translation from Japanese I am asking for a translation to Japanese I am asking about grammar My question is not about ...
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Furigana options are broken

I noticed this while reading the Help Answer on Furigana (the section about customization). As rev 2020.8.11.37378, the 'Japanese Options' link has disappeared completely, and it appears to be ...
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Allow audio uploads

I just want to let your community know that the English Language & Usage and English Language Learners is trying to get some attention for a feature request on Meta to allow language sites to ...
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