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How valuable are answers by native speakers that are mainly subjective?
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Feel free to post any answer that you reasonably believe to be true. I think that the intuition of a native speaker is great as an answer to any question we have where you feel that your input as a ...

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Why is the Japanese Language Stack Exchange site so negative?
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We try to do everything we can to foster a positive and friendly environment here. We strictly police content based on the rules, and on the whole I think most of us try to be as welcoming as possible....

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How do we get more positive support and minimize negative interaction on JLU?
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It's a tricky situation. Comments that are downright rude and unhelpful are against the rules, and such cases should be flagged for moderator attention. Many of the cases in question, though, do not ...

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Japanese Language New Site Design
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I'd suggest that the logo might be better as a stylized version of the character 和, which represents Japan and the idea of 'Japan-ness' in a much clearer way.

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Greetings, signatures, taglines - do we want them in posts?
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We should follow the general SO guidelines and remove them from posts. It's been discussed to death in the original meta post, but I think the points are just as applicable here. We're not just ...

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Should we have a "kana-only" tag?
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To get around the problem, I suggest that you state your level of learning very clearly in your question somewhere. I'm sure people will gladly accommodate you and use easier/simpler words and ...

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When to use the JLPT tag?
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To me, cases 2 and 3 both are off topic. The only case I can think of that would merit using the JLPT tag would be when asking about something specifically related to something that might appear on ...

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Is there a way we can save non-traditional "translation" requests that ask us for readings of 書道?
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There's a clear difference between "how do I say blank in Japanese?" or "what does blank mean in English?" and questions like the postcard one that might actually warrant help from a specialized ...

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Can I ask for translation of some poems?
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http://reddit.com/r/translator might be a good bet

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Minor inconsistency in tag naming: particle-e / particle-wo / particle-wa
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The tags should be e, o, and wa. If we are going to use a certain romanization system we should stick with it consistently.

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On-topic? "How can I express that something is inconvenient in front of Japanese so as to not be overbearing?"
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I think if you're asking for the particular linguistic construction that you would use to convey this nuance then it is on topic. If you're looking for a deeper conversation about culture then it ...

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