Darius Jahandarie
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2015 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection
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Japanese.SE has lost, or almost lost some of its most active members: sawa (account deleted), Tsuyoshi Ito (mostly no longer answering), Dono (mostly no longer answering), Derek Schaab (gone), Matt (...

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Does it make sense to downvote answers?
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Why do people downvote? I speculate there are 3 reasons someone might downvote a post: Because they think the post is inaccurate and want to signal that to the community. Because they think the post ...

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How can one input 圏点 (emphasis marks)?
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Probably not what you were asking, but as an additional note, you can add 圏点 on this site using the furigana syntax: [圏点]​{﹅﹅} turns into [圏点]{﹅﹅} And one can get that character by kanji ...

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What can I do to improve my answer to this grammar question?
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I think it's a combination of two things: You're advocating a particular prescriptive viewpoint. The community here tends to be prefer answers being as descriptive as possible. More specifically, ...

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Naturalness the true hurdle to jump over
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I've met many non-native English speakers who speak good English. However, a non-negligible number of them produce unnatural, idiomatic English in writing (it's much harder to notice when just ...

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for example "party:パーティー",how to type "ー"
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For all IMEs I'm aware of, typing a "-" results in a "ー". If you're using the Windows IME, there are various tips on this site which you might be interested in.

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Community bot bumping many old "unanswered" questions that actually do have answers
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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 a question about Japanese dyslexia appropriate for the main site?
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I think it depends on the question. A question about if people with dyslexia can fare in Japan / if they're able to function as a member of society seems like it would be off-topic. A question about,...

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How worth it is to sit the 漢字検定 【かんじけんてい】 to get a job in IT?
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As an actual qualification it won’t do you any good; i.e., for a job that requires high Japanese proficiency, really anything lower than a 2級 won’t mean much. However, for jobs that don’t require ...

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Sites like lang-8, but for handwriting
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I don't think there is any site specifically tailored to reviewing handwriting. I think there would be no problem posting a picture of handwriting on lang-8, but you may get fewer corrections because ...

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Is it possible to put a “we don’t do translations” warning directly on the ask question page?
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After discussion in chat, we came up with the following text (approved by site moderators): Questions asking for translations, transcriptions or proofreading are off-topic, and will be closed. We're ...

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Write an Elevator Pitch / Tagline
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I was thinking about a good elevator pitch for JLSE since it's listed as one of the 7 essential questions. The Japanese Language Stack Exchange is an online forum compromised of Japanese learners, ...

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