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There's something you want to discuss with the community. You want users to answer and comment to express their views about it, rather than just voting; and you expect your question to be voted based on usefulness and quality. // Quieres debatir sobre algo con la comunidad. Quieres que los usuarios respondan y comenten para expresar su opinión sobre ello, en vez de solo votar; y esperas que tu pregunta sea votada acorde a su utilidad y calidad.

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Is anyone in central Mexico interested in a get-together?

I'll be in Mexico City, Guadalajara, and León, GTO during this month (March 2014). If anyone is in the area and interested in grabbing a coffee or beer, let me know! :) Estaré en Ciudad de México, ...
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What are the step to follow with the same user asking the same thing over and over again?

The case of this user https://spanish.stackexchange.com/users/2606/bruce He ask 3 times the same question and ask again in an answer 1- voiceless vs voiced consonants / consonantes sordas vs sonoras ...
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How to deal with questions like "where is this expression valid"?

Consider the question ¿Cuál es el origen del modismo "es equis" para decir que algo no es malo ni bueno, sino "más o menos"? I tried to answer it, and long ...
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Is it possible change the question example in the about page?

¿Es posible cambiar la pregunta de ejemplo en: https://spanish.stackexchange.com/about What is Spanish for "John Doe" in Puerto Rico? La pregunta de ejemplo que está puesta en la página About ...
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How the the metrics work on the Site Self-Evaluation

For example in the last Site Self Evaluation There are posted question with the following metrics: Net Score: 0 (Excellent: 1, Satisfactory: 0, Needs Improvement: 1) What does they mean and work?...
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¿Estan dentro del alcance del sitio las preguntas que piden el significado/uso de una palabra?

La pregunta: "What do Chingón and Chinga mean?" genero algo de polémica. Hubo los siguientes comentarios: I see you're trying to know about the meanings of different rude words last days. You ...
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Let's get critical: Dec 2013 Site Self-Evaluation

We all love Spanish Language Stack Exchange, but there is a whole world of people out there who need answers to their questions and don't even know that this site exists. When they arrive from Google, ...
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About learning resources. Why was this question closed?

I'm not familiar with the rules of this site. I'm rather active in other SE-sites. This question was closed and the given reason was that the OP was asking for learning resources. Lots of questions in ...
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How do we deal with "how do you say..." questions?

Here's an example. How do I say 'It feels like' in Spanish? The question is fairly elementary, or basic. That's not what bothers me, because I'm only an "advanced beginner" myself. The issue ...
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Do we want to participate in Winter Bash 2013?

Those of you who were here this time last year may remember Winter Bash 2012. Spanish Language & Usage did not participate, but many other Stack Exchange sites did. It's coming up again, 16 ...
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Porqué discutir muchas cosas del lenguaje en ingles en lugar de en Español?

Porqué discutir muchas cosas del lenguaje en ingles en lugar de en Español? Desde que he intentado aprender otros idiomas como el ingles, tanto formalmente como autodidacta siempre ha sido en el ...
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Proposal to drop "& Usage" from the site title

Update 11/25: Thanks for your feedback! We're going to go ahead and drop "& Usage" from the site title. The header image and the "official" language around the site (in the help center and about ...
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Correcting mistakes in questions/answers

If I find a question written in Spanish by a Spanish learner that has some clear mistake, what should I do? I mean, obviously I can edit the question, but I think this way the correction is very ...
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Let's get critical: Sep 2013 Site Self-Evaluation

We all love Spanish Language & Usage Stack Exchange, but there is a whole world of people out there who need answers to their questions and don't even know that this site exists. When they arrive ...
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Would you add question marks to big quotes?

What is the best way to write a question with a bloquequote? Where should the question mark be? There are three options depending on where the question mark is: 1) no question mark: In Spanish, would ...
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Cannot comment on an answer, is it normal?

I am unable to add a comment in this answer, I've tried searching why on the help site but I couldn't find anything useful. Is it normal for this to happen? How can I comment it?
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Let's get critical: Jul 2013 Site Self-Evaluation

We all love Spanish Language & Usage Stack Exchange, but there is a whole world of people out there who need answers to their questions and don't even know that this site exists. When they arrive ...
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We should reward members for correcting incorrect Spanish

Stack Overflow is a great tool for programmers, and I can definitely see the potential for using the same format towards Spanish. Having said that, I see some deficiencies compared to the traditional ...
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Stack Overflow in Spanish needs you!

I know I've mentioned it before here in meta, but I thought I'd bring it up again. Stack Overflow in Spanish is nearing the end of its commitment phase. It just needs a few more people to commit to ...
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I would like to accept a question but is missing something, what should I do?

In this question ¿Cuál es la palabra más generalmente aceptada para decir "calzado deportivo"? I would like to accept the answer by Joze. But I would like to edit it, so the ...
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Would be ok to ask a question that can have many different answers depending where the person is from?

Since I saw this question nuevos zapatos por/para España? I have been thinking that it would be cool to know how people says "sport shoes" in different Spanish speaking countries. Because it ...
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What to do when an edit suggested to you is wrong but not completely?

In this question ¿Cuáles son las distinciones más importantes del castellano amazónico del Perú? I posted an answer and RCramiro suggested an Edit. I didn't accept it, but i guess they get accepted ...
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Should this "translation" question be accepted as-is, or split up?

While I think this question is an excellent use of our resources as a community, I wonder if it's truly on-topic as written: https://spanish.stackexchange.com/q/3241/12 The question is essentially "...
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Feedback on your closing decision on the word-list question

Spanish word list for statistical analysis I'll copy my comment here: For future reference: I came upon this post (and the partner post on linguistics) while searching for a good Spanish word list ...
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Stack Overflow in Spanish is in commitment phase!

Finally! Stack Overflow in Spanish is in Commitment phase! This is a great opportunity for us to help the SE network grow... and in the long run, to help this very site grow! If you have a ...
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Where too localized starts?

Tue question: "Toma un tiempo" o "lleva un tiempo", ¿qué suena más natural? Was unilaterally closed by @JoulSauron (♦) because it is too personal and localized to ...
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What's the status of our conversion of tags to Spanish?

I believe it was decided that all our tags would be converted to Spanish, but it seems like we're stuck in a halfway state where some are in Spanish and others are in English. To me, this makes the ...
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Under what circumstances should a posted answer be migrated to the comment of another's answer?

I'm a little new to the spanish SE, so I'm a bit unfamiliar with the norms of the community. I posted an answer to this question, which prompted a moderator to suggest migrating my answer to the ...
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Promoting the Spanish-language SE proposals [duplicate]

One way we can help promote this site, in the long-term, is by promoting and participating in the other Spanish-speaking proposals on Area 51. I encourage everyone on this site, who feels they could ...
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Duplicates of questions in other language [duplicate]

We have a new question: Verbos en pasado que tienen una "s" extra al final Which appears to be an exact duplicate of an older one: "s" final en tiempo pretérito indefinido: ...
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A few tags to burninate

We haven't decided what to do with all our tags, but a few we seem to know we don't want. I encourage anyone with the ability to edit any questions with the following tags to remove these tags. And ...
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Should we do something to encourage more questions?

I see the question-asking rate at this site has dropped to 0.4/day. It seems like that alone could threaten the future of the beta, even if there are high quality questions and all the tag and ...
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Can we merge word-choice and some related tags?

I'm seeing what looks like a bit of a mess with a number of related and possibly overlapping tags: selecion-de-palabras term-choice terminology term-request nuances connotations meanings-definitions ...
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Do we need the standard-spanish tag?

The standard-spanish tag's description reads: Questions seeking correct usage, spelling, etc. as endorsed by the Real Academia Española, the body officially charged with the maintenance and ...
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How shall we tag regional questions? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How should we tag questions on regional dialects of Spanish? While going through all our tags, for the English/Spanish tag conversion, it became clear that we need a standard ...
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The great SL&U tag/question cleanup of 2012

So we've decided to switch to Spanish-language tags. Yay! This means questions need to be re-tagged. But first, we need new tag names! Don't start re-tagging questions yet! Let me repeat that: Don't ...
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Shall we switch to Spanish-language tags?

We seem to have had a very positive reaction to the idea of making Spanish our official site language, which pleases me. This does, however, bring up another question, one we previously addressed ...
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Should we encourage people to say which variant of Spanish are using? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How are we going to deal with spanish regional variations? I see that a lot of questions of general or daily use of Spanish can have different answers depending on the region ...
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Should we make Spanish our official language?

French L&U was the first SE site to use a language other than English as its official/preferred language for questions and answers. According to at least one of the mods over at FL&U, this ...
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How can we promote our site?

As many of you have likely noticed, we seem to have fewer questions these days than we did during the early days of the site, a few short months ago. Some of this is of course normal, as when a new ...
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Is a Definition/Translation "Acceptable" if it is "Technically" Correct But Not in Common Use?

In answer to a question, I translated por cierto as "certainly," which was criticized by a native speaker, and led me to ask the following question: "True" meaning of "por cierto" ...
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A Leadership Vacuum: Please Step Up

For the last several weeks, I have been seeking a third moderator for this site. Currently, there are only two active moderators: Joze and Flimzy, both of whom have done an excellent job of keeping ...
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Conventions for titles of questions that just ask for the best translation of a certain word/phrase?

While this site is home to a wide variety of different types of Spanish Language questions, one of the common broad categories is the question that just asks for the best way to translate a specific ...
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Should quotes be in pre-formatted blocks?

I noticed a user has recently been mass-editing dozens of posts to change all quotes in quotation marks to use Markdown's pre-formatted text formatting. My understanding was that pre-formatted blocks ...
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How should we tag questions on regional dialects of Spanish?

We currently have tags like mexican-spanish, nicaraguan-spanish and central-american-spanish but also ones like spain and valencia. We should probably standardize this. Which form should we use for ...
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New Beta Theme Launched

Your site looks a bit different today. Yes, we are getting rid of the 'Sketchy' look and replacing it with a more-polished and finished design for sites in beta. You can read more about the redesign ...
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Should we have both languages in titles?

@Miguel has a good question, relating to post translation: Should we translate titles into both languages, or keep only the original language? And if we do have two languages, how should we format ...
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Question on dictionary software with some specific features allowed?

I'm looking for a dictionary software with some specific features, which I haven't found anywhere so far and would like to ask on this site if anyone knows of a program with those features. Will such ...
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Seeking site translators

Soon it will be important to translate our new FAQ into Spanish. We've also talked somewhat half-heartedly about translating many of our questions and answers into both Spanish and English. For this ...
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New proposed site FAQ

I have now published the new site FAQ, including @SergioCinos's translation to Spanish. Thank you to everyone who helped shape the FAQ. Below is the proposed site-specific FAQ (largely and ...
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