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How to ask good “Spanish Language meets X.SE” questions

I have an idea for a "Spanish Language meets Law.SE" question. I'd find it helpful to consult some guidelines for how to ask a good hybrid question. Some do's and don't's. Given that cross-posting ...
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Is this question on topic?

Is any portion of what follows on topic? I'm looking for either an answer or a reference. I have the impression that US Spanish-speakers are distributed differently now than previously. I think ...
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Are questions about specific sentences allowed?

There is a sentence which I want to write, but I am very uncertain of it. The site that I'm using (SpanishDict) gives me a direct translation, which I am not sure if I can trust. Here is the question ...
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¿Seria on-topic una pregunta sobre la traducción de un juego de palabras en particular?

Hace como un mes quise hacer una pregunta, pero me faltó tiempo para publicarla y luego empecé a preguntarme si sería on-topic o no, así que hoy he sacado tiempo para preguntar en meta. El contexto ...
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Sacando el sentido de letra de canción del siglo XVII

Estoy preparando la canción "Un Sarao de la Chacona" (también conocida por el nombre "A la vida bona") de Juan Arañés (m. c. 1649) para mi conjunto de música antigua. La letra contiene varias frases ...
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Proposal: specify that “translations *to* Spanish” are on-topic

This is a feature-request post. Upvoting it means you agree with the proposal. Downvoting it means you disagree with the proposal. You can answer or comment if you want, but you don't need to. ...
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Proposal: make clear that the off-topic “translations” are “translations *from* Spanish to X”

This is a feature-request post. Upvoting it means you agree with the proposal. Downvoting it means you disagree with the proposal. You can answer or comment if you want, but you don't need to. ...
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Deberíamos mejorar la descripción del sitio indicada en Help Center > Asking

Spanish SE tiene tantos hablantes nativos del idioma como estudiantes de él. Con una comunidad compartida de este tipo sería especialmente importante clarificar quiénes somos y cuáles son las ...
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Can I ask beginner level (grammar, syntax, etc.) questions here?

I am about to embark on a serious, long overdue mission to learn Spanish. Assuming I put good effort into finding an answer first, can I ask beginner level (grammar, syntax, etc.) questions here (not ...
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Resources for Learning Spanish

Meta is for questions about "the workings and policies of Spanish Language Stack Exchange" (source: What's Meta?). This question was outside of said scope, so it's been repurposed as a FAQ on the ...
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How can we improve our vocabulary/word-request questions?

We get a lot of questions about requests for vocabulary/translation, which I believe make for some very weak questions. The most obvious shortcoming, in my opinion, is that these questions solicit a ...
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How should we deal with requests for translations of idiomatic phrases?

A common type of question we have is asking how to translate idiomatic phrases from English to Spanish. This was brought up recently in meta here, as it relates to a specific question, but I would ...
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Are questions about Spanish certification tests on-topic?

We have a new question about a Spanish certification test: https://spanish.stackexchange.com/q/8425/12 Should this be on-topic here? We have a policy against learning resources, and this seems ...
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Are questions about learning Spanish on-topic?

Is this site purely for experts to provide answers about translation, nuances etc about the Spanish language, or can advice be sought about learning the Spanish language. For instance: What tips do ...