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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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How can we encourage people to ask more questions?

I was just looking through recent questions on the site, and realized that in the past seven days, 27 out of the 33 questions asked were created by myself and just two other users. I realize we're ...
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Resources for answering common questions

On this Stack Exchange we often get numerous questions of the same type, e.g. What is the meaning of this word? What is the etymology of this word? In what regions is this word used? These ...
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Are word translation questions on topic?

Should questions that can easily be answered with a Spanish-English dictionary be considered on topic here? For example: How do you say "tablecloth"? Translation of "miel" What about phrases that ...
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Making minor spelling, grammar, or punctuation edits

When editing posts on StackOverflow, the following message appears: We welcome all constructive edits, but please make them substantial. Avoid trivial, tiny one-letter edits unless absolutely ...
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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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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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Spanish Language meets Stack Overflow

Tengo una pregunta sobre el idioma español, que en principio cumple los requisitos establecidos para preguntar en este sitio (es sobre el idioma español, tiene respuesta definida, y algo me la he ...
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What is the best practice for accepting answers during the private beta?

This question is in response to a couple of comments I've gotten asking me to accept answers for questions I've asked. In this beta (and a couple other ones), I've personally avoided accepting answers ...
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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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Are general definition questions allowed?

Are questions about a definition easily findable in google or RAE acceptable for the site? Give me your opinions :)
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Charlie's Greatest Hits

What are some of our chillin' champion Charlie's greatest hits? Could be a question or an answer (or both!). Give us a link and a quote. Include your name and optionally tell us why it grabbed you.
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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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Requisitos para preguntas sobre el origen de expresiones

La reciente pregunta ¿Cuál es el origen de la frase “autolike para no desaparecer”?, cerrada a partes iguales por los motivos "offtopic" y "unclear what you're asking", me genera una duda. En muchas ...
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Embedding images and copyright issues

Along the lines of my other question, I was wondering what the legal guidelines are on embedding images in StackExchange questions and answers. Many questions and answers here are greatly enhanced by ...
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Let's not answer questions that are not well posed

Here is a question that is not well posed in my opinion: Can somone give me one or more sentences using 'acabar de'? OP went fishing in Google Translate for the vocabulary he needed to write ...
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Intentando averiguar por qué tenemos tan pocas preguntas por día

Descargo de responsabilidad: no me hago responsable de los microinfartos cerebrales por leer una pregunta tan densa un lunes por la mañana. He visto en las estadísticas del Área 51 (y se ha notado ...
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What steps can I take if SE is no longer accepting questions from my account?

I have asked eighteen questions so far. But Spanish SE is not accepting any more questions from my account. So, I need to improve my existing questions, so that I can ask more questions. So, how can I ...
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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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Propuesta de nuevo tipo de preguntas: concursos de popularidad

Ya en su día cogí del sitio de Code Golf la idea del Translation Golf, juego que a día de hoy lleva ya 50 ediciones, y no quería perder la ocasión de coger otra de las ideas que se gestaron allí para ...
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¿Son bienvenidas las preguntas cuya respuesta exigiría realmente, y directamente, enseñar español o una materia concreta del español?

Me explico: acabo de leer esta pregunta que a mi parecer, dado el nivel que parece tener el usuario que la escribe, debería ser más bien un motivo para mandarle a leer de nuevo el capítulo ...
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"¿Puede escindirse el castellano en el futuro?" on hold?

Veo que mi pregunta ¿Puede escindirse el castellano en el futuro? se ha cerrado con el siguiente motivo: put on hold as primarily opinion-based by AlexBcn, Gorpik, Joze♦ 2 hours ago ...
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How can we encourage high-quality, specific questions?

The private beta invite says: Remember, you get the site you build! Ask difficult, specific questions — the kind of questions pros and experts ask each other, not the kind of questions novices ask ...
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Best Questions 2020 - let's build the list as we go

When the end of the year comes, I have a hard time remembering which questions and answers were my favorites. But there was a doozie recently that I would like to put on the list. So that I don't ...
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¿Cuál es el buen uso de las preguntas "autorrespondidas"?

En los distintos Stacks uno puede responderse sus propias preguntas. Puede suceder que yo haga una pregunta y al cabo del tiempo me la responda a mí mismo (bien porque no había respuestas o porque ...
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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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Improving learners' questions regarding some rule or concept they read

Often a Spanish learner will write a question that follows this basic model: I read (or "everybody knows") the following rule or an explanation of a concept. [Bald statement.] Now I have a ...
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Ayuden a editar esta pregunta para que sea aceptable, por favor

La pregunta ¿Son "it", "fun" y "oc" palabras en español? es, para mí, la más importante que he visto en este sitio desde que empecé a participar, porque los ...
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¿Podemos mejorar las definiciones de las etiquetas "solicitud de ..."?

Hay una categoría de preguntas que solicitan un término o una expresión, ya sea para traducir de otro idioma, o para expresar una idea o un concepto que uno tiene en la cabeza. Traducción: Es muy ...
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¿Deberíamos abrir la puerta a agrupar otros idiomas en este stack?

Sé que me voy a meter en el mayor berenjenal del mundo haciendo esta pregunta, pero allá voy. Todo comienza con la pregunta Catalan word for the Spanish language, que ha sido cerrada (y con razón) por ...
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Let's train new participants to ask well-constructed questions

Suppose an OP poses a question without showing any effort, any research. Obviously, we should not write an answer as such. I think all the regulars on this site are on the same page about that. But ...
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What is the functional limit of Meta questions per day here?

Every SE site has its own character. That is all well and good. I asked three questions at Meta on April 9 and another on April 10 and apparently overloaded the system by asking four questions in ...