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Newcomer's off-topic post: to downvote or not to downvote?

How this question originated: I read an interesting discussion in La Tertulia about whether it's a good idea to downvote a newcomer's off-topic question. I thought this could be a fruitful discussion ...
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What is the purpose of "meaning-in-context" tag?

I just noticed that we have a meaning-in-context tag. As of now the tag has no usage guidance. Only two questions are tagged with this tag and one of the is closed as off-topic. The other queston is ¿...
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Gentle ways of bringing newcomers into our way of doing things

Let's edit imperfectly posed questions which are salvageable. What I have learned from my participation at Academia SE and ELU SE is that when a newcomer asks a question that isn't on topic, rather ...
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What's the difference between [acentuación] and [diacríticos]?

What is the difference, if any, between the tag acentuación and the tag diacríticos? If a question is correctly tagged with acentuación, then is the ortografía tag actually ...
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Agenda del sitio [closed]

He encontrado que este sitio tiene implícitamente una política y una mentalidad bastante nocivas para el español. No se pueden hacer preguntas "culturales" o "políticas", más bien, consiste ...
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Proposal: add custom close reason for questions that are not about the Spanish language

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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Documentation of bounties

I noticed that a site participant put a huge (400) bounty recently on an oldish question. I've only touched the surface of that Q&A page, and am planning on spending some time digging into it, ...
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¿Dónde podemos hacer memes del SE o podemos al menos hacerlo?

A veces veo cosas interesantes en el SE que me llaman la atención, por ejemplo preguntas relacionadas con otras, usuarios que se destacan. En este caso para mí es la reciente obsesión de Charlie por ...
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Let's start collecting our HNQ data

I am interested in learning more about how exposure via the Hot Network Questions (HNQ) list affects our efforts to attract more participants to Spanish Language Beta SE (SLB) and stimulate ...
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¿Cuáles son los hitos de esta comunidad en cuanto a proyección mediática?

Hoy nos avisó Charlie de que Alfred López se ha registrado en el sitio. Se trata del autor del famoso blog Ya está el listo que todo lo sabe. Tras la alegría inicial, y hablando del tema, se nos ...
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¿Por qué la pregunta "Technical translation for 'stream'" tuvo tanto 'éxito'?

¿Qué tiene una pregunta como ésta para ser vista 1k en un día, con 9 votos y 5 respuestas? Desde mi punto de vista es poco atractiva y referida a un ámbito súper restringido. Con todo respeto por ...
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Some concerns about recent messages in the chatroom La Tertulia

(Please jump to the ampersands at the bottom if you want the TL:DR) English version follows Compañeros: Antes que nada, ¿puedo pedir, querido lector, que eches un ojo a Stack Overflow Isn’t Very ...
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How broad is "too broad"?

I just noticed that this question has been reopened: What are the main differences between Spanish in Spain and Spanish in Latin America? It is a very old question -- actually a pre-Beta question. ...
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¿Cómo podríamos clasificar las etiquetas por tipos de sentencias?

Después de ¿Deberíamos juntar modismos / frases idiomáticas / expresiones en una única etiqueta? Should we use a unique tag for idioms?, modismos tiene estos sinónimos: frases ...
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¿Cómo deberíamos etiquetar las preguntas sobre pronombres 'la', 'le' y 'lo' y en las que se observa laísmo, leísmo o loísmo?

Estaba intentando mejorar la pregunta Dado "... existe un tipo de sordera (...). Se *le* conoce como X", ¿podríamos decir "se *lo* conoce"?, que versa sobre el pronombre ...
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Mejores preguntas del trimestre: Buena idea, mala implementación

A fecha de hoy hemos celebrado dos veces el concurso de las mejores preguntas del trimestre: Nominaciones a la mejor respuesta / Best answer nominations (2017 Q4) Nominaciones a la mejor respuesta / ...
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Should we translate our canonical questions into English?

Should we translate our canonical questions into English? (I mean, both the Q and the A.) I'm just getting started with getting to know the Q&A pages that have been collected in our list of ...
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What to do with older, highly voted, but wrong answers?

I'm thinking about "What does “lo” in “(no) lo es” refer to?" 1 in particular, but it goes for any. It's clear that some early answers despite being heavily voted up are actually wrong, but they've ...
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¿Se puede hacer algo con los comentarios abusivos, más allá de "banderearlos"?

Había leído en Medium que Stack Exchange tiene cierta fama de ser una comunidad relativamente difícil para los usuarios nuevos de integrarse, y en cierta manera, los sitios más técnicos donde ...
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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 ...
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We have a "lo" tag but no "le" tag

We get lots of beginner and intermediate questions about lo and le. We have a "lo" tag but no "le" tag. Should we create a "le" tag? Or modify the existing "lo" tag to something like "lo/le"? (...
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Old question with good answer, necro-posting with a bounty? how come?

I just found the question " What does "lo" in "(no) lo es" refer to? " Originally asked in November 2011, answered the same day; rather eloquently (could be a very good canonical ...
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The tag [número-gramatical] wasn't showing up as a suggestion

I was trying to add número-gramatical to an old question, and no matter what I typed in the tag input area, I could not get this tag to come up as a suggestion. I tried the first part, I tried ...
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Let's clarify the tag "escritura"

We have a "handwriting" tag. (Maybe I created it -- I have a notoriously bad memory for this sort of thing.) We also have an "escritura" tag. I think escritura overlaps too much with [ortografía] (...
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How can the community help nudge participants to write high quality answers?

What can be done about persistent sloppy writing here at Spanish Language Beta?
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Can we have [concordancia] and [agreement] point to [concordancia-gramatical]?

We currently have the concordancia-gramatical. It would be helpful to have concordancia and agreement as synonyms. Apparently I can't set up the synonym relationship.
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Please help close off-topic questions

Please help close off-topic questions. Off-topic questions don't get closed enough here in my opinion. Here's one recent example: ¿Cuál es el significado real de la palabra "Poporote&...
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Proposals re the site description

Take a look at https://spanish.stackexchange.com/tour. At the beginning there is a site-specific description. This also shows up at https://stackexchange.com/sites. Here's what our site description ...
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Nominaciones a la mejor respuesta / Best answer nominations (2018 Q1)

Resultados Triple empate (a 5 votos) para: How is “pea” translated into Spanish? de Lisa Beck Acerca de la etimología de niño de Ukemi ¿Existe un equivalente masculino de “musa”? de Diego Nota: se ...
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Should we provide a Spanish version of the "don't-ask" page in the Help center?

Should we provide a Spanish version of the "don't-ask" page in the Help center? It's called, What types of questions should I avoid asking?. I recently learned that our moderators can't change it ...
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¿Deberíamos pasar los juegos a Meta?

Ahora que el Translation Golf lleva camino de 40 ediciones, y que se están proponiendo nuevos juegos, me estoy dando cuenta de que el sitio principal tal vez no sea el mejor sitio para que los juegos ...
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Un posible Alphabetic-golf

Quisiera proponer para abril una especie de 'Alphabetic-golf'. Sería un escrito de un máximo de 26 palabras. El juego consistiría en escribir un relato, un párrafo, poema o entremés (muy difícil lo ...
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Please make a pink tag for "canonical questions"

Please make a pink tag for "canonical questions" -- for example Editions of Spanish Orthographies? / ¿Qué revisiones ha tenido la ortografía española? Also, I apparently need help ...
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A proposal for how to keep the Resources page uncluttered

Some recent additions to the Dictionaries section of the Resources page are much more detailed than the rest of the page. I don't want to lose all that information, so I'd like to see some of the ...
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Qué hacer con usuarios venenosos?

De seguro me recuerdan por otros asuntos controvertidos como usuarios dando puntos negativos sin razón, o usuarios siendo demasiado agresivos en sus comentarios. Creo que todo esto se reune en una ...
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Let's retire a tag whose instructions say "do not use this tag"!

It is aprendizaje The definition starts out, "Do not use this tag." Let's not leave little land mines like this lying around for people to step on by accident. There is a synonym learning which ...
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Could the mods please set up a synonym for "principiante": "learner"? [duplicate]

Fedorqui added the tag "principiante" to the Resources wiki thing, yay, and thank you. As @mdewey pointed out, many learners (beginners) don't know the word "principiante." Even some intermediate ...
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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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Could we make two versions of the "gender" tag?

I'd like to be able to put different tags on these two types of questions: The question has to do with distinctions between masculine/feminine nouns or pronouns. Examples: Gender of objective ...
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Maximum number of edits at one time?

The site policy suggests that neither salutations nor thanks are needed in questions. Opinion is divided on this. On a language site I think the issues are slightly different from a scientific site. ...
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Do we have a Spanish version of "How to ask"?

Do we have a Spanish version of How to ask/Asking help? Do we want to have one? (I'm thinking yes.) There are actually two things here. One is the page and the other is the pink box that pops up ...
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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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Nuevo comportamiento del indicador de Pending Reviews

Como algunos de vosotros habréis notado (espero), desde hace algunas semanas el indicador de las colas de revisión se comporta de manera distinta. Los cambios se explican en este hilo de Meta: What ...
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Let's add the "status declined" tag, and let's use pink "status" tags more often

Let's use the pink "status-etc." tags within Meta more often. Let's also create a "status-declined" tag for Meta.
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¿Por que no poner las fechas en un formato estandar?

El W3c sugiere en Date and Time Formats, entre otros, el formato para fechas YYYY-MM-DD (2017-02-24) y para fecha-hora YYYY-MM-DDThh:mmTZD (2017-02-24T16:01+01:00)). Creo que sería más claro que el ...
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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. This ...
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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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¿Se puede hacer una búsqueda selectiva de preguntas "closed" o "on hold"?

Estaba buscando una pregunta cuyo contenido no recuerdo pero que estoy casi seguro que fue cerrada. Tras pasar varias páginas sin éxito, se me ocurrió intentar por la palabra clave "close", pero no ...
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¿Se puede "desborrar" una pregunta o una respuesta?

Hace poco redacté una pregunta y, al poco de publicarla, pensé que, entre otras cosas, era de mala calidad, bordeando el off-topic y decidí borrarla, para evitar al elenco de revisores el ponerla on-...
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¿Podríamos crear la etiqueta "learner" como sinónimo de la etiqueta "principiante"?

No sé por qué, pero no puedo proponer un sinónimo para la nueva etiqueta principante. Mi propuesta es learner

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