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Can I ask beginner level (grammar, syntax, etc.) questions here?

Our only real prohibition against beginner-level questions is that questions must demonstrate a minimal level of research. As a general rule, if the question could be easily answered with a beginner-...
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Can I ask beginner level (grammar, syntax, etc.) questions here?

Absolutely, we're both ELL and ELU in one (I think the ELL split off once those questions ended up being too numerous on ELU). The main thing is to check to see if there's another question that ...
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Should we accept questions about identifying words in texts?

In paleography, domain knowledge of the language is crucial for identifying manuscript words like antique abbreviations or spellings that predate a vowel shift. Notice how the Wikipedia article on ...
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¿Son off-topic las preguntas en cuanto al uso del español en el ámbito literario?

El sitio Literature Stack Exchange tiene menos de un año (véase en Area 51) y me suena que es el segundo intento de tener un sitio así. El anterior se cerró y los números actuales no son especialmente ...
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Sacando el sentido de letra de canción del siglo XVII

Como reglas básicas Pon una pregunta "por duda". Si hay varias frases que no entiendes pon una pregunta para cada una. Eso ayuda a tener preguntas concretas y mejores respuestas por pregunta. Las ...
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Is asking to translate a short paragraph from English to Spanish on topic here?

No, as is now it would be off-topic. You would be asking to translate some text without showing any attempt. For the several reasons we have for closing as off-topic, your question would fall in two ...
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Are questions about specific sentences allowed?

Why do you think your question is about a specific phrase? OK, you have a sentence that you are trying to translate and understand, and it's the core of your question. Other questions are going to ...
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Is this site like "English Language & Usage" or like the "English Language Learners?"

Is this site like “English Language & Usage” or like the “English Language Learners?” This site is like both. The Stack Exchange network works by creating communities that are needed. Once a ...
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¿Deberíamos abrir la puerta a agrupar otros idiomas en este stack?

Otros Stacks A mi me gustaría mucho que este stack se abriera a los otros idiomas de España. Hay precedentes: SE Chinese incluye tibetano y todas las lenguas chinas (e.g. hokkien, hakka, ...
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¿Hay alguna manera en la que podamos hacer encuestas en el SE?

El sistema de preguntas / respuestas bajo el que operamos se basa en que las preguntas contesten a lo que se pregunta. Muy ocasionalmente se utiliza Meta en modo encuesta para decisiones sobre el uso ...
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¿Seria on-topic una pregunta sobre la traducción de un juego de palabras en particular?

If we think about the situation where a question has several answers then how do we choose which to vote for, or which to accept? Surely we do this based on some internal set of criteria about what ...
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Are questions about learning Spanish on-topic?

For questions related to learning Spanish (or any other language), you would be encouraged to ask on the new Language Learning site.
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Proposal: specify that "translations *to* Spanish" are on-topic

The change has been done and it is live in What topics can I ask about here?. Note I replaced the bold format al español for al español in italics, since there is just one piece of bold text in the ...
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How to ask good "Spanish Language meets X.SE" questions

Las preguntas tipo Spanish Language meets <your site> las inventé yo el día que hice una pregunta que se podía responder usando un algoritmo, y pensé que lo mismo podría plantearla aquí que en ...
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Propuesta de nuevo tipo de preguntas: concursos de popularidad

Mi respuesta es un sí condicional y con un pero. Inicialmente iba a votar no, ya que no me gusta permitir situaciones en las que se admiten preguntas que de otra manera serían off-topic (tipo Una vez ...
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Is this site like "English Language & Usage" or like the "English Language Learners?"

I agree with the answers by @rotten and @fedorqui, and would express it this way: our site has all the types of questions found at both ELU and ELL. There's a fair amount of discussion at ELU Meta ...
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Proposal: make clear that the off-topic "translations" are "translations *from* Spanish to X"

The change has been done and it is live in What topics can I ask about here?. I am answering saying "I did it" instead of just marking the question as status-completed because OP noticed that this ...
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Proposal: move "Resources for learning" question to the main site

After getting 4 upvotes and 0 downvotes, this has been approved. The question cannot be migrated because it is more than 60 days old, so I created a new one: Resources for learning Spanish following ...
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Deberíamos mejorar la descripción del sitio indicada en Help Center > Asking

For the Site Definition, @Walen proposed elsewhere starting off with "linguists" and I fear that make a fair number of people leery of participating. Also, I'd like to see something like "all levels ...
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¿Deberíamos abrir la puerta a agrupar otros idiomas en este stack?

Mi muy personal opinion es q en este caso, la union no necesariamente hace la fuerza. El tráfico es relativamente modesto, y afortunadamente la mayoria aqui somos bilingües, sin embargo; las ...
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