jrdioko
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What should be in our FAQ?
5 votes

We should explain that simple word translation questions that could be answered by a dictionary are off-topic, but more complex questions about nuances in meaning or translation are fine.

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What should be in our FAQ?
5 votes

We should probably mention that questions and answers can be in either English or Spanish, but the languages shouldn't be arbitrarily mixed together and answers should try to follow the language used ...

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Indicating wrong sentences
5 votes

The first example makes clear the part of the sentence that is incorrect. The second example would make sense to linguists, but others would probably go looking for a footnote for the asterisk at the ...

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Questions about Portuñol or Frespañol
5 votes

Yes Portuñol, Frespañol, and Spanglish refer to code-switching of two different languages, as opposed to a completely distinct language. We shouldn't accept questions on languages other than Spanish (...

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How can we encourage people to ask more questions?
4 votes

I think we should hold off on the topic challenges until we have enough traffic (especially on meta) for people to notice and respond. For those of us that are around in the meantime, I'd encourage ...

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Are questions about English allowed or is the site for learning Spanish only?
3 votes

Questions that only concern English grammar or usage would be perfect for the English StackExchange site. Otherwise, as long as the question involves the Spanish language and is within the scope of ...

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Low number/percentage of accepted answers
2 votes

Accepting answers is definitely a major part of the StackExchange community. The FAQ entry says: Which answer should I choose? Don't hesitate to accept an answer that is well-written, ...

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What should we do with the meanings-definitions tag?
2 votes

The canonical tag should be meaning, with synonyms of meanings, definition, definitions, just like it is on English Language & Usage. While meaning and definition aren't exactly the same, they're ...

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New proposed site FAQ
1 votes

Another thought: While we are happy to answer good questions asked by someone having trouble understanding the basics in a Spanish 1 class, my understanding is that we want our goal to be more expert-...

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New proposed site FAQ
1 votes

Two thoughts: Since this is geared to be an expert-level site, maybe we should be more careful about the technical terms used in the examples of what make good questions. Rather than describing ...

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What should be in our FAQ?
1 votes

We should mention whether any type of culture (as opposed to language) question is allowed, and if so, which are on-topic.

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Are general definition questions allowed?
1 votes

My guidelines (which I admit I haven't been following perfectly in the questions I ask) would be: Definition questions are off-topic if they be can found in a standard dictionary and the question is ...

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Should we change the "word-usage" tag to "usage"?
1 votes

After thinking about it more, it seems that all questions on Spanish Language & Usage relate somehow to usage of the language, and this tag would be rather broad. Vote this answer UP if you think ...

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Should we have "request" tags?
0 votes

The way I see it, request or similar doesn't make any sense, since a Q&A site is all about requests. word-choice makes sense to me when there are multiple words that mean similar things and you're ...

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