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Change email subscriptions to only send when there is new activity

Since I wanted to engage in the language community, but there isn't a lot of questions yet, I set up a daily mail subscription to notify me for new content. I expected "daily" to mean that I get m...

0 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Peter‭  ·  edited 2mo ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Tags are there(?) but no longer visible after edit

I just stumbled upon this post, which was originally tagged "swedish" and someone recently added the "grammar" tag as well. Now the highly relevant "swedish" tag does not appear after the edit, ne...

1 answer  ·  posted 9mo ago by Lundin‭  ·  last activity 7mo ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Reactions are here! Suggestions?

Reactions are officially here! Reactions are another way for the community to give feedback on a post; for more information, see this Meta post. I've disabled the default "Works for me", "Outdate...

3 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by Moshi‭  ·  last activity 7mo ago by fedorqui‭

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Can I ask for resources?

This site has the category Resources which will grow over time with great posts. But what if I want to get some of these resources? I mean, how can I suggest one? Let me be specific: I want to im...

1 answer  ·  posted 8mo ago by fedorqui‭  ·  edited 8mo ago by fedorqui‭

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Policy Poll: "Did you try Googling"?

A certain question has twice now been hit by the dreaded "You can find this information by Google" I've noticed this has occurred quite frequently, especially link-only answers which I delete as a...

1 answer  ·  posted 10mo ago by Moshi‭  ·  last activity 9mo ago by Lundin‭

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How can we grow this community?

Codidact's communities have a lot of great content that is helping people on the Internet. Our communities are small, though, and sustainable communities depend on having lots of active, engaged p...

2 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by Monica Cellio‭  ·  last activity 1y ago by Keelan‭

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How to deal with questions on English grammar and usage

Languages &amp; Linguistics has been getting some questions about relatively basic issues in the English language. There's nothing wrong with these questions as such, but they don't really fit the ...

0 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by gmcgath‭

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Moderator tags are not highlighted with red.

While looking at Languages &amp; Linguistics Meta, modreator tags (e.g status-completed) appear to be not highlighted with red. When you look at other meta site (e.g: Codidact Meta), they are red....

0 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by Kevin M. Mansour‭  ·  edited 1y ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Who should the temporary moderators be?

As we have set up communities here on the Codidact network we've been appointing temporary moderators. Ultimately, of course, we want each community to choose its own moderators; we've been doing ...

4 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Monica Cellio‭  ·  edited 2y ago by sau226‭

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Translation Golf - Welcome!

In an effort to drum up activity (given we haven't had any in over a week), I present the first translation golf! Before entering, please read the ground rules. The aim of the game is to translat...

7 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Moshi‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by Mithrandir24601‭

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Translation Golf (draft stage)

In Spanish.SE we used to have quite a lot of fun with the Translation Golf: we would pick some English text and the goal was to translate it into Spanish using the less amount of characters as poss...

3 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by fedorqui‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by Moshi‭

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Getting notification for adding answer to my own question

This bug has now been raised on Meta I have added an answer to my question and I have seen a notification "New response to your post ..." Is it intentional or a bug? In my understanding one do...

0 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Severus Snape‭  ·  edited 2y ago by Moshi‭

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Wiki posts are here; do we want to use them?

We now have a "Wiki" post type Essentially, wiki posts are articles, but with a lower bar for editing; Unlike with other post types, anybody with the Participate Everywhere privilege can edit t...

0 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Moshi‭

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Split off Linguistics into a site category?

So to be honest, I have basically zero interest in any of the etymology, language usage, or language learning questions here. I'm here for the linguistics questions. And there's really not a lot of...

4 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by curiousdannii‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by Moshi‭

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Styling language tags

(Continued discussion of a specific idea from What tag hierarchy and ontology should Linguistics use?) As you've probably noticed, we have the ability to put style tags differently. For example, t...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by Moshi‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by Jirka Hanika‭

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Are questions on linguistics of "languages" like music, math, or coding on-topic?

NB: I know very little about linguistics. What is a "language" that questions about it would be on-topic here? Encyclopedia Britannica defines a language as "a system of conventional spoken, manua...

2 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by DonielF‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by curiousdannii‭

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Bug or license issue with imported post from SE?

This post is a blatant copy of this SE post. It lacks the little "hamburger icon" that's supposed to pop up when a post is imported by staff. So either there's some glitch here with missing hamburg...

2 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Lundin‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by Monica Cellio‭

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What tag hierarchy and ontology should Linguistics use?

I was surprised with joy when I saw that Codidact allows tag hierarchies: A tag can have one or more children, and when you search on a tag you can either search just that tag or also search its...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by fedorqui‭  ·  edited 2y ago by fedorqui‭

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Crowdsourced font stack for Languages & Linguistics

A continuation of my previous post. Crowdsourced font stack for Languages &amp; Linguistics I am currently working on crafting font stacks for each script; see the draft pull request here: https:...

0 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Moshi‭  ·  edited 2y ago by Moshi‭

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We now have (basic) language support

As of the most recent deploy, users now have the ability to mark text as a certain language! Users can now add lang attributes to html. For example, this is inline Hebrew &gt; This is &lt;span la...

0 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Moshi‭

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Are conlang (artificially constructed natural languages) questions on topic?

A major aspect to some people of building imaginary worlds is to come up with an artificial language for the people in that world; often referred to as "conlangs" for "constructed languages". Are q...

2 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Canina‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by Jirka Hanika‭

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Feature request: Ruby text

As a Japanese learner, I think it would be really helpful if posts could contain ruby text. While I would use it mostly for Japanese, it's not something specific to it. I can see it being used for ...

0 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Moshi‭

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Do we want capitalized tags?

So, the general consensus on Should we allow capitalized tags? seems to be yes. The obvious next questions is, do we, the Language community, want them? Since we've recently gotten the [Thai] tag, ...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by Moshi‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by tommi‭

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Mixed fonts within a sentence (and proposed fixes)

The problem Currently, there are no fonts listed for languages other than English. This leads to an issue I see a lot - mixed fonts. (looking at you, Google Translate) Take a simple Japanese senten...

0 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Moshi‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by Moshi‭

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Meet the Codidact Team!

As we start on building a new community here together, we're bound to find some sticking points. Those might be bugs, new features you need, things you need support with... whatever they are, the C...

0 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by ArtOfCode‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by ArtOfCode‭

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How should we customize the Resources category?

I have created the Resources category, as requested. There are a couple customizations available that I have left blank for now: The short description at the top of the list. (Override of) help t...

3 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Monica Cellio‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by Moshi‭

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Is posting links to commercial content as part of a resource post allowed?

I'm currently working on the Ancient Greek resources page. There are several textbooks I've used and found useful, as well as various other resources that are not open source. What should our polic...

2 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Sigma‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by Moshi‭

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Are resource requests on-topic?

Should questions asking for resources be on-topic? I imagine questions of the form, "Resources for learning language X" or "Grammar reference for language X" or "Free online English-Language X dict...

2 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by user53100‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Edit area font problem

It seems that the font used in the editing area (Roboto Mono?) has a problem with its alef and ayin glyphs: it seems it has reversed U+02BE (alef) and U+02BF (ayin). See this screenshot (sorry it'...

0 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by David‭

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What should this site's short description say?

The site list has a short description of each community. This description is sometimes also used in ads. It's outward-facing, what you want people who aren't already here to know. Some examples:...

0 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Welcome to Languages and Linguistics!

Welcome to the Codidact site for Languages and Linguistics! We're glad you're here and we're excited to see what you will build. This community is starting "from scratch", without importing Q&amp...

0 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Monica Cellio‭  ·  edited 2y ago by Monica Cellio‭

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