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German etymologies - yay

Is it permissable to inquire about the etymology of uncertain German words, in principle, if there's a reasonable Latin connection to persue? In principle it seems to be a judgement call, whether it's ...
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Should we edit translation requests so that their titles are more specific?

There was a question a few years ago on Meta about the correct title for a translation question. Although there was some legitimate disagreement about what makes a "correct" title, it was ...
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Should we lower the number of votes needed to close or reopen?

By default on Stack Exchange sites, users with sufficient reputation (500 on our site) can vote to close a question or to reopen a closed one. Once a user votes to close or reopen using the link under ...
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Understanding why my question was deleted and seeking advice to improve my question

https://latin.stackexchange.com/questions/13825/semantic-shift-meanings-of-res-that-subject-acquired Is my question unclear, vague or off-topic; why is it so; why wat it deleted and how to improve it? ...
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Should we synonymize [numerals] into [numbers]?

There are two closely related tags, numbers and numerals, which don't have a tag excerpt or wiki, and many questions have both these tags. Would it make sense to synonymize them, just like our sister ...
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Do we have any examples of questions written entirely in latin?

Do we have any example of it in this site, maybe with an answer?
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Graduate Latin Language SE from beta status (now with answer!)

I've been a member of the Latin Language SE for while now, and have been wondering if it's time for the board to graduate from its status as a beta. In my time here, I've observed that it gets regular ...
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How Is Discredited Content To Be Deleted?

In Q:What to do with low quality answers? a point came up about the difficulties encountered when attempting to delete (one's own) poor-quality material. Two months ago I posted a Q. which turned out ...
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What to do with low quality answers?

We occasionally get low quality answers. By this I mean questions that have a very low score and possibly flags — this is a relatively objective measure. What should we do with such answers? The ...
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2019: a year in moderation

It's New Year's Day in Stack Exchange land... A distinguishing characteristic of these sites is how they are moderated: We designed the Stack Exchange network engine to be mostly self-regulating, ...
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How did 'folding' semantically shift to mean 'reply'?

I don't understand etymologia - How did 'folding' semantically shift to mean 'reply'? - Latin Language Stack Exchange I'm voting to close this as duplicate because the first part is taken word-for-...
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Should questions with no unifying thread be allowed?

We've received a number of questions from one user that often follow the same general pattern. They generally take up a topic and, in the course of a rather long series of loosely related comments on ...
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What semantic notions underlie haemophilia and 'A constitutional (usually hereditary) tendency to bleeding'?

Why was https://latin.stackexchange.com/q/11345/37 downvoted at least 4 times? Can we please undelete and reopen it? I actually think this is a very good question. – fdb Aug 18 at 16:45
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What should the convention be for referring to a user of unknown gender?

The whole debacle surrounding the CoC rollout has raised a few questions, and it seems worth bringing attention to some of the less heavy ones as well as the big serious issues. I should preface by ...
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Acta Diurna: Latin site, code of conduct, and Stack Exchange

Cari Amici, There has been an unprecedented amount of turmoil in the Stack Exchange network recently, and we wanted to share some of the developments with you. We will keep this brief; you can follow ...
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Resigning as moderator

With sadness I wish to make you aware that I am stepping down as moderator from this site. There are a number of reasons for this, but the primary immediate causes are Stack Exchange's disgraceful ...
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Why don't we rename this SE to Classics or Classical Languages?

Some other topics (Etruscan, older Greek, other ancient Italic languages) support Latin and share the same enthusiasts. We are happy to include them, but not unconditionally. I first propounded ...
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As my apology and thanks, please don't hesitate to request of me paywalled resources

I'll scrutinize What should we do with low-quality etymology questions? that's undoubtedly directed at me. I apologise for miffing some of you and thank you very much for all your succor. As talk is ...
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What should we do with low-quality etymology questions?

First: "Low quality" is subjective, and the usage in this question is based on my personal opinion. The community and every member thereof is free to agree or disagree on this judgement. I stress that ...
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How can I make on-topic questions comparing philosophical terms and their Latin etymons?

I thought to double-check the intelligibility of What semantic notions underlie 'ex/in-tēnsiō' with the logical meanings of 'ex/in-tension'? Or is it unclear what I'm asking? Please ...
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Is this an “example-request” or a “vocabulary” question?

I've asked a few questions along the lines of "does any word with X properties exist?" For example, this question was answered succinctly with "yes, one example is glôssa". Should these be considered ...
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What should we do about sockpuppets?

Recently, we've had quite a lot of new accounts created by the same suspended user in an attempt to get around the question ban. These questions fortunately aren't difficult to recognize, as he has ...
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How can I ask questions if I have a question ban or my account is suspended?

I want to keep asking questions but I seem to have a question ban or my account is suspended. I have more questions to ask! How do I ask them?
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Regarding the Russian etymology questions

These questions are coming from a single user, who's made a dozen or so different accounts to post them. It seems to have happened first on Russian.SE, then on Linguistics.SE, and now on Latin.SE: ...
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Can I edit my comment later on?

I know I can edit comments within a couple of minutes of posting them, but sometimes I realize an embarrassing mistake too late. I could always delete and repost, but that messes the order of the ...
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What are the relevant proposed SE sites on Area 51?

Area 51 is a part of the Stack Exchange network where new SE sites are born. A site has to go through several stages before being launched, and having an active community is an important ingredient in ...
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Should there be a Romance-languages tag?

Just what the title says. Does it make sense to create romance-languages? From time to time we get questions like Why did "cattus" replace Latin "feles"? asking about the ...
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Problems with directing a comment to a specific person

In this exchange, I had occasion to comment in answer to a specific person (in this case, "Alex B"). Normally, when I type '@', there's a popup to suggest a completion, but in this case there was not,...
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2018: a year in moderation

It's New Year's Day in Stack Exchange land... A distinguishing characteristic of these sites is how they are moderated: We designed the Stack Exchange network engine to be mostly self-regulating, in ...
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Tags for authors and their naming conventions

Some of the Latin authors have their own tags, such as Cicero, but far from even all the most important ones. I have a simple two-part suggestion: All authors should have their own tag All author-...
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Are crosswords on-topic?

Can I create simple crosswords (in Latin, of course) and post them as questions on the main site? The correct answer(s) would provide partial or complete solutions to the crossword.
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Thousand days of Latin Stack Exchange

A moment ago we reached the benchmark of 1000 days in beta. Many thanks to all of you for participation! I hope that the site will continue to thrive and will eventually graduate. To that end, I ...
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How can we encourage more Latin Language SE users to support the Greek proposal?

Please click here to support. I screenshot our traffic statistics on Nov. 18 2018: Am I right that 145 avid users aren't enough for the criteria? Ought someone try to sway users on other language ...
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Answering off-topic questions

Recently, this off-topic question regarding Hebrew grammar was posted to our site. Although I think I can give a useful answer to this question, I have not done so, because the question is blatantly ...
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There should be a negation tag

An important part of Latin grammar, is how to negate. Whether it be done by negation prepositions, words (e.g. ūllus vs nūllus, nōn, nē) or any other means, it raises a plethora of grammatical issues ...
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What should our tour's question and answers look like?

The tour of our site is relatively high-traffic page for newcomers, and one of the ways we can optimize it is by choosing the question and answers that appear on it. However, there are very strict ...
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Number of questions in “genus” and “gender” tags - bug?

There seem to be two tags for questions related to gender: genus and gender. They are also tag synonymous. However, then one is typing "genus" as a tag, it states 15 questions have that tag. When you ...
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Should nonsensical answers be deleted?

We recently received this answer (now deleted), which expounded a vast and convoluted theory connecting the letter V to Aleister Crowley and claiming that certain quotes attributed to Jesus were ...
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Policy on Greek questions

Our community's attitude towards Greek has changed since we started out, and it is time to reflect that in our scope. Below is a suggestion for a new policy on Greek on our site. Any comments and ...
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Permissible to ask for translations of Latin place names?

Is it permissible to ask for an English (or other) translation of a Latin place name?
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Can we make NT Greek on-topic now?

For about a year we have been discussing whether to make New Testament Greek on-topic. One of the arguments against this was the on-going Greek proposal, which covered all eras of the Greek language. ...
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Why are greetings deleted from my posts?

If I ask a question starting with "Greetings, fellow Latinists" and end with "Best regards, [my name]", they are removed. Some texts seem to be removed automatically, and often some user or moderator ...
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Getting rid of the translation tag

Following a recent discussion in chat and a year-old meta discussion, it seems to be best to get rid of the tag translation. The tag is broad and used in many different ways, so I find it pretty ...
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Is “pagan” acceptable on our website?

A certain user has repeatedly referred to classical authors as "pagan." To me personally it sounds jarring - to say the least - and, frankly speaking, totally unacceptable. I would like to find out ...
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How would the Latin.SE community feel about opening the site up to further classic languages?

About a week ago changes were introduced to the Area 51 process which effectively make it much harder for site proposals to proceed to the beta stage. This includes the Greek proposal, which was just ...
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Would a question about “famous” yet untranslated Latin books be on-topic?

I am interested in a list of books written in Latin which have not been translated to vernacular languages yet. Ideally we want to know "very famous" books. This is of course subjective, but a list ...
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To which extent is an opinion an answer?

Based on a comment to the question What is analysis in Latin?. In my case, I commented from an opinion I wasn't able to verify at the time. I posted it because at the time I thought it was a lead for ...
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No association bonus?

Does the Latin Stack Exchange not give an association bonus for having a high reputation on other SE sites? I'm not particularly concerned on a personal level, but I do wonder if that's intentional ...
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Commercial use of this site

We have had questions about naming a company, a product, or some other commercially relevant thing in Latin. To be on topic, this questions have to satisfy our quality standards (whatever they are), ...
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How to (temporarily) delete the accepted answer?

I wrote an answer that I originally thought was correct. However, based on further research I've done, it seems to me I was wrong and I would like to temporarily take it down (or delete). Any ...

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