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What to do with repeated wrong answers from unresponsive users?

We sometimes get answers that are just wrong: it might be crackpot theories in etymology, stating that words mean something other than they do, being irrelevant to the question, failing to compose a ...
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2022 Community Moderator Election Results

Moderator election #2 on Latin Language — your "graduation" election! — has come to a close, the votes have been tallied, and the new moderators are... the folks who were previously your pro-...
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2022 Community Moderator Election

The 2022 Community Moderator Election is now underway over! (There is a separate announcement of the results.) Community moderator elections have three phases: Nomination phase Primary phase Election ...
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2022 Moderator Election Q&A – Question Collection

The purpose of this thread was to collect questions for the questionnaire. The questionnaire is now live, and you may find it here. Latin Language Stack Exchange is scheduled for an election next ...
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On some recent closed questions and community input

Some of you may have come across a question that was quickly closed, even though it was answerable. Perhaps a few even noticed something was fishy with question poster. Well, we can't mention ...
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Latin SE graduation election comes this August

Summary: Latin Language Stack Exchange will begin the nomination stage for an election on August 15th, as your “graduation” election as a result of having lost your beta label a while back. The ...
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Latin SE election is coming. Do you want to become a moderator?

UPDATE: Given the level of interest expressed thus far, the Community Team has scheduled the election to start on August 8th. See a full timeline on this post. The community team is considering ...
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A less clear-cut tag synonym example

I have doubts about the potential equivalence (or not) of christianity and ecclesiastical-latin. The descriptions are: Use this tag for all questions related to Christianity. Consider also using more ...
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Closing and reopening questions is now easier

It now only takes three votes to close or reopen a question. There is another question on the rationale and data behind changing from 5 to 3, so this is only an announcement. If you see a question ...
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Wasn't it a bit chilly?

Re: Kyrie Eleison is Greek, but what is the proper Latin Translation?, just closed, I think the question is pretty straightforward, and while it's not up to the written standard for translation ...
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Tag synonyms new-latin, neo-latin

I think we should synonymize or merge these two tags (neo-latin and new-latin), unless I'm missing some nuance. I already suggested the synonym. Tag new-latin has more questions (112). Maybe some ...
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What is wrong with my answer about Etruscan

On this answer, I got one upvote and two downvotes: https://latin.stackexchange.com/a/18204/8533 Why the downvotes?
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What is wrong with "Check my Latin" questions?

What is wrong with questions asking for a proof-reading of a short text written in Latin, such as my question on a joke about mathematics which got closed?
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History of Latin Language Stack Exchange

How old is this site? What are the major milestones in its history?
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2021: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the preceding calendar year. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange ...
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Should we require registration to ask a question?

We currently do not require a person to register with the site in order to ask a question. Should we change this so registering is required?
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Keep Latin.SE as welcoming as always

As a former new user of stackexchange, who used to think these were just open forums like any other, I had a hard time in some of the sites (and I still have, every once in a while) when asking basic ...
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Latin Language Stack Exchange graduates!

Our site, Latin Language Stack Exchange, loses its beta status and graduates to a full site on December 16th, 2021. Congratulations everyone, and many thanks for your commitment to our site and the ...
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Why are academic sources about Etruscan better than bloggers?

So, I asked a question about Etruscan quite a while ago. And I received an answer which is telling me I was misled about the Etruscan grammar by reading bloggers instead of academic literature. It is ...
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What is our policy on meta questions tagged as discussion?

Problem and examples In our chat I asked this question, and I was encouraged to ask this as a meta question (though the potential futility of it is not lost on us), so here goes nothing: What ...
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What language should our tags be?

Back in the early days of this site we decided to have our tags in Latin. Now that we have years of experience with our tags, it's time to re-evaluate that decision. At the moment our tags are in ...
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Were we being too harsh towards the second answerer of the ἅπτω question

I read through the comments for the second answer to luchonacho’s question, and I feel the user never received any welcome message or positive vibes from the community at all. I do not disagree with ...
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Rewarding the best answers of 2020

The voting period has ended. Thanks for everyone taking part, and congratulations to cnread, Sebastian Koppehel, TKR, Cairnarvon and Alex B! (The bounties will be distributed shortly. As the fourth ...
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2021 Community Moderator Election Results

Latin Language Stack Exchange's first moderator election has come to a close, the votes have been tallied, and the two new moderators are: They'll be joining the existing crew shortly — please thank ...
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Moderator candidates answer your questions

The voting period is now over, so this question has been locked to record the status at the time of the election. If you have anything to ask or discuss, please create a new meta question. We had a ...
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2021 Community Moderator Election

The 2021 Community Moderator Election is now underway! Community moderator elections have three phases: Nomination phase Primary phase Election phase Most elections take between two and three weeks, ...
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2021 Moderator Election: Nominee suggestions

Our moderator team is growing, and we're having an election on April 19th to choose two new moderators for the site. Prior to their own election, the MathOverflow Community ran a post asking its ...
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How to ask a question about Etruscan?

I had read that questions about Etruscan language are considered on-topic here (Why don't we rename this SE to Classics or Classical Languages?), so I asked a question about the Etruscan language: ...
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What would you like to ask of your moderator candidates?

The questionnaire is now live! I will leave this question open so that any new ideas can be proposed and voted on if anyone has thoughts before the next election. A moderator election is about to ...
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Announcing a Pro Tempore election for 2021

Summary: Latin Language Stack Exchange will begin the nomination stage for a special election on April 19 to bring in two more moderators. For full details of the process, see the announcement on Meta ...
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Would you like to be a moderator?

The election has now been officially announced. See that page for any further details. We just got word that a moderator election is coming our way pretty soon. This is an informal inquiry: Would you ...
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Is "ancient-greek" needed as a distinct tag from "greek"?

I saw both greek and ancient-greek come up when writing a question, and I couldn't figure out what difference there would be using one or the other, considering that we specify that questions ...
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Rewarding the best answers of 2019

The voting period has ended. Thanks for everyone taking part, and congratulations to Dario, Penelope, and Unbrutal Russian! (The bounties will be distributed shortly.) What were the best answers of ...
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How can I ask a translation question if I don't know any Latin?

I would like to have some text translated from English (or another language) to Latin. I don't know any Latin myself. Can I ask my translation question on this site? If yes, how should I do it?
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Do we want annual reward events for best answers?

In the past we have had meta questions for the purpose of celebrating and rewarding some of our best answers: Rewarding the best answers of 2016 Rewarding the best answers of the first quarter of ...
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What are the responsibilities and expectations of a moderator for this community?

The subject of moderator elections for the Latin Language Stack Exchange has come up recently, and I think it would be helpful for any potential candidates to know what would be expected of them. ...
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2020: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the past 12 months. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange network ...
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What should our exact scope be?

Introduction As per the suggestion from Joonas Ilmavirta, I have chosen to create this question, with the intention of having this as a one-stop shop for updated information on what is relevant for ...
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Should Latin Stack Exchange be renamed to Classics Stack Exchange?

Presently, Latin Stack Exchange is the place to go for questions regarding the Graeco-Roman world. According to this Meta answer, Latin SE also accepts questions on Ancient Greek. My suggestion thus ...
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The tag "translation" has been removed on Latin Language Stack Exchange

This is an announcement rather than a question, but feel free to ask and comment through questions or comments. The tag translation is was overly broad. We decided to get rid of it and agreed on a ...
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Questions about claims from Internet forums

So, I've made a few threads about questions from Internet forums. A thing that confuses me is why is this question so much worse than that question? In the first question, I at least did some research ...
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Tag specifically for incorrect 'Google Translate' translations?

This is a suggestion based on discussion from this comment onwards, where there is some suggestion of a tag specifically for incorrect Google Translate translations. Such a tag could be used to ...
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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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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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