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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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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 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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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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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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Which tags are confusing?

A tag is useful if it has a descriptive name that is difficult to misinterpret and a good use description. Not all of our tags are this good. Which tags do you find confusing? Confusing can mean ...
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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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How much effort is enough for asking translation questions?

We have had some translation requests and Nathaniel wrote a nice guide for asking them. One of the key points is that questions should show effort to solve the problem before coming here. But how much ...
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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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Request for most-needed resource questions

As discussed in this question, we seem to have reached a way forward on compiling "big lists of resources for Latin learners" questions. In general we've reached a consensus that that's not what this ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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What should we call the chatroom?

We have a chatroom, which a number of users have already found. Along with that there came the suggestion that we could change the name - perhaps to Lorem Ispum. However, I'm sure we can do better ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 to type a breve?

Sometimes when I want to emphasize that a vowel is short, it is not enough not to write a macron, and I need to add a breve. How can I do that? The earlier question about typing macrons does not ...
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How can I type macrons?

I'd like to type macrons on (OS X | Windows | Ubuntu | other), but my keyboard doesn't have an ā key. How can I add macrons to my vowels? I don't want to copy them from this strangely convenient list:...
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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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Please support the Area 51 Proposal for Greek! We need ≥ 400 avid users

Click here to support the 4th try! For the record, here's the 1st attempt by someone else and my 2nd, 3rd attempt by me.
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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 ...