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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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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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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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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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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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When to use the “English” tag?

I am "guilty" of 4 out of 9 questions with the english tag, with four other questions being from "very low" reputation users (nothing wrong with that, but just an indication of, perhaps, less ...
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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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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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How can I ask a translation or homework question?

I have some questions of the following types: English to Latin translation Latin to English translation Homework questions What's the best way to ask these sorts of questions here? Related: What do ...
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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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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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Why are there questions about the Greek language on here?

I'm curious to see so many Greek language questions on the main page. Has this site changed from "Latin Language SE" to "Classical Languages SE" and if so why hasn't this been reflected in the site ...
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Is the site activity worrisome?

The Arabic language proposal was shut down for "not sufficient activity" after 61 days in beta. Our Area 51 stats looks frighteningly similar, although we seem to have more active users. Is this ...
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Quo modo hoc situ uti possum nisi Anglice intellego?

Lingua Latina mihi cordi est et hoc situ uti volo. Maxima pars situs Anglice scripta est, et Anglice minime legere possum. Potestisne mihi Latine describere quo modo hunc situm adhibere possim?
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Where do I find the posts awaiting review?

I see a little number 3 left of the review button on the main site. Usually a number there indicates that there are suggested edits, but when I click on it and end up in the review page, all queues ...
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How can I write two rows of text with aligned words?

Suppose I want to write a passage in Latin and a word-by-word translation below so that the corresponding English word is directly below the Latin counterpart? Something like a table with one word ...