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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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AI warning banner for Latin?

According to the powers that be, we can now request a banner warning against posting AI answers. Broad consensus from this Meta question is sharply in favor of banning AI answers. There seems to be no ...
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is there a writing program(MS word, Libre office...) that can type long vowels in Latin? [duplicate]

I have been wishing to write out long vowels of Latin in typing, so I am looking for a way to do that in Libre office. But I don't think there is any way in Libre office other than inserting "...
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2023: a year in moderation

It’s that time of the year again! As we wave goodbye to last year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the preceding calendar year. As most of you here might be ...
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Please give feedback on my vocabulary request question

Note I am trying to translate to Cicero's Latin. Roma had already banks, which we could suppose that in an alternate timeline where the day Cicero is born the banks of the Empire start issuing checks, ...
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Should we allow questions that are posed in a language other than English or Latin?

An early question on Meta (Should all-Latin questions be permitted?) allowed all-Latin questions. We also had a Meta question about using non-English sources in answers. We've also had a fair number ...
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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 did I receive the two reputation points?

I had asked a question on Linguistics Stack Exchange site and a user answered it. I accepted the answer on that site. The question migrated to this site just recently, because it can fit better here ...
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Would "Greek".SE affect the definition of this site?

This site is called "Latin", but also accepts questions about ancient Greek. There is now a proposal Greek - Area 51, for both ancient and modern Greek. If it succeeds, will the definition ...
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Formatting sandbox

The sole purpose of this question is to provide you with a testing ground for formatting. Feel free to post an answer below to test anything like links, pictures, subtitles, tables, or quotes. See ...
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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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Do high-reputation members here actually speak Latin?

I am interested, do high-reputation members here actually speak Latin? Would they be capable of holding some conversation in Latin? I don't think I would be capable of holding some advanced ...
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To what extent are the questions about Romance Languages allowed?

My recent question about a sound change that occurred between Latin and Italian got closed as off-topic. Why is it off-topic? What is the tag romance-languages for then?
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Is the "Latin Language" section more than just Latin? [duplicate]

I'm new to the Latin Language forum here. But, I'm a little surprised to see how many posts there are about Greek. Is this a Latin + Greek place to ask questions? Or is it that the questions are ...
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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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An unfortunate question!

I am sorry for creating trouble with my first question on Latin SE; probably the question would be more suited for Linguistics SE in which case mods could easily move it to the appropriate site. The ...
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2022: 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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Why are you banning chatGPT answers?

Judge the answer by its quality, not by how it has been made.
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Please excuse me

Posting because in response to a comment under one of my questions, I received a notice in direct messages which discouraged me from posting, directing me to meta instead. And my comments have been ...
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What might our site's custom design look like?

Latin Language StackExchange, now that it has graduated out of Beta state and is a full member of the StackExchange network, may eventually become eligible for a custom design in place of the generic ...
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How would you feel about more, specialized chat rooms?

This might sound preposterous with how few of us are frequently in the current chat, but I'm wondering if that could not be remedied. I'm asking this to gauge the community's interest in adding more ...
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We need support for Mycenaean on SE

I was having a look at posts related to fonts, and I came across this question on Mycenaean, and noticed that the SE font does not support rendering the Mycenaean. Image chosen rather than a quote in ...
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I am starting a latin language journal. Would it be appropriate to ask questions about my entries?

To try and improve my Latin language skills, I am starting a journal in Latin. My goal is write a few sentences every day. Would it be on-topic to post my Latin entries at Latin.StackExchange.com, ...
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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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History of Latin Language Stack Exchange

How old is this site? What are the major milestones in its history?
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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 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 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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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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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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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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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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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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Commit to the Greek Language Stack Exchange!

Stack Exchange is about to launch a new site for Greek. It is currently in commitment phase, looking for a sufficient amount of interested people before launching a beta site. If you are interested in ...
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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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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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Mismatch between draft and published table if no newline above table

Problem When formatting a table for a post, there is a mismatch between the draft preview and the published version. In the draft, if there is no newline ahead of the table, the table still looks ...
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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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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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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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Potential questions to be tagged as `genus-epistula`?

A few days ago I suggested the tag genus-epistula and (unfortunately caused an issue when I) went on to tag all questions I could find that clearly belonged under that tag. There were a few questions ...
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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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