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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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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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Should all-Latin questions be permitted?

On other language sites, like German, French, and Spanish, questions are sometimes written completely in the site's language. Should we allow all-Latin questions here? I see two points: We should be ...
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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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Wait few days before accepting answers

There are good reasons to vote early and often, but accepting answers is somewhat different from voting. For the first few (two?) days of each private meta the focus is on asking questions, not ...
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Vote Early, Vote Often!

Note: This post is (nearly) identical to this one on Mythology Stack Exchange I would like to echo a post that Scott Morrison made on Meta.Tex.SE: I'm a moderator from MathOverflow, and this "...
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What do we do with translation requests?

Related question on Area51: Are requests for translation on topic or not? The last thing I want is for this site to turn into a version of Reddit, where there are more tattoo translation requests ...
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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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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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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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Can we have a 16×16 favicon that does not look like “Lo.”?

Our 16×16 favicon looks like this: . Here is a zoom: My eyes read this as Lo., and not as La, as it was probably intended. Can we please have the pixels tweaked to achieve something that looks more ...
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What about the sister languages of Latin: Faliscan, Umbrian, and Oscan?

Should questions about other Italic Languages that are closely related to Latin like Faliscan, Umbrian, and Oscan be on-topic?
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Latin language eras

Latin has changed through history, obviously, and many times the correct answer to a question is going to depend on which era the OP is talking about. What are the right high-level tags to describe ...
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What should we do with Greek questions? [duplicate]

(The moderator team has drafted this question and two answers together, with help from SE staff.) There was a meta discussion about allowing Greek on the site some time ago, but the conclusion was ...
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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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Are culture questions on-topic?

Specifically, questions about Roman culture. My gut reaction is "yes", because idioms are part of and based on culture, and so learning about the culture of the time is a good way to read and write ...
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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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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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Introducing your pro-tem moderators

Throughout the beta, we need members from the site whose focus is to engage the community, both in community-building issues and site management. That's why we select a few members from each community ...
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Who should our moderators be?

It's time to think about who the mods should be, and one way to do that is "nominate" candidates for the role of moderator pro tempore. These nominations won't lead to elections, since this is a beta ...
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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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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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Should we make a canonical "resources" question?

We've already gotten one question seeking resources, and given the nature of this site, I predict we'll see many more when it goes into public beta. People, after all, will come here to learn Latin, ...
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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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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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Do we want the [grammar] tag?

It is inevitable for language sites that somebody creates grammar. The usefulness of this tag on other language sites is strongly disputed. We now have the chance to make an early decision against it ...
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An article to promote this site

Following an earlier discussion about promoting this site, the triumviri moderators have drafted an article for that purpose. Here is the article in English and Latin. Our plan is to submit the Latin ...
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Should questions about modern Latin be permitted?

Since there's an increasingly large community of Latin speakers (of which I seem to be becoming a member), this seems like a place people might come to ask about modern uses of Latin, e.g. "Is '...
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Are recommendation requests on-topic?

Prompted by https://latin.stackexchange.com/q/92/11, I think we should decide this early: Do we accept recommendation requests? There are a few points to consider: Recommendation requests require a ...
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Can we do a better job welcoming users rather than driving them away with legalism?

The title pretty much says it all. As a proper question, though, what steps can we take to ensure that people unfamiliar with StackExchange aren't immediately downvoted to oblivion and talked ...
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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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Has a question from this site ever gone viral (i.e. into Hot Network Questions)?

I'm curious, as I see questions from many sites which I never heard of, but I never see one of Latin.SE. If not, is it allowed to collude and coordinate a viralisation of a question (via several ...
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Rewarding the best answers of 2018

The voting period has ended. Thanks for everyone taking part, and congratulations to TKR, Charlie, and sumelic! (The bounties will be distributed shortly.) What were the best answers of the year 2018?...
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Should author tags be in their original Roman form?

It is good to have badges for important authors. At the moment we have the tag horace, but I created the tag horatius today when I asked about the same poet. This is because I strongly prefer using ...
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Should we standardize macrons for long vowels or allow users to mark long vowels with apices?

The macron is the standard way these days to mark long vowels: ā ē ī ō ū And the story is that we started using them once we stopped speaking Latin all the time and forgot where the long vowels ...
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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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How was the first year of Latin.SE?

Happy birthday! Our site Latin Language Stack Exchange went online February 23, 2016 — exactly one year ago. The public beta stage started on March 15. I want the site continue growing and ...
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Should our tags be in Latin?

On other Stack Exchange language sites, tags and tag wikis are in the language the site uses. French Language, for example, names their tags in French. Currently, Latin Language Stack Exchange has ...
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Should all-Latin answers be permitted?

As a companion to Should all-Latin questions be permitted?, the same policy regarding answers is probably worth considering separately. (brianpck even provides a handy example of an all-Latin answer ...
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Should we encourage or discourage the use of macrons?

Should the use of macrons be encouraged, discouraged or just accepted? Picking an opponent and proponent at random, Cheryl Lowe says: Macrons in most texts are too dark and create a distracting ...
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Should we correct language errors in Latin posts?

When posts are written in Latin (see Should all-Latin questions be permitted?), they are quite likely to contain serious errors – broken grammar, bad word choices, etc. – because the author isn’t a ...
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How should a tag for changes in Latin language through time be named?

For now, I named it language-change. language-history feels better. But I'm almost sure there's established term for this, which I don't know. Should I change the tag name? It's early enough to do ...
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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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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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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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Some ideas to increase the visibility of the site and exit the beta stage

I've been an active user of the site from the beginning of the year, and I could say that there was a very nice discovery. It would be even better if we could do something to enlarge the number of ...
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Would a question about an uncertain passage in a Greek poem (e.g. Sappho) be accepted here (at least while Greek SE is not graduated)?

I once translated (and thus had to reconstruct, in part) the complete poems of Sappho. I am now posting those translations to my blog, along with other translations. As I will have to go over the ...
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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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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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What can we do to advertise Latin.SE?

One of the main sources of this site's traffic over the last few weeks has been other sites on the Stack Exchange network, thanks to the Hot Network Questions bar. When one of our questions is ...
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