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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 we link tags for spelling variants to existing tags?

This comes from the chat, and I’ll be as brief as possible: How would one go about to add tags that are linked to existing tags, such as mediaeval-latin = medieval-latin? The above example covers ...
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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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Paid for up front and Part of what you’re “paying for” when I start a bounty

On the bounty help page the words "paid" and "paying" and the sentences All bounties are paid for up front and non-refundable under any circumstances and Part of what you’re “...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Is this an "example-request" or a "vocabulary" question?

I've asked a few questions along the lines of "does any word with X properties exist?" For example, this question was answered succinctly with "yes, one example is glôssa". Should these be considered ...
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What should we do about sockpuppets?

Recently, we've had quite a lot of new accounts created by the same suspended user in an attempt to get around the question ban. These questions fortunately aren't difficult to recognize, as he has ...
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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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Regarding the Russian etymology questions

These questions are coming from a single user, who's made a dozen or so different accounts to post them. It seems to have happened first on Russian.SE, then on Linguistics.SE, and now on Latin.SE: ...
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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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What are the relevant proposed SE sites on Area 51?

Area 51 is a part of the Stack Exchange network where new SE sites are born. A site has to go through several stages before being launched, and having an active community is an important ingredient in ...
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Should there be a Romance-languages tag?

Just what the title says. Does it make sense to create romance-languages? From time to time we get questions like Why did "cattus" replace Latin "feles"? asking about 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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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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2018: 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, in ...
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Tags for authors and their naming conventions

Some of the Latin authors have their own tags, such as Cicero, but far from even all the most important ones. I have a simple two-part suggestion: All authors should have their own tag All author-...
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Are crosswords on-topic?

Can I create simple crosswords (in Latin, of course) and post them as questions on the main site? The correct answer(s) would provide partial or complete solutions to the crossword.
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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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How can we encourage more Latin Language SE users to support the Greek proposal?

Please click here to support. I screenshot our traffic statistics on Nov. 18 2018: Am I right that 145 avid users aren't enough for the criteria? Ought someone try to sway users on other language ...
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