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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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What do you think about a flier for our site?

I was thinking of ways to advertise our site, and a thought occurred to me — how about the old-fashioned way of tacking fliers onto bulletin boards? In particular, we could tack fliers onto the ...
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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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The tags [ovid] and [ovidius] are not marked as synonyms

Currently, the tag ovidius has five questions, and the tag ovid has one question. The questions are clearly about the same author (and there is only one famous poem named Ovid, as far as I know). ovid ...
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Is a question like "Is this proverb still known?" on-topic?

I would like to know if a given latin proverb is still known and used by latin speakers nowadays — most likely in Vatican I guess. Would such a question be on-topic on latin.SE ?
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Let's get an ad for Latin.SE posted on English Language & Usage

In What can we do to advertise Latin.SE?, I mentioned the possibility of creating community promotion ads for other sites. An ad for our site is currently one of several ads in the rotation on ...
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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 we expand the scope to allow Greek questions? [duplicate]

This is the Latin Language site, and has been proposed and defined as such. I would like to float the idea of turning it into a Latin and Greek Language (or, Classical Languages) site. There is ...
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What should we do with [grammar] questions?

In a previous question and answer, a consensus developed that grammar is not something we want to keep around: Do we want the [grammar] tag? But the tag was never blacklisted, and we're now up to 23 ...
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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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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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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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Is it ok to ask a big list question for all words corresponding to an English word?

In a comments to a recent question on various ways to kill in Latin, the OP suggested this idea: Every answer should contain one and only one Latin word translating the English verb "to kill" and ...
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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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Updates to help pages

I have made edits to several help pages to add site-specific content. I followed the conclusion we reached in a previous meta discussion about our scope. This post has three purposes: announcing this ...
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How to list resources?

I think it's safe to say that we reached a consensus in an earlier meta post that we need canonical resource posts, one or several. We thought that it would be good to post such questions at meta and ...
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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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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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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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How to ask an example request?

Suppose I want to ask for an example, artificial or from literature, of a certain kind of sentence in Latin. I might want to see a certain construction (like accusativus cum infinitivo in a ...
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Can we get rid of the confusing number 10k users see?

All users with sufficiently high reputation (2k on beta, 10k on graduated sites) see a little number next to their review button indicating the number of reviews waiting everyone even if they have ...
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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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Reposting Latin questions from linguistics.se which could be answered better here

Given an already-answered question on Latin posted on Linguistics SE which a user believes might be better answered on Latin SE, is it bad form to repost the question on Latin SE?
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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 ...
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Commenting with no reputation

Is it possible to allow people with no reputation to comment on posts? We need experts to give their opinions, and sometimes that starts with just a comment or two, as we saw unfold recently. It'd be ...
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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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Is a request for sources/citations on topic?

Apart from asking for general resources (how to learn Latin, tools, etc.), is the asking of specific sources or citations acceptable? For example, asking for an example of a Latin boustrophedon ...
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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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What online tools can I use for a text corpus search? [closed]

Suppose I want to search for a certain word, expression or structure in the Latin literature. What online tools can I use for such purposes? Where can I find a large collection of Latin texts in ...
Joonas Ilmavirta's user avatar
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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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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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Can "explain this etymology" questions be answered well?

We have a number of etymology-related questions that seem rather difficult to answer authoritatively. Here are a few examples of what I'm talking about: What underlying semantic notions connect '...
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What should be our scope?

We have help pages to explain what is on-topic and what is off-topic. Both of them are essentially empty at this point — they contain no information specific to our site. We should fill out ...
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Week #3: What should we be doing?

Now that two weeks have gone by, what sort of things should we be focusing on as we get ready for public beta? Official sources make it seem like other stacks need lots of time, so what are we still ...
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What English/Latin proportion should we have in our introductory tour?

And more specifically: should it be only English, or should it have Latin parts, or a link to some Latin mirror? If there is some "mirror tour", should it be the tour translated as-is, slightly ...
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Are we slowing down too much?

It's normal that many questions come in first two days of private beta, and then number of questions decrease. However, typical site leaves private beta after a week and with more questions that we do....
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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 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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Do petitions belong anywhere on this site?

This site may reach a fair amount of people that are willing to keep Latin and the institutions teaching and studying it alive. If a university is planning to sack all its remaining Latin professors ...
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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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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 ...
Nic's user avatar
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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 question *titles* be permitted?

As yet another twist on the "allow all-Latin content or not" theme, should we permit all-Latin question titles? On the one hand, an all-Latin question title might serve as an advertisement of sorts ...
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What should be the guidelines for inviting non-English speakers

There are thousands people worldwide with high expertise level in Latin, definitely enough to ask/answer questions in Latin, who can't speak English. Anyone fluent in Latin (in writing/reading - no ...
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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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How well-sourced should answers be?

I'm thinking specifically about answers to questions like those in language-evolution, or this question, but it applies to just about anything asking for historical information. How much citation ...
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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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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 questions about (not seeking!) resources acceptable?

For example, say I want to ask if William Whitaker's Words is accurate. Is that on-topic? Note that I'm not asking if questions like "What online dictionaries are available" are on-topic -- I'm ...
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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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