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Why is SE Italian Language so poorly populated?

Italian is not an international language like English or Spanish for instance, but still it’s the language of many cultural activities which are renowned worldwide, such as opera and figurative arts. ...
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Should we allow questions of the form “check my work”?

If you go to the help center, you'll find it written there don’t ask any questions about [...] [p]roofreading ("are there any mistakes?"), unless the source of concern is clearly specified but I ...
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When should welcoming comments be removed?

Recently there has been an increase in the amount of flags asking for removal of comments saying "Welcome to Italian.SE". I have a personal rule of thumb for when to accept those flags, and I know my ...
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Italian Stack Exchange moderators’ behavior

Lately I have been visiting the Italian Stack community and I saw a lot of people (moderators included) tend to comment chatty things like “welcome to ...”. I know it’s friendly, nice and whatever, ...
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Can we have a [future-tense] tag?

We have tense and even conditional-mood, but not future-tense. Can we have one, please? Abbiamo tense e anche conditional-mood, ma non future-tense. La potremmo avere, per favore?
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Potremmo avere le etichette in italiano? / Could we have tags in Italian?

Sui siti Stack Exchange di francese, spagnolo e portoghese, o anche russo, la maggior parte delle etichette (se non sono tutte) sono nelle rispettive lingue. Ma qui abbiamo tutte le etichette in ...
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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, ...
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Splitting [tag:regional] further?

Would it make sense to subdivide further regional, for instance into tags for Northern, Central and Southern Italian (and Swiss-Italian if the need arises)? It feels like in many cases OP already ...
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Just created the neologism tag. Was it worth it?

When adding this question, I created the new neologism tag since none of the existing would fit for the case. Comments and suggestions, as usual, are welcome.
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Question soliciting original solutions

This question asks about a way to translate “original poster”, i.e. “OP”, into Italian. In its phrasing it seems to solicit original proposals (rather than, say, just asking whether there is already ...
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Add undo button feature on iOS app

I noticed that the iOS app doesn’t have the “undo” button whereas the internet site provides it. Am I somehow missing to find it? If this is not the case, would it be possible to add it in future ...
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Copying from comments to answer

I was trying to copy a comment in order to add it to an answer but I couldn’t get this to work. I can use the copy button from the comments context menu, but when I try to paste it into an answer I ...
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Why don't you vote?

So this is half a rant, half a poll and half an exhortation. As you can see from the users page, most people in this site do not vote (EDIT: the page shows only the people with more than 10 votes, ...
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Would it be worth to create the “pun” tag?

Considering this question A magma-related lava pun, what do you think about creating the new tag pun, since I think the verb tag doesn't fit very well with the question. I'm also not sure that the ...
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Una domanda da due mesi fa con i commenti e le risposte da quatro anni fa?

See the image above, the question was asked in July 2, but there are several answers and comments from 2013. How did that happen?
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Should we complain about apostrophes instead of Italian accents in posts?

I've seen several times on this website users complaining about someone else typing accents wrong because they are typing with an English keyboard. (typical case: e' instead of è, consistently across ...
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When are monolingual dictionaries the answer?

There seem to be a recurring disagreement as to when answers can be dismissed because they can be answered 'just by looking at a (monolingual) dictionary'. More generally there seem to be an opinion ...
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Additional Moderator Needed

Ideally Moderators are elected by the community, but until this site reaches a critical mass to hold an election, I need to appoint another provisional Moderators to help moderate this site. Please ...
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Should downvoters leave a comment to explain the reason of their downvote?

Update: Lately, I have seen again lots of downvotes on questions and answers without any comment. Maybe it has nothing to do, but it seems to me that this coincides with a period of low activity on ...
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Is there a place where we can see the hats we have earned as a community?

Have you seen a snowflake icon in the top bar? This means that we are in Winterbash 2017, an event that will run from December 13th up to January 2nd this year. During this period of time, you can ...
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Risposta inserita per errore due volte / Answer inserted twice by mistake

Ho inserito per sbaglio la risposta a questa domanda due volte. Ho provveduto a cancellarla ma mi compare come deleted answer. Sarebbe possibile da parte di un moderatore cancellare del tutto la ...
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No appropriate close reason for “translate this sentence for me”

While voting to close this question, I noticed that even if we all agree that "translate this sentence for me" questions are not on topic, there isn't a fitting close reason. That question is not ...
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Are questions on whether italian-language media (books, shows, etc.) are good examples of the language, on-topic for this site?

I ask because I know that there can be a great deal of regional variety in dialogue (I'm thinking dialects here), so if a movie or show takes place in Rome, for example, as a new learner I may not be ...
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What do you think about the new tag “phrase-origin”?

A tag called "phrase-origin" has recently been created in this question, a kind of question that up till now has been labelled "etymology" according to our tag description. It has been argued that the ...
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We need more questions

I was recently perusing the Area 51 analytics for this site and I was struck but just how few questions we have. In particular I have asked no questions, and I am not the only active user to have done ...
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Use of comments

I am referring to Qual è una buona traduzione per Buzzword? to ask about a very general issue: the fact that here in ISE (but not only) comments are used to give answers. Users who are new and ...
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Are questions about the name to give in Italian to an imaginary creature invented for a game on-topic?

Suppose I want to know what name I should give, in Italian, to an imaginary creature invented for a game (e.g. playing cards). I quote the text describing the creature, and show its picture. Would ...
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Che fine ha fatto la domanda sulla resilienza?

Qualche ora fa era presente una domanda sulla diffusione recente, in vari contesti diversi da quelli originari, del termine “resilienza”. Perché è stata cancellata? Era interessante.
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Are questions about names on topic?

Occasionally questions about how to name pets appear. For a recent example see this one. My first instinct is to vote to close them (they seem to be the textbook example of opinion-based). What does ...
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Is a query about contextually-appropriate (including vulgar) expressions on topic?

I'm a non-Italian speaker, seeking contextually-appropriate expressions for shocked surprise, even better would be seriously shocked/scared surprise. (This is for a novel.) A literal translation of, ...
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Can I ask for a spelling check of some text using a question?

I know that on a lot of SE sites, simple "homework" questions are discouraged. I don't speak Italian, but I have a song text that I need to check the spelling of (as I'm pretty sure it's wrong!) Can I ...
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Disappointing response to first post

First, some background I first joined Stack Overflow 4.5 years ago, and have been active on various sites, especially English and Bicycles. On English, I have reviewed 690 Close Votes, 328 First ...
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Is it on-topic to ask for tips with learning?

I am currently trying to learn basic Italian from online resources (i.e. without a tutor). I have hit a stumbling block which I'm finding it very hard to overcome (struggling to remember the ...
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Question deleted soon after receiving an answer

This question (I believe it can only be seen by moderators and high-reputation users now) asked for a polite note in Italian asking not to be noisy after midnight. It got an answer and was deleted few ...
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Clickbait question and rejected edit

I have suggested an edit to the question Salviamo la lingua italiana, but apparently it has been rejected. My motivation for wanting to change that question is that its title is not descriptive, and ...
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Winterbash 2016

Winter Bash is a fun, lighthearted event SE runs every year as a way of celebrating the many amazing people who make the communities awesome. It's open to any Stack Exchange site that chooses to ...
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Why is this question being closed?

This question is receiving a lot of close votes (3 at of this moment), but I am not sure I understand why. Of course it is not very well written, but I think it can be turned into a valuable resource. ...
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Is asking to translate a short paragraph from English to Italian on topic here?

I want to see if I'm allowed to ask such a question in the main site? Would you please translate the following paragraphs into Italian? a proposal for creating a remote sensing and ...
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A list of “non-resources”?

Often people come here because their favourite website or app left them wondering about something unclear: a word not well explained, an exception given as a rule or viceversa, an example of nothing ...
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Does this question show enough research for Italian SE?

This question was downvoted for not showing enough research. I'll admit that the original question did not have a link to a dictionary (second to last paragraph) so I understand why. Then the question ...
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Is it ok to use meta not to ask questions?

I saw a bunch of "questions" here on meta where the author actually wanted to make a proclamation (in Italian un proclama) in the form of an absolute statement about what is the correct way of using ...
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Why do most users, including experienced ones, keep commenting instead of answering?

I am quite new here so I may missing something obvious, however I have quite a bit of experience from the technical communities (Ask Ubuntu and StackOverflow). Therefore, I try to understand the best ...
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Who should post the answer?

A user posted the following question: Sulla pronuncia del nome Elena . Three users (including myself) posted a series of comments, which basically answer the question in the same way. OP has thanked ...
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Common misconceptions when discussing language

In the answers and comments of this site there are some recurring kinds of reasoning that I am afraid are misconceptions about what language is and how it is studied. I believe it would be useful to ...
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This is not a site for Italians!

It is worth noting how popular questions in English are on this site (this is just a recent example) compared to those asked in Italian. I had always assumed that this site was the Italian version of ...
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Additional Pro Tem Needed — Who would like to Moderate this site?

I am pleased to announce that 'egreg' has agreed to fulfill the role of pro tem moderator for this site. Congratulation! original post Ideally Moderators are elected by the community, but until ...
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Is there a way to bookmark a helpful post?

Is there any way that I can bookmark or flag a post as being helpful or useful so that I can find them again? It would be useful to me if I could have a way to find some of the things I am reading ...
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Should we define which questions asking for resources are on-topic?

As it is now, our on-topic page states that requests for resources are out of the scope for this site, so that one shouldn't ask any questions about this. Nevertheless: We have a tag called resources ...
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Do we follow the same policy as the other SE sites about “noise” on questions / answers? [duplicate]

I often stumble across questions / answers containing "background noise" such as greetings, salutations, thanksgivings and so on. Should this "background noise" be edited out of the post? Greetings /...
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It makes no sense or what?

This question , according to some users, makes no sense. It is about the possible origin of the metaphorical usage of the term "beak" to refer to a "man mouth". Please help me understand what sense ...

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