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Should downvoters leave a constructive comment to help users to improve their posts?

This is an old post, but it seems to me relevant today (August 2020) for the reasons I explain below. From the site analytics, which is viewable to any user with 5000 or more reputation points, you ...
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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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Do something positive for Italian.SE and have a new look for your avatar

Winter Bash 2020 has just begun. This is an old tradition of Stack Exchange sites, which is done for fun, but I also see it as an opportunity to increase participation in our site, something that I ...
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Can we find some good reasons to vote questions and answers? We need your ideas!

Let's begin this post with some facts. From the site analytics, which is viewable to any user with 5000 or more reputation points, we can see that, from 1st to 27th August, the total number of posts ...
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We need more questions / Abbiamo bisogno di più domande

Aggiornamento / Edit (Charo): Cerco di riaprire questo dibattito perché questo sito è meraviglioso, ma sono anche dell'opinione che abbiamo bisogno di un po' più di domande, fatte da più utenti ...
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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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Same Question, but in English

I'll be honest: my Italian is limited to what I've picked up as a musician. That is to say, it's not great. I was typesetting some old music, and I ran into something that I thought was confusing. ...
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How should we solve the contradiction of having a help page saying resource requests are off-topic and a tag for resource questions?

Update: I have decided to reopen this discussion because there has been some debate about the fact if certain questions asking for resources are or not suitable for this site in the comments to this ...
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Proposal: add custom close reason for questions that are not about Italian language

This is a feature-request post. Upvoting it means you agree with the proposal. Downvoting it means you disagree with the proposal. You can answer or comment if you want, but you don't need to. ...
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Italian.SE to remain in private beta for another week

Update: After a week's worth of solid work from this community, the team has reconvened and agreed to move Italian.SE to public beta. Nice job! The public beta switch should get flipped some time ...
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What good reference works on Italian are available online?

Questions that can be answered using commonly-available references might be off-topic. What good reference works on Italian language are freely available online, and what kinds of questions are they ...
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Online reference works on Italian dialects/regional terms

We have a very useful Meta question on What good reference works on Italian are available online?. Since this site is also open to some questions on dialects and regional variants of Italian, and we ...
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Let's get critical: Aug 2014 Site Self-Evaluation

We all love Italian Language Stack Exchange, but there is a whole world of people out there who need answers to their questions and don't even know that this site exists. When they arrive from Google, ...
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Trasparenza nell'uso del sistema

Traggo spunto da un commento di @linux che è stato cancellato per fare presente che questo sito ormai non ha più nulla a che fare con il suo senso iniziale e che si è ridotto a un sistema di ...
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Linguistic criticism and censorship (Il criticismo linguistico e la censura)

Come mai la mia risposta alla domanda «“Uno dei più grandi fisici” o “una delle più grandi fisiche”, detto di una donna?» è stata cancellata? E perché? È che il criticismo sull'evoluzione ...
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Credete opportuno creare la tag “mathematics”? / Would it be worth to create a “mathematics” tag?

In questo momento ci sono sul sito parecchie domande che hanno a che vedere con la terminologia nell'ambito della matematica. Secondo me, forse sarebbe una buona idea etichettarle con una tag ...
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Quali sono i parametri per sanzionare?

In base a recenti e frequenti diatribe mi chiedo quali siano i parametri per sanzionare e che cosa si intenda per insulto. Visto che sono coinvolto molto direttamente, questa domanda la ritengo ...
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Si stanno tessendo barriere alla partecipazione in questa comunità?

Su questo post ho letto di uno studio che si è fatto su Stack Overflow in cui si sono riscontrati fatti come More specifically, we find significant gender gaps in activity: women are more likely ...
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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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Can anyone explain why new tags cannot be created from the mobile site?

Can anyone explain why new tags cannot be created from the mobile site? I don't see any reason why it is so, and so I hope our moderators could do something to remove this restriction.
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What language should we use for tags?

Default tags here in Meta and in the main site are in English. Should we prefer English or Italian for the tags?
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Tags: in Italian or in English? [duplicate]

Should the tags be in Italian or in English? I.e. does this question have to be tagged accenti or accents?
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How does one delete a tag?

I cannot find how to delete a tag. Is there a way for a non-administrator to do, or propose, it? (In particular, I'd recommend the removal of the “cli-fi” tag, presently used for a single question ...
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Synonymizing the “word-meaning” tag to the “meaning” tag

As it stands the word-meaning and meaning tags are two separate tags. They share an almost identical excerpt: word-meaning's excerpt: Questions related to the definition and nuance of meaning of ...
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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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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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L'andazzo recente con la votazione

Mi sono deciso nonostante tutti i trascorsi a scrivere questo post. Da un canto ci si lamenta del fatto della scarsa utenza, dall'altro riscontro una serie di downvotes riguardo a domande plausibli (...
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About questions on the interpretation of a word or a phrase

The recent question "Cosa significa “piccola gente” in questa frase?", as well as others that are regularly asked on this site are about the interpretation of a word or phrase written or said by a ...
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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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Is this question on mathematical notation on topic?

Is this question on mathematical notation on topic? Why the letter q for the line equation y = mx + q? Is it used only in Italian? There are many mathematicians here (me included), so we may be ...
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How to handle swear words?

Word Reference has some guidelines regarding swear words or offensive terms/expressions - they are allowed, but users must use a specific emoticon before the word so that other users know if the word/...
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Who should the moderators be?

One of the "The 7 Essential Meta Questions of Every Beta": who should be our moderators? The issue of holding fair elections is largely technical. The long-term solution will likely come ...
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Shouldn't questions regarding Italian culture and history be on topic?

Constato che il numero delle domande è estremamente ridotto, e tende a diminuire nonostante si sia passati in fase pubblica, nonché considerato che al netto delle mie domande il numero delle stesse ...
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What do you think about doubling points earned on questions?

I’ve just received a mail from SO about the decision they made to increase the value of upvotes to questions. Starting today, we’re doubling the reputation points earned from getting an upvote ...
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Help ensure English speakers can participate on meta

This site has surfaced several back-to-back meta posts written only in Italian. It's an understandable tendency, since your focus is Italian Language, but this creates some problems. The Stack ...
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List of Italian podcasts / TV shows / movies / TV series

Could we add sections of Italian podcasts, online TV shows and Netflix series/movies to What good reference works on Italian are available online? , as the ones already available at https://spanish....
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Has the recent mess on SE anything to do with our site?

One Mod was fired and many others are leaving their position as a sign of protest. The issue appears to be the alleged misusage of personal pronouns (non-gendered vs gendered). Mods on this site don’...
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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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Are questions about dialects on topic?

Given a great variety of local dialects (and small languages) in Italy, should we allow questions about a specific way of saying things? If a question appears about lu sicilianu (Sicilian language) or ...
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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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Can we have a [elision] tag?

Elision is a common feature of the Italian language and I have just noticed there is no tag for it in Italian Stack Exchange. Could we add it ? Some questions which could use the new tag: When do we ...
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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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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, in ...
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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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Are etymology questions on topic?

As the title, should we allow questions about etymology? For example "Qual è l'origine della parola Pasqua?"
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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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Should we allow questions/answers to be in Italian?

I'm afraid questions written in Italian won't be beneficials for people whose Italian skills are not developed enough. Should we allow to write question/answers in Italian, or should we rather ...