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Lists of literary works on topic or off topic?

I was looking for an online essential list of highly representative Italian literary works. For example the first 10, 50, 100, 500, etc. I was surprised to find out that it is not so easy to find one ...
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Some questions about tags

I have a couple of questions about tags: I've seen a tag called "composites." Shouldn't it be "compounds"? If we think that it's better to have two tags, "word-meaning" for the meaning of single ...
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Editing other people's questions and answers

How is it that, with my reputation, I can edit other people's questions and answers but if there is a suggested edit, not only I cannot approve it, but I cannot edit (in other ways) that answer myself?...
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Tag synonym suggestions

I don't have enough reputation to suggest tag synonyms, but I've noticed these possible synonyms: Master <-- Synonym word-meaning meaning orthography spelling ...
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How is this fledgling site doing?

Periodically, the Community Team reviews sites for traffic, activity, and quality. This happens in conjunction with the Site Self-Evaluations the communities perform. Here's what I have observed after ...
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Question in one language with answers in another, what should we do?

This question is similar to this one, but wants to focus on a different aspect of the matter. Personally, I think that both English and Italian questions should be accepted, but I have seen cases in ...
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Are questions about translation requests on topic?

Sarebbe opportuno supportare domande inerenti richieste di traduzione in Italiano? Are questions about translation requests on topic?
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Let's get critical: Feb 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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Is “Italian language” still alive?

30 days after the go-live, the figures are not reassuring. I encourage everyone to express their point of view: is this site still alive, has it ever been?
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Should the same language be used for question title and body?

It seems like we have settled on allowing questions in both Italian and English (good). But today I saw this question, which has an english title, an italian body english answers and mixed comments. ...
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Answers consisting only of a quote

I've seen a bunch of answer consisting in just a quote taken from an (authoritative) source. How is this seen? Is it ok as it is, or should it be suggested that some content is added? To me it seems ...
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Shouldn't we allow questions regarding the Latin language?

Given that an earlier Area 51 proposal 'Latin language' has failed and that a second proposal is currently stuck because of lack of followers, and also considering that Italian is strictly related to ...
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Does Italian.SE want hats?

Brace yourselves! As it did last year, Winter Bash is coming. From 16 December 2013 to 3 January 2014, the Stack Exchange network sites are once again enhancing their already overwhelming charisma ...
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How to deal with questions asking whether an expression is dialectal?

We agreed that questions exclusively about dialects are off-topic when they don't related to the Italian language. But sometimes the OP doesn't know whether the expression is dialectal or not, ...
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Would a question asking how to interpret Google Ngram results be acceptable?

Using Google Ngram, I noticed that pressocché ovunque appears from 1950, even though Lo Zingarelli 2013 reports that pressoché and pressocché are from XIII century. Would a question asking how that ...
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Downvotes and private beta

I received two downvotes for this answer. I'm not questioning the downvotes as everybody's free to do it. What I'm questioning is the fact that one of the votes was not accompanied by a comment ...
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Proposal about being more detailed and precise in the title of questions

Now that the site has finally gone public, I would recommend everyone (if you agree, of course) to be more detailed and precise in the title of questions. I mean, the site is intended for the ...
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What should our About contain?

As suggested on http://blog.stackoverflow.com/2010/07/the-7-essential-meta-questions-of-every-beta/, we should define our own site. Some guidelines are already provided on the about What to ask ...
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Many questions, few accepted answers

The number of questions posted every day on the site is good, but I notice that many of them didn't get any accepted answer. I would like to know how do you feel about this. My idea is: if you are ...
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Do we have linguists and/or people with general background but interested in Language as a whole?

In my humble and personal opinion, I'd love to see more "academic" questions on the site (also, this is something that the remark about keeping the beta private for another week put). So not get me ...
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Why is this language Stack Exchange site named “Italian Language”, while all others similar sites are called "X Language & Usage?

Why is this language Stack Exchange site named "Italian Language", while all others similar sites are called "X Language & Usage"? In other terms, why does the site's name lack of "& Usage"?
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Should we allow broad questions?

I have been using the Stackexchange network website for a while and with great success. They have been helped me learning and driving me towards my goals. And still do. In my opinion part of this ...
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Dobbiamo preoccuparci della scarsità di domande?

Quali soluzioni potrebbero proporsi per risolvere il problema della scarsità di domande? Potremmo concludere, per esempio, che i membri della community non hanno da chiedere alcunché? Certo, per ...
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How should we name our chat room?

Stack exchange sites have chatrooms. Chatrooms have names, usually funny. What should ours be called?
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Should tags be plural whenever applicable?

Apparently we are introducing a lot of tags using the plural form, for instance nouns, verbs, tenses, foreign-words, ... but I've already spotted one in a singular form homograph I like plural the ...
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How do we format sentences?

Looking at our first questions I've seen Italian sentences in English questions variously formatted: come questa "oppure come questa" o addirittura come questa e pure in questo modo Should we ...
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Ci diamo del tu?

Mi sembra comune darsi del tu nelle comunita' online, ma vorrei che formalizzassimo questa convenzione qui su meta in caso dei nuovi utenti abbiano dubbi o abbiamo ospiti illustri come ad esemprio ...

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