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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 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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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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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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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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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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Discrepancy between lists of unanswered questions

If one clicks on "Unanswered" as shown in the figure below one gets a list of questions with no upvoted or accepted answers. But questions with only downvoted answers don't appear in this list. Can ...
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Why “99% answered”?

If the fraction of answered questions is at present 523/524 = 0.9981, why Italian.SE gives "99% answered"? I've noticed that other sites with similar fractions of answered questions state "100% ...
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Why does an edit to an answer of mine appear to have been edited by “Community”?

This is not a really important question, it's only a matter of curiosity. I made an edit to this answer of mine to add some more details. To my surprise, I got the message "Your edit will be placed in ...
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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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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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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 ...