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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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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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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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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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Should we admit “easily” answerable questions?

A question about the spelling of an Italian word prompted me to think that perhaps we might want to limit questions whose answer can be quickly found just by looking up a word in a dictionary. I ...
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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 ...
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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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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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Incorrect way of classifying North and South in terms of language

In several questions and answers it looks like a precise distinction between North and South of Italy is given when it comes to the use of words and expressions. For instance, in some cases one tends ...
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Users opinion about moderator policy on added noise to questions/answers

As a moderator, I sometimes find myself in the position of having to evaluate whether to edit or not a question/answer for added noise which is useless from the information point of view. I am ...
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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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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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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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Please use the correct accents on Italian words

This is a plea for native Italians: could you please use the correct spelling of words with accents in your writing? I ask you this not only because it's nice to have things correctly spelled on a ...
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Italian.SE is graduating on December 16th!

Congratulations everyone: after much effort we are finally graduating! The Community Managers have communicated us that, based on the longevity, number and quality of questions and other parameters, ...
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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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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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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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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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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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2022: 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 preceding calendar year. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Are you OK with the site participating in the Winter Bash?

As moderators, we have to decide whether to make the site participate in the Winter Bash this year. It's a short fun period where "hats" are awarded to users, which they then wear on their avatar. ...
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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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2021: 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 preceding calendar year. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange ...
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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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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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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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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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How to attract more users and have more questions?

Mi chiedo se sia possibile rendere più attivo questo sito. Per quello che ho visto finora gli utilizzatori sono spesso stranieri che fanno domande di carattere grammaticale e/o ortografico. ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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