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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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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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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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Does anyone know when's the next “site health discussion”?

Every now and then, the Stack Exchange sites get reviewed by users in terms of their performance (how users are growing, how's the quality of questions, measured through some indicators ...). Does ...
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Winter Bash - In or Out?

Just like last year and the year before, we should decide whether we want the site participating in Winter Bash (hint: we always did). During Winter Bash, users earn virtual hats by completing certain ...
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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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Il mistero della risposta scomparsa

Sono sicuro di aver risposto a una domanda inerente la forma italiana del detto napoletano “Ogni scarrafon' ie bell' a mamma soa”, ma ora vedo che è scomparsa, e con essa sono scomparse le variazioni ...
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Best practice for suggested edits

On bigger (non-beta) communities, the best practice to suggest an edit includes the rule: "make it substantial" (in fact 2K+ users should have a reject reason titled "No improvement whatsoever"). I'd ...
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Missing [?] notifications on edits of other users performed on own posts

I've noticed that edits of other users performed on my own posts are not notified here on Italian.SE, despite this happening on other sites across the network. Is this a site-specific choice?
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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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Attempts at English to Italian translation In questions

I am an English speaker who is slowly learning Italian through textbooks and sites like this, but I have little command over the Italian language itself. I am wondering if it is alright to ask for a ...
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Is Google NGram Viewer really useful?

Since I arrived here, I’ve noticed that many authoritative users make use of Google Ngram Viewer to answer questions such as this one. I harbour some doubts about the usefulness of this tool. The ...
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Italian Culture .SE Proposal

Visiting Area51.SE I noticed several proposals for "cultural" sites such as this. I think we should work on one for Italian culture too, which is undoubtedly appreciated all over the world. ...
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What do you think about the new tags “ne” and “ci”?

The tags "ne" and "ci" were created with this question: The use of ci when specifying locations. At first, I thought that it was unnecessary to keep such specific tags, but some people have expressed ...
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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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Is asking about Neapolitan on topic?

I'm somehow new here in Italian Language. I know Neapolitan is not Italian, but hoping to find somebody with this knowledge here, is it possible to ask about Neapolitan in this site?
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Reputation Bonus?

Oggi ho aperto il sito, e mi sono trovato +100 di reputazione su ogni sito .SE a cui sono iscritto. because we trust you on other sites in the network Non mi lamento! Ma non me l'aspettavo ...
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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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Let's get critical: Feb 2015 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 easily answered on one's own?

I don't want to look too grumpy, but I'd say that a question like «How can I say "what's your name?” in Italian?» does not show even a modicum of attempt to find an answer on one's own. A sentence ...
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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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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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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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Over one thousand users!

This is just to observe, as I have just done, that in the last few hours we have passed the one-thousand mark for the number of users of this site. Admittedly, not all of them are active, and someone ...
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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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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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Un saluto carissimo a randomatlabuser

Con questo post voglio salutare randomatlabuser, ora user193, il cui account, come da sua richiesta al team di StackExchange, è stato oggi rimosso dal sito. Dispiace davvero tanto, lui (o lei), con @...
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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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Attempted edit with spam

I just received an approval request for this edit https://italian.stackexchange.com/review/suggested-edits/641 Is there anything that can be done (besides rejecting the edit?)
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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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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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Repeated abusive behaviour from user

This post is mainly addressed to the moderators, martina and I.M.: bobie is a new user who is regularly engaging in abusive behaviours, launching invectives all the time in his comments and answers. I ...
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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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Undesired mail by an Italian.SE visitor

I, and at least one friend as well, have received an email by someone claiming to be a software engineer from Eastern Europe who saw our contributes on italian.SE («I just discovered the italian....
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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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Can I undo a Vote to Leave Open

I have just voted to leave a question open. Then I have read it again and I have realised that no, I think it is off-topic, so I searched here for a button to undo my previous vote; I also checked in ...
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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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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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