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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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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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Question with many views

Does anybody know why this question has many more views than the other ones posted around the same time (almost 1000 at the time of writing, vs. 50/100 views for the questions nearby)? Is there a bug ...
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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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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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How may I correct a typo?

In this post I tried to add a missing apostrophe in the quotation. However the system refused to store the edit, saying Edits must be at least 6 characters; is there something else to improve in ...
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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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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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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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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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Moderator Pro Tem Announcement

Throughout the beta, we need members from the site whose focus is to engage the community, both in community-building issues and site management. That's why we select a few members from each community ...
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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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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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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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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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Who is in charge of reviewing edits and how can you obtain that role?

This may be a silly question, but I've noticed edits to posts are not automatically implemented, they have to be peer reviewed. It's a fair mechanism I like very much but don't know how it exactly ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Using italic and bold in a comment

I tried using the italic for a phrase reported in a comment and, inside that phrase, the bold for a single word. All I get was the asterisks used for bolding the word not being parsed as bold markers. ...
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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 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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What does “This edit would have to be a suggested edit.” mean?

I was suggesting an edit for a question, and I got the following error message, which apparently doesn't allow me to submit the suggested edit. This edit would have to be a suggested edit. What ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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