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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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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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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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Is it valid to translate answers which are provided only in Italian?

I'd like to improve the usefulness of certain Italian-only answers by translating them into English — is there a consensus on whether this is welcome, encouraged or discouraged? I don't want to step ...
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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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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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Clickbait question and rejected edit

I have suggested an edit to the question Salviamo la lingua italiana, but apparently it has been rejected. My motivation for wanting to change that question is that its title is not descriptive, and ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Si stanno tessendo barriere alla partecipazione in questa comunità?

Su questo post ho letto di uno studio che si è fatto su Stack Overflow in cui si sono riscontrati fatti come More specifically, we find significant gender gaps in activity: women are more likely ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Potremmo avere le etichette in italiano? / Could we have tags in Italian?

Sui siti Stack Exchange di francese, spagnolo e portoghese, o anche russo, la maggior parte delle etichette (se non sono tutte) sono nelle rispettive lingue. Ma qui abbiamo tutte le etichette in ...
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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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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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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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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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Are questions on whether italian-language media (books, shows, etc.) are good examples of the language, on-topic for this site?

I ask because I know that there can be a great deal of regional variety in dialogue (I'm thinking dialects here), so if a movie or show takes place in Rome, for example, as a new learner I may not be ...
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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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Has the recent mess on SE anything to do with our site?

One Mod was fired and many others are leaving their position as a sign of protest. The issue appears to be the alleged misusage of personal pronouns (non-gendered vs gendered). Mods on this site don’...
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Can we have a [future-tense] tag?

We have tense and even conditional-mood, but not future-tense. Can we have one, please? Abbiamo tense e anche conditional-mood, ma non future-tense. La potremmo avere, per favore?
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What do you think about the new tag "phrase-origin"?

A tag called "phrase-origin" has recently been created in this question, a kind of question that up till now has been labelled "etymology" according to our tag description. It has been argued that the ...
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Just created the neologism tag. Was it worth it?

When adding this question, I created the new neologism tag since none of the existing would fit for the case. Comments and suggestions, as usual, are welcome.
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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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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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Vorrei ringraziare la comunità di questo sito

Buonasera, Vorrei ringraziare la comunità di questo sito per l'aiuto che mi avete prestato su qualche difficoltà in Il fu Mattia Pascal di Luigi Pirandello. Molti anni fa, mi è venuta l'idea che non ...
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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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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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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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What do you think about doubling points earned on questions?

I’ve just received a mail from SO about the decision they made to increase the value of upvotes to questions. Starting today, we’re doubling the reputation points earned from getting an upvote ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Can we have a [elision] tag?

Elision is a common feature of the Italian language and I have just noticed there is no tag for it in Italian Stack Exchange. Could we add it ? Some questions which could use the new tag: When do we ...
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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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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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