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Attempts at English to Italian translation In questions

It's always better to give your best attempt to translate the sentence. See https://italian.meta.stackexchange.com/a/14/707.
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Should downvoters leave a constructive comment to help users to improve their posts?

As a matter of fact, the general consensus across the StackExchange network seems to be that downvotes don't (generally) need a comment. I'm not very keen on downvoting (even less so here, being a ...
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Winter Bash - In or Out?

AYE! Of course, we want it, why do you ask?
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Why do most users, including experienced ones, keep commenting instead of answering?

I can speak only for myself, of course. I might have been guilty of the behaviour you mention: if so, in general it is because I feel that what I have to say is incomplete, or unsupported by sources, ...
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Winterbash 2016

Upvote = Yes! Please sign us up for hats! Downvote = No thank you, I'd rather enjoy a regular day at the office.
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Linguistic criticism and censorship (Il criticismo linguistico e la censura)

I'm not the censor and, on a personal level, I would not have deleted it, but the site is not intended for to collect users' opinions, even less so when they are of political nature. The purpose of ...
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Help ensure English speakers can participate on meta

Many thanks for pointing this out, Ana. We'll kindly ask users to write on meta primarily in English. As to the already posted questions, we'll take care of adding to them an English translation asap.
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Are you OK with the site participating in the Winter Bash?

YES, I definitely want the site to participate!
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Who should post the answer?

In my opinion, this is not a problem. You or any other user can post an answer to this or to any other question in the site. The fact of having some comments written by some specific users shouldn't ...
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Is it ok to use meta not to ask questions?

In my opinion, such posts are OK if they can fit under the tag discussion whose usage guidance stays The question you're asking is designed to solicit opinions or best-practices on a particular ...
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Is it on-topic to ask for tips with learning?

A question about a grammatical construction, which shows effort in trying to research the topic and is not solely driven by the willingness to get a quick translation, is always on-topic! I'd ...
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Over one thousand users!

If it is true that there are so many people learning Italian in the world, I feel that one of the the reasons that this site is not very active is simply that lots of potential users don't know about ...
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What do you think about the new tags "ne" and "ci"?

I understand that ne and ci may be troublesome for learners of Italian, but having a tag for every single troublesome word (irregular verbs, ambiguous nouns, prepositions with or without articles and ...
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This is not a site for Italians!

I understand your point but, personally, I won't be interested in such a kind of site. One of the aspects that makes this site attractive to me is the possibility to express myself in Italian and to ...
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This is not a site for Italians!

For the English language, SE network has two sites: ELL for learners and EL&U for native speakers and those who already know English very well and just want to clarify a specific issue. Any other ...
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Can I ask for a spelling check of some text using a question?

Welcome to Italian.SE! I see nothing wrong in asking a question about spelling, so long as it's “general” enough. The spelling of Italian is quite conservative, although not completely fixed along ...
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Are questions about names on topic?

I perfectly agree: questions like this one are both half off-topic (proper names are part of a language, but borderline ones, often taken from other languages etc.) and 100% opinion-based.
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Additional Moderator Needed

DaG Meta Profile Notes: He's been a very active user since this site's creation. He has participated in Meta, showing interest in building this community. He visits the site very frequently. He ...
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Additional Moderator Needed

Denis Nardin Meta Profile Notes: He's been an active user on this site for some years. He has participated in Meta, showing interest in building this community. He visits the site very frequently. ...
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What do you think about doubling points earned on questions?

I knew this was coming (moderators were sort-of forewarned) and I have to say I am strongly in favor. Especially for sites like Italian.SE good questions are somewhat more valuable than good answers (...
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Quali sono i parametri per sanzionare?

Che cosa costituisca insulto è, fino a un certo punto, soggettivo. Escludiamo gli “insulti” che si scambiano due amici e vediamo qualche esempio. Riferirsi a qualcuno come "il/la ⟨nazionalità⟩” in ...
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Repeated abusive behaviour from user

Ho notato da poco la faccenda e sto visionando lo scambio epistolare. Non ho ancora ben capito cosa esattamente ha scatenato il problema. Come ho detto in un commento, non sono solita cancellare i ...
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Moderator Pro Tem Announcement

I was delightfully surprised today to see the diamond next to Charo's nickname! Tanti auguri di buon lavoro!
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Question in one language with answers in another, what should we do?

I think we should leave things right as they are. That is, if someone answers in the other languages, then it's up to the owner of the question to decide for translation or to, maybe, not accept the ...
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Is asking about Neapolitan on topic?

This is an old debate. And this is the answer we agreed upon back then: Are questions about dialects on topic? Of course, with new users new opinions are welcome.
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Synonymizing the "word-meaning" tag to the "meaning" tag

Many thanks for your suggestions, @kos. Initially, we wanted to keep word-meaning for the meaning of single words, while leaving meaning for expressions or a combination of words (even if they don't ...
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Additional Pro Tem Needed — Who would like to Moderate this site?

DaG: Meta Profile Notes: He's been a very active user since this site's creation. He has participated in Meta, showing interest in building this community. He visists the site very frequently. He ...
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Additional Pro Tem Needed — Who would like to Moderate this site?

egreg: Meta Profile Notes: He's been a very active user since this site's creation. He has participated in Meta, showing interest in building this community. He visists the site very frequently. ...
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Is asking to translate a short paragraph from English to Italian on topic here?

I don't think “translate this for me” is really on topic. It could be if a tentative translation (but not of the whole thing) was supplied and some points about it raised, such as “how could I better ...
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