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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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La Esperanta komunumo ne plu estas “beta”!

La Esperanta komunumo ne plu estas “beta”! Ni esperas, ke vi havis feliĉan Zamenhofan Tagon! Post 5 jaroj da kontribuoj kaj laborado pri la Esperanta komunumo ĉe Stack Exchange, ekde la 16a de ...
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2021 Community Moderator Election Results

Moderator election #2 on Esperanto Language has come to a close, the votes have been tallied, and the new moderator is: They will be joining the existing crew shortly — please thank them for ...
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2021 Community Moderator Election

The 2021 Community Moderator Election is now underway! Community moderator elections have three phases: Nomination phase Primary phase Election phase Most elections take between two and three weeks, ...
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General reference questions

Can a question be too basic, too general, and should therefore be avoided? This is a classical meta question of many Stack Exchange sites. E.g. would the following question be considered General ...
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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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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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Should we adopt the AdE "Lingva Konsultejo"'s Qs & As?

The Akademio de Esperanto (AdE, website, Wikipedia) seems to be the linguistic authority for the Esperanto language. On its wiki, the Akademio publishes "elektitaj respondoj" (selected answers) of ...
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2019 Community Moderator Election Results

Esperanto Language's first moderator election has come to a close and the two new moderators are: They'll be joining the existing crew shortly—please thank them for volunteering, and share ...
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Will current moderators be up for vote in the current pro tempore moderator election 2019?

In the announcement of the current "pro tempore" moderator election (which has a separate meta "question" at 2019 Community Moderator Election) Jon Ericson♦ wrote: (Note for current moderators: ...
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2019 Community Moderator Election

The 2019 Community Moderator Election is now underway! Community moderator elections have three phases: Nomination phase Primary phase Election phase Most elections take between two and three weeks,...
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Announcing a Pro Tempore election

Summary: Esperanto Language Stack Exchange will begin the nomination stage for a special election on June 17 to bring in two more moderators. For full details of the process, see the announcement on ...
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Tag synonym suggestion: [esperanto-movement] -> [movado]

movado and esperanto-movement probably mean the same. As was decided in https://esperanto.meta.stackexchange.com/a/23/1576, movado should be the tag to be used. I think that therefore, esperanto-...
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Is it acceptable to solicit volunteer translators for a non-profit project on Esperanto.SE?

Note: I've put all information that might itself be considered unsolicited soliciting into spoiler blocks. I hope that's alright here on meta. If you don't want to be lured into helping out with the ...
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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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Where can we translate the StackExchange interface?

Although this is not really specific to the Esperanto instance, this is the one that made me ask the question. So is there already a place to translate the StackExchange interface? Obviously here the ...
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How to deep-link to ReVo entries?

The "Reta Vortaro" ("ReVo" for short) on http://www.reta-vortaro.de/revo/ uses frames. When you use the search field in the right frame, the resulting matches will be shown in the left frame. When ...
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Replacing inactive moderators during beta

The current moderators were announced two years ago. and since Kristan haven't been seen for about a year now, and graduation from beta is nowhere in sight, should we find someone else as a ...
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Is the visits/day counter on Area51 working well?

Each time I go on the "Esperanto Language" Area51 page, the visits/day counter indicates 0 or 1 visit. I guess there are more people who visit the website. Is it a bug? Someone has an idea? How is it ...
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Let's discuss the logo and background for Esperanto.SE

Just like any other Stack Exchange site, Esperanto.SE should have an attractive logo and background design. My suggestions: The Verda Stelo offers itself as a logo: It's simple, easily recognisable ...
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Idea to boost site usage - work alongside duolingo

According to Area 51, this site really needs some work. However, I recently started the duolingo course again, and every so often I have a question of why something is the way it is or how something ...
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Which Esperanto discussion fora could be encouradged to post some questions here?

I read the status of this forum. Wouldn't it be useful if questions in Facebook groups like Lingva konsultejo, Duolingo Esperanto Learners or others were asked here on this great platform which has ...
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Should not we already have at least two closing reasons for off-topic questions?

One of the closing reasons for off-topic questions says: This question does not appear to be about Esperanto language, within the scope defined in the help center. The link takes to the Help ...
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Is there a way to encourage people to comment on answers they don't like?

I've been seeing an increase in activity where answers are voted down without comment. I assume it's happening all over, but I only receive notifications when it happens on my own posts. A typical ...
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Why are there questions tagged "untagged"?

I noticed there are questions tagged untagged (actually, they are 8). Why are there questions tagged with it? I know that in past it happened when a question was migrated from another site that was ...
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What can be done to improve this beta?

According to these stats on Area 51, EO.SE is not doing so hot. I am not familiar with Stack Exchange Betas, but I think there ought to be something we can do to keep this site alive. Can anyone who ...
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Is this translation request off-topic here?

This question Kiel traduki Esperante tiun ĉi ludkarton? requests a translation of the text of a playing card, not any specific word or phrase. Is it outside the topic for this site?
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What is the difference between the tags [word-choice] and [word-difference]?

Should they be marked as synonyms?
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How likely is it for Esperanto.SE to come out of beta?

While browsing some other language betas and proposals on Area 51, I was surprised to find Arabic saying that the site "didn't have enough activity during the beta and has been closed", as I would ...
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Should there be a minimum Esperanto level for questions

Related to the questions about vocabulary which should be answerable by simply looking in a dictionary, should there be a limit on very basic questions? Examples of questions which may be too basic: ...
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Do we allow single word translations that can be looked up in a dictionary?

One of my questions has a discussion in the comments about questioners looking up words in a dictionary before posting a question here on Stack Exchange. To what extent is asking for a translation ...
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Should we stop defining new Esperanto words?

There are examples of words being de facto defined on this site. Take a look at a question like How to translate "to pledge"?. The top answerer suggested to translate pledge into promespagi, ...
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A new tag proposal: word-difference

There are many questions out there which want to clarify the difference between two similar words. What is the difference between X and Y ... Kio estas la diferenco inter X kaj Y ... Shall we use a ...
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We should allow replies in a different language from the question

Often if someone asks a question in English and then someone replies in Esperanto someone else will reply saying that the reply should be in the same language as the post. However I don’t know where ...
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Question looking for specific literature to read is not a duplicate

I don't agree that this is a duplicate. Where can I find Lovecraft books in Esperanto? It is hard enough to find books in Esperanto that forcing people to write to the official libraries and ask (!) ...
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Edits: misspellings and cxapelaj literoj

To get some clarification into this, I propose voting on whether basic misspellings and correction of cx and ch into ĉ should be allowed. Important point: When quoting from a source that uses the x- ...
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The textarea on the meta site blocks right clicks

When I am editing a post on the main site, using any browser on my Mac, I am able to select a word, and use the right click to show a contextual menu. When I do the same on the meta site, it ...
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Does the auto-flagging algorithm need to be calibrated for Esperanto?

The review queue for the low quality posts contained a question written in Esperanto, Kiu el la esprimoj “abomeni” kaj “malami” estas la plej forta? and an answer for How do you translate "Top 10 ...
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"Pronunciation" or "phonology"?

There are 8 questions using pronunciation and 2 questions using phonology. Aren't these tags synonyms? If they are synonyms, which tag should we use?
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Is there a corpus I could use to support the answer I am giving?

When answering a question about which phrase to use, I would like to be able to backup my answer with data taken from a corpus. Is there any Esperanto corpus I could refer in my answers, and that is ...
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What is the SE standpoint about questions with answers that are links to off-site resources?

What is the Stack Exchange standpoint about questions with answers that are links to off-site resources? Can single sites decide about those type of questions? On the network meta site, those kind of ...
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Should we have a particular approach to newcomers?

Since we have a such small community, and are in need of everyone who finds us, we have to consider the way we treat newcomers. The most imporant and natural way is to vote, I suppose. Should we keep ...
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Do we need a "constructed languages" tag?

I think we need at least one "constructed languages" tag. Maybe even a specific one like Volapük. Esperanto is a constructed language and because of that, our history is interrelated with that of ...
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What should be our standpoints for edits?

How much should we edit? I see the value in the ability to improve questions and answers made by other users, but I also believe editing has some downsides to it. Having your question edited, your ...
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When does a new question appear in the list of the questions?

I noticed that when I ask a new question, it doesn't appear immediately on the list of questions (e.g. https://esperanto.meta.stackexchange.com/questions). Does the question appear after X minutes, ...
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Does the activity on the meta site influence how the main site is valued?

The statistics on the Area 51 site only show the activity on the main site. Does the activity on the meta site (this very site) influence how the site is perceived? I imagine that a meta site where ...
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Are questions asking the translation of a complex sentence acceptable?

Are questions asking the translation of a complex sentence acceptable? I imagine that a simple question where I don't explain the doubts I have about translating the sentence should not be acceptable,...
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"translation" or "single-word-requests"?

If I ask which word I should use for an English word, should I use translation or single-word-requests? I understand that two tags are different, since I could ask which Esperanto word I should use ...
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What is the tag "etymology" for?

For me, it is very unclear. The tag can mean (and is used) in many cases: How a word is constructed (with the Esperanto rules of word construction) How a word evolved from the Unua libro to now How a ...
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Do we need both "history" and "language-evolution"?

Before writing this question, there were 14 questions using history and 7 questions using language-evolution. Do we need both the tags? To me, it seems that history includes language-evolution, since ...
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