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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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Do we really need "meaning-in-context" as tag?

I know other sites use meaning-in-context, but do we really need it? Since I cannot generically ask the meaning of a word without describing exactly what I find confusing, or giving an example of ...
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Would the same question but in the other language (English or Esperanto) be a duplicate?

Questions and answers in English won't benefit all Esperanto-speakers, and questions and answers in Esperanto won't benefit the new learners that are really at the commencing state.
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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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Should the meta site be in Esperanto?

We have discussed the language of the main site and decided on a mix of Esperanto and English, but we never considered the language of the meta site, should that be in exclusively in Esperanto? At the ...
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Tags for when a language is referenced

The French Stack Exchange site has a nice tag anglais to mark questions that refer to the English language (such as “how do you translate this English phrase?”). It also has other tags for German, ...
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What esperanto word should we use for moderator?

It would be nice to have some sort of consensus over what word we use in Esperanto for the moderators. Some suggestions: In Reddit apparently people say kontrolanto. This is also the suggestion on ...
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Shouldn't we have "grammaticality" instead of "grammar"?

When I first wrote this question, there were 22 questions using grammar. Should not those questions use a more specific tag, or (eventually) grammaticality? It seems to me that grammar is used when ...
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What tag should I use for a question asking the meaning of a word/phrase?

What tag should be used for a question asking the meaning of a word/phrase? Since there is already word-choice and word-usage, would word-meaning be helpful?
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What is the purpose of "vocabulary" as tag?

There are 20 questions using vocabulary, but the tag doesn't have a description. What should the purpose of the tag be? Does it make sense when there are tags like single-word-requests, word-choice ...
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Unanswerable questions

What is the appropriate way to raise the question of whether a question is unanswerable? Is there a way to flag this, or is this brought up in the answers or comments? One particular kind of "...
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Should we remove the "in Esperanto" in the title of the questions?

Often, there is a superfluos "in Esperanto" in the name of the question. For exemple : How to translate X in Esperanto? How to do Y in Esperanto? Should we remove them, tolerate them, or encourage ...
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Phonetic representation

For pronunciation questions it is often useful to be able to properly represent the sounds; unfortunately using the proper IPA characters is not feasible. Should we agree on a standard way to do this? ...
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Low quality answers

A lot of questions on this site have answers that are sometimes just one sentence or a link. I think that these kinds of answers provide very limited value and don't follow the basic rules of how to ...
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Is it OK to abbreviate Esperanto to Eo?

"Esperanto" is a very commonly word used on here, for obvious reasons. I sometimes abbreviate it as Eo, based on the ISO 639 code for it. Is that too obscure?
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How to format words in an other language?

I use "quotes" since they are quick to type and easier to see than italic. Is there a specific rule (or should there be a specific rule) about this in order to improve parsing and readability?
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Should not we generally use the plural for the tags?

As done with other Language sites, should not we generally use the plural for tags, especially when they are about grammar categories? verbs nouns pronouns
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Accepting Nominations — Who should moderate this site?

Ideally Moderators are elected by the community, but until the community is large enough to hold a proper election, we will be appointing three provisional Moderators to fill those roles. We need ...
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Spertulo pri StackExchange por podkasta diskuto

Por la Esperanta podkasto kern.punkto ni ŝatus eldoni epizodon pri StackExchange. Por tio ni serĉas spertan StackExchange-anon, kiu jam delonge estas aktiva en StackExchange kaj ankaŭ povas rakonti ...
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Would a question about a specific application for macOS be acceptable?

Would a question about where to find an Esperanto dictionary for the Dictionary application used on the macOS be acceptable, or is it stretching the limit a little too much?
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A tag for questions about the Esperanto special letters

It is clear that we need a tag dealing with the special letters of the Esperanto alphabet. However, what should it be? Some questions have gone through a cycle of different tags, including chapelitaj-...
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What to do when a question changes?

Sometimes, the content of a question may change. For example, an author of a general question (old_question_1) precises the topic of a question (new_question_1) and at the same time starts an another ...
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Language of tags

I noticed that some of the tags are in English, for example, preposition and culture and some are in Esperanto, for example, volativo and muziko. This seems like it will produce a lot of duplicate ...
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Should we try to simplify the English?

There is currently this proposed edit: The comment for the edit is “fixed grammar”. However I think the grammar in the original is fine and is written in quite a good style of English. On the other ...
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Can/should automatic conversion from x-transscription be included for posts?

When writing Esperanto, sometimes it becomes necessary to type special letters not included in the English alphabet. I would welcome an automatic conversion from x-transscription to the original ...
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How to best format mixed language posts?

It would be great to have a particular highlight mode (in addition to bold and italic) for languages other than the main language of the post. Currently, it appears that italics are the way to go on ...
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Should this site allow open-ended resource questions?

I noticed this question posted to this site asking for books for beginning learners. This type of resource request seems to be too open-ended and subjective for a stack exchange site, where specific ...
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Tag "movement": Should we rename it to "movado"?

The question title says it all—shall we rename the tag "movement" to "movado" (which is Esperanto and more specific to the Esperanto movement and distinguishing it from other movements)?
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Why should I learn Esperanto? - canonical question proposal

Since Esperanto is a constructed language, many people may be wondering why learn it, so it will probably be helpful to have a canonical question about this problem. I've created such a question, and ...
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What should the Help Center say about the questions we don't allow? [closed]

The Help Center have a section titled What topics can I ask about here? It is still empty, but it should list which questions are allowed, and which not, in the same same it does the equivalent ...
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Use of "language" tag

I do not think language is a good tag. More specific tags should be used when possible. Some tagging ideas can be found on https://japanese.stackexchange.com/tags.
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Are questions about Esperanto culture and community on topic?

Am I right to assume that questions about Esperanto culture and community should be accepted as on topic here?
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An [esperante] tag for questions written mostly or entirely in Esperanto?

It would allow these questions to be easily filtered in or out of searches, for example.
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Language of esperanto.stackexchange.com

Are there any rules about the language used here? Is it ok to ask in Esperanto or is it supposed to be English only?
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Is there a chat for meta in beta?

estos bona por babili ĉi tie pri hazardaj aferoj, eble. I wonder if stack exchange is biased against esperanto "Please use proper grammar", I doubt it has an esperanto grammar parser
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