Proposal: Korean Language and Usage

What are some ideas on how to improve this proposal? My idea was to have a stackexchange site for learning Korean, mainly for beginners. But perhaps it would be better for this proposal to have a wider scope, so that it can attract more advanced speakers as well as culture enthusiasts.

One of the things we can discuss are the title and proposal description. Initially the title was Korean language and Culture, but to limit the scope to language only, it was changed to Korean Language and Usage (based on English Language and Usage SE site). But that site is for advanced users of English and the site for beginners of English is English Language Learners. So how about this proposal? Should it's scope be further limited by changing it to Korean Language Learners, or should it be further expanded, for example, as Korean Language and Culture? This answer for a different proposal suggests that it might be a better idea to make it's scope broader until the site gets going, and if the community grows large enough, a spin-off site for the subtopic can always be created later.

Please provide some solutions in the answer. Also, should the proposal description be in Korean as well? Would that help in giving the proposal more visibility?

  • It's difficult question and easy question. a river runs through it. Eventually meets the sea. ...
    – moon
    Jul 12, 2014 at 5:26
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    I think 'Korean Language and Culture' is a good idea. The 'Korea' proposal is not strong, and language learners should be just as interested in national customs and traditions as they are interested in the lingual aspects. We should provide a place where people can learn about these two very related things.
    – JDong
    Jul 14, 2014 at 16:51
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    I am thinking we should wait until this proposal gets a good amount of followers, then vote on the title and scope
    – user17915
    Jul 14, 2014 at 23:05
  • Is it possible for us to request for merging earlier (closed) Korean language proposal? It has lots of quality questions, answers and followers to bring this into the commit stage.
    – bonCodigo
    Aug 8, 2014 at 2:39
  • I think it's not supported. Please see this: discuss.area51.stackexchange.com/questions/14351/…
    – user17915
    Aug 8, 2014 at 3:54
  • I kind of covered some ideas on the "Should we advertise..." question. I was going in order so this question came second.
    – David
    Nov 18, 2014 at 3:38

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It would be great if people joining the site could take a good look at the lower-rated questions - if you think there are some good ones, upvote them, but if you don't think they deserve to be upvoted, ask a couple more of your own!


We are all here because we like this proposal and stack exchange, but I wonder if it would be interesting to learn from / exchange with other Korean language learning / discussion forums? I could only find http://www.italki.com/questions/korean that really seems alive though!

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    I've been a long time user of italki (profile). The 'answers' section is quite similar look to the SO model, but it lacks a lot of functions for housekeeping and truly letting good answers float to the top. SO could do it much better, had it the community support that italki has. That said, I've considered posting a link to this proposal on the discussions section, but ultimately decided not to. Certainly it's an excellent resource for community answers in the absence of a more structured option. Oct 21, 2014 at 13:07
  • Yes, I've noticed that a lot of questions on italki can be answered by pasting them into google, which then brings up a previous answer on iTalki! It is sufficiently similar to SO to make it awkward bringing this up over on Italki... Oct 23, 2014 at 5:56
  • I would suggest posting on waygook.org, if you want to advertise it anywhere. It his a huge community for the (thousands of) English teachers working in Korea. It has a language section on the forum, but is structured as a forum. Oct 28, 2014 at 3:56
  • waygook.org/index.php Oct 28, 2014 at 3:57
  • I did post a mention on Dave's esl café a while back (forums.eslcafe.com/korea/viewtopic.php?p=2966034) but that particular thread seems pretty dead these days. Is anyone here a member on waygook.org? 'Spam' posts probably come across better from established members. Oct 29, 2014 at 8:16
  • I mentioned this place on italki - Hi, if anyone from over there came to take a look! Dec 9, 2014 at 21:01

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