Proposal: Ukrainian Language

Stack Exchange sites generally don't allow simple questions that can be answered by "just googling it". But where there may be easily accessible answers available for larger languages, there are many gaps in online learning resources for Ukrainian.

For example:

The word "є" can be omitted from Ukrainian sentences, but is there ever a situation in which it would be left in by convention?

What determines whether a verb will be conjugated according to first(умь) conjugation or second(амь) conjugation in the present tense?

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I think, they should be allowed. I see no reason to forbid them. Something, that is easy-too-google for native speaker, may be almost-impossible-to-google for novice learner (IMO, successful googling for things that are underrepresented over the Internet requires the language barrier to be already overcome at certain level).

I think that ideally there should be certain rules on what is not to be asked (not generic "something that is easy to google" — because it's too unclear). For example, dictionary questions (except for when dictionaries doesn't clarify some specific point or there's stable divergence between dictionary form and everyday usage, like here). Sadly, I don't have time to state/propose them now.


Stack Exchange sites generally don't allow simple questions that can be answered by "just googling it".

Well, it's actually more complicated. Generally speaking the majority of questions answered at stacks can be successfully googled.

What Stack Exchange community actually cares about is the value that this particular question provides to the community. The question should be useful and helpful not only for the author of the question.

That actually means that a lot of simple questions are totally valid.


I don't think any search engines mentioned above are relevant to the question. You can find out if the particular question should not be on the Q&A on-the-fly. There's a buggy voting system at SO, so any question can be treated individually.

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    Sorry, I can't get your point. And, as it's not me who downvoted your answer, probably, at least two of us don't understand it. Can you explain?
    – Sasha
    Commented Jan 9, 2017 at 0:30
  • You just used the downvote XD that is exactly what I mean. If a question will not be relevant - it will be probably downvoted or at least there will be a single comment to go search via some search engine.
    – magnump0
    Commented Jan 13, 2017 at 7:33
  • Ah, now I understand, you say that it isn't required to decide what kinds of questions are on-topic and off-topic now, as it can be decided on-the-fly when site is launched (by using up-vote/down-vote). Well, while you're partially right in that it will really mostly be decided on-the-fly by voting individual questions, still it's good to decide some general recommendations before site is launched (or at least in "meta"); users that will up/down-vote will follow both intuition and recommendations. Additionally, scope of the site was chosen with etalon questions.
    – Sasha
    Commented Jan 13, 2017 at 8:26

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