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Questions tagged [culture]

The Culture category includes proposals in subjects like language, religion, society, groups, and politics.

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“New” Latin words

Proposal: Latin Language Is it acceptable to ask or answer using terms from neo-Latin and Contemporary Latin (created to describe more modern things or ideas)? For instance, Contemporary Latin has a ...
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Are there guidelines for the use of the character extension feature, as in هـــــــذا مـــثــــــــال?

Proposal: Arabic Language Writing the title for a certain text, I found myself hesitating if I should add this kind of spacing between all characters, or only in the first or the last, and wondered ...
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A way to have a translation of some terms, طريقة للإتفاق على ترجمة بعض المصطلحات

Proposal: Arabic Language أقترح أن يكون بالإمكان مناقشة بعض المصطلحات لإيجاد بعض التوافق بين الناطقين بالعربية و هذا نظرا لأنّ كثيرا من المصطلحات المستعلملة و خاصة في الأنظمة مثل ويندوز و أندرويد لا ...
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How could questions in arabic be written although it's from right to left?

Proposal: Arabic Language How is it possible to ask questions in arabic? for example this sentence: اللغة العربية من اليمين لليسار. the full-stop is on the right not on the left. كيف تكتب ...
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Why should this be launch while there are lots of LDS questions on Christianity.SE?

Proposal: Mormonism lds is one of the most frequented tags on Christianity.SE. How is this not just its subgroup? If it is, I'd vote for close - splitting Christianity.SE community just because ...
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Is this site intended for non-Arabic speakers who are interested in or studying Arabic?

Proposal: Arabic Language I mean is it also intended for non-Arabic speakers who are interested in or studying Arabic? Or just for experts? Do we need to propose a different site for Arabic learners ...
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How to interpret closing my question?

Which Area51/SE rules are violated leading my question What about joining forces on “Scandinavian Languages” proposal? to deletion? Abruptly and without any reasonable clarification.
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Long marks in posts?

Proposal: Latin Language So I've seen that some questions have macrons in them. How necessary will they be?
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Are questions about specific languages on topic?

Proposal: Language Learning There are lots of language specific proposals on area 51, does this matter? Can people ask about language specific things on this site?
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Will the proposed Mythology site include questions about current or major religions?

In academic circles, the work myth is any story that has or had religious significance, whether deemed true or not, and without regard for how calling it a myth is received by popular culture. For ...
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Quōmodo Latīnē quæstiōnēs cotīdiānās rogāre?

Proposal: Latin Language Asking questions in Latin is a great way for beginners to get accustomed to expressing themselves in Latin and understanding someone communicating directly to them in Latin. ...
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Is Mythology proposal already dead?

This proposal was proposed 1 year ago and it's in 61% of commitment. Does it mean it'll be removed automatically soon? Proposal: Mythology
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Is Sumerian, Mesopotamian and Babylonian mythology on-topic?

I'm aware that Greek and Roman mythology is on topic. But is Sumerian, Mesopotamian, Babylonian, Buddhist and other mythology on-topic as well? Proposal: Mythology
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Can I discuss/ask about the relationship between composer's life and their song style?

Proposal: Music Fans As this forum is titled "Music Fans", while music and songs are written by composers who most likely get their inspiration from their lives/philosophical principles/sociocultural ...
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Is language teaching on-topic?

Proposal: Language Learning Will this site accept only questions from self-learners, or will it be on-topic to ask e.g. about effective ways of teaching languages?
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A better title, maybe?

Proposal: Language Learning At first, I wanted to say "MWAHHAHA" and flag this as a duplicate, but looking at your example questions I see what this proposal is all about: This is about cross-...
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What are some _typical_ questions that we want to see?

Proposal: Latin Language Right now (21-Jan-2015), most of the example questions are of the “frequently asked” variety. For example, “What conventions exist for using loanwords to describe things that ...
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Pertinent quaestiōnēs linguā Latīnā? Eās ut nōn hortēmur?

Proposal: Latin Language Or in English: Are questions in Latin on topic? Should we encourage that? And how about answers in Latin? I'm currently imagining latin.stackexchange.com as having a similar ...
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Five more people for the Portuguese Language proposal

Proposal: Portuguese Language At the time of writing, we've gathered 108 followers and have 38 out of 40 questions with 10 votes or more. We have less than five days left to find (& upvote!) 2 ...
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Would stack exchanges in Japanese be able to go to beta?

Given that there's already a Stack Exchange that uses Japanese, if someone created a stack exchange proposal that used Japanese, would it be able to go into beta, without the dreaded "This launch is ...
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Is this only about the Latin language or also about its contexts?

Proposal: Latin Language Should this site be only about the Latin language, its grammar and its styles? Or are questions about its context also ontopic: Latin literature (eg discussion of various ...
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To follow is not enough, 40 questions with +10 are also needed!

Thus, if you want the site, you have to vote. This vote decides, which questions will be ontopic there, and which won't. Although the site have the needed 60 followers soon, it is not enough. Simply ...
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Isn't “Ask FullFact” just a subset of skeptics.SE?

Proposal Ask FullFact is for "anyone who wants a statistical claim made by UK politicians, or the media, to be factchecked" But any statistical claim made by a UK politician would count as a notable ...
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Are parenting questions on-topic for Atheism?

Proposal: Atheism Examples: Raising atheist children: how to deal with participation in holiday-themed school functions? Raising atheist children, what are your ways to teach strong morals? These ...
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can you do anything about unwanted Questions on your Proposal?

i mean except having other Q Upvoted or if the Q is offensive... if the Q just doesn't have anything much to do with your proposal, and the poster doesn't want to remove them... can u do anything? I ...
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Is there a reason why the proposal definition was edited?

Proposal: Arabic Language The proposal definition used to be: non-native & native Arabic Language learners, linguists & experts to discuss finer points of the language. اقتراح إنشاء ...
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Is it possible to integrate a keyboard for sites of Languages with non Latin script?

For sites like Russia SE, Arabic SE etc, is it possible to integrate a respective keyboard to the sites?
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How to balance between those who can and cannot read unsigned Arabic?

Proposal: Arabic Language This question recently got me thinking of another topic: Can we ask word-meaning or basic grammar rules here? and it follows on slightly from: كيف نوازن بين مستويات ...
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Can we ask word-meaning or basic grammar rules here?

Since Arabic SE will be a Q&A site for non-native & native Arabic Language learners, can we ask meaning of an Arabic word? Can we ask to explain the grammar of a sentence? Can we ask questions ...
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What is a real religion? [closed]

Proposal: Pastafarianism There phrase "real religion" has been used several times in discussion related to the Pastafarian proposal. 1 2 What is a real religion? What is the difference between a ...
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Bilingual “Tags”الكلمات الدلالية باللغتين

Proposal: Arabic Language Is it possible/feasible/allowed for a single tag to be in two languages? Or should the tags be in either English or Arabic? Spanish SE's tags are in Spanish, hence, Arabic ...
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غرفة دردشة للمقترح Chatroom for this proposal

Proposal: Arabic Language لقد تم تكوين غرفة دردشة مؤقتة لهذه المقترح لها هدفان رئيسان هما: ترويج المقترح، أو على اﻷقل تأييد الترويج لها جمع الملتزمين ومؤيدو هذه المقترح في مكان واحد إلى حين وصول ...
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Questions about Arabic orthography

Proposal: Arabic Language Are questions about the Arabic writing system and orthography within the scope of this site? I mean questions like the placement of vowel marks, the dots under “ي” or the ...
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Questions about Arabizi (arabic chat)

Proposal: Arabic Language I guess this is in part related to questions about dialects and transliterations. If the scope is anything Arabic language then would such questions about Arabizi be ...
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Qur'an reciting (Tajweed) related questions - أسئلة في التجويد

Are questions related to Tajweed of Qur'an on-topic on Arabic Language; since Islam covers questions related to Fiqh هل تعتبر الأسئلة المتعلقة باحكام تجويد القرآن الكريم ملائمة لموقع اللغة العربية؟ ...
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SwagOverflow - Clothing

I haven't seen a StackExchange site about clothing yet. If there is, please forgive me. I have a place in mind, where you could ask questions about your outfits or clothes, or what to buy. Doesn't ...
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Stackoverflow in persian

As an stackoverflow user who are not native in english I see lots of questions in stackoverflow from new users that they cant say what they really want because of their poor english, and as a persian ...
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Should we advertise this proposal on other Korean-languege forums?

Proposal: Korean Language and Usage I'm not a speaker of Korean, but I'd love to be, so I'm naturally very excited for this proposal. I linked the Stack Exchange proposal onto the /r/Korean sub last ...
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director specific site; where would you start

I'm curious whether there would be interest in director-specific stackexchange sites (or what the process would even be). Something like hitchcock.stackexchange.com? I have looked at movies....
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كيف نوازن بين مستويات المستخدمين؟ How do we balance the levels of users?

Proposal: Arabic Language هذا الموقع ستجمع -بمشيئة الله- صنفان رئيسان من الناس، هما: العلماء الطلاب والطلاب صنفان: صنف تتكلم العربية أصلا صنف لا تتكلم العربية أصلا وكل صنف على مستويات متفرقة، ...
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Why was close History in Spanish proposal?

Why was close History in Spanish proposal? what was the criteria to close it. http://area51.stackexchange.com/proposals/68616/history-in-spanish
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Should every question for Arabic Language have an English translation?

Proposal: Arabic Language Since the proposal for the Arabic Language is also for learners/beginners, does it make sense to have questions only in Arabic, without any English translation, as short as ...
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How to deal with dialects?

Proposal: Arabic Language This question recently made me wonder about this proposal: http://area51.stackexchange.com/proposals/62022/arabic-language/67683#67683 whereby it essentially asks for a map ...
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ماذا سنفعل بالمشاركات التي تنسخ العربية بحروف أجنبية؟ What to do about transliterated posts

Proposal: Arabic Language ماذا سنفعل بالمشاركات -خاصة الأسئلة- التي تنسخ العربية بحروف لغة اخرى؟ فمثلا السؤال: What is the difference between the usage of 'Rasoolahu' and 'Rasoolihi'? يسأل عن ...
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How good is questions like 62412 going to fit the topic of this proposal?

Proposal: Arabic Language This question is good in general in my opinion: I want to learn specifically Moroccan/Maghrebi Arabic. How can I get locals to help me with their dialect rather than "...
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Are English questions allowed about Arabic

Proposal: Arabic Language Would this proposal allow English questions about Arabic? For example: How could I tell whether تَنَاوَلْتُ is past I or present she? All I have seen so far are peple ...
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Slow Proposal Progress

Proposal: Mythology Moving forward, the beta step seems to be a challenge because Mythology currently has only 60 committed members. However many more actually joined the proposal. How can we get ...
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How can we improve this proposal?

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 ...
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We need more diversity, talk to your colleagues!! (About perceived duplicates and unsuccessful proposals)

First of all I'll say I love love love StackExchange. And I think it'd be awesome if communities from more fields of knowledge would spill their expertise to the CC internet. TL;DR We should be ...
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What would we do with superstition related questions?

Proposal: Hinduism I don't know about other religions, but, I being a Hindu, know that we have a lot of crazy superstitous practices. I don't follow them, but I know a lot of people who do. They are ...