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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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Wise usage of automatic translators for faster achievement of result

We could use an automatic translator to translate most of UI elements: menus, headers and other "User Experience" things, and then correct the translations in such cases where the correction is needed....
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What's stopping this proposal?

Proposal: India Update 2: We now need just 8 more questions with a score of 10 or more. One quick tip: To adjust your already existing up-vote, you need not to down-vote that question, but you need ...
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Maybe it dosn't fit, but this is ok

I'm pledging my support for this idea, it's such a good one. Maybe the ideas of this tend away from the usual SE format, but maybe in this case and this case alone this is ok. I hope SE is flexible ...
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“Rumor Countrol” is “Skeptics” - but with a less-useful name

Proposal: Rumor Control sounds like a bad version of Skeptics. How does it differ?
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Standard Q&A criteria fundamentally inappropriate for this topic?

Proposal: Mind TL;DR: My question was this: "Can we have a different set of Q&A guidelines for this proposed topic?" The remainder of this "question" is a lengthy exposition of context and ...
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Is this just for within the legal boundaries of the city, or are the suburbs included?

Proposal: Philadelphia Do questions about the outlying suburbs count as on-topic? Is City Line Ave. the boundary, or can questions cover topics that include areas like Bala Cynwyd, Belmont Hills, ...
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How broad is the site?

Proposal: India I am feeling like the site is too broad, since asking questions about each and everything related to India would be too fragmented. Can we have a list of topics which should be there ...
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What will make this third Atheism proposal succeed after the previous two failed?

Proposal: Atheism and Agnosticism There have been two proposed Atheism SE's that have failed. One was recently closed in the commitment phase, as it was considered a duplicate of philosophy and the ...
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How to help the proposal's progress towards beta?

I committed to this proposal in its early days and I've done my best to help it advance, so I was very happy when we reached the commitment phase. However, this happened over a month ago and so far we ...
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What about question of Social figures?

Proposal: India Are we going to allow question about social figures/icons of India. Like Mahatma gandhi, APJ Abdul kalam etc?
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Why aren't people voting up questions?

Proposal: India There are some 100 followers and some 250 votes in total on questions. What could be the reason for that?
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Native speakers asking questions for a non native speaker

Is it ok for a native speaker of English to ask questions here, so long as the topic is related to someone who is learning English? I am a regular user of Lang-8 (1), and I have two types of ...
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Done! Now restore this site to ESL (“English as a Second Language”)

Proposal: English Language Learners A Brief Background — 6 months ago as part of the Area 51 process, this proposal was renamed from "English as a Second Language" to "English Language Learners....
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Is the 'Yoga and Meditation' proposal really also about meditation?

Proposal: Yoga and Meditation The proposal name is 'Yoga and Meditation', but in the proposal description I only read about Yoga. There is no mention of meditation. Is this site really about both, or ...
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Will Foreign languages be allowed? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Do questions have to be in English? Proposal: English Language Learners What if people do not know how to communicate in English? Will we allow questions in Foreign language?
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Isn't it ironic that someone who barely knows English asking about English in English?

Proposal: English Language Learners It will be more helpful if there is some way for people who are bi-lingual (English+Other) to participate as some kind of teachers.
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Do questions have to be in English?

Do questions have to be written in English? Or is asking in other languages ok? Proposal: English Language Learners
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What happened to the Shia Islam proposal?

There was a proposal called Shia Islam here and as far as I know at least 25 people were following this proposal. What heppend to this proposal? Is it deleted? If so, why? and who has done that? ...
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Will proofreading be allowed on ELL?

Proposal: English Language Learners As we know, proofreading involves checking for grammatical, spelling, and mechanical errors, which may include problems with verb tense, subject-verb agreement, ...
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What about homeworks?

We are bound to get smartasses who will want us to do their school homeworks for them eventually. Their questions will be sufficiently nontrivial, they are unlikely to meet any common closure criteria,...
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Putting a floor under Grammar questions

Proposal: English Language Learners The question of “General Reference” raised by Cool Elf at Bottom Falling Out will be especially knotty with regard to grammar questions on this site. Grammar ...
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Can I start asking questions here in ELL?

I know ELL site is under commitment stage. Can I start ask my questions in ELL and invite for answers? or do I need to wait unitl it gets moved to beta?
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English for Language Users

Proposal: English Language Learners My basic issue is that ELU is for linguists, etymologists, and (serious) English language enthusiasts. ELL is supposed to be for English learners And we still ...
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Should this be a place for improvement of the English level only or for discussions about ways of its studying as well?

Proposal: English Language Learners I think, that the help to the intermediate learners should should contain not only the answers on the subject itself(the English language), but on the processes of ...
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Will EL&U be a General Reference site respect to ELL? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Drawing the lines between ELL and EL&U Proposal: English Language Learners Considering that EL&U is a complete repository of high quality answers on English grammar, ...
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Isn't Buddhism a Religion?

Proposal: Buddhism Shouldn't the description for Buddhism at least include the word religion? I understand this is controversial from the POV of many Western practitioners but Buddhism is a religion ...
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Dedicated chat room

Proposal: India Do you think we should have a dedicated chat room for this proposal? If yes what would be the topic we would be discussing there?
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What are the guidelines (next to the obvious ones) that new proposals should adhere to?

I am involved in the the currently proposed Q&A site Buddhism, and as a user who is relatively new to Stack Exchange I'm learning e.g. there what does and what does not seem to work in Stack ...
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Why did the previous proposal fail and how can we avoid it

Proposal: Italian Language & Usage The previous proposal failed after 2 years at some 60ish percent commitment I think. What were the reasons and how do you think we can avoid it this time
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Drawing the lines between ELL and EL&U

Proposal: English Language Learners Since the proposal has been re-opened and given the excitement its closure caused, I think it is appropriate to further discuss the delineation between ELL and EL&...
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Reinstating the English Learners' Proposal

Proposal: English Language Learners Following the conclusion of the Definition phase, this proposal was recently closed in support of our English SE site. After a lot of discussion here and ...
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On the Closure of English Language Learners [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: English Language Learners Continues… Proposal: English Language Learners I wasn't sure about the need for this site when it was proposed. But in keeping with the spirit and ...
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Should we discuss current affairs on the site: India?

Though current happenings would add a lot of content on this site but the content will surely be outdated very soon. I appreciate opinions on this. Thank you. Proposal: India
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What needs to be done to prevent this proposal from stagnating?

The Buddhism proposal was closed in committment and reopened less than 24 hours later as a new proposal. This is good. It means someone is paying attention. With that said, what do we need to do to ...
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how to get new questions voted

Proposal: Italian Language & Usage I think we are doing fine as far as the number of followers is concerned (although I admit the increase pace has slowed down somewhat), but the problem of ...
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I can post maybe 20+ additional Example Questions, what can I do?

Among of the proposals I participate in, there are several I consider myself experienced enough. They are "...Language and Usage" sites, if that matters. In addition to the limit of 5 questions, I ...
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Suggestion to Change the Title of the Existing English Forum

I support the idea to create a new forum for ESL people. On the other hand, the title of the existing English forum, English Language and Usage, becomes somewhat misleading in that case. I naturally ...
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How are we going to tackle the problem caused by BIDI languages?

Since Persian is a right-to-left language and English is left-to-right, their combination either doesn't work or does not look good. What are you going to do about this issue? Proposal: Persian ...
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Should we contact previous IL&U committers to tell them the proposal was restarted?

Proposal: Italian Language & Usage To avoid this proposal being closed again, should we contact committers of the previous proposal to invite them? EDIT: How should we proceed in contacting people?...
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Specifying: languages of the site

Proposal: Italian Language & Usage Gilles and mac389 gave us ideas, about some topics that should be thought in the early stages: Target public: natives or learners? Questions written in english ...
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Should we encourage writing in Italian only?

Proposal: Italian Language & Usage Motivated by a response to my previous discussion, should we encourage people to submit and answer in Italian? Despite the heavy editing that that requires, it ...
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Should General Reference Questions be Allowed?

Proposal: Italian Language & Usage Similar to the English Language and Usage SE, should questions that can be answered by using general reference resources not be allowed?
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In what way does this proposal differ from English Language and Usage?

Proposal: English Dictionary In what way does this proposal differ from the already very popular English Language and Usage stack exchange site? All of the currently proposed questions are either on ...
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Is it advisable to ask politics-related questions here on India?

Proposal: India Can questions about political situation of India be asked and discussed on this proposal? Revolutionary measures are needed to be control the pathetic situation India is facing. I am ...
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Questions about National awards

Proposal: India Should Questions about Civilian , Defence , Art ,Film awards , sports (eg. Arjuna award) etc in-terms of their individual contribution or for that matter Cricket in India and its ...
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Questions about bollywood

Proposal: India Should questions about Bollywood or Indian Film Industry be allowed in India proposal?
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Questions about Indian Religions

Proposal: India Can questions about Indian Religions like Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism and Sikhism asked in this website. A site about Buddhism, Hinduism is on its way. But i don't think there is any ...
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How do we separate this site from the already existing English Language & Usage site? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Defining topicality Proposal: English Language Learners The proposal of this site seems very similar to the English Language & Usage site. How do we differentiate the ...
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There is a TV & Movies site, and there is a Music and Theory site, but where should one post questions about music and pop-culture?

As the title suggests, where can one ask questions regarding Musicians, bands, record albums, etc? In my particular case, I was wanting to find out some information about the image on an iconic album ...
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Why not combine “English Language Learners” with EL&U?

Proposal: English Language Learners It seems the concern here is creating a separate forum for folks to ask basic English questions, and I can't help but wonder... why? There's already a forum for ...