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Instead of creating many language specific sites, shouldn't we expand the multilingual features of the original one?

Traditional localization typically entails offering one site, where the 'chrome' (or user interface elements, help text, prompts, etc) is available in multiple languages. As I looked into how other ...
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Pertinent quaestiōnēs linguā Latīnā? Eās ut nōn hortēmur?

It's a de-facto standard for language sites within Stack Exchange network, that they are bilingual and accept questions in both English and the language of the site (it's at least so with the sites I'...
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What are the advantages of single language sites over collective ones?

The thing is that Stack Exchange sites are generally defined by an audience and what they approve of/want to here. A good read would be the blog post on the Ubuntu/Linux ‘schism’ or the many answers ...
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The "Stack Overflow in Spanish" Project is Underway!

Fantástica noticia. Felicidades @JuanM por tu asignación. Te deseo éxito en este reto. Confío plenamente que así será. Creo que además del chat requerimos tener un espacio para discusión asíncrona o ...
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Latin Language Proposal: Beginners and experts?

The language sites I frequent (Japanese, German & Portuguese) are all tolerant with respect to beginners' questions. A simple question can still be a good question. The format for good simple ...
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Do programming languages have a place within Conlang discussion, and why or why not?

Possibly… but probably not in way you are implying. I think calling a conventional programming syntax a "language" in the context of this subject space is playing a bit fast and loose with the ...
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Would a general Languages.SE supersite (synchronized with the current language sites) be feasible?

Yes, please. This is a very good idea. Sure, a question tagged samoan or greenlandic might not get much attention, but as long as there are enough people passing by to get rid of spam and poor ...
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Do programming languages have a place within Conlang discussion, and why or why not?

The problem is that all programming languages are constructed (yes, even Common Lisp), so basically anything about programming would be on-topic in this case, since all have to use a (constructed) ...
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Native language should be allow at least in chat groups

This proposal will not work, for several reasons. As mentioned by Ashish and magisch in the comments, it would take a huge amount of money to cover all conceivable languages spoken on Earth (including ...
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How is this different from individual language sites?

I believe the main purpose isn't the language questions itself, but the language acquisition and learning techniques, tools and methods.
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Should questions about Ukrainian written in Russian be allowed here?

Well, since the question was updated (and other issues arose), I updated my answer. First of all, I am not sure whether using Russian language in questions and answers at all is allowed by higher-...
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Why was a proposal for a non-English site closed, based on a policy from 6 years ago?

There are more considerations to be had than just having some existing tooling in place to support it (e.g. do we use something like es.cooking.se.com or different domains entirely, and what happens ...
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Is this only about the Latin language or also about its contexts?

Latin’s mixed up with almost everything in Western civilization Latin is important because it's intertwined with a lot of things historically, and even some things today. Latin was not simply the ...
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Is really needed to define a site which is the same as StackOverflow but in different language?

Yo creo que sí es necesario, no todos los hispanos leemos bien el inglés, obviamente habrá algunos que sí, sin embargo, sus inquietudes y apreciaciones han sido descartadas de tajo por no saber el ...
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Is really needed to define a site which is the same as StackOverflow but in different language?

Yes. For this example, it isn't so much the content of the example questions that is relevant, but making sure that the community is there. My making people define, upvote questions, you ensure ...
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Is this only about the Latin language or also about its contexts?

Most existing language SEs concentrate about the language itself: the grammar and the corpus. However (at least in my country) the languages are studied on philological faculties, and those include ...
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es.stackoverflow.com is a working site, why this proposal isn't in beta status?

It's not quite a working site. Work surrounding getting the translations done was mostly coordinated in chat; they reached the point where they really need a meta site to continue at the same awesome ...
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Are recommendations for language learning resources on topic?

Here's the most recent thing I can find on Meta.SE on this perennial question. It's specific to books but the same principles apply. Basically, the rule/practice seems to be, individual sites can ...
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The "Stack Overflow in Spanish" Project is Underway!

Buena iniciativa, se hacía esperar. Veremos que tal va el tema. Suerte con el proyecto Juan, a ver si la comunidad en español se vuelca con el sitio y lo saca del area51 pronto y se haga realidad. ...
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The "Stack Overflow in Spanish" Project is Underway!

¡Interesante! Si hay algo en lo que pueda ayudar, aquí estamos. Llevo bastante tiempo intentado colaborar en StackOverflow en inglés, así que lo que pueda hacer en español, aún mejor!
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What are the advantages of single language sites over collective ones?

From a linguistic perspective, it would definitely make a lot of sense to group smaller languages into a single Q&A site based on their linguistic proximity. None of the problems mentioned by @...
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Would it be a better idea to propose "Indian Languages"?

The best way to find out is to try. Sanskrit is 10 months old and Hindi is 5 months old, neither is doing really well. Go ahead and Make the proposal
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Would a general Languages.SE supersite (synchronized with the current language sites) be feasible?

It seems that this idea would also be valuable for cryptocurrency stack exchanges, since there's so many stack exchanges for cryptocurrencies now. In your screenshot, we could have questions from ...
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Would a general Languages.SE supersite (synchronized with the current language sites) be feasible?

Yes, this would work. Let's take an example of Engineering Stack Exchange which is a generic Engineering site accepting questions from all branches of Engineering. (There are some core branches of ...
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Proposal: Telugu Stack Exchange

There is already a proposal for Dravidian and Sanskritic Languages in the definition stage and Telugu being a Dravidian language is on-topic there. You have already started following that proposal and ...
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Why were sites in other languages accepted before?

The original plan Most of the internationalization work took place before I was hired, so I am only privy to the details that were shared publicly. Part of the detail that I am familiar with is that ...
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Are more basic Ukrainian questions allowed?

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 ...
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Should questions about Ukrainian written in Russian be allowed here?

Stack Exchange is an English language-based network. Every site uses English for all purposes, with the sole exceptions of Stack Overflow in non-English languages: the sheer volume of non-English ...
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Would a general Languages.SE supersite (synchronized with the current language sites) be feasible?

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