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Why is this site so inactive?

I have noticed a lot of inactivity here; there are next to no questions being answered or asked. Why is that? What can we as the members of the site do to change that?
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2021: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the preceding calendar year. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange ...
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2021 Community Moderator Election Results

Moderator election #2 on Constructed Languages has come to a close, the votes have been tallied, and the new moderator is: They will be joining the existing crew shortly — please thank them for ...
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2021 Community Moderator Election

The 2021 Community Moderator Election is now underway! Community moderator elections have three phases: Nomination phase Primary phase Election phase Most elections take between two and three weeks, ...
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Announcing a Pro Tempore election for 2021

Summary: Constructed Languages Stack Exchange will begin the nomination stage for a special election on September 20th to bring in one more moderator. For full details of the process, see the ...
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Can questions be posed in languages other than English?

Can we ask questions in non-English natural languges? This question was closed recently for not being in English. Stack Overflow, the largest site, does require questions to be in English, but ...
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2020: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the past 12 months. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange network ...
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Questions of the form "analyze this and determine the rule"

I am assuming that the status quo is that puzzle-type questions are off-topic. In my opinion, looking at data from an existing language (natural or constructed) and attempting to determine the rule ...
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Should we allow rhetorical questions?

The question Might more conlangers like writing in knots? is well-researched and interesting, but by the author's own admission isn't really a question that requires an answer. Do we want to allow ...
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I want to share a language I created. But I only have a sound file of it? Can I share a link?

Just wondering about something. I'm new to this community. Am I okay to create a question in which I link a sound file? In the sound file I speak my language. And I have a question about it. Thanks! ...
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How to handle a cross-site duplicate that really should be here?

This question is one that is very important for conlang creation, and thus in my view absolutely belongs on Constructed Languages. However, it has also been asked and answered on Worldbuilding. I&...
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2019: a year in moderation

It's New Year's Day in Stack Exchange land... A distinguishing characteristic of these sites is how they are moderated: We designed the Stack Exchange network engine to be mostly self-regulating, ...
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Are questions about constructed scripts for natural languages on-topic?

I want to ask a question about the Deseret Alphabet, a constructed script created in the mid-1800's by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as a proposed replacement for the Roman script in ...
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2019 Community Moderator Election Results

Constructed Languages's first moderator election has come to a close, the votes have been tallied and the new moderator is: They'll be joining the existing crew shortly—please thank them for ...
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2019 Community Moderator Election

The 2019 Community Moderator Election is now underway! Community moderator elections have three phases: Nomination phase Primary phase Election phase Most elections take between two and three weeks,...
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Announcing a Pro Tempore election

Summary: Constructed Languages Stack Exchange will begin the nomination stage for a special election on April 1 to bring in one more moderator. For full details of the process, see the announcement ...
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Porting Language Invention Queries from Other Stacks

Simply put, and in light of a recent query about forum activity, what is the general thought of Constructed Languages SE regarding the importation of (perhaps somewhat older) language invention ...
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Are tag badges disabled on this site?

It is more than 24 hours ago that I reached a count >100 on the tag "conlang-creation" but I did not receive a tag badge. I also notice that on the activity tab of my user page there is no possibility ...
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Topic Challenge: Conlanging Communities

Last fortnights’s topic challenge wasn’t that much of a success, sadly; maybe this one will see some more activity! Conlanging Communities Questions about real-life communities of conlangers. ...
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Topic Challenge: Language Contact

Challenge Over Another two weeks, and this time we’ve seen a bit more participation. Way to go! Plus, a bunch more topics have been suggested so we can keep going for a while. Woot! This fortnight, ...
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Topic Challenge: Phonology

Challenge ended Two weeks have passed, and the first topic challenge has ended. Sadly, we didn’t see a large increase in questions, but let’s keep going anyway! This time round, we shall go with the ...
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Topic Challenge: Tense/Aspect/Mood/Evidentiality

This challenge has ended! Good day everyone, I’m happy to announce our first Topic Challenge. What is a topic challenge? Basically, it’s just a call for more questions. Every two weeks on friday I ...
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Topics for Topic Challenges

In Opinions on having (weekly) topic challenges? I asked whether we wanted to have topic challenges, that is essentially meta threads encouraging users to ask topics on a specific topics. I would like ...
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Opinions on having (weekly) topic challenges?

What do I mean by topic challenges? Basically, this: How do weekly topic challenges work?. Every week or so, someone (for example, me) makes a post here on meta about a topic to encourage people to ...
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Thinking of a new question format

I am pondering about a new type of questions that does not ask about facts for existing conlangs but provides kind of a challenge and allows for answers presenting a new ad hoc conlang. The question ...
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Is there enough activity on this site?

I am afraid of the low activity since this site entered the public beta phase. Aren't there any questions to be asked here? I think no one should be afraid of self-answer questions: Every question and ...
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Do we need both the [comparative-linguistics] and [typology] tags?

As of right now, we have both the typology and comparative-linguistics tags. Currently typology lacks usage recommendations, which I think we see reflected in the questions that have been tagged with ...
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Tag suggestion/inquiry

Are there tags to specify that a language is for fiction the asker is writing as opposed to an "official" language (esperanto for example)?
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On Linguistic Questions

There is a variety of people who come here with different intentions. There are people who are interested in particular conlangs (e.g. the languages of Tolkien), and there is no debate that their ...
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Introducing your pro-tem moderators

Throughout the beta, we need members from the site whose focus is to engage the community, both in community-building issues and site management. That's why we select a few members from each community ...
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Are questions like "Does my phonology look naturalistic" allowed here? If not, why not?

Are questions* like "Does my phonology look naturalistic", "How can I improve my phonology (to make it look more naturalistic)" and "How can I evolve my phonology" ...
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Is Mand'oa, essentially a relex, on topic here?

Mand'oa as far as I can tell is roughly an English relex. But it has a grammar document. It has a dictionary. It has a font which people use to make tattoos. I know that many folk feel that relexes ...
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How should we present example sentences in conlangs?

One big issue with conlangs is that usually, only very few people are knowledgable of their structure, and even fewer know a lot of vocabulary. As such, when being presented with an example sentence ...
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Some people have a highly specific definition for conlang. Are other conlang-like things on topic?

There are long boring discussions about non-natural language taxonomies. Many of these imply that a conlang is a natural-looking (not an engineered language), artistic (not for community use, let ...
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Chatting in conlangs

Related: Are questions asked in conlangs accepted on this site? I thought, as this is a site about languages, it wouldn't be a bad idea to have a separate chatroom for talking in conlangs. Well, I ...
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We've made it to public beta!

Good work everyone, we've clearly demonstrated the viability of this site! And keep at it! There are lots more great questions to be asked and answered, and lots of people to invite now that it's ...
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Should the question "What are language concepts that are considered to be based on human anatomy?" be closed as Too Broad?

I voted to close this question as too broad: What are language concepts that are considered to be based on human anatomy? because it is really endless in possibilities, and I think it is ...
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Tag Proposals: "geolinguistics" and "biolinguistics"

I was wondering if it may be appropriate for this site to have tags for biolinguistics and geolinguistics, having to do with the effects of the biology and the physical environment, respectively, on ...
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Accepting Nominations — Who should Moderate this site? [duplicate]

Ideally, Moderators♦ are elected by the community, but until the community is large enough to hold a proper election, we will be appointing three provisional Moderators to fill those roles. We need ...
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Do we want list-of-languages questions?

Identifying languages with some specified language feature is a frequent activity, both for natural languages and conlangs. WALS and CALS are popular resources for seeing how common various options ...
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Proposal: tag for questions regarding the "europeanness" of features/conlangs

Questions about the "europeanness" or "englishness" of a feature, structure or conlang in my experience relatively often come up in conlanging, particularly in the context of such features or ...
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Designing an ad for ConLang SE

Calling anyone with some graphic design skills! Want to design an ad for this site? Graduated sites all over SE have Community Promotion Ads - advertisements designed, vetted, and chosen by the ...
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Challenges / conlanging puzzles

How much would it go against the spirit of SE to allow conlanging flavoured challenges here? Some possibilities (not a complete list) I could see working with the format of SE include: Reconstruction ...
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“Language change” and “diachronics” tags

In linguistics, diachrony refers to the description of a language as it changes through time, as opposed to synchrony, which only looks at one moment in time. One could consider diachrony the study of ...
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Should resource requests be on-topic?

I am wondering if resource request questions should be on topic, especially when resources are hard to find. For example, I've been wondering if there are any resources in English to learn Solresol, ...
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Should we maintain a list of conlanging resources on meta?

The question of resources to refer to, for beginners or any other level, is going to come up at some point. Would it be a good use of time to maintain a list of them here, so that users could have a ...
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On going in depth, or: writing the best answer possible

Is Tolkien's Dwarvish really based on Hebrew? is a recent, interesting question, especially once the asker edited to expand upon the question. The answer, to quote it here, is Yes. According ...
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Tag proposal 'Script'

I am proposing the use of a script or writing or anything similar to tag questions that are mainly focused on the script of a language or the analysis thereof. The need for such a tag formed in my ...
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Some tag proposals

Open questions I think a general principle to follow is that most tags shouldn't have "language" or "conlang" in them. Exceptions would be when it's explicitly distinguishing conlang and natlangs, or ...
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Controversial proposal: regarding subjective questions

There is one kind of questions which we thus far have not seen on the site, but which I expect will eventually crop up. This is the kind of questions which goes: “I have X and Y feature in my conlang, ...
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