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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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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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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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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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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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Should questions saying "how do you say [thing] in [conlang]" allowed?

I believe that in Area 51, it was discussed that questions in the format above would not be accepted. Are we still doing that?
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Are questions asked in conlangs accepted on this site?

We anticipate conlang specialists on this site, and, most naturally, some of them are familiar with popular conlangs to an extent that they can express fluently and discuss various matters using that ...
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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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How to tag different worlds/languages with the same race name?

Different worlds share the same races, but use different languages. For example Elves. Everybody who wants Elves in their world might create his own language, no matter if someone did it already. ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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. ...