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La notation du choix dans les prototypes ou variantes d'une même phrase etc. ?

Réflexion Quelle est la notation la plus courante pour représenter des choix dans un prototype de phrase ? Les choix sont-ils normalement entre parenthèses ou crochets ? Ces notations sont-elles ...
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I am quitting from my role as a Moderator / Je démissionne de mon poste de modérateur

(French below) Hi everyone! As you may know, I was elected as a moderator for French SE a little less than two years ago. As a French language enthusiast, I wanted to step up and increase my ...
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Une étiquette pour le français parlé - Une bonne ou mauvaise idée? [closed]

Does the French forum need a tag like the one below for French? spoken-English Edit The way in which English is spoken, either formally or informally. As opposed to written usage. That tag is in ELL. ...
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Should people outside of Europe always state their location in their questions?

Nearly all of the TV and YouTube that I consume in French is from Québec, or other parts of Canada. A handful of times, I've been told that I am supposed to mention that a sentence that I'm asking ...
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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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Best questions and answers from the 4th quarter of 2021

As I have mentioned in previous similar posts, some Stack Exchange sites, such as Literature Stack Exchange, Science Fiction and Fantasy Stack Exchange, Puzzling Stack Exchange and Spanish Language SE,...
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Is it time to revise our community-specific close reasons ?

It is sometimes difficult to choose a close reason adapted to the site's specificities. Could we try and see if we could modify the community-specific close reasons or add to them? I know this topic ...
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Do we want accepted answers on our site to be unpinned from the top?

Currently, accepted answers are always pinned at the top of the list of answers, regardless whether you sort them by "Active", "Oldest" or "Votes".[1] Last week, Stack ...
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Best questions and answers from the 2nd quarter of 2021

As I have mentioned in previous similar posts, some Stack Exchange sites, such as Literature Stack Exchange, Science Fiction and Fantasy Stack Exchange, Puzzling Stack Exchange and Spanish Language SE,...
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Audience-specific texts for our "look that up in a dictionary" close reason

We currently have two custom close reasons for the main site: one about translations and proofreading and one telling question askers to first consult a dictionary. Since these close reasons were ...
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2020: a year in moderation

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jlliagre, congratulations for reaching 100k!

Inspired by the tradition I saw on The Workplace Hello and happy New Year everyone! For the first time in French SE's history, a user has reached a total of 100k reputation. It's really something ...
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Best questions and answers from 4th quarter of 2020

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L'étiquette [phrase]

Je viens de découvrir l'existence de l'étiquette phrase. Je pense qu'on fait mieux de supprimer l'étiquette de ces questions et la remplacer par locutions ; c'est évident que les PO ont voulu référer ...
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Best questions and answers from 3rd quarter of 2020

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Activité sur FSE

I joined FSE two years ago. I am very happy for having found it. My French (and in particular spoken one) has much improved. I highly suggest FSE to my colleagues (in particular teachers of French as ...
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Best questions and answers from 2nd quarter of 2020

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Questions coming from natives: in French or in English?

Related to the question: Une Personne Morale... Is it a practical and logical appellation? and the comments therein. Should a native speaker of French post his or her questions in French? The OP said ...
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Avertissements sur le contenu d'une question

Récemment, j'ai cherché la signification d'expressions anglaises pour lesquelles on demandait une traduction en français. En utilisant un moteur de recherche en ligne, ce que j'ai découvert m'a un peu ...
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Let's fill the empty tag wiki excerpts

Tags are very useful, especially if they have a tag wiki excerpt, i.e. a short description of the tag's scope. However, at the time of writing, our site appears to have dozens of tags with empty tag ...
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2020 Community Moderator Election Results

French Language's second moderator election has come to a close, the votes have been tallied and the three new moderators are: They'll be your first elected moderators since you lost your "beta" ...
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Can we create tag synonyms for [écriture-inclusive]?

Lately I've been checking tags on French SE to see if everything was being used and if we needed to do a cleanup. I saw the [écriture-inclusive] tag, which is relevant and might be used more and more ...
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Getting to know you: who are you and why do spend time on French Language SE?

Since our chat room Chez Cosette is relatively quiet, I thought we should try something else to get to know each other. I'm posting this meta question to give everyone the opportunity to introduce ...
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List of bounties with no deadline

One of the problems on StackExchange sites is that questions don't always receive good answers. While unanswered questions are easy to find, this is not the case with questions that have one or more ...
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2020 Moderator Election Q&A - Questionnaire

In connection with the moderator elections, we are holding a Q&A thread for the candidates. Questions collected from an earlier thread have been compiled into this one, which shall now serve as ...
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2020 Community Moderator Election

The 2020 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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2020 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection

The purpose of this thread was to collect questions for the questionnaire. The questionnaire is now live, and you may find it here. French Language is scheduled for an election next week, May 25, ...
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2020 Moderators election — Interest poll / Élection des modératrices et modérateurs — sondage d'intérêt

UPDATE 2020-04-29 Comme nous avons reçus les intentions de se présenter de quatre personnes (en me comptant pour arriver à ce nombre plancher), les élections pourront bien se tenir. La première phase ...
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Community Promotion Ads — 2020

You lost your “beta” label in 2019, so welcome to your very first edition of Community Promotion Ads, for the year of 2020! What are Community Promotion Ads? Community Promotion Ads are community-...
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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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Comment répartir un bounty entre plusieurs bonnes réponses

Pratiquement toutes les réponses à cette question ont apporté un éclairage différent sur la question posée, et surtout elles ont participé avec leurs commentaires, peut-être même sans que leur auteur ...
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How did 'rejoin' semantically shift to mean 'answer to a legal charge'?

Pourquoi clore How did 're' + 'joindre' semantically shift to mean 'answer to a legal charge'? comme hors sujet? does not appear to be about French language within the ...
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What are the uses of ngrams?

I do not really understand how to use ngrams in representative ways. How do you perceive their usefulness? Is it acceptable to base the answers essentially on ngrams statistics? Does it help ...
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Une autre démission

J'ai beaucoup appris lors de l'élan de création initial du site et je tiens à remercier tout ceux qui ont participé à le construire en combinant leur expertise sur la langue française. Ces derniers ...
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Is there a place to post texts for review?

Recently I started to learn French. To reinforce what I have learned so far and to improve my skills I have tried to write small texts, dialogs, and things like that, and I would like to get some ...
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Suggestions pour une amélioration de la qualité des votes

Quelques remarques de modérateurs lues au fil de Cosette (1) me poussent à suggérer quelques améliorations techniquement simples à mettre en œuvre et qui pourraient permettre une meilleure perception ...
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Démission de mon poste de modérateur

Je démissionne de mon poste de modérateur volontaire et vous êtes en droit de savoir pourquoi. Je ne peux pas accepter ce que la société Stack Exchange vient de faire (en privé, mais je pense que cela ...
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Congratulations, you're no longer in Beta!

This site started private beta before July 2012, so it is no longer "beta", it is a full site by our definition. We've removed the word "beta" from your site banner because we believe that you aren't ...
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Un nouveau site SE pour le français

Il y a plusieurs site concernant la langue anglaise, par exemple : English language qui ressemble à ce site. English learners qui aussi ressemble à ce site. Science fiction & fantasy. Literature. ...
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Traductions vers l'anglais de phrases idiomatiques françaises

Demandes de traduction. Les demandes de traduction en tant que telles ne sont pas admises. Les questions telles que « comment exprimer idiomatiquement [telle idée] en français » ou les demandes d'...
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Chez Cosette suspendue pour cause d'inactivité

La salle de clavardage peut-elle être réinstaurée, ou est-elle figée pour le restant de l'éternité?
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Pourquoi bumper des questions qui ne seront jamais acceptées ?

Récemment, l'utilisateur Jardin de Frosted Flakes a malheureusement supprimé son compte. Depuis, je vois régulièrement des questions qui n'avaient pas de réponse acceptée et qui sont bumpées en Top ...
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Why the switch between 'questions' and 'unanswered'?

On all other stackexchange sites, in the main navigation links, 'questions' are the current questions, and 'unanswered' denotes the ones that haven't garnered any response in a while. Why did this ...
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Should I split my questions up, if they are all small questions about the same editorial?

I am reading an article written in French. I have many questions that I cannot answer for myself using tools available to me (eg, my grammar understanding, plus dictionaries, plus google). Many of ...
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2018: 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, in ...
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Community should cause correc! Ou : Community pris en flagrant délit d'idéalisme... ;-)

Et recel d'idéalisme + incitation au jugement de valeur... ;-) Horresco referens! Yo! Malgré l'accroche provo pour le plaisir et la galerie... ceci n'est que broutilles mais comme j'ai bien noté qu'...
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Liens vers des sources douteuses du point de vue de la législation

Dans le cadre d'une réponse à une question, est-il autorisé d'insérer un lien vers une ressource que l'on soupçonne fortement de ne pas respecter les copyrights ?
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Why do some questions use a yellow background? — Pourquoi certaines questions sont-elles sur fond jaune ?

Je ne trouve pas de réponse à cette question dans le « help center », ni à partir des « tags »; quelle rubrique comporte ce code et possiblement tous les codes couleur de cette sorte et autres codes?
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Donnée une réponse, dans quelle mesure les corrections par son auteur sur le fond sont-elles permises?

Cette question « meta » concerne seulement les corrections sur le fond et pas du tout sur la forme. La possibilité matérielle qu'a un auteur de corriger ses propres réponses n'implique apparemment pas ...
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Community wiki question

I have this question I would like to ask on the main site, but I don't think it is ideally fit for a question per-se, it is more like something I'd be curious about. I was thinking of making it a ...
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