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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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Quelle est la langue principale du site? What is the primary language of the site?

Une décision que nous devons prendre dans les prochains jours est la langue principale du site. Il y a des choses qui peuvent être bilingues (en particulier on peut avoir des questions en anglais et ...
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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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Est-ce qu'on se tutoie?

Question idiote, mais est-ce qu'on se tutoie ici, entre internautes; ou au moins entre 'réguliers' du site? Because I'm English, I tend to drop into tutoiement as soon as possible: even pretty much ...
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Are resources for learning French on-topic? Les demandes de ressources pour l'apprentissage du français sont-elles valables ?

We've had a couple of questions popping up asking for resources for learning French: What movies or TV series can I use to improve my French? Are there any good online resources for English/French ...
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Is it rude to request that I prefer answers to my questions be in English?

I have been using french.stackexchange to ask answerable questions concerning French grammar. I'm a beginning learner. This website has been helpful to me so far in motivating me to continue learning ...
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Policy on correcting people's French

What do we do if (say) a non-native user tries to ask a question in French, and there are glaring errors, or just grating ones in their question? Encourage them to ask in English instead? Or spend ...
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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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Prescriptivist vs descriptivist — Prescriptif ou descriptif

English Language & Usage is clearly majoritarily descriptivist. What about French Language. There is the Académie Française, after all. Maybe that means there isn't even a choice? Is that a ...
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Please welcome your new moderator, Stéphane Gimenez!

After distinguished service, F'x has stepped down as one of your moderators to tackle his very busy schedule. Joining the ranks of the team to help lead the French Stack Exchange Community is Stéphane ...
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Non-breaking spaces and punctuation on Stack Exchange

Not exactly ultra-high priority, but given that in French you're supposed to put non-breaking spaces before some punctuation (: ; ? !), what are we going to do about it? Type them in manually? Ask ...
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A Notice for Non-English Meta Sites

Our goal to make the Stack Exchange Network a great place to produce high-quality Q&A sites, no matter what language your speak. But we are still predominantly an English-speaking organization and ...
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Answering in the other language

I feel confident in my ability to comprehend French, but can express myself much more clearly in English. However, for questions written in French, the question asker may not be able to understand the ...
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Is it ok to attempt to write in french?

Is it ok to attempt to write in French my question, even though it probably contains some errors, and then hope a reviewer corrects them? In this way we could learn a lot more, by learning from our ...
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What should our logo and site design look like? Idées de conception visuelle du site

(Résumé en français ci-dessous) To continue with my previous meta question, here is the 5th EMQEB question. "Take ownership of your community, The 7 Essential Meta Questions of Every Beta" (...
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Related Stack Exchange sites — Sites connexes sur Stack Exchange

What are the other Stack Exchange sites and proposals French Language people might be interested in? One site or Area 51 proposal per answer, unless there are strong thematic connections. And please, ...
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Translating monolingual answers to “important” questions

Is it appropriate to translate monolingual answers to "hot" questions in order to improve their usefulness to the wider internet? If so should it be As an edit to the existing answer? As an ...
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What exactly are the “easy questions” that should be avoided?

I committed to beta website as a new learner. But the private beta guidelines state that we should ask only "expert" questions, not easy ones. What this basically means for me, is not to ask anything, ...
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Durée de la bêta — Duration of the beta

En regardant les stats du site sur Area51, je me suis rendu compte que visiblement le site est en bêta depuis un bon moment, et la "barre de progression" correspondant à la bêta semble remplie à 100%. ...
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Can Stack Exchange employees understand French?

(To Robert, Dori, Shog9, HedgeMadge & GraceNote, wherever I may find them) Do any of you guys understand any French? As you'll see, we're wondering what the main language of the main and meta ...
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Translation questions — Questions de traduction

I was the originator of the EN/FR translation proposal. I'd like to know what our attitude to translation-style questions will be here. I'd be inclined to have a policy of not accepting one-word ...
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May I ask a question in <language>? Est-ce que je peux poser une question dans <langue>?

What questions may languages be in? It's a given that questions in French are acceptable, and we're currently debating English in other threads. What about languages other than French and English — if ...
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1000 jours en béta: voyons les chiffres

Dans quelques jours, ce site atteindra le jour 1000 en phase béta. À quel point cette communauté est-elle vivante? Je viens tout juste de débarquer et ce que je vois sur Area51 m'indique qu'il y a du ...
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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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Learning resources for beginners

Should we have a list of learning resources for those who are new to French? As a meta (wiki) post, I would assume. Here is an example of a list of French language resources I have been compiling on ...
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Moderator Pro Tem Annoucement

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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Promotion de French Language — French Language promotion

La fréquentation du site baisse et nos statistiques sur area51 sont rouges dans deux catégories: 0.9 question par jour 416 visiteurs par jour Dans le but de donner un coup de fouet à notre stack, ...
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Winter Bash, édition 2013

Comme l'an dernier, Winter Bash approche, et les site du réseau Stack Exchange désireux d'accroître leur charisme du 13 décembre 2013 au 3 janvier 2014 au moyen de chapeaux fort seyants sont priés de ...
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Petit lexique du sociolecte de Stack Exchange à l'usage des francophones

Étant donné que le français est largement — à raison — utilisé sur French Language, il serait bon d'établir un lexique du jargon de StackExchange pour ceux que le franglais rebute. Ce lexique est à ...
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Politique sur les demandes de ressources / Policy on resource list questions

Notre site a accumulé un certain nombre de questions du type « sur quel site puis-je trouver … » ou « quel livre lire pour … ». La plupart de ces questions ont l'étiquette ressources. La grande ...
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Une compétition d'écriture sur méta ? — A writing competition on meta?

Sur le site méta principal de Stack Exchange, il y a eu récemment une compétition d'écriture dont le principe était de raconter une histoire incluant deux noms de chapeaux avec quelques contraintes ...
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Qui seront les modérateurs ? Who should the moderators be?

(English below) Une des 7 questions essentielles de tout site en bêta : qui seront les modérateurs du site ? Pour la durée de la bêta, c'est le personnel de Stack Exchange qui nomme des modérateurs, ...
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Self-evaluation: let's get critical! — Que valons-nous?

We love our site, but there is a whole world of people out there who might not even know it exists. When they do find it, their first impression will either scare them away or keep them around. Given ...
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La bonne façon de répondre à des questions sur la prononciation

Pronounciation questions Je propose de déconseiller fortement d'expliquer de prononciations françaises avec de comparaisons aux mots anglais, au moins, de ne pas utiliser cela comme seule explication....
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Promotion de French Language ? — Promoting French Language?

En 2012 l'invité d'honneur du salon Expolangues (qui a lieu du 1 au 4 février) est le français et la francophonie. Est-ce que ça semblerait une bonne idée de promouvoir French Language à cette ...
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Style to be used in tag wikis' summaries?

I've noticed quite a variety of varying styles used in our tag wiki summaries. Here are an example of a few (English translation below): La question fait référence à un mot, une expression ou un ...
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Comment encourager les gens à écrire en français? How to encourage people to write in French?

Encourager la rédaction en français ne peut être que bénéfique pour le site. On peut aussi encourager la rédaction dans les deux langues. La question c'est : comment ? Quels moyens utiliser ? ...
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Should we point regionalisms in answers ?

I have started browsing French.SE recently and as a French Canadian noticed that quite a few users write in France french. The matter of questions about regionalisms has been brought up on meta but ...
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Comment signaler les contre-exemples et les exemples discutables ? How should counterexamples and debatable examples be marked?

Il m’arrive parfois, lorsque je réponds à une question, de donner en plus d’exemples des contre-exemples : des phrases incorrectes pour signaler les erreurs à éviter ou pour faciliter la compréhension ...
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Are edits rewarded with reputation points beyond the 1k mark?

I was wondering if a user, once they accumulate 1000 reputation points, is still rewarded 2 reputation points per question or answer edited. I'm a bit confused about that as I have already edited two ...
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Rule for quotes — Règle concernant l'usage des guillemets

The usage I've seen commonly is the following: Guillemets: French Doublequotes: French & English Singlequotes: English Is it worth codifying some sort of rule for which quotes you can use ...
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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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Questions sur les expressions idiomatiques françaises

Est-ce que c'est une bonne idée de poser des questions sur les expressions idiomatiques française telles que « Avoir la puce à l'oreille » sur SE ? Je suis sûr qu'on peut trouver des sites entiers ...
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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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Comment appeler notre salon de clavardage ? What should our chatroom name be?

Notre salon de clavardage porte actuellement le nom générique « French Language and Usage » avec pour description « General discussion for french.stackexchange.com | Bienvenue à tous ! ». Et si nous ...
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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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Pourquoi le badge « Strunk & White » est-il appelé ainsi ? — Why is the “Strunk & White” badge called “Strunk & White”?

Strunk n'est pas référencé dans les dictionnaires, ce serait apparemment un mot connu en allemand. Quelle est l'origine du mot, sa traduction et son emploi habituel ? Il est décerné à celles et ceux ...
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Do we want hats? Voulons-nous des chapeaux ?

In 2011, the Gaming Stack Exchange hosted an event called Hat Dash, where users earned "hats" for their gravatars by completing certain tasks (analogous to badges): Certain actions would trigger the ...
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Is it OK to ask questions for which you know the answer?

Just wondering, is it ok to ask questions if you know the answer already? I'm thinking that it helps the beta, but maybe I'm wrong on this? Est-ce une bonne idée de poser des questions dont on ...
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Que faire des questions qui ne parlent pas du français ? What to do about questions that are not about French?

À l'heure où j'écris, cette question ne parle pas de français. Elle demande, en français, l'explication d'une phrase en anglais. Si cette question était traduite en anglais, elle ne déparerait pas sur ...

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