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If comments are removed completely and not transferred to chat, is this fair if they contain useful advice?

My comments were all removed under an answer to a question as someone decided they had become off-topic or there were too many of them. They were not transferred to chat. In fact, they were not off ...
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What happens if you see what you believe is an error in the French Language meta information?

Welcome to the question and answer site about the French language! I think that is not phrased properly. I would phrase it: Welcome to the site for questions and answers about the French language.
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Dans quelle langue répondre quand la question est posée à la fois en français et en anglais?

Il arrive des cas comme cette question où la personne pose la question à la fois en français et en anglais. Dans un tel cas, quel est le meilleur comportement à adopter ? Faut-il répondre en Français, ...
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Pertinence des questions “existe-t-il … ?”

J'ai vu sur ce site plusieurs questions du type "Existe-t-il ... ?" qui n'ont aucune réponse acceptée, et qui n'en auront peut-être jamais. Le problème, c'est que si la réponse est non, on ne pourra ...
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Faire venir un peu plus de gens sur le site, pour sortir de la phase bêta: une suggestion possible

En parcourant les vieux sujets, j'ai vu que le fait que le site soit toujours en bêta tient au fait qu'il n'y a pas forcément suffisamment de trafic en regard des exigences de l'hébergeur Stack ...
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Proposal: rename tag 'études' to 'apprentissage'?

In my previous question, I mentioned that I find the tag études ambiguous. As Stéphane Gimenez pointed out, the tag études has mainly been used for questions about studying or learning the ...
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What is the purpose of the tag 'études'?

The tag études does not have a tag wiki excerpt. The tag sounds ambiguous to me: Does it refer to studying or learning the French language? Does it refer to scientific / linguistic studies ...
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Learners, how often do you ask a new question vs how often you find your answer in existing questions ?

I would like to know how often you find your solution in an existing question before asking yours. The philosophy of SE is to build a library of questions, and (I think !) the primary goal is to have ...
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Is a collection of important programming vocabulary/phrases on topic?

Some Background I am a Computer Science major in the United States with a passion for the French Language. I find frequently that I do not have the vocabulary to express myself (as with an foreign ...
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How to ask a question regarding part of speech?

In this question, I asked something about the sentence En avez-vous d'autres? I got a nice answer though, it seems that I didn't do a very good job for asking what exactly I didn't understand. In ...
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Display which area of Francophonie a post comes from

As a French native speaker (from France) I'm sometimes surprised to read answers that go against what seems right to me spontaneously. Obviously the most frequent reason is that the answer comes from ...
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Is asking to translate a short paragraph from English to French on topic here?

I want to see if I'm allowed to ask such a question in the main site? Would you please translate the following paragraphs into French? a proposal for creating a remote sensing and ...
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Should this question be bifurcated : Une règle pour l'usage de « à » vs « de » ?

Though the OP might not have known a priori, a posteriori this question concerns 2 different syntaxes, as proven by this answer's bifurcation.
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List of sites like the old LiveMocha

If anyone knows of any site that's similar to the old LiveMocha (not the abomination Rosetta Stone turned it into), I'd be interested to hear about them. On the old LiveMocha one could search the ...
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Help for non-native French speakers with song lyrics

Over on the musicfans forum, some of us are trying to transcribe the lyrics of a French song karen-tungay-sous-les-bougainvilliers. Would it be off-topic to ask in French Language for some help with ...
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When does a comment become off-topic?

After answering OP's question, a sort of "don't mix this up with something else" comment is made that includes a small error cited from another source. Is trying to clear up this error off-topic? (And ...
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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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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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French Language & Francophonie ou French Language & Usages

Suite au codicille de la réponse (honorée d'un bounty de Divulgâchâmes), j'en suis venu à proposer d'appeler ce site French Language & Francophonie. De nombreux arguments sont en filigrane dans ...
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Quelles sont les conventions typographiques ayant cours sur french.SX ?

J'ai pu remarquer que nous étions plusieurs à être à cheval sur la typographie. Cependant, nous ne semblons pas tous nous baser sur les mêmes conventions. J'ai pu voir par exemple aujourd'hui deux ...
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Can I roll back this edit to my answer?

My answer here was edited twice to replace the word sandwiches with sandwichs. However, dictionaries say both spellings are acceptable. I asked the second person who edited my answer why it had been ...
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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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Let's get critical: Apr 2015 Site Self-Evaluation

We all love French Language Stack Exchange, but there is a whole world of people out there who need answers to their questions and don't even know that this site exists. When they arrive from Google, ...
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Let's get critical: Oct 2014 Site Self-Evaluation

We all love French Language Stack Exchange, but there is a whole world of people out there who need answers to their questions and don't even know that this site exists. When they arrive from Google, ...
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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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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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Site internet pour relire des textes

Je prépare l'examen DELF B2 pendant l'été et j’ai besoin de corriger mes rédactions. Je ne crois pas qu'ici soit le lieu parce que les questions sont spécifiques. Est-ce que vous connaissez quelque ...
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Are these figures accurate or is it a bug in the views-counting feature?

I saw that a question has a ridiculous number of views (224k), compared to all others. Did some web bot somewhat manage to automatically request this page for technical reasons unrelated to the ...
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Mauvais français ou bon anglais ?

Il y a déjà beaucoup de questions sur French Language meta au sujet de la langue propre des questions, et (je pense que) le consensus est une préférence pour les questions rédigées en français, mais ...
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Remplir les blancs dans des paroles de chansons difficiles à comprendre ?

J’écoute beaucoup de chansons pour améliorer mon français. J’ai besoin des paroles de ces chansons, puisque je ne peux pas tout comprendre à l’oreille. Malheureusement, il n’y a pas toujours de bonnes ...
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Pourquoi ne pas créer un podcast french SE ? - Why not create a podcast for french SE ?

Pourquoi ne pas créer un podcast pour french SE ?! où on parle chaque semaine des questions posées sur le site ? et des réponses ... un podcast collaboratif, c'est une idée géniale ! Why not create a ...
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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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Let's get critical: Apr 2014 Site Self-Evaluation

We all love French Language Stack Exchange, but there is a whole world of people out there who need answers to their questions and don't even know that this site exists. When they arrive from Google, ...
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L’étiquette « idiomes » porte-t-elle bien son nom ?

Dans une question récente, j’ai pu constater que l’étiquette concernant les expressions idiomatiques était « idiomes » plutôt que, par exemple, « expressions idiomatiques » ou encore « idiotismes » (...
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Let's get critical: Jan 2014 Site Self-Evaluation

We all love French Language Stack Exchange, but there is a whole world of people out there who need answers to their questions and don't even know that this site exists. When they arrive from Google, ...
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Pourquoi ne pas réfléchir sur le pourquoi des règles ?

Merci de donner toutes les raisons des votes négatifs qu'a reçu cette question: https://french.stackexchange.com/questions/8306/la-concordance-dans-une-relative-clause-avec-que-lechapper-belle ? ...
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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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Acronyme pour remplacer FL&U

Maintenant que le "& Usage" a été retiré, quel acronyme utiliser en lieu et place de FL&U? J'ai bien quelques idées, mais aucune ne me convainc vraiment: FL : trop court à mon avis FL.SX (...
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Les réponses aux questions triviales ont-elles leur place sur notre site ? — Should French Language cover basic questions?

J'ai très régulièrement des questions concernant l‘utilisation basique des règles de grammaire, d’orthographe, d’utilisation d'expressions, etc. Ce sont des questions triviales, mais que tout ...
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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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Proposal to drop “& Usage” from the site title — Proposition de raccourcir le titre du site en « French Language »

Update 11/25: Thanks for your feedback! We're going to go ahead and drop "& Usage" from the site title. The header image and the "official" language around the site (in the help center and about ...
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En quête d'un interprète vocal — Looking for a vocal interpreter

Je tâche de trouver un interprête vocal pour le français, soit sur Internet soit téléchargeable, qui fournit la prononciation en produisant du son, pas seulement pour tous les symboles phonétiques (...
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Let's get critical: Oct 2013 Site Self-Evaluation

We all love French Language & Usage Stack Exchange, but there is a whole world of people out there who need answers to their questions and don't even know that this site exists. When they arrive ...
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Qu'entend votre communauté par “français correct” ?

(Cette question est suggérée par un désaccord qui m'a coûté deux points, sur l'orthographe de distinguable - ma position étant que c'est un barbarisme inutile et que la question ne se posait donc pas, ...
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Regionalisms: ideally we need a map widget! — Régionalismes : dans l'idéal il nous faudrait un map widget !

We have a bunch of questions about regionalisms and when it comes to draw boundaries between associated geographic areas, unfortunately, we lack a proper way to combine everyone's knowledge. Currently,...
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Devons nous proposer un message de bienvenue ? / Should we offer a welcome post?

J’ai débarqué sur StackExchange via TeX.SX. Une habitude qui règne là-bas est d’accueillir les premières interventions avec le message « Welcome to TeX.SX! », lien compris, accompagné d’éventuelles ...
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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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Considerations on the 'dialectes' tag

While reviewing the dialectes tag I noticed something that it may be important to be cognizant of. Wiki for [dialectes] as of 12.08.2013: Langues spécialement utilisées par un groupe d'individus ...
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Whose Community Bulletin?

I'd assume the use of “community” on the French Language website refers to the French Language community. However, some blogs posts from other wild lands of the SE empire regularly make their way to ...
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Listes des questions fermées car “too localized”

Je fais écho à cette discussion, et plus particulièrement au commentaire d'Un Francophone sous ma réponse. Est-il possible d'extraire, ou de demander à Stack Exchange d'extraire la liste des question ...