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Asnwers are too long?

Many answers are long, maybe including some cut and paste of some online dictionaries. I find this annoying, and usually I don't bother reading answers that do not go straight to the point. Should ...
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Is Argot allowed

Is it allowed to ask questions about argot or even vulgar terms? I would like to point out it is difficult for a foreigner to find reference on the subjects. Moreover argot is very common in informal ...
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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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Devrait-on corriger l'anglais sur ce site ? — Should we correct English mistakes here?

Je suis tombée sur la réponse en anglais à cette question. De très nombreuses fautes d'anglais, certaines ont déjà été corrigées d'ailleurs. Mon avis : Dans la mesure où nous sommes sur French ...
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Devrait-on traduire les questions anglaises ? Should we translate questions written in English?

Devrions-nous modifier les questions écrites uniquement en anglais et ajouter une traduction (française) sous celle-ci? Should we edit questions asked solely in English to add a French translation ...
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Pseudo-answers are bad

Stack Exchange prides itself in having high quality content, therefore "making the Internet a better place." It's why I take issue with the answers to this question: Comment perdre l'accent qu&#...
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Un cas particulier de question - A particular kind of question

Bonjour, J'aimerais que vous donniez votre avis concernant cette question. Elle a été fermée par une seule personne et je pense que c'est n'est pas un bon choix. Non seulement ce genre de question ...
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Cross-language duplicates — doublons en langues différentes

Si deux questions sont des doublons au niveau du contenu, mais que l'une ainsi que ses réponses sont dans une langue (anglais ou français) tandis que l'autre question et ses réponses sont dans l'autre ...
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Taking stock: Are we losing steam? Is our identity coalescing?

I don't have access to stats, so it may just be an false impression, but it does seem like the question 'velocity' has slowed down a bit here. Area51 certainly says we 'Need Work' - though I guess ...
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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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Membres de l'Académie française — Members of l'Académie française

Des membres de l’Académie française se sont-ils inscrits sur ce site? Are there any members of l'Académie française registered on the site?
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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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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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Would asking “How do you say cream of the crop In French” be a duplicate question?

Someone was asking on the English language site, what is meant by “cream of the crop?” . An answerer speculated, that the origin might be French. If I asked, “How do you say ‘cream of the crop’?” in ...
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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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Étiquettes pour les variantes régionales

Quelles étiquettes utiliser pour les variantes régionales du français ? Il faudra au moins des étiquettes pour les pays ou régions francophones à l'échelle mondiale. Il y a déjà quebec et afrique, et ...
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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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Que doit contenir notre FAQ ? What should our FAQ contain?

As part of the Take ownership of your community, The 7 Essential Meta Questions of Every Beta (7 EMQEB) I have began tagging question with faq-proposed. Those are subject that are important to new ...
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Utility of the [grammaire] tag

I've noticed that most, if not all, questions with the tag grammaire can be complemented with a tag detailing which part of the grammar the question is about - for example, conjugaison, pluriel, ...
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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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Localisation problems on the non-english SE sites: what to do now?

We have now multiples sites for languages. German, English, Japanese, French. On our meta here, many questions are asked regarding the localisation problems, here is a list Why is SE engine ...
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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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About questions answered but without an accepted answer

English version: What should we do when there is a question that we answered a long time ago which has a fairly good number of upvotes but that has no accepted answer? Is it OK to poke the OP or is ...
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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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Typography/style conventions

As some questions (Rule for quotes, When giving IPA codes and a translation, which comes first ?, Do not use code blocks for quoting) and some chat conversations are dealing with particular typography ...
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Faut-il une étiquette [péjoratif] ? Should there be a [pejorative] tag?

As a warning to people looking at and answering a potentially offensive question, should there be a pejorative tag? I just asked a question about terms used in reference to the Germans around the time ...
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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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Tag descriptions and synonyms / Bien démarrer notre système d'étiquettes

We now have reached the point where a few users (and many more to come) have enough rep to approve tag edits, and suggest synonyms. The latter, in particular, is very important to do early in the site’...
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Site design: should we honour Joachim du Bellay?

As I understand (I didn't know him before), Joachim du Bellay was an early defender of the French language. Should we pay him a tribute by including his picture in the site design? Or is he just one ...
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One week in, how ya' feelin'? / Après une semaine, ça roule?

Out of private beta, how do you feel the site is shaping up? Have we found our 'voice'? Is a community starting to coalesce? Are we heading in the right direction? Is there anything that ...
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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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What Happens to Our Privileges When We Go to Public Beta?

Right now, because the site is new, people have access to privileges with a relatively low reputation. My understanding is that the reputation thresholds rises when we go to public beta. Would this ...
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Are “test” questions OK on the main site?

It seems we've started the habit to complement particular meta questions with corresponding "test" questions on the main site. See for examples: Questions for meta thread: May I ask a question in <...
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Are minority languages on-topic? Les langues régionales sont-elles dans le sujet du site?

This meta post was inspired by this question. Should questions about regional/minority languages be allowed on the site? Cette méta-question est inspirée par cette question. Les questions sur les ...
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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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When giving IPA codes and a translation, which comes first?

See this question on prononciation. In his (excellent) answer, Gilles (btw, what's the formatting code to link to a user?) says: Lorsque « plus » est un nom, on prononce le s sourd. « Qui peut le ...
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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 tags include the definite article?

Following on from keithjgrant's comment here. Assuming that tags will be in French (which I believe they should), should they include the definite article? I.e. grammaire or la grammaire? (I say ...
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Convention for indicating you'd like an ancillary translation

What I mean is: I'm asking a question about topic A, during the course of which I use word which I'm not too happy with. I don't want it to become the topic of my question, and it's probably not worth ...
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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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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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N'utilisez pas les blocs de code pour les citations. (Do not use code blocks for quoting.)

Je n'ai pas vraiment d'opinon au sujet de l'utilisation systématique des « citations » en français ou des “quotes” en anglais. Cependant, citer un mot de cette façon est vraiment moche. On remarquera ...
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Should question tags be in English or French? Or both?

I know about this question: Can Stack Exchange employees understand French? But I think the tags are more important than the message text, so I created a new question. Tags are used in many ways, ...
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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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What kind of audience do we think we're targeting, and how do we reach them?

I think that the general approach on SE sites is to 'build the hive' rather than go looking for bees (so to speak). In that case, we shouldn't worry too much about reaching the target audience, but ...
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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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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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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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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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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, ...