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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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Can we have a French user interface? — Peut-on avoir une interface en français ?

Back when this site started, the official status of localization on Stack Exchange was localization is slowly creeping up in priority. But there are no dates to report or even an estimate. There ...
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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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Quelles étiquettes utiliser? What should our tags be?

Une des 7 questions essentielles: quelles étiquettes utiliser ? One of the 7 essential questions: what should our tags be?
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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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Faut-il le motif de clôture « question trop élémentaire » ? Do we want a “general reference” close reason? [duplicate]

Notre site frère anglophone a un motif supplémentaire pour clore une question : « consulter un ouvrage de référence ». Cette question est trop élémentaire. On peut y répondre de manière ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Standardization — Normalisation

Reading Jefromi's question, I have been concerned with these edits, especially because of their nature. For example, a lot of these edits are only adding a space before a question mark. I am a native ...
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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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Why haven't we rolled out custom close reasons?

Custom close reasons have been out for a while now and despite this discussion, we still don't have even one (which I noticed after voting to close this proofreading request question). From what I ...
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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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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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Is there a French language character map?

I'm noticing that my browser isn't always showing all the characters from questions and responses. Is there any chance that the site creates a "character map" page for users to verify if their web ...
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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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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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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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Fix typos in learner question / Corriger les fautes dans une question d'apprenant ?

While reading this question, I was quite tempted to edit the whole thing and fix all the typos, since some parts are even hard to understand due to these typos. However, since it specifically deals ...
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Should the site help really tell those learning French to ask in French?

The help page on asking questions (formerly part of the faq) says: Should I ask/answer in French or English? Both languages are accepted. If you are learning French, we suggest that you learn by ...
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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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Why is SE engine removing spaces before question marks in titles? Please make it stop

I write my question titles with a space before the question mark, as recommended by standard French typography. I even spend time editing other people’s posts to add these spaces when missing, ...
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How are edits and flags handled during private beta? [closed]

To the StackExchange team, or to people who've been there, done that, and know how it works: During the private beta, how are suggested edits peer-reviewed, and who handles flags?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Nouveaux motifs de clôture — New close reasons

Des changements vont intervenir dans les motifs de clôture d'ici quelques jours : « not constructive » et « not a real question » sont remplacés par : « unclear what you’re asking » : pas clair « ...
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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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Should we tag questions to indicate the language they're written in? Faut-il une étiquette indiquant dans quelle langue une question est rédigée?

This debate has been started on the German and Japanese Language & Usage sites, but I'm not sure it's been fully resolved. Should we tag each question (a mod would be the one to do the tagging; I'...
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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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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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Best questions and answers from 4th quarter of 2020

Some Stack Exchange sites, such as Literature Stack Exchange, Science Fiction and Fantasy Stack Exchange, Puzzling Stack Exchange and Spanish Language SE, have (or had, as the case may be) a tradition ...
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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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Facitility to type accented characters

A lot of English-speaking visitors don't have accents on their keyboards. As they are learning French, they may already know alternative ways to type accented characters; but shouldn't the site ...
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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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Not possible to have accents in tags?

I think that if we want to have our tags in French by default, it would be preferable to be able to have accented characters. It's apparently not the case at the moment. Also - I'm not sure how ...
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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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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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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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