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"I came across this sentence and I don't understand it" questions

I am wondering if very localized questions that would not be use to other people are okay to ask on French Language Stack Exchange. I have read many grammar websites, but often I come across ...
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Quel genre de notice ou d'attribution veut-on voir accompagner la citation ou l'emploi de données provenant du contenu d'un site web ?

Si on décidait de citer un extrait du contenu d'un site web, ou d'utiliser les données ou informations qui s'y trouvent, quel genre de notice ou d'attribution devrait-on inclure et comment la présente-...
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Understanding why a question is well received and another not

A few days ago, when I saw this question ("Radio or podcasts for French language learners?"), I was quite sure it will be closed as opinion-based or too broad or something like that. And in fact (...
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Is it good to (only) reference or link information?

This recent answer made me wondering about a point: is it good to provide an answer if the main part of it is actually provided by a link. I mean, this particular answer is good, itself (I don't want ...
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Is this question too broad for French StackExchange?

I have a question about my French Language Stack Exchange post: Is this the correct way to see the differences between tant / autant / tellement / si / aussi? I made this summary based on several ...
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Comments or complete answer?

It seems this question hasn't been asked on this meta (or I was not able to find it): is it allowed (or good, or acceptable) to provide an answer in the comments? This question has been asked on ...
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Dit-on vraiment "générer le sens" ?

Le titre de plusieurs questions est "Comment X génère-t-il le sens de Y ?" A ma connaissance, "générer" est un anglicisme pour engendrer, et de toute façon "Comment X engendre-t-il le sens de Y" est ...
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Validation de traduction / Translation Review ?

Suite a une question sur le chat pour confirmer une traduction d'entrée en matière j'en suis venu à me demander quelle était la position du site sur une revue de traduction comme cela peut se faire en ...
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How to sensitize users of this website to the "Be Nice" policy?

I'm not using this website very often but as far as I noticed it seems like the "Be Nice" policy of Stack Exchange is not enforced here as it is on other Stack websites. For example in this question ...
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Modification refusée par moi, mais acceptée à la fin

Pour cette réponse, j'ai refusé la modification (version 2), car je croyais que c'était une injuste révision de l'opinion de l'auteur quant à la description de la particularité du français décrit. ...
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Guidelines to writers worth exploring

I saw this question concerning worthy French writers has been put on hold, though I believed it could be useful and generate a few good recognized authors most people would agree on. Since reading ...
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Translation golf

Any thoughts on bringing translation golf to French? After all, the same claim is made about the ratio of French to English words needed to say the same thing. It could be fun to put it to the test. ...
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Un-vandalization

Concerning this question: Confusion with que / qui / dont / où OP asked a question that appeared to be homework. S/he was told it was unsuitable. OP vandalized the question. As close votes are ...
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New addition to answer

If one partially answers a request that contained many questions, then work out more of the questions, what would be the best way to include the new work? Edit the original answer, with the risk of ...
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Peut-on m'expliquer ce qui ne va pas avec ma réponse?

J'ai posté une réponse hier qui a fini par recevoir un downvote sans explications. J'ai cru comprendre en lisant certains posts en meta que cette communauté bénéficierait à recevoir plus de membres ...
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La question sur le français en Belgique

Est-ce que la question sur le français en Belgique est vraiment indésirable sur french.SE? Cette question-ci: French in Belgium. Il s'agit bien d'une questions sur le français, même si ce n'est pas ...
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Comment tracer la ligne pour ce qui est accepté comme langage? Shouldn't we be trying to teach "proper" French language?

Ce site est encore en phase beta, aussi je me permets de poser cette question au sens large; de poser une question par rapport à la définition même de ce qu'est french.stackexchange.com. En lisant ...
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Nous tutoyons-nous sur French Language ? [duplicate]

Je viens de rejoindre la communauté French Language, et je me demandais si les membres se tutoyaient ou se vouvoyaient dans les questions/réponses. En effet, c'est une question qui n'a pas lieu d'...
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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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Une citation chaque jour

Bonjour, J'ai découvert ce Stack il y a quelques temps et je me demandais pourquoi ne metterions-nous pas une citation en Français sur la page d'accueil chaque jour. Les utilisateurs pourraient y ...
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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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Tag au sujet des questions qu'on peut ou non poser

Je m'amusais un peu avec les tags du site méta, et je m'aperçois qu'il manque le tag accepted-question, qui existe sur d'autres métas, pour classer les questions relatives à quel genre de question ...
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"5 post awaiting review" but everything is at 0, I can't review anything

Next to the "review" button I have a "5" icon, saying there are 5 posts awaiting review, but when I click on it and go to https://french.stackexchange.com/review there is no post to review. It's all "...
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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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Will this site eventually be accessible in French as well? + would a certain site request be viable

I realize that this is only a beta version of the website, but if it gets finished, will they publish a French interface of this Stackexchange website as well? It only makes sense, as maybe native ...
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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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Allow us to edit help center pages

For the most part, the text of the help center is the same on every Stack Exchange site. This is unfortunate because some sites, including French Language, have specific requirements. In particular, ...
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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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Searching for accented words (parlé) returns non-accented forms (parle); is that intended?

I noticed that searching for a word containing an accented character also yields unaccented results of the same length (searching for parlé yields both parlé and parle). Using quotes doesn't seem to ...
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Human verification strips accented chars from initial search in top right bar ?

I've noticed that if I search for a word with an accented character from the top right search bar, the search is transposed to the result search bar and the accented character is missing (allé becomes ...
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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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“How To Tag” character list omits accented letters

When entering the tags on a question, the “How To Tag” help box mentions tag characters: [a-z 0-9 + # - .] On this site, diacritics are allowed, so this should be something like tag characters: ...
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Un utilisateur non enregistré peut-il éditer des questions ou réponses ?

En parcourant les questions aujourd'hui, j'ai vu plusieurs questions marquées modifiées par TheSwagSoul, avec une réputation de 1. En ouvrant lesdites questions, je n'ai pas trouvé les modifications ...
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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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