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Six years ago, Stack Exchange founder Joel Spolsky wrote Our mission is to make the Internet a better place to get expert answers to your questions. Nothing about that mission says the questions have to be in English. It is our long term goal to make the Stack Exchange Network a great, planetary resource for all the world's citizens no matter what ...


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Migration is possible. However, only moderators can migrate a question to an arbitrary site, and they can only migrate questions that are less than 60 days old. There are two requirements for migration: The question must be off-topic where it is. We don't migrate questions just because it might also be on-topic elsewhere. The question must be a good, on-...


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[English summary: I disagree.] Je ne suis pas du tout d'accord. Les années passées sur Stack Exchange m'ont très amplement montré qu'il y a des bonnes et des mauvaises questions, et il y a des bonnes et des mauvaises réponses. En anglais comme en français, « good/bonne » et « bad/mauvaise » sont des jugements de qualité, pas de morale. La qualité d'une ...


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Apparemment, non, ou en tous cas pas pendant encore plusieurs années. Contrairement à ce qui avait été annoncé, Stack Exchange ne soutient plus la création de sites dans des langues autres que l'anglais, à l'exception de sites de programmation. Pour plus d'informations, voir l'annonce (en anglais seulement) de refus de la proposition d'un site d'...


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I'm sure it's intended, since search was designed for English. But on a site where languages whose orthography uses letters with diacritics, having no way to search for letters with diacritics is crippling. There should be a way to search for élevé (raised, high) or to search for élève (pupil) without bringing in both. There should also be a way to make a ...


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TL;DR Upvote si en défaveur d'un changement du nom pour French language & Francophonie1 Downvote si en faveur French language & Francophonie Ce choix n'est pas transparent étant donné le périmètre de ce StackExchange. Les implications Le périmètre D'après Wikipédia : La francophonie désigne l'ensemble des personnes et des institutions qui ...


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I don't think that is necessary. Consider the following points It is really intrusive to force users to divulge that kind of information. Which would be not only obnoxious, but would also probably lead to people lying, thus defeating the whole purpose. If an answer is relevant (an correct) for all varieties of French, then the tags you propose would add ...


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Regarding the high number of newcomers arriving on the site and misusing the site it seems quite pressing to adapt our help pages to the specificity of the site. We should rejoice of course to have newcomers to the site and most of them are really trying hard to read the rules and to fit in, not all. Old timers are obviously here to help and guide them with ...


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I do not think the area is truly informative. Indeed, I consider myself as a native speaker, born in France from parents of (from what I know) French origin. My germanic roots are a few centuries away. Though: part of my family originates from Lorraine, with very particular speaking habits: they can meet between only one time moment ("on se donne rendez-...


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This feature used to exist, and it was removed. The intended use for community wiki questions was precisely what you seem to be suggesting: things like “what's your favorite …?”, or “let's make a list of …”. Answers were forcibly made community wiki, so they were easy to edit and the whole thread didn't confer anybody reputation. The feature was removed ...


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Shog9 has changed the wording of the close reason. Thank you.


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We seem to have forgotten to record it on meta, but accented tag names have been possible for several months now. We've renamed all the existing tags that lacked accents and kept the unaccented name as a synonym (for people who can't type accented letters easily). Given our policy of French tag names with English synonyms, this means that tags normally have ...


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