Gilles 'SO nous est hostile'
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Un nouveau site SE pour le français
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Malheureusement Stack Exchange refuse la création de nouveaux sites non anglophones. Il y a certainement un créneau à prendre. Le principe des questions-réponses, intermédiaire entre l'encyclopédie ...

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Traductions vers l'anglais de phrases idiomatiques françaises
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Si la question porte sur la compréhension du français, elle est bienvenue sur ce site. Par contre, si le problème est la recherche d'une formulation idiomatique dans une langue étrangère, elle est ...

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Chez Cosette suspendue pour cause d'inactivité
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5 votes

J'ai dégelé la salle. (Seuls les modérateurs peuvent le faire, mais ça peut être n'importe quel modérateur sur tout Stack Exchange, parce que le clavardage est partagé entre les sites.) Une salle de ...

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Community should cause correc! Ou : Community pris en flagrant délit d'idéalisme... ;-)
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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 ...

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Liens vers des sources douteuses du point de vue de la législation
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Légalement, c'est autorisé. Les conditions d'utilisation du site n'en parlent pas. Les modérateurs font respecter les règles de Stack Exchange mais ne se mêlent pas de questions de droits d'auteur¹. ...

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Donnée une réponse, dans quelle mesure les corrections par son auteur sur le fond sont-elles permises?
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Stack Exchange est un compromis entre un wiki, où chaque page est une œuvre collective et tout le monde peut éditer à condition de respecter le sujet et de chercher à améliorer le traitement ; un blog,...

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Community wiki question
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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 ...

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Are translations of "new" terms on-topic here?
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Sure, asking how to translate a new term, or more generally how to express a new concept, is on-topic here. It's an example of “how to express an idea in idiomatic French”. If the concept is new, ...

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Are (potentially) high view counts taken into consideration when deciding whether or not to unilaterally close questions? If not, what’s the deal ?
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Closing questions has nothing to do with the number of views or the reputation of the asker. It's about whether the question is suitable for this site or not. French equivalents of "cost an arm ...

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"I came across this sentence and I don't understand it" questions
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Don't worry, that question is fine! ”I came across this sentence and I don't understand it” questions are a pretty common type of questions on this site. They're so common that we have a specific ...

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Dit-on vraiment "générer le sens" ?
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Seules trois questions répondent à cette description : 1 2 3. Elles ont toutes le meme auteur. La formulation n'est effectivement pas idiomatique. Il s'agit d'une erreur commise par un contributeur ...

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How to sensitize users of this website to the "Be Nice" policy?
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If you notice that people are not nice, please flag the offending comments or posts, and do not engage. When flagging, please keep in mind that the moderators are volunteers. We try to handle flags ...

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Un-vandalization
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If you see self-vandalism, i.e. a user removing the substance of their question and replacing it with garbage, then please: Flag it (and explain what's going on in your flag; “self vandalism” is ...

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La question sur le français en Belgique
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La question Are people in Belgium equally likely to speak Dutch as they are to speak French? ne porte pas sur la langue française, mais sur la géographie sociale de la Belgique. Ce site ne traite que ...

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"5 post awaiting review" but everything is at 0, I can't review anything
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5 votes

Now that you have the “moderator tools” a.k.a. “10k” privilege (2000 rep while the site is in beta, 10,000 (hence the nickname) on graduated sites such as ELU), the indicator in the top bar shows the ...

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Will this site eventually be accessible in French as well? + would a certain site request be viable
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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 ...

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Related Stack Exchange sites — Sites connexes sur Stack Exchange
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Language Learning Language Learning Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for students, teachers, polyglots, and anyone interested in the techniques of second-language acquisition.

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When does a comment become off-topic?
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Pointing out potential improvements in a post is exactly what comments are for. Quoting the description of the comment privilege: You should submit a comment if you want to: (…) Leave constructive ...

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Is it ok to attempt to write in french?
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Sure, it's even encouraged to write your question in French, as long as you can make yourself understood. People here expect that your French may not be perfect and will usually edit your question if ...

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Searching for accented words (parlé) returns non-accented forms (parle); is that intended?
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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 ...

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Is it rude to request that I prefer answers to my questions be in English?
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Our language policy is summarized on the FAQ page: Should I ask/answer in French or English? Both languages are accepted. If you are learning French, we suggest that you learn by doing and ask in ...

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Can I roll back this edit to my answer?
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You get primary editorial control to your post in most cases, especially for an answer (for a question, ownership is a bit more diluted because a question's title and tags serve for the whole thread). ...

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

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Not possible to have accents in tags?
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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 ...

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Motive for question closure: "belongs on another site in the Stack Exchange network"
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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 ...

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Partager mon courriel avec un certain utilisateur — Share my e-mail address with another user
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Il n'y a pas de moyen d'échanger des messages privés sur Stack Exchange. C'est délibéré : Stack Exchange n'est pas et ne veut pas être un site social, et les messages privés poseraient d'énormes ...

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Où est ma question sur des livres avancés de grammaire ?
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En principe, l'état clos pour une question est temporaire : une question close a vocation à être soit rouverte, soit supprimée. Ce site est un site de questions-réponses, et une question à laquelle on ...

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Can’t go to a particular question: too many redirections
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A workaround for the bug is now in place. You can track further evolution and see technical explanations on the bug report on the main meta.

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Remplir les blancs dans des paroles de chansons difficiles à comprendre ?
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Oui, pour des chansons ou autres (par exemple des films), mais à trois conditions : D'abord, chercher les paroles de la chanson sur Internet. Ne demander ici que si les paroles sont introuvables. La ...

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1000 jours en béta: voyons les chiffres
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Les statistiques sur Area 51 ne valent pas grand-chose. Ce sont les mêmes chiffres qui sont affichés depuis le tout début, alors qu'on n'avait aucune idée de ce qui fait la réussite d'un site. Depuis, ...

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