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Should we add the enhancement from japanese.SE for furigana/ruby text here for adding Pinyin to hanzi?

Early in the history of japanese.SE one user created an enhancement that made it easy for editors to include phonetic spelling with Han characters. It was so popular that Stack Exchange took it and ...
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Can the list of related questions be improved?

A few similar or duplicate questions appear every now and then. It is not easy to spot those questions unless you have seen them before or you do a deliberate search. Can the list of 10 related ...
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Should we have a “question-a-thon”?

It would be great if we could get our question rate higher (currently we are on 1.6 questions / day) I thought we might have an event where each of us contribute one quality question per day for a ...
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Translating the FAQ into Chinese

Although this community is primarily composed of people who can speak both English and Chinese, I'd like to make it a bit user friendly to primarily Chinese speaking vistors, so they are not ...
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Voice Chat Suggestion

Krazer and I were dicussing in chat today the most important aspects of language learning. We both agreed that while chat/QA/learning characters is important, it's the ability to speak that will take ...
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Low Quality Score on Chinese

Some time ago, a question has been asked on JL&U stating that Writing a question in Japanese does not pass quality standards. Well, I think we might have the same situation on this site, so I'd ...
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Include a Chinese version for the post notices

Recently we've had some new users who provided Chinese answers to our questions and this is good. But some of these answers were too short or lacked something else, so I added post notices or directly ...
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Add a tool for inserting vowels with Pinyin tone marks

I'm writing this feature-request this so it gains some traction before I ask it on Meta StackOverflow. That's right, everyone, I need to see that this is wanted by the community so we can ask it there ...
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Should some question titles be renamed after the question is resolved?

Some questions are along the lines of: "What does X mean in the sentence YYYYYYYXY" Should we have a policy of renaming the question, after it has an accepted answer, so the title is more like. "X as ...
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Is there a way we can indicate an answerers “non native speaker” status?

I am often writing "not a native speaker!" or equivalent on my posts. Perhaps there is a way this can be indicated on the user's profile and then all their posts are marked automatically in some way. ...
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SO username requirement of being at least 3 characters long, doesn't fit very well the Chinese language [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: 2 Character names? Chinese given names usually are 2 characters long, I don't think SO would make programming changes for a single site, but 2 character chinese names ...
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Is there a way to read the chinese as pinyin [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Should we include pinyin? I can't really make much out of symbols, and don't know about learning thousands of symbols. So most of the time, I rely on pinyin, because ...
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New profile field for proficiency level

What about adding a field to user profiles, called something like 'proficiency level'? (I haven't considered how this would work for multiple languages, it's just an idea) This may be useful when a ...
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Treat Chinese character's length doubled

When answering questions I encountered a notify that I should input more than 30 characters. Some questions can be answered use chinese mixture shortly like this post. Should we treat a Chinese ...
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Central place to dump resources

I know this is a Q&A site.. but is it possible to create a central place to dump resources. Or perhaps a type of question that is never "accepted" but just contains a poll of best resource for x.
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Should we edit to provide both 简体字 and 繁体字?

Answers (and some questions) currently use a mix of simplified and traditional characters. Should they be edited to provide both, and if so should we adopt a uniform convention for doing so (e.g., ...
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Logo Design for Chinese Language & Usage Site

Well established Stack Exchange sites, like Stack Overflow, Server Fault, Super User and Programmers all have their own logo, and I think this helps give them more of an 'identity'. Does anyone have ...
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Pinyin tone marks

Often when people want to type some pinyin, they put tone marks as numbers: ni3 chi1le ma? But it's much easier to read with tone marks as accents: wǒ chīguòle I wrote a pinyin formatter ...
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Should we include pinyin?

I know it's a bit "long" and massive to put Pinyin for every sentence, but the question remains to be asked: should we include it? Share your opinion and if you want, propose alternatives/rules for ...