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Why are there no bounties on CL?

I just noticed this. I find that interesting. Is it because we have a smaller amount of users than other stacksites? or for some other reason?
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Common Questions | Wiki Answers

I am working on an answer to the question of how to identify this character, which it turns out is a really common question (I've asked it myself). I think the answer should be a community wiki (which ...
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Can FAQ include instructions on character identification?

This site keep receiving questions asking for help to identify Chinese characters. Example: Could someone please translate this small writting for me? Does four Chinese symbols in bottom-left corner ...
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How to increase popularity of CSE?

When visiting Area 51 for Chinese Language I noted that our site has a relatively low number of questions per day asked at 3.9/day when 15/per day is considered healthy. What are some things that can ...
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Is there any way to monitor which meta questions/suggestions might be picked and made functional?

The process of tracking development of new site features is very unclear. Other related questions: Who decides if a suggested feature is site-worthy? Who implements the different suggestions that ...
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Should users have to disclose their native language?

So, I'd be interested to hear your guys opinion on this. Often times I will write a question and get a great answer back - BUT I'm never entirely sure how native or "natural" the answer given is. I ...
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Why can't we add tags that are in Chinese?

This seems like a oversight of the stackExchange team - many of us are unable to post tags in the language that we are studying/teaching on this forum? Can anyone else explain why we can't? Or can ...
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Would it be possible to adjust the scoring on questions to behave like those in www.stackoverflow.com?

When questions asked on stack overflow have their score clicked, one can see the up and down votes. This seems like a reasonable behavior. Would it be possible to implement the same thing on ...
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No Moderation Tools For Accounts?

There's a lot of moderation tools here at SE. Privileges and authority are staggered differently on different SE sites. It seems though that most tools and options are only directed towards posts and ...
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Chinese language chat room frozen

The chat room designated to practice Chinese is frozen http://chat.stackexchange.com/rooms/6586/ Can it be unfrozen? BTW - I think there should be a way to request this task on chat rooms in ...
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Graphic Content

Should graphic content be allowed in this website? We are talking about language and quite frequently people may ask questions or provide answers that contain graphic content. Should there be a flag ...
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Feature Request: Audio Snippets similar to image uploads

Audio Snippets Would it be reasonable to add the capability of small audio snippets to the Chinese Language wiki? The feature might take this form: Snippets only (no more than 30 seconds long) ...
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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 ...