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How can we best prepare for graduation from Beta status?

Hello Korean Language SE community! In December of this year, there are plans to move our site from a beta site to a full site. This is an important step. A very important step. I have been a ...
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Could help with translating larger passages be on-topic, and if so, what's the best way to ask and answer such questions?

We've had a couple of questions recently that seem to be asking for help with a number of difficult words in larger passages: Terminology related to Social Thoughts and Korean Society: 위정척사, 공맹사상, 가묘,...
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Is asking to translate a short paragraph from English to Korean 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 Korean? a proposal for creating a remote sensing and ...
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Should we change our off-topic rules to allow small translations?

At the moment, https://korean.stackexchange.com/help/on-topic states that "Requests for translation that contain no particular question about the Korean language" are off-topic. That wording was ...
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Can I ask this translation question on the regular site or will it be closed as off-topic?

I'm looking for a translation of a small song I've written for my South Korean girlfriend. It is only a few sentences long. I have read the help center, which says this site can be used for help with ...
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What is the policy for translation requests?

Are translation requests ok? How much text can be asked to be translated at the same time? One sentence, one paragraph? What kind of answers to these questions should be considered good? While we ...
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Ask questions that I already know the answer to

Can we ask questions that we already know the answer when it seems to be a good question to the community? I am asking this because i think the reason this community is week and beta is that there is ...
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How does the asker know what answer is correct?

Let's say I'm a beginner and ask a question which someone answers, should I just wait until theres a couple different answers which are voted around (or one voted highly)? I've only used tech ...
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Questions that are lists of resources

Following our definition question "What are some Korean songs that are useful for learning Korean?", I've posted Wiki: List of songs that are useful for learning Korean which is intended to become a ...
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Convert [postposition]/[postpositions] to [particle]

I think particle fits better than postposition/postpositions for the translation of the word “조사.” The word “postposition” means a somewhat different thing: a word or morpheme placed after the word ...
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Two font issues

From this question and answer: On desktop, the "strong articulation" diacritic, [ ͈] (U+0348), is rendered at bottom-right of the combined character, rather then directly beneath it, like ...
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2020: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the past 12 months. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange network ...
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How does stackexchange search for non English words work (or Korean specifically if that matters)?

NOTE: originally attempted to ask on stackexchage meta, but couldn't due to some problems. Let's take searching for this question as an example If I search for "금수회이록", 금수회이록, 회이록, I get a 0 ...
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First moderator flag declined

I raised a custom mod flag with this text: A-ing~♡ This means in Korean: 아잉~♡ But it was declined: Why is this not a "valid flag"? Why did the mods decline me to act cute/aegyo here?
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2019: a year in moderation

It's New Year's Day in Stack Exchange land... A distinguishing characteristic of these sites is how they are moderated: We designed the Stack Exchange network engine to be mostly self-regulating, ...
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Stackoverflow bitcoin giveaway 2019?

Good news everyone! Stackoverflow is giving away promotional bitcoins to encourage user participation, and our site has been selected in the program Some lucky users from Korean Language ...
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Our 1000th Question

Congratulations to our user @CreativiTimothy on asking our 1000th question
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Announcement: very old TOPIK results to be unavailable after July 2019

TOPIK (Test of Proficiency In Korean) is the standardized Korean level test offered by the Ministry of Education in South Korea Upto this point, the results of any TOPIK tests you have ever taken ...
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2018: a year in moderation

It's New Year's Day in Stack Exchange land... A distinguishing characteristic of these sites is how they are moderated: We designed the Stack Exchange network engine to be mostly self-regulating, in ...
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Who is the top foreigner speaking Korean?

Recently, I watch splash english - youtube. As you know, we can find many foreigns speaking Korean. Someone speaks fast and uses splendid vocabularies, more than natives. Further, they have a ...
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TOPIK exam discussion and group study chat room

I want to do an experiment on boosting the visitor numbers to our website This year's Korean language evaluation test (TOPIK) will be held on Oct. 20-21 and I am sure there are many people self ...
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2018 Moderator Election - We need more candidates!

The nomination phase of the moderator elections was scheduled to end today. However, we didn't get any candidates. Remember, this is a pro tempore election. Having users actively curating the site is ...
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Announcing a Pro Tempore election

Summary: Korean Language Stack Exchange will begin the nomination stage for a special election on September 24 to bring in one more moderator. For full details of the process, see the announcement on ...
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2018 Community Moderator Election

The 2018 Community Moderator Election is now underway! Community moderator elections have three phases: Nomination phase Primary phase Election phase Most elections take between two and three weeks,...
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Which kind of Korean sentence do you have a listening problem in?

I believe that almost all Koreans have some level of confidence about grammar when reading English articles But while listening, there is usually not enough time for interpretation. Perhaps the ...
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I am stepping down as a moderator

I have made the decision to step down as a moderator on Korea.SE. My work schedule has made it difficult for me to remain active enough on this site to be a productive moderator. I still will remain ...
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Beta metric charts

Below are some charts for various beta site metrics against number of days since private beta launch. The scripts I am using to automate this is still experimental. The charts will be updated (...
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How can we promote the beta?

This site is great and seems to be slowly gaining popularity, but still needs work. How can we get the word out more so there are more users and more activity? Related questions have been asked before,...
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Vote early, Vote Often!

(Inspired by this post on meta.languagelearning.stackexchange.com, and originally sourced from this post) We should encourage everyone to vote positively as often as possible! Every Stack ...
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Should we have a korean-statistics tag?

While cleaning up untagged, I came upon this question, which has been well received so I think we should keep it. However, no one seems to know how to tag this question. I have thought of korean-...
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Where we do use Romanisation, should we prefer a particular type of Romanisation?

In the meta question Should we set some preferred standards for usage of romanization?, we expressed a strong preference for avoiding the use of any Romanisation in answers where possible. However, ...
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What questions should be asked on Chinese.SE instead of here?

With a couple of questions I asked here, It has been suggested that Chinese Stack Exchange would have been a better place to ask: What's the etymology of 점심 (點心) meaning 'lunch'? Origin ...
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Are questions on vocabulary off topic?

After a discussion with a native speaker, I realized that parts of the foot vary in terms of vocabulary and wondered what interesting aspects of the conversation might turn up in a question on the ...
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What should be done about untagged questions?

I recently saw an untagged tag, supposedly created by Community One of our helpful users has proposed the following as tag wiki excerpt: This is a special tag that is designed to be used only ...
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Is asking for lyrics transcription on-topic?

I just found this song on my computer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QKlkaeZ8Fog&pbjreload=10. I suspect it might be Korean except for the spoken part which seemed like Chinese. The comments ...
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Cross-posting from other sites

I frequently see questions on other sites (usually Reddit's r/korean) where I think they would be good questions for our site. What do people think about cross-posting them here? I'm not saying they ...
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손님, 여러분 - 우리 채팅방에 오세요!

I just wanted to point out that, like all SE sites, we have a chat room: http://chat.stackexchange.com/rooms/41465/korean-language It has been a bit quiet in there. But as the site gets more visits, ...
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Should we have a list of 'general references' in meta to help with very simple questions?

https://korean.stackexchange.com/help/on-topic says that 'general reference' questions are off topic. This is so that people don't come along with ultra-simple questions that would be easily answered ...
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How to deal with spam

Since the traffic on Korean Beta SE is so small, the number of spam is not that big. However, we don't have a moderator appointed yet and I've just found that my spam flag aged away without being ...
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Follow up on "allowed" languages on Korean.SE

In this question, we had a discussion of which languages would be allowed on Korean.SE. The discussion mainly revolved around whether we should allow questions to be asked in Korean as well as in ...
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Should all questions be in English, apart from the 'example'?

Should all questions here be asked in English apart from the Korean being 'asked about'? What about answers and comments?
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How to create a tag such as 'adjective-ending'?

I just posted a question about verb and adjective endings. How many verb/adjective endings are there? There are tags 'verb', 'verb-endings' and 'adjective', but not 'adjective-endings'. Should there ...
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Feelings on Seasonal Hats

It’s time for Winter Bash 2016!! Overview Those of you who are on other Stack Exchange sites may remember previous years’ events, but here is a quick little reminder. Winter Bash is an annual event ...
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Suggestion for custom close reason : "reference questions that can be answered by a resource such as a dictionary..."

https://korean.stackexchange.com/questions/2073/need-the-word-happiness-translated-and-drawn currently looks like a question that could be answered with a dictionary. (I think my own question What do ...
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How do you feel about questions on non-verbal communication?

We recently got a question over on Anime.SE that is about what appears to be about some sort of Korean hand gesture (depicted in a manhwa): What do these money-related gestures mean? Would this ...
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How broad is too broad?

Let's imagine we had the following question: What are the differences in usage and meaning between 슬프다, 서럽다, 눈물난다, and 서글프다? These four words basically means 'sad' or 'sorrowful'. From my own ...
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Questions about offensive language - should they be allowed, and should we take any special precautions?

I asked: How to say or suggest in an informal (and possibly rude) way that someone can be disregarded?, and noticed that it was quickly met with a flag and a couple of downvotes. On the other hand, ...
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Can we stop upvoting posts as "Thank you for asking" and "Thank you for answering"?

The tooltip for upvote shows: Question: This question shows research effort; it is useful and clear. Answer: This answer is useful. The tooltip for downvote shows: Question: This ...
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The "Be Nice" Policy

At this point in the (young) history of our site, I would like to remind all users of the Be Nice policy that we have instituted on the site. This is of course a general policy that is germane to all ...
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How fast should we be to vote to close?

Having recently followed https://musicfans.stackexchange.com/ through its commitment, private beta, and public beta phases, there have been a couple of schools of thought there on how quickly we ...

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