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“What are the best language-learning resource collections for background X and interest Y?”

There was one time years back when I was looking for a computer, which I intended to use to run Linux and build software, and I posted a question saying to a hardware company's list saying "I think I ...
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Topic deleted with an answer

Just now a second topic from a user whose alias i don't remember was deleted by, I suppose, moderator @Dmitry. His request had to do with a textbook exercise with possessive/reflexive pronouns. The ...
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Russian fluency

I hope I found the right section to talk a bit off-topic. Last Saturday (10/02) I've been to a coffee bar attended by many people of different nationalities. I got to talk to a Russian lady in her ...
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Moderator Position Open - Nominations Needed

We are looking to fill one available moderator position here on Russian SE and are looking for interested users. Ideally Moderators are elected by the community, but until the community is large ...
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Question about pronunciation

Is it okay to ask questions about pronunciation? Dispite some astonishing resources like wikitionary, sometimes I find words which are tricky and I can't help but ask about it.
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Why has my question been closed?

I ask to intelligibly and fully explain why my question has been closed. If it is possible, I’d like to see a reference to the help center, not just a text with claims.
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Is there a list of bilingual tag synonyms on the site that need to be merged? Can we create one?

To commemorate the Moscow subway now also making announcements in English, I suggest that we merge all existing Russian-language tags with English synonyms and vice versa. This is a follow-up to two ...
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Should “aspect” be a synonym for the “вид” tag?

Should "aspect" be a synonym for the "вид" tag? I don't have enough reputation to suggest synonyms, but it seems like it would make sense for those who do not know the names of grammatical terms in ...
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Are handwriting recognition questions legit on this stack?

Difficulty reading cursive lettering has been closed, citing: Questions asking for translations are off-topic unless prior research effort is clearly indicated; we're here to help you learn, not ...
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винительный падеж tag — Should all tags be associated with their English translations?

I don't have enough reputation to propose a tag synonym, but I was wondering, for a lot of tags (e.g. грамматика) it also suggests the English translation. However, a lot of tags aren't linked/...
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Is asking to translate a short paragraph from English to Russian 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 Russian? a proposal for creating a remote sensing and ...
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Where do I ask a question about Russian literature?

In general, is a question about Russian Literature on topic here? Here is what my question would look like: I am a non-russian speaker looking for a plot summary of two books by Vsevolod Kochetov. ...
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Would this translation question be welcome?

I am a native English speaker with essentially zero understanding of Russian. I visited Russia once, and in preparation for that trip I taught myself the Cyrillic alphabet, so I'm able to "read" words ...
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Почему вопросы и ответы даются на английском языке?

Если этот ресурс предназначен для всех любителей русского языка, тогда почему вопросы и ответы на вопросы, в большинстве своем, приводятся на Английском языке. Не будет ли полезнее для всех ...
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Why is there a Russian Language and a separate Русский Язык SE Websites?

I'm sure there's a good reason, and that this is a dumb question, but why would it not make more sense just to have one bilingual website?
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There Should Be a Link to Meta

Why there's no link on the main site Russian Stackexchange connecting it to its meta? I found it by chance and I believe new participants don't know about its existence. There's no chat where learners ...
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An open letter to shabunc: Please stop

I am the founder and first moderator of the Learn Russian community on LiveJournal — for a while, the only resource of its kind in all of the internet. Basically a distant precursor to this. Around ...
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How should I advertise a new SE proposal?

I just started a Soviet Union SE proposal on Area 51. How should I advertise it on this site? Do I just post a question on the main board, or have to go to chat?
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Русский как иностранный

Уважаемые коллеги! В моём университете поступило предложение самоорганизоваться для изучения русского языка как иностранного. Я сам не имею никакого преподавательского опыта или соответствующего ...
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How long we are planning to stay in beta?

What can I do to help promote this site from beta up to release? Are there any conditions that must be satisfied? The last of the Essential Meta Questions was asked more that 3 years ago: How to ...
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Should we explicitely mark political discussions as off-topic?

I'm asking because a Stack Overflow employee had reached me because of one of the arguable episodes that had happened this summer and asked to clarify this issue. My position on this is following: ...
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Is it okay to add your own resource as “resource for learing Russian”?

We have a rule that a person that gives a link to external site has to explicitly say about his/her affiliation to a site if it exists. What about "useful links for learning Russian" page? Anyone can ...
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Why was my answer converted to a comment?

My Answer in Question “Хотеть” or “хотеться”, “захотеть” or “захотеться”. So I followed the link that was giveт to provide me some explanation. I read: Answers that do not fundamentally answer the ...
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rus.stackexchange.com

What is the difference between rus.stackexchange.com and russian.stackexchange.com? From the description of the russian.stackexchange website, Russian Language Stack Exchange is a question and ...
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Do we have to use quotations marks to stress the Russian words in a question in English?

Do we have to use quotations marks to stress the Russian words in a question in English? Example: What does мат mean? Or What does "мат" mean?
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Now there are two sites: rus.SE and russian.SE. Shall the scope of this site be changed?

The sites are not going to be merged. That answer proposes this site (russian.stackexchange.com) for foreigners learning Russian while the migrated site be for native speakers discussing aspects of ...
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Let's get critical: Mar 2015 Site Self-Evaluation

We all love Russian Language Stack Exchange, but there is a whole world of people out there who need answers to their questions and don't even know that this site exists. When they arrive from Google, ...
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There was no reason to delete that unfortunate “Vedic” question

What harm did it do anyone, especially after its low score got it off the main page? Do the mods realise that they're also deleting contributions from numerous other people who may, in fact, be ...
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Should we apply some stricter rules for translation requests?

Recently the amount of questions requesting translation from English (like "Mechanical Draughtsman" in Russian) or from Russian (like What does “с др кароч” mean?) has increased, not always ...
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Why the post “What is written on this watch” was deleted?

There are several posts on this site where people are asking "what is written on this bottle", "what is written on this postcard", "I can't understand what is being said in this video?". Why those ...
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Are proofreading requests on topic?

As an exercice to learn the language, I'd like to set myself the task of writing a few dozen words of Russian a day. Like short diary entries, or something. Is it acceptable to post a short text, say ...
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Let's get critical: Sep 2014 Site Self-Evaluation

We all love Russian Language Stack Exchange, but there is a whole world of people out there who need answers to their questions and don't even know that this site exists. When they arrive from Google, ...
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About tags [stress], [ударение], [accent], [акцент]

We have tags: stress, ударение, accents, акцент. First two of them are not synonyms yet while they obviously should be, so I am requesting our moderators to merge them. It’s not so easy with the ...
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Community ads for other Slavic languages proposals

Could the Russian Language be the place to put the community ads promoting the proposals for other Slavic languages on Area51? On some sites, like Travel, there are those community ads displayed on ...
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Request to merge tags [орфография] & [правописание]

I’ve eventually found out we have two pair of tags: ‘орфография’ (‘orthography’) and ‘правописание’ (‘spelling’). Both are in use. They obviously should be synonyms.
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Cyrillic tag may contain wrong link (Favorite tags editor)

When you press on tag in Favorite tags panel it should redirect you to it's page, e.g. https://russian.stackexchange.com/questions/tagged/%D1%81%D0%B8%D0%BD%D0%BE%D0%BD%D0%B8%D0%BC%D1%8B , but ...
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Let's get critical: Mar 2014 Site Self-Evaluation

We all love Russian Language Stack Exchange, but there is a whole world of people out there who need answers to their questions and don't even know that this site exists. When they arrive from Google, ...
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SIte popularization and new users involving

Is there any ideas how the site could be promoted? It's already a lot of time in beta status, and statistics is not going to become better than it is. And everything okay but new quesions count — it ...
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What to do with questions that require a list of answers?

There are questions which can only be answered by a list of alternatives, e.g. a list of possible translations. For example of such question, see What do people in Russia say about doing some hard ...
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Let's get critical: Dec 2013 Site Self-Evaluation

We all love Russian Language Stack Exchange, but there is a whole world of people out there who need answers to their questions and don't even know that this site exists. When they arrive from Google, ...
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How many native speakers are members of Russian Language site?

Many answers on our site start from "As a native speaker I want to say that..." or "Native speaker here!". It looks though that many of the site members ARE the native speakers. I doubt that anyone ...
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Где спрашивать перевод слова на английский?

Это сугубо русская фраза. Дословно переводися убого. Хочется литературного перевода. Спрашивать тут или в english.stackexchange (у них ещё ell.stackexchange есть)? Where should I ask for Russian (...
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Including other other slavic languages to grow site?

Looking at Area51 and the stats as well as some proposed sites that haven't gotten off the ground, I was thinking it might be useful to expand the scope to include, perhaps, all Eastern Slavic ...
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Proposal to drop “& Usage” from the site title

Update 11/25: Thanks for your feedback! We're going to go ahead and drop "& Usage" from the site title. The header image and the "official" language around the site (in the help center and about ...
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How proficient in Russian does one need to be to ask questions here?

I've participated in many SE websites, I get the point that it isn't supposed to be like yahoo answers, where people who know little are answered by people who know less. From comments, I'd get the ...
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Словарь всех русских слов с конкретными существительными

Господа, кто-нибудь может подсказать, где можно скачать словарь русских существительных с обозначением разряда? Меня интересуют конкретные существительные: Существительные конкретные. ...
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Let's get critical: Sep 2013 Site Self-Evaluation

We all love Russian Language & Usage Stack Exchange, but there is a whole world of people out there who need answers to their questions and don't even know that this site exists. When they arrive ...
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The best approach to learning Russian

I use Stackoverflow a lot but this is my first post here so apologies if I miss any etiquette. I have to learn Russian very fast and I wondered what the best approach for a Latin language speaker ...
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Can I suggest edit to translate question in English to Russian?

While searching for an answer to this question that is written in English, I have seen a lot of similar questions in Russian on many other sites including otvety on mail.ru, google answers etc. But ...
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Create tag synonyms: synonyms-синонимы

It was brought to my attentions that synonyms and синонимы are not tag synonyms. Can someone with the right permissions please set this up?

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