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Accepting nominations — Who should moderate this site?

Ideally Moderators are elected by the community, but until this site reaches a critical mass to hold an election, we will be appointing some provisional Moderators to fill that role. We need your help....
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Should we use English or Portuguese on tags?

Should we use English or Portuguese on tags? Or should we use both as synonyms?
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Who will be our target audience when the site is launched?

Our work here of asking and answering questions goes way beyond our fun and is aimed to benefit people who are looking for learning more about the Portuguese language and clearing up any doubts of it. ...
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Please welcome your new moderators!

First off, thanks to everyone who participated at the moderator nomination meta post! Throughout the beta, we need members from this site whose focus is to engage the community, both in community-...
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Distinction between portuguese variants

When asking questions, should we tag the variant they belong to (European Portuguese, Brazilian Portuguese)? Most of the questions may refer to Portuguese as a whole, but questions such as this are ...
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Sobre questões superficiais

Eu gostaria de entender o intuito do Beta. Estou vendo muitas questões básicas que podem ser respondidas com uma simples pesquisa na internet. Perguntas como "qual o significado da palavra X?" que ...
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Let's try to keep conversational comments to a minimum

An empty question/answer leaves much space for comments. Like this: A: Do you mean x? OP: @A Yeah, let me fix that. OP: @A just fixed the question. A: @OP Yeah, cool. OP: @A Thanks for letting me ...
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Happy birthday — taking stock of our first year

Today it’s the first anniversary of Portuguese Language SE. So it’s a good time to take stock of how far we’ve come. Here are a few stats I got from around the site. We now have 836 questions and 1,...
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As perguntas estão sendo respondidas por especialistas?

Tá cheio de programadores aqui. Alguns certamente possuem conhecimento suficiente para responder apropriadamente, tem gente até com formação específica na área. Algumas perguntas são muito fáceis e a ...
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Should similar questions, written in different languages, be marked as duplicates?

I made this question (in Portuguese) and it was marked as a duplicate. However, the question that is refers to is in another language (in English). In these cases, should the question be considered as ...
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In which language should the questions be posted? Portuguese or English?

In which language should the questions be posted? Portuguese or English? If a question is posted in a language different from the expected, what should we do? Flag to close or translate and edit?
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Que nome dar para a nossa sala de chat?

Nossa sala de chat tem o nome apenas de "Portuguese Language". Outras comunidades dão títulos bem mais criativos à sua sala de chat. Por exemplo: Stack Overflow em português -> Estouro de Pilha ...
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Ideas to improve the site

According to the Area51 page for Portuguese Language Stack Exchange, we need to improve some things here: Improve the visits per day; Improve the answer ratio; Improve the questions per day; improve ...
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We'll allow translations to and from which languages?

I was talking with @E_net4 about this question elsewhere on meta. The proposition is: The site is open to discussing translations from X to PT for any language X (provided the discussion is ...
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Should I answer questions in Portuguese or English?

So, other questions here on meta have addressed concerns about asking questions, and the language they should be done in. But what about answers? When a question is asked in English, should I ...
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Muitas perguntas, poucas respostas

nestes primeiros minutos de beta privado, tenho observado uma coisa que me preocupa muito. Estamos ganhando uma grande quantidade de perguntas rapidamente, o que é bom. Entretanto, temos poucas ...
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Precisamos melhorar

Analisando as informações da figura a seguir, podemos perceber que a comunidade precisa melhorar. Acredito que iremos alcançar as metas, mas é necessários convidar outras pessoas para que se juntem a ...
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Resources for etymological research―Recursos para investigação etimológica

I’m quite fond of history of phrases, words, and even spelling, and after a year and so here I’ve located quite a few useful resources for research on these subjects (no quite sure we can call all ...
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Como divulgar o nosso site?

Sei que não é o momento de falar disto, devido ainda estarmos em beta privado Penso eu que talvez poderíamos começar a pensar em públicos para divulgar, como por exemplo, estudantes de qualquer área ...
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Should we allow reference questions on main?

We have two "reference requests" so far: Online Portuguese dictionary with IPA transcriptions Exemplos de corpora do português / Examples of corpora of Portuguese Both questions were initially ...
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Are the tags “origem-histórica”, “origem”, and “etimologia” synonyms?

I created the tag origem-histórica (historical-origin) for this question about ter a ver com (literally to have to see with, meaning to have to do with). At the time by historical origin of the phrase ...
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Is there a CM designated to be responsible for the community?

I'm missing a figure of a CM here to help the site with some guidelines. When StackOverflow in Portuguese was launched, we had Gabe fully designated to take care of that community, will Portuguese ...
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Exemplos de corpora do português / Examples of corpora of Portuguese

Português Eu sei que é preferível postar perguntas que sejam mais concretas, ao invés de serem discussões. Mas estive buscando corpora do português e encontrei apenas sites que não eram confiáveis, ...
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Full clarity or political correctness?

This is all about a comment to my answer in Why in Brazil "nossa!" (our) is "wow!"?. When our questions and answers include language or swearing, should we write it in full or ...
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Can I ask in Portuguese in Meta? Posso perguntar em Português no Meta?

Is there any convention for interactions in Meta? Can I publish in English and in Portuguese?
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Should we try to populate this site with questions?

There are many questions which are basic and probably will be asked sooner or later on a site about Portuguese. Should we try to post these questions now, to make sure we have questions for everyone ...
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Let’s choose more informative tags than “grammar” whenever possible

I have a general proposal that I would like the community here to discuss in answers to this posting, and if there is consensus agreement, to please help out with what is proposed. Why gramática Is ...
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Novo acordo ortográfico obrigatório em 2016 no Brasil

As regras do Acordo Ortográfico da Língua Portuguesa são obrigatórias no Brasil a partir de 01 Janeiro de 2016. Em uso desde 2009, mudanças como o fim do trema e novas regras para o uso do hífen e de ...
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Announcing Winter Bash 2015

English Another calendar year is ending, which can mean only one thing. It's time once again for the event that brings joy to all (with a slight helping of dismay for our friends in the southern ...
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Quais dicionários de português (brasileiro) são confiáveis?

Lá fora, eu vejo que o dicionário mantido pela Oxford é bem consagrado. Aqui no Brasil, eu acabo tendo essa dúvida. Até onde eu sei, nenhuma universidade tem um projeto do tipo. Isso atrapalha um ...
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Are questions about Mirandês on-topic?

Are questions about Mirandês on-topic in our site? Mirandês is a language spoken in Northeastern Portugal. It is the second official language of the Portuguese Republic. One example question, could ...
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Edição de perguntas com frases gramaticalmente mal construídas

Pergunta original: Em Português, os adjetivos objectivos são colocado depois os substantivos, como: o autocarro vermelho mas o que é o caso para múltiplos adjetivos? Por exemplo, em Inglês, nós ...
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European Portuguese / Brazillian Portuguese

Would it not be better that, when answering, the user would clearly state whether the answer is in Brazilian or European Portuguese? For example, in this question, if I were to assess by the european ...
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Who is “Luís Vaz de Camões” in portuguese.SE?

The user "Luís Vaz de Camões" has a "negative ID number" (-376) and apparently doesn't have a linked account with any SE site. Who is he? And what it his purpose? O usuário "Luís Vaz de Camões" tem ...
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Good practice in posts that just copy-paste other sites

I found two answers that consist of a single copy-paste of another site with the source given at the end. The text itself is not marked as a quote, nor there is any indication that the whole answer is ...
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When should we tag questions with [gramática]? When should we not?

Over a third of our present 222 questions are tagged gramática, many of them followed by something more specific like ortografia (our second most used tag). Grammar is clearly one of the site's ...
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Quando marcar uma resposta ou pergunta como wiki?

Por exemplo nessa questão o usuário marcou a resposta como community wiki. A dúvida é a seguinte, quando e porque devemos marcar uma resposta ou pergunta como wiki?
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Portuguese Language não é um site de língua portuguesa?

Existem algumas perguntas que devemos usar a língua inglesa para ajudar a compreensão dos estrangeiros, mas não estamos exagerando? Acho os usuários que se interessam pela língua portuguesa devem se ...
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Are questions that can easily be answered by any dictionary considered off-topic?

Let's assume I ask the following question: Eu li recentemente, em um jornal de expressão nacional, a palavra "porisso" e que me parece estar errada, pois eu aprendi na escola que o correto é "por ...
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Write titles in two languages or not?

I wrote some questions using title in Portuguese and English, must I leave the title in only one language and in the question body I put a "title translation"? Eu escrevi algumas questões com títulos ...
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Length of answers

I was looking at the statistics for our Portuguese Language Stack. It is evident that improvements need to be made in most areas if we are to get out of the BETA stage. As I was browsing through ...
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Is this recent question about job post semantics on-topic?

The question in question: How are salaries listed in Brazil? If I understand it correctly, it asks whether a listed salary (using the word salário) in Brazil is normally understood to mean a monthly, ...
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Como lidar com informações na qual não se tem fontes confiáveis mas são as únicas disponíveis?

Vi essa pergunta sobre a origem do Ratimbum dos aniversários, e ia responder, mas as informações que sei sobre isso não têm em nenhum site confiável, ou melhor, nem citam o assunto. Têm alguns sites, ...
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What should we do with questions related to computing?

Consider the following questions? How can I type accented letters, like ç, on elementary OS? How can I type accented letters? How many different keyboard layouts are there for Portuguese? Are there ...
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What's the benefit for a person learning Portuguese if the majority of questions is not in English?

Please note firstly that I'm referring to the questions here in this private beta until the graduation to the public beta. After this, the users are free to ask in the language they think is better to ...
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How is “questions per day” calculated?

As of today (26th Jan. 2016) the statistics page for Portuguese SE shows that we have 1.2 questions/day (and we should work on that!). The same page says that we are in day 195 of our beta. The ...
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Are “estrangeirismos” and “palavras-estrangeiras” best as separate tags or as synonyms?

We currently have: 11 questions tagged palavras-estrangeiras 4 questions tagged estrangeirismos Are those two completely differently things, somewhat overlapping things, or synonymous things? One ...
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Ganhar bounty em resposta wiki é correto?

Fiz essa resposta, e ao fazer, coloquei como c.w. justamente para não receber a pontuação, pois nada fiz além de juntar ambas as respostas já existentes (algumas editadas posteriormente). Não recebi ...
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Should we split some questions in two?

When I read this question about the etymology of rabicó and xuxinha today I asked myself: shouldn’t this question actually be two separate questions? The only thing that connects the two words is that ...
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About community wiki or protected questions used only for reference (usually breaking some site rules)

I usually see questions at other SEs that are not under the site rules, like questions (off-topic or not) that result in answers with lists, discussions, etc. that are protected or turned community ...