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What's the benefit for a person learning Portuguese if the majority of questions is not in English?
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Full immersion language learning is a strong learning tool. That is one benefit. Counter-example to japanese SE: german SE, where many questions are in German. It might have to do with StackExchange ...

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Who will be our target audience when the site is launched?
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I think our target audience of askers is: Basic users - learners; Expert users - fluent speakers trying to polish their language skills. I think our target audience of answerers are: Native and ...

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About answers that just add to other answers
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I think it doesn't matter. If an answer is useful, it is useful regardless of whether it answers the whole question or not. If it is not useful, it is not useful regardless (etc). I believe that the ...

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Full clarity or political correctness?
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tl;dr - use whatever you prefer; but I think clarity and straight-forwardness are preferable to political correctness. My opinion more often counters political correctness than it favours it. In ...

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Perguntas do tipo, "será que existe uma palavra portuguesa assim?"
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6 votes

Sim, eu acho que sim. Acho que este formato de perguntas é claramente on-topic: Existe alguma palavra para dizer que algo está mal construído devido a falta de empenho? Procuro um adjetivo, palavra ...

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Is asking to translate a short paragraph from English to Portuguese on topic here?
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No, translation requests are not on-topic. If you try to translate them yourself and want help with corrections or improvements on that work, I think that might be on-topic too. I would accept it, but ...

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Good practice in posts that just copy-paste other sites
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The attribution must be done when copying, and it should be very visible. Copied text should not seem to be original work. When the text is copied, it should be in a quote block: [copied text]

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Are “estrangeirismos” and “palavras-estrangeiras” best as separate tags or as synonyms?
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In theory they are different things. But in practice, it seems they are not. I think the tag palavras-estrangeiras should be removed; all its questions seem to belong to either estrangeirismos or ...

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Pode-se pedir traduções para alemão?
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(Bilingual answer: English on top, Portuguese at the end.) English tldr: yes, for de→pt; but for pt→de, ask in german.SE. Questions about German<->Portuguese? My understanding is that it is on-...

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Should we allow reference questions on main?
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In my opinion the reference questions should be: On the main site; Community Wiki; And possibly locked. Like this example in german.SE: Resources for learning German. Community Wiki References ...

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Is this question a duplicate?
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In my opinion they are not duplicates. In the "original" question, it seems to me that the author is asking whether the substantive is "viagem" or "viajem"; In the "duplicated" question, the author ...

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Happy birthday — taking stock of our first year
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It's curious to see that there are about 300 members that have ever posted a question or an answer, but that to date only 110 members have [voted]... This means that 2/3 of the members that posted ...

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"Low Quality Posts" queue full with no posts
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I think your guess is as accurate as possible: there are items in the queue, but I guess that they're not visible to you. Perhaps you've already signalled them, or they're not visible to you for some ...

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How should I write the tag [word-choice] in Portuguese?
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uso-de-palavras seems to be the de facto choice.

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Regarding an edit suggestion
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It seems that the OP thought that his question was about the Portuguese language as a whole, as opposed to restricted to its use in Portugal. He seems to have felt that he was not asking about "...

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Question without prior research
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O que diz no voto para baixo é This question (1)does not show any research effort; it is (2)unclear or (3)not useful. Eu achei que era (2)clara e (3)útil. Mas não achei que (1)mostrasse esforço de ...

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A pergunta "What is the translation for “over-ordering”?" nao está a ter feedback suficiente da comunidade?
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A pergunta não é clara Eu acho que não é claro qual é a pergunta, e que ela pode ser: Tanto sobre "o gestor encomendou demasiado stock de comida"; Como sobre "o cliente encomendou demasiada comida". ...

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What should we do with questions related to computing?
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They are all off-topic. They're related to the Portuguese language, but not to "discussing the finer points of the Portuguese language", as per the focus of our site on the site tour: Portuguese ...

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A palavra Acreano
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Percebo o argumento, mas não vejo grande problema com a mudança. Ia-se à «pharmácia», agora à farmácia. Conhecia-se um «Luiz», agora um Luís. Era-se «actor», agora ator. Era-se «acreano», agora ...

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Estamos abertos a aceitar perguntas sobre vocábulos ou traduções sem exemplos claros?
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Na minha opinião, não. Não devemos estar abertos a aceitar perguntas sobre vocábulos ou traduções sem exemplos, e devemos exigir que as mesmas sejam editadas e os exemplos adicionados. Mas o on-topic ...

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Should grammatical errors in the examples of a question be corrected?
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I think so. These corrections would preferably be edited in the question, but they could also be made as part of an answer. NB: an answer with just these corrections would not be a useful and ...

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Is this recent question about job post semantics on-topic?
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Yes, the question is on-topic. If a question How is <coiso> understood in <country>? is on-topic, so must its counter-point How should I understand <coiso> in <country>? be on-...

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What's the real problem with this question?
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What's the real problem with this question? I saw a list question. And I think a list question is not a quality question. What can happen here if this question will keep open? If a low quality ...

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