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Tue Sep 06 2011

FYI: Linguistics Q&A Community at Stack Exchange

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        1.     Taylor Smith , Linguistics Q&A Community at Stack Exchange

Message 1: Linguistics Q&A Community at Stack Exchange
Date: 03-Sep-2011
From: Taylor Smith <taylor.d.smithasu.edu>
Subject: Linguistics Q&A Community at Stack Exchange
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Stack Exchange is an online question and answer community
dedicated to bringing experts together in order to answer in-depth
questions that wouldn't fly at a generic Q&A site. To help expansion,
the community has an incubation process for new field proposals.
Currently, the linguistics proposal is in the ''commitment'' stage of this
incubation. This means that it needs more users to commit to adding
content in the future. Once it reaches a certain level of membership
(to which it is very close) it can finally launch into beta and start
accruing questions and answers.

If you are interested in contributing to a public reference community for
linguistics, either by asking your questions that search engines just
can't answer, or by collaborating on answers for questions you have
experience with, feel free to join us at


Registering is as simple as linking your Google, Yahoo!, Facebook, or
OpenID account. Alternatively, you can create a new log-in. (Note
that, as highlighted above, Q&A for linguistics will not be available until
the commitment goal is met. This policy is to ensure that all sites
launched will be well-populated and able to produce quality posts.)

For an overview of the Stack Exchange project, visit


For information on how to use the ''Area 51'' proposal area where
Linguistics currently resides, visit


For an example of a related and successfully-launched community,
visit ''English Language and Usage'' at


Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

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