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Best Questions & Answers from 2nd Quarter of 2020

Here's the latest installment in what's now becoming a grand old tradition of gathering some particularly good Literature Q&A in order to get some easily available links to show off to people. ...
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Announcing the August–September 2020 topic challenge: the Shahnameh

In accordance with our meta agreement to have topic challenges and a later meta agreement to have topic challenges lasting for two months and overlapping by one month, it is time to announce the ...
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Are questions asking to critique the OP's work on topic?

We recently received a question about a haiku-like poem written by the OP. Formally, the question seemed to ask for interpretations of the poem, but it also asked what the effect would be of replacing ...
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Should the close/reopen vote threshold be lowered from 5 to 3?

German Language SE has been discussing whether they should have only three close votes instead of five to close questions. Stack Overflow lowered the close/reopen vote threshold from 5 to 3 in ...
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Announcing the July–August 2020 topic challenge: The Tale of Genji

In accordance with our meta agreement to have topic challenges and a later meta agreement to have topic challenges lasting for two months and overlapping by one month, it is time to announce the July–...
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Can we get rid of specific genre tags for good?

About a month back, I've decided to dedicate more time into Literature SE, and have contributed to editing (and still editing) many of the tag excerpt wikis. I've learned a lot about community ...
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Announcing the June–July reading challenge: Korean Folklore

In accordance with our meta agreement to have topic challenges and a later meta agreement to have topic challenges lasting for two months and overlapping by one month, it is time to announce the June–...
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2020 Community Moderator Election Results

Literature's first moderator election has come to a close, the votes have been tallied and the two new moderators are: They'll be joining the existing crew shortly—please thank them for ...
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Announcing the May–June 2020 topic challenge: Guy de Maupassant

In accordance with our meta agreement to have topic challenges and a later meta agreement to have topic challenges lasting for two months and overlapping by one month, it is time to announce the May–...
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New Literature SE Topic Challenge Suggestions Thread

Topic challenges for Literature SE were first proposed and enacted in March 2017. The motivation for these, as well as to bring our users together in a community activity of reading the same books or ...
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2020 Community Moderator Election [duplicate]

The 2020 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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Announcing the April–May 2020 topic challenge: The Stranger / Meursault

In accordance with our meta agreement to have topic challenges and a later meta agreement to have topic challenges lasting for two months that overlap by one month, it is time to announce the April–...
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Announcing a pro-tempore election!

Literature SE is to have its first moderator election! Beginning on 13 April, users may nominate themselves to fill one of the two pro-tempore moderator slots available. The timeline is like this: ...
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Best Questions & Answers from 1st Quarter of 2020

Here's the latest installment in what's now becoming a grand old tradition of gathering some particularly good Literature Q&A in order to get some easily available links to show off to people. ...
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Are we ready to say what's on topic?

The ‘What topics can I ask about here?’ section in the Help Centre currently apologises for being unable to say what is on topic: Unfortunately, we haven't been around for that long and therefore don'...
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Announcing the March–April 2020 topic challenge: R. K. Narayan

In accordance with our meta agreement to have topic challenges and a later meta agreement to have topic challenges lasting for two months that overlap by one month, it is time to announce the March–...
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Best Questions & Answers from 4th Quarter of 2019

Here's the latest installment in what's now becoming a grand old tradition of gathering some particularly good Literature Q&A in order to get some easily available links to show off to people. ...
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Best Questions & Answers from 3rd Quarter of 2019

So apparently I forgot this in October, due to too much other stuff going on on Stack Exchange. Here's the latest installment in what's now becoming a grand old tradition of gathering some ...
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Announcing the February–March 2020 topic challenge: Haruki Murakami

In accordance with our meta agreement to have topic challenges and a later meta agreement to have topic challenges lasting for two months that overlap by one month, it is time to announce the February–...
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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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What should our position on the selection of new moderators be?

As any user who cares about the health of the Stack Exchange communities should know, there was a serious crisis in trust on this network. As a result, many moderators quit or went on strike; some ...
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Announcing the January–February 2020 topic challenge: Lin Yutang (林语堂)

In accordance with our meta agreement to have topic challenges and a later meta agreement to have topic challenges lasting for two months that overlap by one month, it is time to announce the January–...
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Etiquette for a Community Wiki Answer

I think that Rosie F's question on Holmesian Streets is really interesting and that their answer is a great starting point but not a complete answer. I would quite like to instigate a Community Wiki ...
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Can questions asking for list of list on-topic?

(The title is clumsy. I appreciate any help on making it better.) The question I'm about to ask may be classified as a recommendation question, therefore it may be closed. However, since it can be ...
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I no longer feel safe moderating this site

It's been just over five years since I joined the Stack Exchange network. I was awarded my fifth Yearling badge, over at Science Fiction & Fantasy, around a week ago. I became interested in the ...
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Resignation notice

When efforts arise to formalize or corporatize a community, there's often understandable concern that the effort could destroy the very community it seeks to grow. [...] Any effort to grow will fail ...
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Announcing the Return of the Topic Challenges! Oct-Nov 2019: The Epic of Gilgamesh

Topic challenges are back ... but with a difference! Early in July, Aza posted Monthly Topic Challenges aren't getting much attention. How can we change them? to address the problem of decreasing ...
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What would be a good timeslot for bimonthly chat sessions?

In a comment on "Monthly Topic Challenges aren't getting much attention. How can we change them?", heather made the following suggestion: It might be interesting to have the topic challenge, but ...
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Monthly Topic Challenges aren't getting much attention. How can we change them?

Monthly topic challenges on Lit.SE don't get a whole lot of attention. Christopher Strobbe rightfully points out that participation has been almost negligible in recent months. This is in spite of ...
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Best Questions & Answers from 2nd Quarter of 2019

Here's the latest installment in what's now becoming a grand old tradition of gathering some particularly good Literature Q&A in order to get some easily available links to show off to people. ...
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Announcing the July 2019 topic challenge: Journey to the West (西游记)

In accordance with our meta agreement to have topic challenges, and since the list of suggestions has a single highest-voted entry at the start of this month (+8, -3), it is time to announce the next ...
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Announcing the June 2019 topic challenge: Elizabethan Prose

In accordance with our meta agreement to have topic challenges, and since the list of suggestions has a single highest-voted entry at the start of this month (+6, -1), it is time to announce the next ...
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What is this site's policy on closing story-identifications as duplicates when they are not accepted?

On Science Fiction, we have this well-agreed on policy on closing story-identification questions as duplicates: story-identification questions should only be closed as duplicates where both answers ...
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Announcing the May 2019 topic challenge: “My Uncle Napoleon”

In accordance with our meta agreement to have topic challenges, and since the list of suggestions has a single highest-voted entry as April draws to a close, it's time to announce the next topic ...
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Best Questions & Answers from 1st Quarter of 2019

Here's the latest installment in what's now becoming a grand old tradition of gathering some particularly good Literature Q&A in order to get some easily available links to show off to people. ...
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Announcing the April 2019 topic challenge: Jean Rhys

In accordance with our meta agreement to have topic challenges, and since the list of suggestions has a single highest-voted entry at the start of this month (+8, -2), it is time to announce the next ...
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Can the name of Writers.SE be changed to Writing.SE in the Help Center?

The Help Center, specifically the page What topics can I ask about here?, currently says: Questions about creating literature yourself—you may want to try the Writers Stack Exchange. Writers....
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Why does Literature have a Tumblr blog?

From this post, we know that there is a dedicated blog on Tumblr. It is being used to publish reviews of works of literature. But reviews don't really fit under the QA model that SE sites follow. Why,...
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Submit your literature reviews to our Tumblr!

Most of you probably aren't aware that Literature.SE has an unofficial Tumblr blog, called One Minute Reviews. This is supposed to be where Literature.SE users can submit short reviews of basically ...
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Would a question about the philosophical underpinnings of Ozymandias be off topic?

I had a recent, valid question put on hold, (with some pedantic comments) but it seemed to raise a larger question about the scope of literature. Essentially, the people who closed the question are ...
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Announcing the March 2019 reading challenge: Release the Sun, by William Sears

In accordance with our meta agreement to have topic challenges, and since the list of suggestions has a single highest-voted entry at the start of this month (+10, -5), it is time to announce the next ...
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What do we think about basic [meaning] questions?

As meaning has recently become our most-used tag, it seems like a good time to discuss this. Please note that I'm not advocating any course of action, just raising the topic for discussion. Many ...
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Best Questions & Answers from 4th Quarter of 2018

Pretty late - sorry about that! - but this is the latest installment in what's now becoming a grand old tradition of gathering some particularly good Literature Q&A in order to get some easily ...
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Care needed over the “too broad” close reason

This question ("Doubts concerning Chapter 15 of Persuasion by Jane Austen") was closed today as "too broad". I would like to invite the close voters to reconsider. The reasons that I think the ...
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Announcing the February 2019 topic challenge: Miroslav Krleža

In accordance with our meta agreement to have topic challenges, and since the list of suggestions has a single highest-voted entry at the start of this month, it's time to announce the next topic ...
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Assuming manga identification is on-topic, is this community okay being referred as an alternative resource on Anime & Manga SE?

I stumbled upon Educational manga about a mad scientist which is a manga identification request on this site and from the look of it, I think it's allowed on this site (upvoted and not closed). I ...
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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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Announcing the January 2019 topic challenge: Lu Xun

Happy new year to Literature SE! In accordance with our meta agreement to have topic challenges, and since the list of suggestions has a single highest-voted entry at the start of this month, it's ...
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Can we call the [scansion] tag [metre]/[meter] instead?

We have a tag scansion, with a synonym meter: For questions about determining and representing the meter of a poem, a practice called scansion. Can we change the master tag name to meter, and have ...
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Announcing the December 2018 reading challenge: Darcie Little Badger

In accordance with our meta agreement to have topic challenges, and since the list of suggestions has a single highest-voted entry at the start of this month, it's time to announce the next topic ...

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