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Lojban.SE is a project aiming to launch a Stack Exchange Q&A site on Lojban.

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Stack Exchange (SE) is "a network of free community-driven Q&A sites". Anyone can propose a topic for a new SE Q&A site, but the site must go through several stages to prove its momentum and viability as a Q&A community.

If you want to jump right in, here's the Q&A site proposal for Lojban.

What's Stack Exchange and why is it good for me?

  • It's a great place to ask and answer questions.
    • Everything is optimized for a Q&A type of conversation, unlike wiki or irc.
  • It's got a chat functionality with complete logging, searching and bookmarking.
  • Clean, fast, and all that goodness of a modern well-constructed webapp.

How to help

There are 3 things you can do to help, and all of them are pretty easy. There will be more when the proposal reaches the next stage.

Press the Follow button for the proposal

Clicking on the image will take you to the proposal page.

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You can login with an existing account you have on Google, Facebook, etc.

We need 60 followers to move forward to the next stage.

"Upvote" on example questions

Clicking on the image will take you to the proposal page.

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Vote on questions you would like to ask or answer on the Q&A site. There are a total of 5 votes you can use.

"Post" example questions

Clicking on the image will take you to the proposal page.

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Write an actual question that you might ask on this site. If you're unsure if it's on-topic, go ahead to ask! We can discuss it using the comments section.

At least 40 questions are required. See below for more details.

Extra activities

  • Share it!
  • In the next stage, we'll need your "reputation points" from another Stack Exchange site. If you don't have at least 200 points on any of the network sites, earn them by participating in an existing site. There are 90 of them and there's a good chance you can find a topic of your interest (other than Lojban).

How the process of getting a site works

Goal 1: Finish the "Definition" phase

We're here!

We're challenged to:

  • Get at least 40 example questions with 10 scores each
  • Get 60 followers

To achieve this, we need to:

  • Decide what kind of questions we're handling with the site. [link to relevant Area 51 discussion when there is one]
  • Recruit people to signup/login and press the "Follow" button.

Goal 2: Finish the "Commitment" phase

Let us worry about the future when it comes to it.

Sitenote: the whole process is getting revamped in the next few months. But for existing proposals it's advised to "just continue as normal" to "gather ideas, build consensus, and find an audience".


  • Promote on linguistics.SE chat
  • Promote on Programmers.SE chat
  • Explain how you can help
  • Promote on reddit/r/lojban
  • Get an official endorsement?
  • Promote on jbotcan
  • Promote on #jbopre
  • Promote on lojban mailing-list
  • Promote on lojban-soudan mailing-list
  • Promote on memrise