In the last 90 days, a custom off-topic close reason along the lines of the following was used ten times (raw data for 2 k users):
I’m voting to close this question as off-topic because it is about English, not German.
I assume that most, if not all, of the corresponding questions are of the following type:
- Asking for an English translation of a German word, whose meaning is known to the asker and clearly defined.
- Asking for a German translation of an English word, whose meaning is unclear to the asker.
Moreover, there are probably some questions belonging in this category which were closed with a reason like “This is clearly not about German.” and thus are missing from the statistics.
I therefore propose to introduce a new close reason to ease handling these cases and to provide better guidance to askers, in particular by linking the new FAQ post on this matter. I do not consider such a close reason a change of policy, as there seems general agreement on this (if not, please correct me), but just an improvement of our interface.
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