Recently, I posted an answer to this question:
With the help Google Translate, I defined the key word, resonieren, as "to resonate." Another poster used another answer, "ranting," which I found interesting.
I was castigated by third poster, in my opinion unfairly, for my answer. After reviewing the context, I was unable to determine whether "rant" or "resonate," was the better choice, not being a native speaker.
That didn't matter to me because I thought that "resonate" was a reasonable translation in general. As a language learner, I want to learn multiple uses of a German word, as well as its use in a specific context. Assuming an answer was correct in other contexts, I wouldn't consider it wrong.
Is this a reasonable posture to adopt? Or is this site geared to defining specific words in specific contexts? That is to say, is discussing the use of a questioned word outside its original context "off topic?"
And is Google Translate adequate support for such a discussion?