I must confess I'm irritated regarding the behavior of some guys here. My question has been closed, but mentioned reasons seem somewhat weak.
Yes, what I found based on a hoax. But is this an argument to close a question? It is a question (respectively missing knowledge) regarding the German language and I learned something from the answer. I think this legitimates this to be here.
Joel Spolsky wrote in his blog about the goals of StackExchange:
Make the Internet a better place to get expert answers to your questions
Does someone makes this a better place by closing (or deleting) this? Is it not possible, that others read the same hoax and are glad to learn something? Shall I start laughing about the missing knowledge or mistakes of all others here?
Regarding our own FAQ:
You should only ask practical, answerable questions based on actual problems that you face.
Wasn't this mistake a problem that I face? Yes!
Is it answerable? Yes!
Is this chatty or open-ended? No!
We laughed - now let's delete it.
Insolet! Shall I lough about your questions or your problems?
Mir fällt gerade erst auf, dass die Überschrift eine Frage nach der Herkunft andeutet, während im Text nach der Bedeutung gefragt wird. - Ebenfalls für close gevoted. Imho muss diese Frage anschließend sogar gelöscht werden.
Ok I corrected this. But you can see my intention out of my question and the answer from splattne. You have enough reputation to edit the question.
I already wondered about the harsh tone as I wrote this. This has now culminated.
If someone asks a question, this person wants to learn something or validate his knowledge. Others answer to this and share their knowledge. This is a simple principle. If you start laughing about the persons that ask, at sometime they are not going to ask you anymore and this will become a very lonely place. Take care of our own etiquette!