From our FAQ as it stands today we have quite a wide scope of questions we may ask here only limited by the following:
- ... for speakers of German wanting to discuss the finer points of the language and translation.
- ... answerable questions based on actual problems that you face.
These "finer points" of course need a closer definition, which has been done in the past here on Meta, from discussions in chat, and from comments to closed questions. We ares till in beta, which means we should discuss this, to be able to better define the scope of our site in future versions of our FAQ.
However, there seems to be little to no debate on that we do not want mere translation requests without a context, and we do not want to give answers that could have easily been looked up in any dictionary. We also frown upon question that do not show minimal research efforts. Such questions have been closed in the past, and will be closed in the future.
Note that a closed question should not stop us from making it better. Closed questions will be added to the reopen queue and eventually get reopened after we had improved it.
New users will need some help to get an idea on how this site works, which questions will be a good fit, and which questions are better not asked here. That is what comments are for. We do also have the review queue like all other Stack Exchange sites where users who know how the site works are welcome to review posts of new users.