In the last month I've been experiencing some issue with SE communities. Very often I've experienced hurried downvoting and hurried closing for wrong reason.
So I prefer to ask it before becoming upset :-)
Having a look here: http://area51.stackexchange.com/proposals/18413/german-language I read: site for students having questions about German, expert speakers of German wanting to discuss the finer points of the language and translation questions from any language to German.
This seems really clear to me. My interpretation of this phrase is this website allows people to come here to try to learn languages.
At the same time I guess you won't allow any kind of german learning questions (even if, I cite from the first link:
4.4 questions per day needs works: 15 questions per day on average is a healthy beta, 5 questions or fewer per day needs some work. A healthy site generates lots of good content to make sure users keep coming back. ).
For sure I can understand you may not like question as: "how do you translate this word?"
But if I come here and ask: "suchen vs besuchen, what's the meaning of the prefix be in this word?" I wonder if I can do it.
At the same I wonder if I can ask: "what's the difference between rühren and berühren? What's the meaning of be here?"
The question is: are you picky or you allow for flexibility?