Linked Questions

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What language should the questions be written in?

I was about to ask a question on the main website, but was not sure if we are supposed to ask questions in English, or in German, or a mixture, or even both. My guess would be that most questions will ...
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4answers
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If the same question is asked in German and English is it a duplicate?

If two effectively identical questions are asked but one in English and one in German, how do we handle these. Are they two completely different questions? Should one be closed as an exact duplicate?
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Umgangsformen: Du oder Sie?

Als Referenz: Sollten sich die Benutzer dieser Seite eher duzen oder siezen? Only applicable for communication in German, but: should the users of this site use Du or Sie when addressing each other?...
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6answers
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How do I format the words in German (or another language) we are talking about?

Translated from German Should German words in a discussion be formatted in "quotes", or should they be formatted as monospaced text? Which format is the preferred one? Are there any other ...
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1answer
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How do I ask good, on-topic questions about meaning, translations, or differences?

What can I do to ensure that my question on the meaning or translation of a word or phrase or the difference between two words is on-topic and attracts good and useful answers? This is a FAQ to help ...
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2answers
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Are questions related to peer review of a text on topic?

As the title of this question says, are questions like “I wrote this text in German language … Is it grammatically correct?” on topic for this site?
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1answer
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Wann soll ich welchen Schließgrund bei Fragen nach Übersetzungen, Bedeutungen u. Ä. verwenden?

Deutsch Auf Meta gibt es einige Diskussionen darüber, wann Fragen nach Übersetzungen, Bedeutungen, Unterschieden o. Ä. auf dieser Seite willkommen sind und wann sie geschlossen werden sollen. Was ist ...
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2answers
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Editing orthographic errors

To what detail level should orthographic errors be edited? Obviously, one would edit, if the error occurs in the actual answer. (What is the German word for house? Answer: Hous.) But right now, I ...
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1answer
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Does my translation request belong here and if not, where and how shall I ask it?

Translation requests¹ are on-topic, but on the other hand some translation requests¹ got closed for belonging on English Language & Usage or English Language Learners. When does a translation ...
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3answers
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Should we leave a comment when closing a question?

We all know that I am not much of a friend of comments, but sometimes leaving a comment may be helpful. Recently the community closed this question without any further explanation: https://german....