Linked Questions

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Let’s have some tag warnings to prevent common mistakes by new users

What are tag warnings? Tag warnings are meant to provide users with just-in-time information to help them avoid mistakes that are common for the tag they’re using. Here’s what they look like: To ...
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These are our new custom close reasons

From a recent proposal it was clear, that we accepted to have new custom close reasons replacing our existing custom close reason. To go live we need your vote, your suggestions, and your critique on ...
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Let’s take another approach to close reasons

Ranty introduction In the last year, I made several attempts to sanitise our close reasons or capture some common denominator as to when we close questions, in particular regarding which questions ...
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Are we closing too many questions?

Recently we have quite an increase in questions coming in. I believe this is a good thing, as only many questions will produce good answers and this will lead to good content on the site. With the ...
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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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Do we need additional close reasons?

There have been rather many questions lately that ask for differences between words or phrases and which should be easily solvable with a dictionary or a similar resource and therefore do not require ...
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Please do not answer proof-reading or translation requests

We agreed to not accept translation requests or proof-readings of individual texts. If we were not asked for help on a single answerable issue all those question will correctly be closed as off topic, ...
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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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Why should somebody consult an online translation service before asking here?

Community recently downvoted and closed this question as off topic: How do you say "He was looking for you" in German? The given canned close reason "requests for proofreading, spell ...
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Is it possible to open questions to learn German?

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 ...
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How to deal with “Google Translate says … but it doesn't make sense.”?

I can understand the use of automatic translators to some extent. But, for instance, take a look at this question – whose original form stated the following "I knew that da was meaning there, but ...
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What is a phrase-request and when do we accept it as on topic?

We have quite a clear opinion on when to allow a translation request: How do I ask good, on-topic questions for translations or about differences? There is consent that we do not allow peer reviews ...
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New audience-specific texts for our custom close reasons

Background With recent changes to the closing system, we can now tailor the texts for custom close reasons to different audiences: One text that informs close flaggers, voters, and reviewers when ...
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Rewording the on-topic help section

In the light of recent confusion about what is on-topic here, I'd like to have the on-topic help section reworded. Currently our on-topic site contains a very generic and way too unspecific text: ...
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Let’s change “general references” to “databases”

Proposal In help texts, close reasons, and similar, replace general reference with database. If space permits, elaborate that database means dictionary, thesaurus, conjugation tables, or similar. ...
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Translation questions from any language to German

On the Area 51 page about German.stackexchenge you can read this: German Language Beta Q&A site for students having questions about German, expert speakers of German wanting to discuss the ...
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Is asking to translate a short paragraph from English to German on topic here?

I want to see if I'm allowed to ask such a question in the main site? Would you please translate the following paragraphs into German? a proposal for creating a remote sensing and ...
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Close reasons for this question?

"Oh god, what a question...", I thought, but then realized it's not that simple (even if not meant that way): The question is not: "What's 'im'?" The question is: "When do you use 'im' and when do ...
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Is Wikipedia a general reference for GL?

We expect questions to indicate prior research, but it seems to be the policy to not close questions even though the answer can be found on Google. Should we expect posters to research their question ...
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When to close as “off topic”, when to close as “unclear what you are asking”?

After recent discussions on the topicness of translation requests or questions about difference in meanings Rewording the on-topic help section When is a translation request to German off-topic? How ...
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Voting system. What happened here?

Here we have two extremely similar questions, both by new users, both about almost exactly the same sentence, both extremely short, both not showing real research effort. Why do they have such a ...
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Suggestions for the editable section of the help center

The Help Center for German Language Stack Exchange includes a section that can be edited by moderators: This means that the community can decide to write a suitable text and then the moderators can ...
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Sind Fragen zur Wortbedeutung on-topic?

Mich würde die Bedeutung des Wortes "knietschig" interessieren, dabei interessiert mich: Woher die Bedeutung im Sinne von matschig kommt? Was jemand mit dem Wort verbindet? Nun ist die Fragestellung ...