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Sollten wir Übersetzungsfragen von Software-Programmierern beantworten?

Recht häufig tauchen hier Fragen auf, bei denen Leute, die mit dem Programmieren oder landessprachlich Anpassen von Computerprogrammen beschäftigt sind, wissen wollen, wie sie diesen oder jenen ...
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Wie schreibt man eine gute Antwort?

Man findet sehr viel Diskussion darum, wie man das Stellen von Fragen positiv beeinflussen kann, allerdings fehlt mir eine Anleitung für gute Antworten. Wie sehen gute Antworten aus, was sollten sie ...
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Should the language of an answer match the language used in the question?

In the past I usually answered questions in the language they were asked. I had understood this to be a general recommendation/consensus from what I read at my occasional browsings at Meta. ...
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For which recurring topics do we want to create canonical answers, if any?

General proposal There are some topics on which we get frequent questions with the following properties: they are sufficiently different not to be duplicates – an answer to one of them does not ...
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How to deal with abbreviation explanation requests?

We recently had this question from a new user asking for the explanation of an abbreviation. It sparked a long comment discussion about whether it should be closed or not, and whether it is worth to ...
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I answered an English question in German, what should I do?

My answer got upvoted and was even accepted, so I'd leave things as they are. Still, I wanted to hear what the community says. Should I add an English version or maybe rewrite it?
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turn answer into comment

This question has a new comment by Alper. As far as I remember this comment has been an answer before. For my own answers I could, from 50 rep onwards, make such a transition myself: delete my answer ...