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Why would people on this stackexchange rather close an easy question than give a quick answer?

Seems kind of pity, does it not? I think it is easier to give a simple answer. It takes way less time than closing it, and closing does not help anyone. You're powerhungry <3
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Does this answer your question?

Nach einem vote to close aufgrund eines Duplikats wird automatisch ein Kommentar hinterlegt, der auf die bereits gestellte / beantwortete Frage hinweist. Dieser Kommentar beginnt mit: Does this answer ...
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Was ist eine "general reference"?

Zunächst eine Warnung: der Autor bedient sich hin und wieder des Stilmittels des Sarkasmus, manchmal auch der reductio ad absurdum und anderer Stilmittel, die hier - siehe unten - nichts verloren ...
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Meine Kommentare verschwinden … [duplicate]

Heute ist zweimal von mir ein Kommentar unter einem Posting sang- und klanglos verschwunden. Anstößig oder auch nur inhaltlich unpassend waren beide nicht. Ist das hier so üblich? Wenn es eine ...
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Intention of "Grammar-style" tag and how to proceed with it

The tag grammar-style is currently used for just 7 question (when looking today) and has no tag description at all, neither short nor extended. From the referring questions I assume this is used as a ...
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2022: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the preceding calendar year. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange ...
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Sind Fragen nach Übersetzungen vom Deutschen ins Englische off -topic?

Die Frage Translation of "Autoritätsdusel ist der größte Feind der Wahrheit" (Einstein, 1901)? wurde kürzlich als off-topic geschlossen. Die Begründung ist nachvollziehbar. ...
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I passed my German B2 exam. Thanks guys!

Few days ago I completed the last part I needed for getting my B2 certificate;schreiben. Now I am a certified intermediate German... doer? Anyways, thanks guys for your passion and all the indepth ...
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What makes this question a good one?

This question has two upvotes at the time of writing and two answers. However in my eyes this is a question that can easily be answered by a conjugation table and as such is not a good fit for this ...
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How to pronounce - Fragen

Da sich diese Art der Frage gerade häuft und in den Kommentaren bereits angedeutet wird, dass sie kein guter Fit für diesen SE-Bereich sind, wollte ich dies mal allgemein zur Diskussion stellen. So ...
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Sind Nazis zitierfähig?

In dieser Frage mit dem Titel Meaning of the term "Weißer Jude" ("white Jew") as used by the Nazis on Werner Heisenberg geht es offensichtlich darum zu verstehen, was die Nazis mit ...
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Needs detail or clarity ([Etymologie] „Streuselschnecke“)

I have expanded the initial question by 1000% with detail and clarity and voted to reopen just now, which will soon expire! This is the second meta-thread about the [Streuselschnecke] (Streusel-...
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New site design launched

Update 11 October (from Catija) - Thanks for sharing your concerns about the design. We can tell that you care a lot about how the design looks. While we weren't expecting the response that we got ...
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We should not migrate questions in German to other sites

The question has since been deleted on SO. This question - originally asked on GermanSE - was recently migrated to stackoverflow but currently the question and all answers are in German and thusly ...
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German Language site design and logo — Final draft

Here are the final 3 options for the logo based on the feedback received so far. As always, colours can be modified if you believe there is a better choice. I will also post each of these as an answer ...
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When do we consider listening-comprehension question to be off topic?

We have a tag listening-comprehension. The last question with that tag gathered some close votes, one with the comment: I'm voting to close this question because I do not think that listening ...
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German Language site design and logo — Draft

Hallo again, it’s Katie – the Product Designer who has been working on your custom theme. Thank you all for your patience. As mentioned in our first post – below you'll find the site design I came up ...
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Rule discussion: "anything not directly related to the German language"

I read (again) the "tour" page and came across this rule: [Don't ask about] anything not directly related to the German language. Now, while i can understand (and actually appreciate) the ...
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Thanks for the help people!

Recently I passed the reading and hearing section in my German B1 exam after approx 9 month of what predominantly constituted of self study. I'd like to thank every one who helped me and wrote careful ...
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Custom German Language design and logo - Information gathering

Congratulations German Language community! We’re going to be creating a custom site design for you that we hope will represent your subject and we want you all to really love it. You’ve been waiting ...
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Automatische Silbentrennung im Titel von Fragen

Folgendes Beispiel zeigt, dass die automatische Silbentrennung gelegentlich fehlerhafte Ergebnisse produziert: Ich vermute, dass in allen stack exchange communities die gleichen (wohl englischen) ...
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Brauchen wir [clauses]?

Das Tag clauses scheint mir ziemlich chaotisch genutzt zu werden. Ich vermute, dass das die Nutzung hauptsächlich dadurch motiviert ist, ob ein Analogon in der englischen Grammatik als clause ...
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Vorschlag: Einstampfung von [standard-german] und [rules]

standard-german und rules sind als Tags praktisch nutzlos, da sie über die Jahre praktisch beliebig genutzt wurden – ohne einen großen Zusammenhang zur Frage. Es gibt nur sehr wenige Fragen gemäß des ...
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Would it be on topic to compile different information from other sites on to this site?

For example, recently I've been having a trouble of trouble finding out the difference between meaning of different pre-fixed form of rechnen. I found the answer I Was looking for but it was scattered ...
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Closing a question because it belongs on another site in the Stack Exchange network [duplicate]

I tried to give a close vote to the question Abkürzungen mit Bindestrich because imo it does not belong to "German Language". In the question "Why should this question be closed?&...
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Tags im Singular oder im Plural?

Bei den Tags gibt es bezgl. der Verwendung von Singular und Plural keine einheitliche Linie. Beispiel: nouns und mass-noun, proper-noun, uncountable-noun. Ich schlage vor, dass Tags grundsätzlich in ...
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Darstellung von Umlauten in deutschen Tags

Tags werden grundsätzlich in englischer Sprache angelegt ("Primärtags"). Ausnahmen sind die Tags umlaut, eszett, kurrent, suetterlin, was in der Natur dieser Begriffe liegt. Der Tag sein-or-...
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Was für Details? (Der Streusel-Snack)

Ich habe nach der Herkunft eines Wortes gefragt (Streuselschnecke, 1), wurde aber wegen Mangel an Klarheit und Detail geschlossen. Dabei ist auf German.SE nicht ersichtlich, wer die Frage geschlossen ...
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Löschung von "überflüssigen" Tags

Es gibt in "German Language" zurzeit die enorme Anzahl von 424 tags. Von diesen wurden 152 (also 36 %) noch keiner einzigen Frage zugeordnet. Eine ganze Reihe weiterer tags sind außerdem nur ...
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Löschen von Kommentaren bei Verstoß gegen den Code of Conduct

Dies ist eine Ergänzungsfrage zu Löschen von Kommentaren. Ich akzeptiere, dass die Moderatoren die Entscheidungshoheit über das Löschen von Kommentaren haben und dass Kommentare ohne ...
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prepositions tag has an explanation restricting its use to a non-obvious subset

The explanation text currently states, that the tag prepositions should only be used for spatial or temporal prepositions. Given the amount of questions related to prepositions (requiring certain ...
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Diese Frage hat 8 Antworten. Ist eine Community-Wiki sinnvoller?

Die Frage Was ist ein Wort für eine Gruppe oder jemanden, von der oder dem man sagen würde, dass sie keine Chance in etwas haben? hat zurzeit 8 (acht!) Antworten (inkl. einer von mir). Ich denke hier ...
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Löschen von Kommentaren

Im Laufe der Zeit sind einige meiner Kommentare verschwunden. Ich gehe davon aus, dass sie gelöscht wurden. Sicher sind nicht alle Kommentare (auch meine nicht) so gelungen, dass sie erhalten werden ...
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Why answer deleted for spam or rudeness

There is the (now closed) question on Christmas greetings. While I can see to close it as a translation request, it can also be argued that it has merrit as cultural expectations differ and play a ...
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Missbrauch der Kommentarfunktion um Antworten zu posten

Immer wieder erlebe ich, dass User Fragen in Kommentaren beantworten anstatt richtige Antworten zu schreiben. Beispielsweise hier: Demonstrative pronouns or definitive articles? Kommentare von ...
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General question re deciphering/transcription of handwritten texts

Interpreting/deciphering of older texts/manuscripts handwritten in a language other than one's mother tongue can be particularly difficult. In (e.g.) Norway and Denmark one can get help from "the ...
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Unpinning accepted answers / Akzeptierte Antwort ist eine von vielen – hopp oder flopp?

Auf SE.Meta wurde vor ein paar Tagen eine neue Einstellung vorgestellt: Ob die akzeptierte Antwort immer ganz oben angepinnt ist oder ob sie schlicht eine von vielen ist. Die Einstellung gilt pro SE-...
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Welcome messages not allowed?

I recently had the opening message "Welcome to German SE" removed from an answer. While technically off-topic, my intent was to project a welcoming and friendly image of the site since it ...
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Editing incorrect answer on duplicate

I came across this post today and I'm a bit confused, I'm fairly new on SE in general, the question itself has been marked as a duplicate, but an answer was provided before it was marked which is just ...
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Grund für Suspendierung eines Users?

Warum wurde der User Prishon bis August 2031 (also für die nächsten 10 Jahre) suspendiert? Ich kann weder hier auf German.stackexchange noch auf anderen Seiten des Stackexchange-Universums ...
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Warum wurden die Farben der Links geändert?

Warum wurden die Farben der Links geändert? Sämtliche Links sind seit heute orange. Warum ist das so? Kann man bitte wieder zum alten Layout zurückkehren? Die neue Farbe wirkt - zumindest auf mich - ...
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How to deal with Legal Questions

There is a lot of noise in the question Is "befriedet" correctly translated to "pacified" here? In the comments, a meta-discussion has started which belongs here. I think, the ...
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Umgang mit Beiträgen, die die Frage nicht beantworten

Wie geht man mit Beiträgen um, die die Frage gar nicht beantworten? Ignorieren? Abwerten? Als not an answer markieren? Etwas anderes? Hintergrund: Zur Frage What is the correct way to say “and the ...
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Unilateral question deletion instead of edit

A rather old answer of mine was deleted, citing mention of a racist phrase. I realize now it had collected some downvotes, presumably due to the same issue, without a comment being posted. Now, within ...
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On the use of emoticons or emojis

Lately I found in the main site emoticons. Inside questions, comments and answers, those colorful signs tend to catch attention in the very same way that capitalization does (visual analogue to be ...
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Close question caused by spelling error?

This question arose due to a text example containing a spelling error. Programming sections have "can not reproduce" as closing reason, which seems to be the corresponding cause, but it is ...
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What is the problem with why-questions and how to deal with them?

A lot of questions ask why (German) language has some certain features. I have seen some discussions in the comments about this — usually claiming that this type of question can not be answered or ...
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How should "need more focus" questions adressing multiple problems be resolved?

Recently, there have been two new questions addressing multiple problems: Are there short diphtongs in German? When is the sound altered? [closed] “Hinwillst” or “willst hin” in a subclause? And why ...
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2020: a year in moderation

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