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Verlinkung zu Standardverzeichnissen und Referenzen, gibt es diese überhaupt?

In meinen Antworten versuche ich Referenzen zu finden. Allerdings fällt es mir dabei oft schwer zu entscheiden, ob eine Referenz neutral oder vielleicht gar zu kommerziell ist. Am liebsten verweise ...
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Zweisprachige Tags oder zweisprachig angezeigte Tags - bilingual tags or bilingually displayed tags

Das Problem Auf German Language Meta SE wurde schon verschiedentlich über die Sprache der Tag-Namen auf der "German Language SE"-Haupt-Site diskutiert. Dabei gibt es ein Dilemma: Nicht alle Benutzer ...
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Don't edit German tags to English tags

In the question Gibt es einen Grund, warum das Antwortwort zu „wie“, nämlich „so“, nicht mit D beginnt? I used the tag "Fragewörter" which is rendered "frageworter". Among other several useful ...
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Are questions welcome that deal with typography?

The question Leerzeichen vor Einheiten made me think whether typographical questions are welcome. To me they feel slightly off topic because they don't deal with the language itself but how it is ...
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How to deal with diacritics in tags?

According to the "Which language should tags be in?" question - most tags should be written in English. But what about tags that are very specific to German? How do you deal with diacritics in those ...
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Community moderation: When would be the right time to delete a poor question or answer?

Recently people put great effort in deleting content they feel it should not stay. This already led to discussions here to better find criteria when a post should be deleted or not: Community ...
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In what language should we answer if the question is translated?

This is related to What language should the questions be written in? Should we translate posts as a "community norm"? If a question is asked in two languages (most of the time German and ...
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Closing the question: Der Apfel fällt nicht weit vom Stamm

I must confess I'm irritated regarding the behavior of some guys here. My question has been closed, but mentioned reasons seem somewhat weak. Yes, what I found based on a hoax. But is this an ...
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Is it welcome/tolerated to ask very beginner questions here?

On EL&U community, no beginner question is welcome and such questions are usually humiliated, not tolerated, and closed immediately. That's why ELL was proposed. So my question is if the same ...
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How do we improve search results in search engines?

We need to be concerned about new users who find the way to us, even more so as we still are in beta and visits are declining. One way would be to make sure that questions and answers can be found ...
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When is an answer not an answer?

If you are wondering, why this question exists: Four of us had a long and inconclusive discussion about this in chat and taking this to Meta seems the next best thing to do for me. The central ...
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What do we want to do with questions that mix languages?

This question was asked sometime between today and yesterday. The first sentence is in English, the remainder is in German. (It looks a little bit like what I text friends if I’m learning their ...
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German SE has launched: What about its design and logo?

I've received an e-mail saying that the commitment for the German StackExchange was fulfilled. I was wondering, what design and logo is this site going to have? How does it work? I mean, the creator ...
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Werbung für diese Seite

Advertise this site! Will nicht irgendwer ein bißchen Werbung machen? Does anyone want to advertise this site?
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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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Which language to use in tags? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Which language should tags be in? I just skimmed through our current tag list and found, that all but falle currently are in English. I propose to use English tags in the ...
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Let's abolish "general reference" for grammar

Quoting the help center: If your question could be answered by a dictionary, a grammar book, or another general reference, consult these. Explain why this did not help you when asking your ...
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Should we make edits to titles simply to make letters lowercase?

Recently, I asked a question about the difference between the German verbs senden, schicken, and verschicken. I titled my question thusly: Senden, Shicken, and Verschicken A user decided (and this ...
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Refining community moderation on closing question

From recent community activities we can see that we now have a good and active user base doing a lot of community moderation quite well. This is good for the site. But recently some highly voted ...
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Do we need to encourage downvotes

Once upon a time, there was the ugly downvoter on StackExchange. Only the Germans where able, to defend against his cruel infection ... Well - reality! I observed that there is nearly no downvotes, ...
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Please do not answer a question in a comment

From our help section on the comment privilege: You should submit a comment if you want to: Request clarification from the author; Leave constructive criticism that guides the author ...
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Wie können wir den Themenbereich um geschlechtergerechte Sprache objektiv halten?

Fragen zum Thema geschlechtergerechte Sprache, generisches Maskulinum, u. Ä. ziehen unweigerlich Diskussionen und Kommentare dazu an, was denn nun richtig™ ist (siehe hierzu auch diese Diskussion. ...
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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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Bedarf / Wünsche / Vorschläge an ein neues Logo für German.SE?

Mit dem Paradigmen-Wechsel bei SE hat German.SE den Beta-Status "über Nacht" verlassen. Beim Wechsel in die Public Beta gab es die Frage nach dem Logo bereits. Die Frage nach funktionellen ...
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How can we be more welcoming for the new users?

I want to share my impression about tolerance against the new users and would like to discuss possible ways to improve the communication between them. Until now, I have encountered always friendly ...
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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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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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Are questions really that poor and what do we do about it?

From today's newest questions page 12 of 15 questions that is 80% had issues with at least one close vote or even closure. translation of indirect speech in english How would I ask for superking(...
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Let's make the Tour bilingual

There was repeated request for making our Tour bilingual for newcomers to better make clear that we accept questions and answers written in both, German and English. This would be similar to the ...
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Convention regarding dialects

When answering questions that do not state a particular interest in dialects, should we answer with dialect variations? Example: What is the translation of 'I'? Answer (berlin dialect): Icke ...
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Do we want to change our chat room’s name?

I’m not active on many Stack Exchange sites, but on the ones I am, the general chat room usually has a creative name: Chemistry uses the Periodic Table Anime and Manga uses the Maid Café Both names ...
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when to up vote a question

Which question has the merit of getting up-votes: This question is useful for me and I didn't know the fact that has been mentioned here. This question is not useful for me but I didn't know that. ...
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Let's add German explanations to our help center

In a recent discussion about our close reasons, it was proposed to add a German explanation. While a basic knowledge of English is required to handle the SE user interface, it is debatable whether ...
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Are question on the meaning of spoken dialogues on topic?

There was some debate as to whether questions asking for the meaning of a spoken dialogue heard in a movie are on topic. What would we accept as a valid question? What should be included to make such ...
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How to handle suggested edits that are correct but extend the answer or question drastically?

There's just been an approval of an suggested edit which adds some true statements to the answer, but actually introduces some drastic changes to it. The edit was introduced by an anonymous user. The ...
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Do we really have to be extremely critical about spelling?

Many times on this forum I see questions edited, e.g. just because one single letter gets corrected from a little to a capital letter. Almost all across the internet nobody really cares about spelling,...
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Is this site for the living language only or for earlier forms of the language too?

Would a question about Middle High German or other extinct ancestor languages/dialects/stages of development be welcome here, or should this site only concern itself with the living language?
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Moderator Pro Tem Announcement

Throughout the beta, we need members from the site whose focus is to engage the community, both in community-building issues and site management. That's why we select a few members from each community ...
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When are questions on culture-dependent non-verbal communication on-topic?

We have at least two questions dealing with non-verbal communication that may be specific to German-speaking countries or regions: Do Germans count on fingers starting from the thumb? – No close vote ...
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Please put more love into close reasons

Whenever we close questions we feel to be off topic we can choose other for a custom wording: Choose short but meaningful words to help the OP to improve their question. Dots only as shown above ...
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Only three close votes instead of five?

I see that there are currently very poor questions by many new users who are not responsive to comments and downvotes by few experienced community members. This imbalance leads, in my view, to a ...
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Vote early, vote often

Well, someone had to say it :) Voting a lot sets the base level for votes. If good questions get more votes, we can better discriminate between different levels of quality.
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Nicht mehr "Beta". Was heißt das?

Die Stackexchange-Site "German Language" hat vor zwei Wochen ihren Beta-Status abgelegt. Siehe Congratulations, you're no longer in Beta! Der Zusatz "Beta" ist jetzt weg und German Language ...
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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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2018: a year in moderation

It's New Year's Day in Stack Exchange land... A distinguishing characteristic of these sites is how they are moderated: We designed the Stack Exchange network engine to be mostly self-regulating, in ...
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Moderatorenwahl / moderator elections?

Bezugnehmend auf diese Ankündigung habe ich mich gefragt, ob bereits ein Zeitplan für die Moderatorenwahl existiert und was dies bspw. für die aktuellen Moderatoren auf Zeit bedeutet? In regards to ...
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100 days in BETA - discussion, thoughts, improvements...?

Just saw this site is 100 days in BETA http://area51.stackexchange.com/proposals/18413/german-language-usage Maybe a good opportunity to gather some subjective ideas, improvements, critics to ...
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2020 Moderator Election Q&A - Questionnaire

In connection with the moderator elections, we are holding a Q&A thread for the candidates. Questions collected [from an earlier thread](In connection with the moderator elections, we are holding ...
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Which are the standard sources in GLU?

Which sources should I consult before I pose a question in GLU? Does not having consulted these standard sources imply that the question should be closed? (I hope there question is allowed, because ...
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Is asking in English actually encouraged? A criterion

I guess for the majority of non-native German speakers it's easier to ask in English. However I see some people – whose mother tongue is German presumably – asking in English. Is asking in English ...