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Umgang mit spekulativen Antworten

Mitunter kommt es vor, dass in Antworten spekuliert wird. Da die Antwortenden kompetente Sprecher*innen des deutschen sind, haben solche Antworten durchaus eine Berechtigung, weil sich in der ...
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Tag discipline and convention

Today I stumbled upon the tag food-and-drink. Since there are no special language rules for words around that theme, I edited 10 questions, marked with it, and replaced the tag or just deleted it. ...
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Neuer Text für »How to Ask« – Let’s change our “How to Ask”

Hier habe ich vorgeschlagen, dass wir den Text für »How to Ask« auf der Frageseite ändern können, was auf Zustimmung gestoßen ist. Deshalb frage ich nun, wie genau der neue Text aussehen soll. Die ...
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Was ist eine Community-Wiki-Frage?

In einem Kommentar, den ich zu einer von mir verfassten Frage erhalten habe, wurde ich gefragt: Ist das vielleicht eine Community-Wiki-Frage, da mehrere Antworten gesucht werden? Ich kann diese ...
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Sollte man auf der Frageseite grundlegende Regeln aufführen?

Ich finde die Frageseite zu niedrigschwellig, will heißen zu oft werden grundlegende Dinge nicht beachtet, warum sind auf der Frageseite nicht grundlegende Regeln oder gerne auch weniger einschränkend ...
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Wie können wir deutschen Muttersprachlern klarer machen, dass auf Deutsch zu fragen gestattet ist?

Wir sind uns alle einig, dass auf dieser Seite Fragen sowohl auf Englisch als auch auf Deutsch gestellt werden können. Allerdings müssen wir immer wieder feststellen, dass neue Benutzer ihre Frage ...
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Edit questions/answer and add blockquote

Often I see questions or answers which could contain some block-quotes to improve the readability. But to edit posts of other users I always have to change at least 6 characters. This is a bit ...
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Neue Ergebnisse und Fragen vom Atlas zur deutschen Alltagssprache

Der Atlas zur deutschen Alltagssprache ermittelt über Online-Umfragen die Häufigkeit regionaler Varianten und ist daher eine nützliche Ressource für unsere Seite. Jetzt ist er in die nächste Runde ...
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Warum wurde “daß” durch “dass” ersetzt? [duplicate]

Ich habe kürzlich diese Frage beantwortet. Benutzer Jan war so nett diese zu editieren. Nun hat er allerdings "daß" durch "dass" ersetzt. Meines Erachtens ist das der größte Fehler der ...
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Slowly killing the grammar tag

In this question, the majority of voters opted for getting rid of the grammar tag, however there was nobody in favour of a retagging event. Instead, it was suggested that we retag slowly. So let’s do ...
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Do we want to hold a major retagging event? / Das große Retaggen: ja oder nein?

Let’s face it: Many of our questions are poorly tagged. One possibility to deal with this would be a major retagging event where we coordinate our efforts for one week or similar (e.g., along the ...
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On the grammar tag // Über den grammar-Tag

I have been observing people using the grammar tag for all sorts of questions, many of which have absolutely nothing to do with grammar. grammar is not the only very broad tag on the site, we also ...
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How many feeds should be in our main chat?

At present we have a lot of useful feeds of network wide questions to our chat room that may be of interest: Recent Questions - German Language Meta Stack Exchange posted by German Language Meta ...
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Icon for the website?

I searched and haven't seen this being discussed yet, so I decided to ask here. Would it be possible to add an icon to the German Language site, instead of keeping the default one which is ...
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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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How broad is the tag [old-german] meant to be?

The tag old-german has been used for questions relating to periods as late as the 1920s to 1940s. However, there are several stages in the history of the German language that have more specific ...
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On closing questions and questions per day // Über Fragenschließen und Fragen pro Tag

A friendly reminder that closing questions does not count against the question per day count A few days or weeks ago I received a comment that we should be less zealous about closing questions if we ...
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What is a non constructive comment here?

I am very troubled by our comment policy. Let me give some background. I don't violently oppose the new orthography(my iPad even makes me use a lot of it, when I don't take special care) but I don't ...
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The meta tag “close reason”

It looks like close-reasons has no tag information. In what respect does it differ from on-topic? Is the latter supposed to be used in general discussions and the former in accessing specific posts?
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Are transcript requests on topic?

There have been some requests for transcripts recently. I assume they are off topic, by the same token as spell checking individual translations. But I want to be sure, before exercising any ...
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Preferred way of spelling — on-topic or off-topic?

A recent question asks for clarification on How should I spell the valediction ‘tschüss’?. Apparently it is highly controversial whether or not this question is off-topic and I must admit that I ...
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Tag proposal for formalistic/bureaucratic/legaleze: officialese?

When encountering this question I searched for a tag to mark words, which are never spoken by a living person, but live only in official documents. It would a a kind of counterpart to colloquial. ...
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Inflationärer, meist falscher Gebrauch von “Konnotation”

Laut Tag-Wiki handelt es sich bei einer Konnotation um Folgendes: An additional, not immediately obvious meaning or association attached to the main meaning of a word or phrase. Connotations can ...
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Ist es in Ordnung, danach zu fragen, welche Mundart ein bestimmter Text ist?

In einer Ausgabe von Grimms Märchen in zwei Bänden vom Insel-Verlag Leipzig von 1919 sind ein paar Märchen in Mundart enthalten. Nun würde ich gern identifizieren, um welche Mundart oder Mundarten es ...
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Proposal: “Trivia” tag

There is a category of questions, which will never bother a learner of German, but is more about curiosities. Within two minutes I collected these examples: Verben mit den meisten Vokalwechseln ...
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Sind Fragen nach Datenbanken und anderen Tools on-topic? Bedarf es einer Klarstellung?

Kürzlich wurde eine Frage als off-topic geschlossen, die auf spezifisch linguistische Datenbanken ausgerichtet war (Nomen mit Artikeln, verschiedene Sprachen). Nur einer der Abstimmenden hatte dies in ...
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Can questions or answers be too old to justify a reaction?

I don't have any great examples right now, but sometimes interesting, but old (say, from 2011), questions pop up in the right column, I look at them and the answers, and sometimes feel like an answer ...
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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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Hoppla, wir haben ja ein Meta-Tag

Eine Frage, über die ich heute gestölpert bin, war beginners getagged. Nun, sowohl im Hilfezentrum wie auch im SO-Blog von Jeff Atwood wird vor der Verwendung dieses Meta-Tags strengstens gewarnt. ...
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Sollten Fragen nach dem Namen von Stilmitteln erlaubt sein?

Heute frisch neu ist die folgende Frage: What is the stylistic device in Pistolenstich und Messerschuss? Offensichtlich versteht der Fragesteller die deutschen Wörter und deren Bedeutung, erkennt, ...
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Wenn während des Schreibens einer Antwort die Frage geschlossen wird

Fallbeispiel Kurz nachdem die Frage Warum benennen die Deutschen Filmtitel um? gepostet wurde, habe ich sie gelesen, und mich entschieden, eine Antwort zu schreiben. Zu diesem Zeitpunkt war die Frage ...
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What makes this site fun for a native speaker?

As I see, most of the question is about some interesting/uncommon questions of German learners. What I also see, they are often not understable by the native speakers or they find it too trivial. The ...
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Should we tag questions by proficiency?

There are two Stack Exchange sites for the English language, one for proficient or native speakers (EL&U) and one for foreign learners (ELL). Although the latter is now paralleled somewhat by ...
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Die Tags Rechtschreibung und Orthographie // The tags spelling and orthography

Zurzeit existieren hier sowohl die Tags rechtschreibung wie auch orthographie. Der eine ist offiziell für Fragen zur Rechtschreibung bestimmter Wörter gedacht (rechtschreibung), während der andere ...
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Do we want to promote German Language at other SE sites?

Graduated sites have (or can get) community-ads. It’s a way to promote related SE sites, Area51 proposals or really anything of interest to the local community (e.g. events, software, websites). They’...
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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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Die Sprachvorgabe für Meta ist aufgehoben

Robert Cartaino schrieb gerade auf Meta Latin Language Folgendes (Hervorhebung von mir): We used to say if you want us (the Community Team) to be familiar with your community issues, meta posts ...
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Turn the site into GermanIC LanguageS?

We’ve had a question about Norwegian recently and apparently it’s been asked on Meta whether other Germanic languages like Swedish were on topic. They’re not, but Yiddish has been accepted under ...
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Problem mit Qualität der Antworten und Upvotes

Es fällt auf, dass Antworten, die bereits viele Upvotes haben, weiter geupvotet werden, ohne dass tatsächlich über deren Inhalt refklektiert wird. Beispielsweise hat diese Frage Was ist der ...
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What is a “cultural language space”, and are questions pertaining to it on-topic?

The question What is the address format I should use for sending a letter/mail? asked how to lay out the address on a letter for mailing from some unspecified foreign country to Germany. It was closed ...
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Should I close a question that has a duplicate in the other language? [duplicate]

When I asked about Kanonische Reihenfolge der Kasus, I didn’t notice that there was a related question in English, Numbering cases. The questions are not the same, but the answers to the older, ...
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What should the topic-boundaries of chat be?

I'm considering myself a chat regular and as such, I've witnessed a small but growing trend of on-topic (wrt the main site) questions of varying quality being asked in chat rather than on the main ...
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How to deal with substantial, retrospective edits to questions?

The asker of the question Einen über den Durst trinken substantially edited the question in retrospect (i.e., after the question was answered). Now the question has an answer that answers ...
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What's the value of edits which replace quotation characters and apostrophes?

I recently ran across this edit, which included changing the double quote character one gets when typing on a keyboard (Unicode U+0022 Quotation Mark) to “ (U+201C Left Double Quotation Mark) and ” (U+...
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Is it permitted to ask for a translation of Blackletter (Gothic script)?

My German is very limited and I have almost no experience with deciphering Blackletter (Gothic script) text. Would it be permissible to post a picture of a passage of Blackletter German text and ask ...
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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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In which language should a question title be?

Incredible as it may seem, this has not been discussed yet. This very old question deals with whether the title should be translated in the question’s body. This one and its follow-up only deal with ...
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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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untranslated examples from foreign languages

The end of this answer contains some text of which I think that it is a Russian poem (it is written in cyrillic letters, and the author of the answer was talking about russian language). There is no ...
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If the German spelling rules are changed, will we adapt old posts?

In another wording: Do we have to apply every single rule that the Rat für Rechtschreibung (the de facto German authority on spelling) conceives to all posts, even past ones? Most importantly, if ...

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