Questions tagged [discussion]

The question you're asking is designed to solicit opinions or best-practices on a particular topic, with the goal of reaching community consensus.

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
7
votes
1answer
85 views

Criterions for beta phase

I roughly read all questions here, but one information is still missing for me. What are the criterions for GL&U to leave the beta phase? Is it a special amount of questions or users? Is there a ...
3
votes
5answers
97 views

What should be in the FAQ?

What should be in the FAQ? Answers should refer either to a global issue (e.g. language issue, formatting issue of the FAQ itself) or to just a unit of information, so that voting and editing is easy....
2
votes
1answer
90 views

Is it ok to advertise related area51 sites on meta?

There are at least two area51 sites at the moment that are likely to interest users of this site. Is it ok to open a meta thread to advertise? If yes, should there be a single meta thread for all ...
7
votes
2answers
172 views

Deutsche Anführungszeichen unterstützen

Es ist sehr schwer, auch mit deutschen Tastaturen, normale deutsche Anführungszeichen einzugeben (zumindest kenne ich keinen besseren Weg als Alt + 0132 „ sowie Alt + 0147 “). Sie sehen aber viel ...
2
votes
1answer
50 views

Should the “nouns/verbs/adjectives” tags only be used for general discussions?

Currently, we use verbs, nouns and adjectives for questions on specific verbs, nouns and adjectives, e.g: Was ist das Präteritum von "darben"? -- verbs Grammatisch oder grammatikalisch? -- ...
7
votes
2answers
83 views

Use and misuse of the “grammar” tag

A lot of questions get tagged with the "grammar" tag, without being related to what I think of as grammar. Before changing the tags I decided to read the Wikipedia article about grammar and learned ...
2
votes
4answers
3k views

Which dash (“Gedankenstrich”) should we use in German?

There are two different HTML entities we could use: — Test — Test and – Test – Test There are also a "figure dash": Test ‒ Test and the "horizontal bar"...
4
votes
2answers
233 views

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 ...
4
votes
3answers
79 views

Either big-list or high-quality; either community wiki or accepted answer

The case of What are good online dictionaries for translation between German and English? is either not clearly asked or tagged wrong: The question itself asks for good online dictionaries but has ...
5
votes
3answers
108 views

How can we help with localization; shall we help?

Referring to Localization, the state of the nation: We seem to be one of the playgrounds for finding out the needs and pitfalls for localizing a StackOverflow platform. Therefore the 7 Essential Meta ...
0
votes
2answers
66 views

How to vote for questions with ambiguities between title and explanation?

I asked this question about a phrase I heard in some real situation. Which I described with only a few words. There is some ambiguity insofar as the phrase by itself has some additional possible ...
-1
votes
2answers
62 views

Should we allow abbreviations in question titles?

Although “jdn. heiraten” vs. “sich mit jdm. verheiraten” is perfectly readable and more space-efficient I'd consider it not accessible and definitely not good for search engines. Shouldn't we edit ...
1
vote
1answer
67 views

Should the title be translated?

Sollte der Titel übersetzt werden? ^Suggestion for translation in body.^ I just translated a post as this question suggested and a question arose. Should the title be translated and if so, how? Should ...
2
votes
2answers
65 views

Please say what should be done with this answer

Beispiele für Konsonanten, die zwischen Artikel und Wort gewandert sind Burbuja writes in answer to my question "I would see this as total nonsense.". After my comment question what it is s/he ...
4
votes
2answers
57 views

Are requests for translators appropriate?

See this question. I would think this is not an appropriate question...
12
votes
8answers
724 views

Are translation requests from German allowed? / Sind Fragen nach Übersetzungen aus dem Deutschen erlaubt?

According to the FAQ, translation requests to German are on topic. No source language is specified there. But what about from German, especially from German to English. Questions such as this are ...
8
votes
4answers
124 views

How to express important subjective nuances of language in a neutral way.

There have been several recent posts that express appropriate information in a very biased way. Example 1: Ich mache in... Ich kann keine etymologische Herkunft aufzeigen, aber dieser Satz riecht ...
2
votes
1answer
30 views

Regional tags should be used where appropriate?

This excellent book has a list of tags for the different regions (from a dialect perspective) should we also create tags and encourage their use where appropriate? http://books.google.ch/books?id=...
2
votes
1answer
67 views

Präteritum or preterite tag?

We currently have one question in praeteritum and one in prateritum. Would the English tag preterite be an adequate translation?
2
votes
1answer
58 views

How should tags be chosen?

When I ask a question and choose/define tags I follow the logic of keywords, but tags on this site are mostly used for categories that people want to follow or ignore. I feel that this is not quite ...
9
votes
3answers
109 views

Should “subjective” be a valid reason for closing a topic / should “Recommended … radio stations (auf Deutsch)” have been closed?

Was it reasonable for this question to be closed? Recommended news and culture streaming radio stations (auf Deutsch)? [closed] I am specifically thinking of an analogue to NPR in the USA, ...
1
vote
2answers
113 views

Which question can I pose here, which will not be closed as argumentative?

The following describes the situation about a German translation which is not bad, but does not help the professionals. It is mostly a inner German problem. Sichten as translation for View in the ...
2
votes
0answers
58 views

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 ...
6
votes
3answers
69 views

Is this a good question? - Good movies for learners

This question seems to be getting a mixed response - What movies are good for learners who want to improve their grammar and vocabulary?. So far it has 9 upvotes, and 3 votes to close. Since we're ...
15
votes
4answers
114 views

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?
5
votes
4answers
213 views

Is this question appropriate?

I always wanted to ask for a translation of the (very common in Australia) phrase: "If you throw enough shit against a wall, some of it has gotta stick." It describes research in mathematics quite ...
16
votes
1answer
145 views

Should we have a deutsch.stackexchange.com alias url as well for this site?

Should we have deutsch.stackexchange.com as an url for this site? I think this is very easy to set-up. I catch myself trying to type this when I want to go here.
8
votes
2answers
123 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
49 views

Which typography questions are off-topic? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Are questions welcome that deal with typography? I've asked a question about spaces before unit-symbols, which I know is perfectly valid. But: Which typography related ...
10
votes
2answers
193 views

Is switching your accepted answer impolite?

Imagine you ask a question, get some good answers and after some days you choose the best as the accepted answer. What if days or even months an even better or more comprehensive answer comes up - is ...
6
votes
2answers
97 views

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 ...
3
votes
2answers
70 views

dealing with unsuitable suggestions for learners

This site is geared towards native speakers as well as learners. I feel that answers for learners need to take into account the "learning" status of learners. In this question about alternative ...
6
votes
4answers
187 views

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 ...
7
votes
3answers
103 views

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 ...
30
votes
5answers
475 views

Font bug: Main site font renders German closing quotation marks wrongly

Correct German quotation marks look like this: The main font used for this site – Tahoma – however renders them like this: Notice the direction of the closing quotation mark: It should run from ...
2
votes
1answer
37 views

Is this question ok? “What are the differences in…”

I just came across this question, and thought that it seemed very open ended and hard to answer "correctly". Is it a good question for this site? If so, why? It is one of the highest voted questions ...
3
votes
4answers
130 views

Is it sensible to take the asker's mother tongue into account?

These questions are supposed to help not only the original asker, but also anyone who happens to google upon the site or ask a duplicate question. This means that an answer that uses the asker's ...
0
votes
2answers
74 views

Please accept answers to your question

Looking at the questions, I have noticed that almost noone has accepted answers. This should really change.
18
votes
6answers
255 views

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?...
19
votes
2answers
180 views

Interface localization to German

Very related to Which language should tags be in? and What language should the questions be written in?, but I mostly want to address the Stack team and probe for possibilities: Should/can the ...
4
votes
3answers
169 views

Do we need a convention to identify our first langauge?

There will be times it is useful to know if an answer has come from a native speaker or not. For instance I am English and could confidently give answers about the German language but if a German ...
-1
votes
2answers
67 views

Should there be tags for the language used in a question?

Should there be tags for the language used in a question? Obviously, this would enable good filtering. Upvote this question if you are in favour of: Each question should have a tag lang:en or lang:...
25
votes
6answers
387 views

Should we translate posts as a “community norm”?

"German Language & Usage" is the first site we created with significant activity in a non-English language. Many of the "problems" being discussed in meta seem to revolve around issues of ...
-5
votes
2answers
126 views

Are the following two big-list questions posted by me welcome here?

Are the following two big-list questions posted by me welcome here? Was sind gute Zungenbrecher im Deutschen? / What are good German tongue-twisters? German words with interesting etymology I think ...
7
votes
5answers
101 views

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.
22
votes
4answers
323 views

If the same question is asked in German and English is it a duplicate?

If two effectively identical questions are asked but one in English and one in German, how do we handle these. Are they two completely different questions? Should one be closed as an exact duplicate?
18
votes
4answers
545 views

Which spelling standard(s) to use? Alte oder neue Rechtschreibung?

Should we have an official spelling variant? i.e. should we declare one form of spelling "incorrect" and subject to editing? I'm in favour of not enforcing a standard for text, but we will definitely ...
13
votes
8answers
297 views

Which language should tags be in?

While questions could vary in language, the tags have to be in one language for obvious reasons. Tag synonyms would work fine, but we'd have to decide whether German tags should point to English tags ...
17
votes
2answers
181 views

Editing orthographic errors

To what detail level should orthographic errors be edited? Obviously, one would edit, if the error occurs in the actual answer. (What is the German word for house? Answer: Hous.) But right now, I ...
31
votes
7answers
544 views

What language should the questions be written in?

I was about to ask a question on the main website, but was not sure if we are supposed to ask questions in English, or in German, or a mixture, or even both. My guess would be that most questions will ...

1
4 5 6 7
8