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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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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 ...
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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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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Please accept answers to your question

Looking at the questions, I have noticed that almost noone has accepted answers. This should really change.
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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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:...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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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?
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...

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