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Sprachübergreifende Duplikate in Fragen und Sprachwahl beim Antworten [duplicate]

In What to do with duplicate questions in another language? lese ich, dass offenbar Konsens besteht hinsichtlich der Eigenständigkeit inhaltlich gleicher Fragen, sofern sie in unterschiedlichen ...
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How strict should we be with new contributors, if they answer badly / Wie streng sollten wir mit neuen Mitgliedern bei schlechten Antworten sein?

German version Die gesamte Meta-Anfrage bezieht sich auf folgende Frage, die ich vor einer Weile gestellt habe: Was ist der Unterschied zwischen "Frau" und "Gattin"? Dort hat der ...
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Should I explain my downvotes?

On other SE sites members whose answers have received downvotes often ask the downvoters to at least explain their votes. Is it good practice to do so?
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Why downvote closed questions or answers to closed questions?

Recently we closed the following question as "not constructive": https://german.stackexchange.com/questions/5235/is-there-a-word-waltzmarsch-in-german By this we make a point telling people that ...
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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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