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Still unchanged summary in the StackExchange site overview page

In the overview page for all S.E. sites* we are still listed with our initial site summary: Q&A for speakers of German wanting to discuss the finer points of the language and translation *site ...
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Kontroverse Fragen oder Antworten suchen

Gibt es eine Möglichkeit, gezielt Fragen oder Antworten zu suchen, die besonders kontrovers bewertet wurden? Wenn ich Beiträge finden möchte, die mindestens fünf (oder eine signifikante Anzahl) ...
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behaupteter Urheber automatisch generierter Review-Kommentare

Kürzlich habe ich dafür gestimmt, ein als Antwort klassifiziertes Posting zu löschen, weil es in Wahrheit keine Antwort ist, sondern ein Kommentar zu einer anderen Antwort. Unter der entsprechenden "...
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Is it possible to request site-specific or non-standard features from the Stackexchange administration?

As asked in the title: Is it possible to request site-specific or non-standard features from the Stackexchange administration? This could be interesting to multilingual SXs. In this case, I think ...
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Let’s change “general references” to “databases”

Proposal In help texts, close reasons, and similar, replace general reference with database. If space permits, elaborate that database means dictionary, thesaurus, conjugation tables, or similar. ...
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Showing various close reasons for closed questions

TL;DR I can remember having seen a closed question with two reasons listed below it. Not sure if it was on GL or some other SE site. I don't even know where to look for that now. Q: Is this feature ...
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How can I type a table here?

Declension tables are quite useful here. How can I type them? Is there non-painful way to type them?
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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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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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Let’s have some tag warnings to prevent common mistakes by new users

What are tag warnings? Tag warnings are meant to provide users with just-in-time information to help them avoid mistakes that are common for the tag they’re using. Here’s what they look like: To ...
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Warum gibt es den Close-Button nur bei Fragen, nicht aber bei Antworten?

Unter jeder Frage gibt es diese Buttons: share edit close flag (und bei manchen Fragen zusätzlich auch noch protect) Unter den Antworten gibt es aber nur diese Möglichkeiten: share edit flag (bei ...
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migrate question to linguistics

I just wanted to vote for closing this question Could you spell Dutch according to the German system? and as reason I wanted to tell that it should be migrated to linguistics. So I clicked: close off-...
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Reverting the question state “answered” [closed]

Ich halte es für keine gute Idee, dass man keinen Einfluss darauf hat, welche Antwort zum Schluss mit grünem Häkchen markiert wird, denn das wird dann oft später als die offiziell richtige Antwort ...
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Proposal: Close reason for translation questions that require expertise of a language other than German

In the last 90 days, a custom off-topic close reason along the lines of the following was used ten times (raw data for 2 k users): I’m voting to close this question as off-topic because it is about ...
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Please vote on new wordings of our welcome text / description of the target audience

Background One of the first things every unregistered user sees on our site is this¹: or this: This proposal for making this welcome text bilingual has gained considerable support, but is ...
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Schließen einer Frage aufgrund des niedrigen Niveaus?

Die Frage „Die weibliche Form des A-Worts“ wollte ich z.B. per „close“ schließen, da ich das Niveau schon als so niedrig erachte, dass die dort gestellte Frage eigentlich schon wie Sarkasmus bzw. ...
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Shouldn't the help-center of this bilingual site be bilingual?

After having collected a reputation of 16k+, I now tried to read some information on the help center. But I find it really hard to read it, because the German-Language-Help-Center is completely ...
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Shouldn't the tour of this bilingual site be bilingual?

The very first sentence of the german.stackexchange-tour after the welcome-heading is this: (emphasis added by me) German Language and Usage is a bilingual question and answer site for speakers of ...
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I propose changing the colour of the review button when tasks are due

I was under the impression that something along those lines was already implemented, but I paid close attention to the review button and concluded I can not see wether there are reviewing tasks due or ...
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Shouldn't the tour to the site contain in the “Don't ask about…” section “direct translations” as well?

Today I realized the tour of this site doesn't discourage people to ask direct translations. It only prevents people from three points, none of which can help in that matter. Don't ask about... ...
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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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Let’s take another approach to close reasons

Ranty introduction In the last year, I made several attempts to sanitise our close reasons or capture some common denominator as to when we close questions, in particular regarding which questions ...
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Why do edits to another users' post have to change at least 6 characters?

In several posts, I found one single mistake which in some cases, was crucial to the meaning of the sentence (with commas, especially) or at least very irritating. While I tried to eliminate the ...
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Why is the time frame for editing comments so tight?

More than once it happened to me that I found I could improve my comment or wanted to add something, reopened it at a timestamp of "3 minutes ago", and tried to save the edit only to get notified that ...
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Let’s make a German welcome page/FAQ for visitors who speak little or no English

Why? Naturally, our site can be a valuable and attractive resource for visitors who speak English only a little bit or not at all. Be they language learners who did not learn English first or native ...
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Synonymise tags such that [numerals] and [zahlen] are both mapped to [numbers]

I just noted that we have a numbers as well as a numerals tag, which should be synonymised somehow since their coverage is almost identical. Now, numbers has a slightly broader scope than numerals, e....
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Should and can we make more clear to newcomers that we are bilingual?

The first few things a newcomer is likely to read on this site are: German Language beta German Language Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for speakers of German wanting to discuss the ...
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Do we need additional close reasons?

There have been rather many questions lately that ask for differences between words or phrases and which should be easily solvable with a dictionary or a similar resource and therefore do not require ...
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Error: Edits need to be at least 6 characters

I got the above error message when I tried to fix a few typos in a post. Since I believe that correct spelling is important on this site, I would suggest to remove or drastically reduce this ...
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Should “pronunciation” be added as one of the tags?

I'm new to the German branch of StackExchange, but I asked a question about pronunciation of a certain sound/letter, and surprisingly couldn't find a tag for "pronunciation", so I had to tag it "...
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Would it be possible to put italics in the titles?

Sometimes I really feel that titles with italics could be more readable, specially when one wants to stress the German word one asks about. To me, using quoting marks sometimes is not enough (or it ...
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How is the “number of questions per day” calculated in the meta?

I'd love to see this site exit from the beta phase and becoming a real site. I've read in the meta (just now) that there's a number of 3.3 questions per day in it and that a healthy site would require ...
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Allowing audio files with pronunciaton

Ist es möglich das Hochladen von Audiodateien (z.B. um die Aussprache zu erklären) zu erlauben? How possible would it be to allow uploading audio files for pronunciation purposes?
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Questions and their translations / Fragen und ihre Übersetzungen

I've just asked my first question on "German Language and Usage". While I was doing so I asked myself What language should the questions be written in? In result of beginning to ask this question ...
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Redundant tags: deletion request

Tags are important when you want to search for previous questions and answers. Proper tagging increases the utility of this website. The chances of the proper tags being used decrease as the number of ...
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Redundant tags: merge request

I spotted two redundancies: "translation-de-to-en" and "translation-en-to-de" versus "german-to-english" and "english-to-german". Could a moderator please merge these tags? My preference would be to ...
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Rewording the 'close'-dialog [closed]

This is the status quo of the close dialog: This thread is not about the chances to get a change done, but about whether we want to change the dialog. Why should this question be closed? ...
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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 ...
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Please allow the use of <abbr>

When describing certain features of a language, a lot of meta information is needed, which either has to be given in brackets, links or an additional sentence. In the cases of using abbrevations (...
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Allow YouTube embeds

Some sites on the SE network allow direct embedding of YouTube videos now. I propose German.SE be one of these sites. Short video snippets can be excellent to illustrate a point about a dialect, a ...
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Tag wikis in two languages without paragraphs?

It seems that I cannot make paragraphs in the excerpt of a tag wiki which is a problem because this should be both in English and German. Is there a good way to solve this problem?
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Tag synonym requests

Related: Which language to use in tags? If the consensus is to use english-language tags, I suggest the following tag synonyms be created by whoever can create them (Mods? Community managers?) for ...
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Shouldn't umlauts be allowed on a site on German language? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: Interface localization to German How to deal with diacritics in tags? I just tried to use "Übersetzung" as a tag, but the umlaut ü is not recognized and transformed to the ...
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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.
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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 ...