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Sprachübergreifende Duplikate in Fragen und Sprachwahl beim Antworten

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 welcoming are we?

This answer from a new contributor was deleted for the reason Does not provide an answer to the question. The question is: Can "hilfreich" be used with people, or only with things? The answer ...
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Is an answer that points out an error in another answer and says how to fix it a valid answer on its own?

We currently have a long and vivid discussion about a newbie answer that said it was written as an answer for lack of reputation to write a comment pointed out two minor errors in another answer to ...
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Should we try to “repair” non-answers that were intended as comments?

The following incident happened in connection with this question: A long-time user wrote a thorough answer, which got upvoted and accepted. However, there was a small error in two of the German ...
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When is an answer not an answer?

If you are wondering, why this question exists: Four of us had a long and inconclusive discussion about this in chat and taking this to Meta seems the next best thing to do for me. The central ...