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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 ...
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Are questions related to peer review of a text on topic?

As the title of this question says, are questions like “I wrote this text in German language … Is it grammatically correct?” on topic for this site?
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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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Wann soll ich welchen Schließgrund bei Fragen nach Übersetzungen, Bedeutungen u. Ä. verwenden?

Deutsch Auf Meta gibt es einige Diskussionen darüber, wann Fragen nach Übersetzungen, Bedeutungen, Unterschieden o. Ä. auf dieser Seite willkommen sind und wann sie geschlossen werden sollen. Was ist ...
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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 ...
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Does my translation request belong here and if not, where and how shall I ask it?

Translation requests¹ are on-topic, but on the other hand some translation requests¹ got closed for belonging on English Language & Usage or English Language Learners. When does a translation ...
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Off Topic - Prior research, why only translation requests?

Just by looking at this question one can see, that a great part of it can be answered by a small google search and some intensive thinking. Is there an etymological connection between these two ...
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What kind of questions have to indicate prior research?

I ask this question to have a clear consensus about this, stemming from the current opinion of the community (and not something discussed during site planning on Area 51 or alongside another ...
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Is Yiddish on-topic?

As far as I was able to find and understand current policy on dialects, all dialects/derivates of modern German are on-topic but but German Hochdeutsch should be the default (on a best-effort basis, ...
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Let's abolish “general reference” for grammar

Quoting the help center: If your question could be answered by a dictionary, a grammar book, or another general reference, consult these. Explain why this did not help you when asking your ...
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What is a phrase-request and when do we accept it as on topic?

We have quite a clear opinion on when to allow a translation request: How do I ask good, on-topic questions for translations or about differences? There is consent that we do not allow peer reviews ...
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Are question on the meaning of spoken dialogues on topic?

There was some debate as to whether questions asking for the meaning of a spoken dialogue heard in a movie are on topic. What would we accept as a valid question? What should be included to make such ...
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When are questions on culture-dependent non-verbal communication on-topic?

We have at least two questions dealing with non-verbal communication that may be specific to German-speaking countries or regions: Do Germans count on fingers starting from the thumb? – No close vote ...
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Sind Fragen nach Datenbanken und anderen Tools on-topic? Bedarf es einer Klarstellung?

Kürzlich wurde eine Frage als off-topic geschlossen, die auf spezifisch linguistische Datenbanken ausgerichtet war (Nomen mit Artikeln, verschiedene Sprachen). Nur einer der Abstimmenden hatte dies in ...
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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 ...