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Welcher Tag passt zu einer “Wie verbreitet ist Wort X”-Frage?

Diese Frage, die danach fragt, wie verbreitet/bekannt das Wort "Treppenwitz" ist, hat (nur) den Tag compounds, der hier natürlich überhaupt nicht passt. Ich habe aber keinen gefunden, der eher passen ...
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Ist der Code of Conduct in allen SE Gruppen identisch?

Ich bin relativ neu hier, d.h. seit knapp einem Monat und hauptsächlich in der Gruppe Music Practice and Theory. Dort habe ich eben im Help Center nach dem Code of Conduct geschaut, dabei ist mir ...
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Was heißt der rote Punkt vor »Low Quality Posts« im Review-Queue-Drop-down-Menü?

Den roten Punkt im Drop-down-Menü der Review Queue habe ich auch in anderen Stacks schon gesehen, aber nicht weiter beachtet. Hier ist er jedoch erst kürzlich erschienen. Er ist sogar dann zu sehen, ...
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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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Beta-Status der German Language Seite

Bildquelle Wie ein Stern am Ende seines Lebens zum Weißen Zwerg wird und erkaltet, so endet eine letztlich scheiternde Beta-Seite als Dump, wie man dem Bild entnehmen kann. Kennt jemand (analog den ...
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Wie schreibt man eine gute Antwort?

Man findet sehr viel Diskussion darum, wie man das Stellen von Fragen positiv beeinflussen kann, allerdings fehlt mir eine Anleitung für gute Antworten. Wie sehen gute Antworten aus, was sollten sie ...
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How does one create a new tag

I’m now allowed to create tags, and I have a new one I’d like to create. But I don’t know what procedure to follow in order to create a tag. The tag I’d like to create would be for “computer-related”...
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Problem mit dem großen ß durch die App “Stack Exchange” auf meinem Handy

Seit 24 Stunden habe ich auf meinem Laptop angefangen das große ß, ẞ, zu schreiben, allerdings habe ich auf meinen Handy ein Problem, nämlich kann ich dieses große ß nicht richtig sehen. Ein ...
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Edit questions/answer and add blockquote

Often I see questions or answers which could contain some block-quotes to improve the readability. But to edit posts of other users I always have to change at least 6 characters. This is a bit ...
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How do I find images that can be published here?

Sometimes I would like to illustrate my posts with images. I'd love to post my own self-made pictures but I often do not have any that suit. Where and how do I find images that have a copyright that ...
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How do I use “access to site analytics?”

I just crossed a new rep threshold (5000) which allows me "access to site analytics." What exactly is that, and how do I actually gain that access?
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Is it on-topic to ask for help with listening to german audio?

Is it on-topic to ask for help with listening to german audio? Not a long audio, of course, but one or two sentences? I am aware that, in any of the Stack Exchange sites, good questions are those ...
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Would it be appropriate to delete my question and answer, and then reask the question?

Five days ago I have completed my little research on the size of one's vocabulary necessary to read German newspapers. I wanted to share it with the community using the Stackechange functionality of "...
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How can my impact exceed the total number of users?

For a very long time, my impact has approached the total number of users. Now it is 14K, while the total user number is about 13K! What algorithm is behind this? Obviously, many people read our posts ...
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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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Clarification on edit rejection

I'm curious as to the rejection reason for this edit. The reviewer subsequently made almost the same edit himself with the exception of the change to the title, which IMO was the critical part of the ...
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Are questions about German media (for language-learning by non-native speakers) on-topic?

I did not find any tags for topics relating to the German media (as a source of material for non-native learners of German). (Please correct me if I'm wrong about this.) This makes me uncertain as ...
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FAQ: permissible topics for questions

Where can I find a description of German Language SE's policy on admissible question types and topics, either as a stand-alone page, or as an FAQ somewhere?
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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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Please do not upvote spam

Sometimes spam can not easily be spotted. At present the only spam we are getting here regularly are advertisements for a paid online teaching service (which I will not name here to not give the ...
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Hilfe, ich spreche kein Englisch! (work in progress)

Deutsch: Hier entsteht die deutschsprachige Willkommensseite und Hilfe für unsere Seite (siehe hier). Sobald wir sie für prinzipiell nützlich erachten, wird alles bis zur ersten Linie sowie der ...
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Please contribute to a German help page

Following this proposal, I created a skeleton for a help page in German aimed at users who do speak little or no English. As soon as it is in a state that we consider helpful for somebody, it shall be ...
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Ownership of answers

What is the ownership of answers? I started teaching languages when I was an infant and several of my students have reached a level very close to native speakers. In order to still be able to teach ...
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Do we need community promotion ads?

Other meta sites have this feature and it seems quite popular. Some example: physics, math, unix, security. I think, it would be a wonderful way to promote other german SE sites, for example...
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May I ask questions in German? [duplicate]

As I read in the Tour, this site is not only dedicated to translation from or into German, but also to discussing the finer points of the language. Is it okay if German native speakers asks ...
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turn answer into comment

This question has a new comment by Alper. As far as I remember this comment has been an answer before. For my own answers I could, from 50 rep onwards, make such a transition myself: delete my answer ...
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Please do not edit spam posts

Recently we also have an occasional spam post here. To better deal with this we need a short guide on what to do in case we stumple upon such a post.
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How to turn off auto-correction in the editor box on asking/answering?

Is there a possibility to switch off the auto correction in the editor box for questions and answers? The replacements or changings to uppercase of english words doesn't make me happy. And I suppose ...
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My post has been changed. What to do if I don't like it?

Meistens ist es optisch besser. Was mache ich aber , wenn meine Antwort sachlich geändert wurde und mir das nicht gefällt? Und was ist ein "rollback"? It sometimes looks better. But, what should I ...
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What posts should be flagged for deletion?

Sometimes I see a post I feel it should not stay. I am unsure what to do in this case. What can I do to salvage the post? When should such a poor post be flagged for deletion?
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Aspects of “Access to Moderator Tools”

So, I hit a rep threshold and now apparently have access to moderator tools, whatever that means. In the page https://german.stackexchange.com/help/privileges/moderator-tools I see a paragraph like ...
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How do I ask good, on-topic questions about meaning, translations, or differences?

What can I do to ensure that my question on the meaning or translation of a word or phrase or the difference between two words is on-topic and attracts good and useful answers? This is a FAQ to help ...
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Where are the top bar links gone?

With the new top bar design I miss the links to Chat, and Meta. How can I find them?
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Closing OT questions that belong on other SE Sites

So we got this question about transcribing umlauts to non-umlauts and back. this question in my opinion belongs to SO. Why? Because this is "simply": how can i encode a file with non-ASCII signs ...
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In tag wiki editing: Is there a markup to show and link to other tags? (Or any convention regarding this?)

I thought it would be helpful to be able to place a clickable link to another tag that might be related or confused with the current one...
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Which are the standard sources in GLU?

Which sources should I consult before I pose a question in GLU? Does not having consulted these standard sources imply that the question should be closed? (I hope there question is allowed, because ...
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When should a question be downvoted, when voted to be closed?

I don't understand the difference between downvoting a queston, and vote to close it. Specifically, what causes less damage?
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Where do I find help on formatting my post?

When asking, editing or answering I often do not know how to format my text to look better. Where do I find an overview on formatting tools availabe?
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How to type the actual German quotation marks?

How can one produce the right German quotation marks? I've been opening them with a double comma, and closing with a normal upper-quotation mark. ,,Like this" The space between this ad hoc solution ...
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What RSS feeds other than “recent” questions are available?

Whenever there is a lot of activity on editing, re-tagging or other clean-up efforts my RSS feed for recent activites gets cluttered with old posts. How do I subscribe to the "newest question" feed? ...
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No Syntax highlighting in GLU?

This answer to Looking for comprehensive, parsable table of German noun declensions contains some XML code. As I knew of Interface options for specifying language prettify I edited the answer, but ...
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Where is the link to the RSS feed?

I just would add the feed of newest questions to my reader, but I did not found it. It works with https://german.stackexchange.com/questions/tagged/?tagnames=usage&sort=newest. Am I blind?
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Electorate badge not properly calculated

I have more than 600 votes (957) and more than 25% of them on questions. Still I'm missing the electrolux badge. Phira mentioned in another thread, that he or she is missing this badge too. Is ...
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Brauche Deutsch-Unterstützung für mein Tastaturlayout (Dvorak)

Ich benutze eine spezielle Tastatur namens Dvorak in Debian. Es ist mühselig, Deutsch mithilfe von Copy-Pasting zu schreiben; ich brauche DeadKeys in Debian. Wie kann ich deutsche Sonderzeichen mit ...
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Using of the tag “sub”

In this answer the last lines are: Es geht mir gut. I am fine. Es geht mir schlecht. I am awful. Es geht so. I am so-so. This is a "copy & paste" from the answer and it looks very ...
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How do we “unprotect” a protected question?

In this example What is the correct answer to "alles klar"? we overhastily "protected" the question, likely because one of the answers of a new user included a question about his answer ...
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Questions about North Germanic languages

Are questions about North Germanic languages on topic here? Is it ok to ask about Swedish language here?
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What is an 'unupvote'?

I know of upvotes and downvotes, resulting in +10 or -2 of reputation. But today I had 10 x 'unupvote'. What is that and when does it happen?
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Why was this edit rejected?

I had an edit rejected by Community. What was wrong with this edit? I felt it clarified the question. And what does it mean if Community rejects an edit? Update: see this meta.SO question for a ...
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When will our site graduate from beta?

This question didn't get much attention, even though at that time GLU was 100 days in beta phase. But now, it's 262 days. Many old users lost their interest and left. If I wasn't highly motivated to ...