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Editing incorrect answer on duplicate

I came across this post today and I'm a bit confused, I'm fairly new on SE in general, the question itself has been marked as a duplicate, but an answer was provided before it was marked which is just ...
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On the use of emoticons or emojis

Lately I found in the main site emoticons. Inside questions, comments and answers, those colorful signs tend to catch attention in the very same way that capitalization does (visual analogue to be ...
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Löschen von Kommentaren

Im Laufe der Zeit sind einige meiner Kommentare verschwunden. Ich gehe davon aus, dass sie gelöscht wurden. Sicher sind nicht alle Kommentare (auch meine nicht) so gelungen, dass sie erhalten werden ...
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2021: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the preceding calendar year. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange ...
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Why answer deleted for spam or rudeness

There is the (now closed) question on Christmas greetings. While I can see to close it as a translation request, it can also be argued that it has merrit as cultural expectations differ and play a ...
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Missbrauch der Kommentarfunktion um Antworten zu posten

Immer wieder erlebe ich, dass User Fragen in Kommentaren beantworten anstatt richtige Antworten zu schreiben. Beispielsweise hier: Demonstrative pronouns or definitive articles? Kommentare von ...
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Please do not answer a question in a comment

From our help section on the comment privilege: You should submit a comment if you want to: Request clarification from the author; Leave constructive criticism that guides the author ...
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General question re deciphering/transcription of handwritten texts

Interpreting/deciphering of older texts/manuscripts handwritten in a language other than one's mother tongue can be particularly difficult. In (e.g.) Norway and Denmark one can get help from "the ...
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Unpinning accepted answers / Akzeptierte Antwort ist eine von vielen – hopp oder flopp?

Auf SE.Meta wurde vor ein paar Tagen eine neue Einstellung vorgestellt: Ob die akzeptierte Antwort immer ganz oben angepinnt ist oder ob sie schlicht eine von vielen ist. Die Einstellung gilt pro SE-...
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Why is asking for the right google translation considered a good question?

The question How to say I'm going out to buy myself something received 3 upvotes (Effective 23/03). While OP has at least provided google translation effort, OP has not clarified what he thinks is ...
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Is it permitted to ask for a translation of Blackletter (Gothic script)?

My German is very limited and I have almost no experience with deciphering Blackletter (Gothic script) text. Would it be permissible to post a picture of a passage of Blackletter German text and ask ...
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Why should somebody consult an online translation service before asking here?

Community recently downvoted and closed this question as off topic: How do you say "He was looking for you" in German? The given canned close reason "requests for proofreading, spell ...
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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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Is it welcome to answer a simple translation request?

https://german.stackexchange.com/questions/6248/how-do-i-say-the-following is a good example of a question not wanted, but often asked on this site. As Takkart stated this site is not a "translation ...
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How Long A Passage Is Acceptable For a Translation Question?

As a learning exercise, I wrote out my own German translation to a (12 line) American song (and have benefited by all the corrections to my version). I was under the impression that this site did ...
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Please do not answer proof-reading or translation requests

We agreed to not accept translation requests or proof-readings of individual texts. If we were not asked for help on a single answerable issue all those question will correctly be closed as off topic, ...
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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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When is a translation request to German off-topic?

According to our faq we do welcome translation requests from any language to German. However there was some debate on when such a request may be too trivial. Are translation requests from German ...
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Only three close votes instead of five?

I see that there are currently very poor questions by many new users who are not responsive to comments and downvotes by few experienced community members. This imbalance leads, in my view, to a ...
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Welcome messages not allowed?

I recently had the opening message "Welcome to German SE" removed from an answer. While technically off-topic, my intent was to project a welcoming and friendly image of the site since it ...
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Grund für Suspendierung eines Users?

Warum wurde der User Prishon bis August 2031 (also für die nächsten 10 Jahre) suspendiert? Ich kann weder hier auf German.stackexchange noch auf anderen Seiten des Stackexchange-Universums ...
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How to deal with Legal Questions

There is a lot of noise in the question Is "befriedet" correctly translated to "pacified" here? In the comments, a meta-discussion has started which belongs here. I think, the ...
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Umgang mit Beiträgen, die die Frage nicht beantworten

Wie geht man mit Beiträgen um, die die Frage gar nicht beantworten? Ignorieren? Abwerten? Als not an answer markieren? Etwas anderes? Hintergrund: Zur Frage What is the correct way to say “and the ...
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Warum wurden die Farben der Links geändert?

Warum wurden die Farben der Links geändert? Sämtliche Links sind seit heute orange. Warum ist das so? Kann man bitte wieder zum alten Layout zurückkehren? Die neue Farbe wirkt - zumindest auf mich - ...
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Unilateral question deletion instead of edit

A rather old answer of mine was deleted, citing mention of a racist phrase. I realize now it had collected some downvotes, presumably due to the same issue, without a comment being posted. Now, within ...
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What is the problem with why-questions and how to deal with them?

A lot of questions ask why (German) language has some certain features. I have seen some discussions in the comments about this — usually claiming that this type of question can not be answered or ...
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Close question caused by spelling error?

This question arose due to a text example containing a spelling error. Programming sections have "can not reproduce" as closing reason, which seems to be the corresponding cause, but it is ...
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How should "need more focus" questions adressing multiple problems be resolved?

Recently, there have been two new questions addressing multiple problems: Are there short diphtongs in German? When is the sound altered? [closed] “Hinwillst” or “willst hin” in a subclause? And why ...
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Is it on purpose I can flag unfitting questions only for migration to German.Meta.SE, but no other .SE site?

Some questions are no good fit for German.SE and rather belong on another Stack Exchange site. When I want to flag it accordingly, I only get the option to flag it for migration to German.Meta.SE, but ...
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2020: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the past 12 months. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange network ...
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Gute, Freie Online-Ressourcen / Good Free Online Resources

This is a community question in order to gather (and thus spread) good (i.e. reliable, maybe even scientifically founded) openly accessible online resources regarding German, we can refer to in ...
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Please welcome your newest pro tem moderators

I'm Pops, a Community Manager at Stack Exchange. I'm here today to announce that you're getting not just one, but two great new pro tem moderators: (source: stackexchange.com) Wrzlprmft and Loong are ...
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Warum werden Diskussionen in den Chat verschoben? / Why do Discussions get moved to Chat?

Gehören Diskussionen unter einer Frage (oder einer Antwort) zu dieser Frage Posting? Schließlich wurden sie auch dort geführt. Dennoch werden sie von Moderator*innen zum Teil in den Chat verschoben, ...
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2020 Moderator Election – Results

German Language's second moderator election has come to a close, the votes have been tallied and the three official moderators are: They'll replace the pro-tem moderators and show up on the ...
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2020 Community Moderator Election

The 2020 Community Moderator Election is now underway! Community moderator elections have three phases: Nomination phase Primary phase Election phase Most elections take between two and three weeks, ...
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2020 Moderator Election Q&A - Questionnaire

In connection with the moderator elections, we are holding a Q&A thread for the candidates. Questions collected [from an earlier thread](In connection with the moderator elections, we are holding ...
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2020 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection

German Language is scheduled for an election next week, November 16th. In connection with that, we will be holding a Q&A with the candidates. This will be an opportunity for members of the ...
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New audience-specific texts for our custom close reasons

Background With recent changes to the closing system, we can now tailor the texts for custom close reasons to different audiences: One text that informs close flaggers, voters, and reviewers when ...
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Why is there a "Does the asker explain why a dictionary did not help?" step in the closure flow chart?

In this post this is a closure flow chart: I don't understand the purpose of the step "Does the asker explain why a dictionary did not help?" Here's the logic table: ...
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What should be in the FAQ?

What should be in the FAQ? Answers should refer either to a global issue (e.g. language issue, formatting issue of the FAQ itself) or to just a unit of information, so that voting and editing is easy....
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Bedarf / Wünsche / Vorschläge an ein neues Logo für German.SE?

Mit dem Paradigmen-Wechsel bei SE hat German.SE den Beta-Status "über Nacht" verlassen. Beim Wechsel in die Public Beta gab es die Frage nach dem Logo bereits. Die Frage nach funktionellen ...
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Rage downvoting?

Sieht so aus als würde ein user mich wahllos "downvoten", evtl. weil ich ihm vorher bedeutete sein Post würde eine Frage nicht beantworten. Mit gezielten Votes habe ich auch ja keine ...
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Canoo.net ist jetzt wohl canoonet.eu

Bei Antworten war http://www.canoo.net/ eine Seite, auf die gerne verlinkt wurde. Aber auf http://www.canoonet.eu/ heißt es: Bitte beachten Sie, dass diese Seite nur noch über die URL www.canoonet....
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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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Are we too slow in closing questions?

Today I saw following question: https://german.stackexchange.com/questions/13568/what-is-the-difference-between-dauern-and-andauern The complete question was: For example, I recently wrote: "Der ...
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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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Language-Golf Proposal

Da wir es hier nicht mit so vielen Fragen zu tun haben, möchte ich unsere spanische Schwesternseite als Vorbild nehmen und Translation-Golf vorschlagen: Ursprüngliche Regeln hier Laut leginda.de sind ...
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"Persönliche Fehde" mit Nico

Da ich nicht weiß, wohin ich mich sonst wenden soll, schreibe ich das mal hierhin. Ich möchte mich an dieser Stelle offiziel über den Nutzer Nico beschweren. Nicht nur ist der Tonfall in vielen ...
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Community Promotion Ads — 2020

You lost your “beta” label in 2019, so welcome to your very first edition of Community Promotion Ads, for the year of 2020! What are Community Promotion Ads? Community Promotion Ads are community-...
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Are questions about rhetoric or rhetorical figures on topic?

The question Gutes Beispiel für eine Analogie has been closed as off-topic. Should questions about rhetoric or rhetorical figures be considered on-topic for this site? These questions seem to be ...

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