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Please say what should be done with this answer

Beispiele für Konsonanten, die zwischen Artikel und Wort gewandert sind Burbuja writes in answer to my question "I would see this as total nonsense.". After my comment question what it is s/he ...
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Are requests for translators appropriate?

See this question. I would think this is not an appropriate question...
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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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How to express important subjective nuances of language in a neutral way.

There have been several recent posts that express appropriate information in a very biased way. Example 1: Ich mache in... Ich kann keine etymologische Herkunft aufzeigen, aber dieser Satz riecht ...
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Regional tags should be used where appropriate?

This excellent book has a list of tags for the different regions (from a dialect perspective) should we also create tags and encourage their use where appropriate? http://books.google.ch/books?id=...
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Präteritum or preterite tag?

We currently have one question in praeteritum and one in prateritum. Would the English tag preterite be an adequate translation?
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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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How should tags be chosen?

When I ask a question and choose/define tags I follow the logic of keywords, but tags on this site are mostly used for categories that people want to follow or ignore. I feel that this is not quite ...
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Should “subjective” be a valid reason for closing a topic / should “Recommended … radio stations (auf Deutsch)” have been closed?

Was it reasonable for this question to be closed? Recommended news and culture streaming radio stations (auf Deutsch)? [closed] I am specifically thinking of an analogue to NPR in the USA, ...
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Which question can I pose here, which will not be closed as argumentative?

The following describes the situation about a German translation which is not bad, but does not help the professionals. It is mostly a inner German problem. Sichten as translation for View in the ...
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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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Which language to use in tags? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Which language should tags be in? I just skimmed through our current tag list and found, that all but falle currently are in English. I propose to use English tags in the ...
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Is this a good question? - Good movies for learners

This question seems to be getting a mixed response - What movies are good for learners who want to improve their grammar and vocabulary?. So far it has 9 upvotes, and 3 votes to close. Since we're ...
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Is this site for the living language only or for earlier forms of the language too?

Would a question about Middle High German or other extinct ancestor languages/dialects/stages of development be welcome here, or should this site only concern itself with the living language?
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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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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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Is reputation gained over the daily maximum lost?

So, say you gain 200 rep through some answers, questions and so on. And at the end of the day, you the most interesting answer ever and get another 20 upvotes for it, because it's just that brilliant. ...
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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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Are questions welcome that deal with typography?

The question Leerzeichen vor Einheiten made me think whether typographical questions are welcome. To me they feel slightly off topic because they don't deal with the language itself but how it is ...
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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 ...
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Is switching your accepted answer impolite?

Imagine you ask a question, get some good answers and after some days you choose the best as the accepted answer. What if days or even months an even better or more comprehensive answer comes up - is ...
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Convention regarding dialects

When answering questions that do not state a particular interest in dialects, should we answer with dialect variations? Example: What is the translation of 'I'? Answer (berlin dialect): Icke ...
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daily vote limit

I understand we can cast up to 40 votes per day. (Vox populi badge = Used the maximum 40 votes in a day ) How come that I cannot cast more than 39 votes on a single day? My profile says that I ...
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dealing with unsuitable suggestions for learners

This site is geared towards native speakers as well as learners. I feel that answers for learners need to take into account the "learning" status of learners. In this question about alternative ...
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In what language should we answer if the question is translated?

This is related to What language should the questions be written in? Should we translate posts as a "community norm"? If a question is asked in two languages (most of the time German and ...
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How to deal with diacritics in tags?

According to the "Which language should tags be in?" question - most tags should be written in English. But what about tags that are very specific to German? How do you deal with diacritics in those ...
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Change of main font [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Font bug: Main site font renders German closing quotation marks wrongly The main font used for this site – Tahoma – unfortunately has a problem with the closing quotation ...
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Font bug: Main site font renders German closing quotation marks wrongly

Correct German quotation marks look like this: The main font used for this site – Tahoma – however renders them like this: Notice the direction of the closing quotation mark: It should run from ...
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Is this question ok? “What are the differences in…”

I just came across this question, and thought that it seemed very open ended and hard to answer "correctly". Is it a good question for this site? If so, why? It is one of the highest voted questions ...
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Bug? Reputation changes not showing for all members

Since the start of the Private Beta, I've received upvotes on comments and answers. I've also placed upvotes and downvotes. Still, my profile shows no reputation changes. I see that other members ...
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Gibt es eine Liste über vorschlagene Korrekturen?

Ist es möglich, die vorschlagene Korrekturen für meine Fragen zu sehen? Ich mache viele Fehler, und es gibt keine Mitglieder, die die Korrekturen akzeptieren können. Translation: Is it possible to ...
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Is it sensible to take the asker's mother tongue into account?

These questions are supposed to help not only the original asker, but also anyone who happens to google upon the site or ask a duplicate question. This means that an answer that uses the asker's ...
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Please accept answers to your question

Looking at the questions, I have noticed that almost noone has accepted answers. This should really change.
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Umgangsformen: Du oder Sie?

Als Referenz: Sollten sich die Benutzer dieser Seite eher duzen oder siezen? Only applicable for communication in German, but: should the users of this site use Du or Sie when addressing each other?...
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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 ...
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Do we need a convention to identify our first langauge?

There will be times it is useful to know if an answer has come from a native speaker or not. For instance I am English and could confidently give answers about the German language but if a German ...
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Should there be tags for the language used in a question?

Should there be tags for the language used in a question? Obviously, this would enable good filtering. Upvote this question if you are in favour of: Each question should have a tag lang:en or lang:...
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Should we translate posts as a “community norm”?

"German Language & Usage" is the first site we created with significant activity in a non-English language. Many of the "problems" being discussed in meta seem to revolve around issues of ...
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Are the following two big-list questions posted by me welcome here?

Are the following two big-list questions posted by me welcome here? Was sind gute Zungenbrecher im Deutschen? / What are good German tongue-twisters? German words with interesting etymology I think ...
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Vote early, vote often

Well, someone had to say it :) Voting a lot sets the base level for votes. If good questions get more votes, we can better discriminate between different levels of quality.
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If the same question is asked in German and English is it a duplicate?

If two effectively identical questions are asked but one in English and one in German, how do we handle these. Are they two completely different questions? Should one be closed as an exact duplicate?
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Which spelling standard(s) to use? Alte oder neue Rechtschreibung?

Should we have an official spelling variant? i.e. should we declare one form of spelling "incorrect" and subject to editing? I'm in favour of not enforcing a standard for text, but we will definitely ...
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Which language should tags be in?

While questions could vary in language, the tags have to be in one language for obvious reasons. Tag synonyms would work fine, but we'd have to decide whether German tags should point to English tags ...
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Editing orthographic errors

To what detail level should orthographic errors be edited? Obviously, one would edit, if the error occurs in the actual answer. (What is the German word for house? Answer: Hous.) But right now, I ...
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What language should the questions be written in?

I was about to ask a question on the main website, but was not sure if we are supposed to ask questions in English, or in German, or a mixture, or even both. My guess would be that most questions will ...

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