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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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Sind Fragen über die Entschlüsselung von Schriften (auch Handschriften) on-topic?

Immer wieder tauchen Fragen zur Entschlüsselung von alten Schriften, meist Handschriften, auf. Sind diese erwünscht oder nicht? Auf den ersten Blick meint man sicherlich schnell nein, allerdings sind ...
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Showing various close reasons for closed questions

TL;DR I can remember having seen a closed question with two reasons listed below it. Not sure if it was on GL or some other SE site. I don't even know where to look for that now. Q: Is this feature ...
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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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Die offiziellen Rechtschreibregeln wurden geändert

Die Neuigkeit Mit der Bestätigung durch alle zuständigen Stellen sind heute die jüngsten Änderungen an der deutschen Rechtschreibung in Kraft getreten (Pressemitteilung). Diese Änderungen sind: Das ...
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How can I type a table here?

Declension tables are quite useful here. How can I type them? Is there non-painful way to type them?
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Duplicate text in suggestions pop-up

I've just asked a question and tagged it under translation. When I did so, I was shown a pop-up with a duplicate text: I'm using Chrome and Windows 10.
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Fragen über Deutschland als Staat: Was ist on-topic?

Sind Fragen, die sich nicht auf die deutsche Sprache, sondern auf die Organisation des Staates Deutschland beziehen, on-topic? Ich denke insbesondere an Fragen, die die Rechtsprechung und Verwaltung ...
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How can we be more welcoming for the new users?

I want to share my impression about tolerance against the new users and would like to discuss possible ways to improve the communication between them. Until now, I have encountered always friendly ...
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I don't have any idea, what to do with this post

It is about the now probably deleted post here. The post essentially advertises a site where cheap native speakers can be hired for training. The first reaction is that it is obvious spam. There is ...
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Cannot post here

I just joined and am interested in certain questions, but there seems to be a 'Catch 22' blocking me – I have to achieve '50 reputation' to comment here at all, and this status is achieved by ...
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Should we comment on voting to close?

Quite often we see posts that were put on hold for various reasons without any comment on the question. Canned close reasons are mostly self-explaining (or at least they should be) but I sometimes ...
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Which tag shall be used for questions concerning plattdeutsch

Welchen Tag sollen wir verwenden, um Fragen zu verschlagworten, die sich mit plattdeutsch beschäftigen? Wir haben gegenwärtig 7 Fragen, die mit dem Tag "northern-german" verschlagwortet sind. Ist es ...
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What English tag could be used as a synonym for “Satzteilkonjunktion”?

For a few days we have a new tag satzteilkonjunktion used on 3 questions with the following information fields: Questions on conjunctions that connect constituents of sentences (in constrast to ...
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Aufwärmen alter Fragen durch Editieren

Ich habe heute bemerkt, dass ein User innerhalb der letzten 2 Tage ein rundes Dutzend Fragen aus den Jahren 2013 und 2014 editiert hat (nur Layoutoptimierungen und Korrektur vor Rechtschreibfehlern). ...
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Umgang mit spekulativen Antworten

Mitunter kommt es vor, dass in Antworten spekuliert wird. Da die Antwortenden kompetente Sprecher*innen des deutschen sind, haben solche Antworten durchaus eine Berechtigung, weil sich in der ...
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Tag discipline and convention

Today I stumbled upon the tag food-and-drink. Since there are no special language rules for words around that theme, I edited 10 questions, marked with it, and replaced the tag or just deleted it. ...
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Neuer Text für »How to Ask« – Let’s change our “How to Ask”

Hier habe ich vorgeschlagen, dass wir den Text für »How to Ask« auf der Frageseite ändern können, was auf Zustimmung gestoßen ist. Deshalb frage ich nun, wie genau der neue Text aussehen soll. Die ...
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Was ist eine Community-Wiki-Frage?

In einem Kommentar, den ich zu einer von mir verfassten Frage erhalten habe, wurde ich gefragt: Ist das vielleicht eine Community-Wiki-Frage, da mehrere Antworten gesucht werden? Ich kann diese ...
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Sollte man auf der Frageseite grundlegende Regeln aufführen?

Ich finde die Frageseite zu niedrigschwellig, will heißen zu oft werden grundlegende Dinge nicht beachtet, warum sind auf der Frageseite nicht grundlegende Regeln oder gerne auch weniger einschränkend ...
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Wie können wir deutschen Muttersprachlern klarer machen, dass auf Deutsch zu fragen gestattet ist?

Wir sind uns alle einig, dass auf dieser Seite Fragen sowohl auf Englisch als auch auf Deutsch gestellt werden können. Allerdings müssen wir immer wieder feststellen, dass neue Benutzer ihre Frage ...
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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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Neue Ergebnisse und Fragen vom Atlas zur deutschen Alltagssprache

Der Atlas zur deutschen Alltagssprache ermittelt über Online-Umfragen die Häufigkeit regionaler Varianten und ist daher eine nützliche Ressource für unsere Seite. Jetzt ist er in die nächste Runde ...
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Warum wurde “daß” durch “dass” ersetzt? [duplicate]

Ich habe kürzlich diese Frage beantwortet. Benutzer Jan war so nett diese zu editieren. Nun hat er allerdings "daß" durch "dass" ersetzt. Meines Erachtens ist das der größte Fehler der ...
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Slowly killing the grammar tag

In this question, the majority of voters opted for getting rid of the grammar tag, however there was nobody in favour of a retagging event. Instead, it was suggested that we retag slowly. So let’s do ...
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Do we want to hold a major retagging event? / Das große Retaggen: ja oder nein?

Let’s face it: Many of our questions are poorly tagged. One possibility to deal with this would be a major retagging event where we coordinate our efforts for one week or similar (e.g., along the ...
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On the grammar tag // Über den grammar-Tag

I have been observing people using the grammar tag for all sorts of questions, many of which have absolutely nothing to do with grammar. grammar is not the only very broad tag on the site, we also ...
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How many feeds should be in our main chat?

At present we have a lot of useful feeds of network wide questions to our chat room that may be of interest: Recent Questions - German Language Meta Stack Exchange posted by German Language Meta ...
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Icon for the website?

I searched and haven't seen this being discussed yet, so I decided to ask here. Would it be possible to add an icon to the German Language site, instead of keeping the default one which is ...
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Is asking to translate a short paragraph from English to German on topic here?

I want to see if I'm allowed to ask such a question in the main site? Would you please translate the following paragraphs into German? a proposal for creating a remote sensing and ...
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How broad is the tag [old-german] meant to be?

The tag old-german has been used for questions relating to periods as late as the 1920s to 1940s. However, there are several stages in the history of the German language that have more specific ...
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On closing questions and questions per day // Über Fragenschließen und Fragen pro Tag

A friendly reminder that closing questions does not count against the question per day count A few days or weeks ago I received a comment that we should be less zealous about closing questions if we ...
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What is a non constructive comment here?

I am very troubled by our comment policy. Let me give some background. I don't violently oppose the new orthography(my iPad even makes me use a lot of it, when I don't take special care) but I don't ...
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The meta tag “close reason”

It looks like close-reasons has no tag information. In what respect does it differ from on-topic? Is the latter supposed to be used in general discussions and the former in accessing specific posts?
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Are transcript requests on topic?

There have been some requests for transcripts recently. I assume they are off topic, by the same token as spell checking individual translations. But I want to be sure, before exercising any ...
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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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Preferred way of spelling — on-topic or off-topic?

A recent question asks for clarification on How should I spell the valediction ‘tschüss’?. Apparently it is highly controversial whether or not this question is off-topic and I must admit that I ...
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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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Tag proposal for formalistic/bureaucratic/legaleze: officialese?

When encountering this question I searched for a tag to mark words, which are never spoken by a living person, but live only in official documents. It would a a kind of counterpart to colloquial. ...
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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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Inflationärer, meist falscher Gebrauch von “Konnotation”

Laut Tag-Wiki handelt es sich bei einer Konnotation um Folgendes: An additional, not immediately obvious meaning or association attached to the main meaning of a word or phrase. Connotations can ...
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Are there faulty review alerts? [duplicate]

My last review was more than 25 minutes ago. I keep checking my review queue, which appears empty. Yet, I have three review alerts! It appears, I cannot add pictures from the iPad. Edit: my meta ...
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Ist es in Ordnung, danach zu fragen, welche Mundart ein bestimmter Text ist?

In einer Ausgabe von Grimms Märchen in zwei Bänden vom Insel-Verlag Leipzig von 1919 sind ein paar Märchen in Mundart enthalten. Nun würde ich gern identifizieren, um welche Mundart oder Mundarten es ...
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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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Proposal: “Trivia” tag

There is a category of questions, which will never bother a learner of German, but is more about curiosities. Within two minutes I collected these examples: Verben mit den meisten Vokalwechseln ...
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Why did this question not appear in the reopen review queue?

So we have this question which was closed at 2016-06-13 16:13:47 UTC according to the timestamp. There has been some meta discussion on whether it was closed for the correct reasons (not relevant to ...
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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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Can questions or answers be too old to justify a reaction?

I don't have any great examples right now, but sometimes interesting, but old (say, from 2011), questions pop up in the right column, I look at them and the answers, and sometimes feel like an answer ...
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Suggestions for the editable section of the help center

The Help Center for German Language Stack Exchange includes a section that can be edited by moderators: This means that the community can decide to write a suitable text and then the moderators can ...

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