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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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Hoppla, wir haben ja ein Meta-Tag

Eine Frage, über die ich heute gestölpert bin, war beginners getagged. Nun, sowohl im Hilfezentrum wie auch im SO-Blog von Jeff Atwood wird vor der Verwendung dieses Meta-Tags strengstens gewarnt. ...
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Sollten Fragen nach dem Namen von Stilmitteln erlaubt sein?

Heute frisch neu ist die folgende Frage: What is the stylistic device in Pistolenstich und Messerschuss? Offensichtlich versteht der Fragesteller die deutschen Wörter und deren Bedeutung, erkennt, ...
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Wenn während des Schreibens einer Antwort die Frage geschlossen wird

Fallbeispiel Kurz nachdem die Frage Warum benennen die Deutschen Filmtitel um? gepostet wurde, habe ich sie gelesen, und mich entschieden, eine Antwort zu schreiben. Zu diesem Zeitpunkt war die Frage ...
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What makes this site fun for a native speaker?

As I see, most of the question is about some interesting/uncommon questions of German learners. What I also see, they are often not understable by the native speakers or they find it too trivial. The ...
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Should we tag questions by proficiency?

There are two Stack Exchange sites for the English language, one for proficient or native speakers (EL&U) and one for foreign learners (ELL). Although the latter is now paralleled somewhat by ...
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Die Tags Rechtschreibung und Orthographie // The tags spelling and orthography

Zurzeit existieren hier sowohl die Tags rechtschreibung wie auch orthographie. Der eine ist offiziell für Fragen zur Rechtschreibung bestimmter Wörter gedacht (rechtschreibung), während der andere ...
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Do we want to promote German Language at other SE sites?

Graduated sites have (or can get) community-ads. It’s a way to promote related SE sites, Area51 proposals or really anything of interest to the local community (e.g. events, software, websites). They’...
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Let’s have some tag warnings to prevent common mistakes by new users

What are tag warnings? Tag warnings are meant to provide users with just-in-time information to help them avoid mistakes that are common for the tag they’re using. Here’s what they look like: To ...
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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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Warum gibt es den Close-Button nur bei Fragen, nicht aber bei Antworten?

Unter jeder Frage gibt es diese Buttons: share edit close flag (und bei manchen Fragen zusätzlich auch noch protect) Unter den Antworten gibt es aber nur diese Möglichkeiten: share edit flag (bei ...
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Migrating questions as a user – Fragen als Nutzer migrieren

I just wanted to vote for closing this question: Could you spell Dutch according to the German system?. As reason I wanted to say that it should be migrated to Linguistics SE. So I clicked: close off-...
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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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Reverting the question state "answered" [closed]

Ich halte es für keine gute Idee, dass man keinen Einfluss darauf hat, welche Antwort zum Schluss mit grünem Häkchen markiert wird, denn das wird dann oft später als die offiziell richtige Antwort ...
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Die Sprachvorgabe für Meta ist aufgehoben

Robert Cartaino schrieb gerade auf Meta Latin Language Folgendes (Hervorhebung von mir): We used to say if you want us (the Community Team) to be familiar with your community issues, meta posts ...
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Turn the site into GermanIC LanguageS?

We’ve had a question about Norwegian recently and apparently it’s been asked on Meta whether other Germanic languages like Swedish were on topic. They’re not, but Yiddish has been accepted under ...
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Problem mit Qualität der Antworten und Upvotes

Es fällt auf, dass Antworten, die bereits viele Upvotes haben, weiter geupvotet werden, ohne dass tatsächlich über deren Inhalt refklektiert wird. Beispielsweise hat diese Frage Was ist der ...
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What is a “cultural language space”, and are questions pertaining to it on-topic?

The question What is the address format I should use for sending a letter/mail? asked how to lay out the address on a letter for mailing from some unspecified foreign country to Germany. It was closed ...
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Should I close a question that has a duplicate in the other language? [duplicate]

When I asked about Kanonische Reihenfolge der Kasus, I didn’t notice that there was a related question in English, Numbering cases. The questions are not the same, but the answers to the older, ...
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What should the topic-boundaries of chat be?

I'm considering myself a chat regular and as such, I've witnessed a small but growing trend of on-topic (wrt the main site) questions of varying quality being asked in chat rather than on the main ...
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How to deal with substantial, retrospective edits to questions?

The asker of the question Einen über den Durst trinken substantially edited the question in retrospect (i.e., after the question was answered). Now the question has an answer that answers ...
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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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What's the value of edits which replace quotation characters and apostrophes?

I recently ran across this edit, which included changing the double quote character one gets when typing on a keyboard (Unicode U+0022 Quotation Mark) to “ (U+201C Left Double Quotation Mark) and ” (U+...
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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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Proposal: Close reason for translation questions that require expertise of a language other than German

In the last 90 days, a custom off-topic close reason along the lines of the following was used ten times (raw data for 2 k users): I’m voting to close this question as off-topic because it is about ...
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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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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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