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Auf Stack Exchange gibt es automatische Mechanismen, die Nutzer mit einer Historie an geschlossenen oder schlechtbewerteten Fragen drosseln oder gar ganz davon abhalten, neue Fragen zu stellen. Diese Mechanismen funktionieren allerdings nur, wenn die entsprechenden Fragen auch tatsächlich downgevotet oder geschlossen werden. (Ich bitte dies nicht als ...


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No, we should not. It is unfortunate that the new user could not have gained any reputation this way, but deleting the answer after the issue had been resolved (so that it would not have made sense to convert it to the comment that it really was) would have been the right thing to do.


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In einer Hinsicht muss dir uneingeschränkt recht geben. Wenn mich eine Frage oder Antwort interessiert und ich mir deshalb die Kommentare durchlese, nervt es gewaltig, wenn unter jeder zweiten Frage eine Debatte darüber losgetreten wird, wer denn jetzt wem zuerst das Schäufelchen weggenommen hat. Das Wort Kindergarten kam auch mir da nicht erst einmal in den ...


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In my opinion, the line between bulk translation requests (off-topic) and phrase requests (on-topic¹) is a rather clear one: If there is a realistic chance (from an answer’s point of view) that the question can be answered by something that would make for a single item in a reasonable dictionary, it is on-topic¹. Or with other words: If it is conceivable ...


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Nein, die gibt es noch nicht. Alles was wir jetzt wissen, steht in der Ankündigung: The sites that qualify will: ... have their full-site elections delayed, but scheduled eventually Im moment gibt es noch neue Pro-Tempore Wahlen, z.B. auf die spanische Seite. Normalerweise, wenn eine Seite 'voll' wird, dann gibt es ein Wahl für alle Moderatorpositionen; ...


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Why should somebody consult an online translation service before asking here? I think that consulting an automatic translation services should never be mandatory and given their inevitable shortcomings, I would not recommend them either in most cases. Consulting such a service can be one way of prior research in some cases, but that’s about it. Was this ...


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The only way to improve questions is to enter into a dialogue with the person posing the question. Such dialogue takes time and patience, whereas voting to close the question does not. The fact that communication often involves a language barrier doesn't make this any easier. I haven't been here very long, but one thing I noticed is that people use the ...


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Community Promotion Ads were introduced to give any public SE community a tool to promote things: The goal is to help visitors find out about the cool stuff your community is doing and help promote activities they find important. This feature is not available for sites in public beta but is very welcome on all graduate sites. It is a very good means to ...


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see english translation below Die Frage dreht sich letztlich darum, welche Funktion die Kommentare auf der Seite haben und welche Funktion der Chat hat. Dazu gibt es einige Regeln. Ich denke, der Geist dieser Regeln leitet sich daraus ab, dass StackExchange eine Wissenssammlung ist. Anders als in einem reinen Forum liegt hier der Fokus darauf, möglichst klar ...


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Spam is dealt with system-wide For our system-wide spam protection system to work properly it is needed that: Spam needs to be flagged as such Posts of spammers are not upvoted to prevent them to gain reputation: reputation makes it much harder for us to fight them network-wide. reputation will eventually allow them to cross-upvote their spam through sock-...


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We do not really have an urgent need to narrow the scope of our chat room at times it is quiet for days. Still, we want the chat to be at least remotely related to the German Language, or our site. There is little dispute that a discussion on "Meta" topics or on a given post on main is always welcome. This may be different if we started chatting about ...


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What are our guides for post-deletion? I don't see a reason why we should not follow the general SE guidelines in this point. What "harm" could be done to our site if we had not deleted them? I don't see any possible harm. In particular, I do not think that these questions match the criterion "For questions, a post that no longer adds anything to the ...


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A principle in most SE-sites is "Show your own effort!" I think this principle rules for German SE, too. And in this sense, it is not too much to ask to use an online translator1, to look if it answers the question and (only) if it does not then to ask, especially what is furthermore unclear. I think, most people here are glad to help but no one wants to be ...


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Um die eigentliche Frage zu beantworten: Nein, die Fragen sind nicht schlechter geworden. Solche Phänomene, dass ein Großteil der aktuellen Fragen close-votes aufweist, sind immer wieder einmal zu beobachten. Ein paar Tage später kann sich das Bild aber auch komplett umwenden. Ich denke, das Problem liegt einfach darin, dass bei den Nutzern unterschiedliche ...


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To avoid a review ban we may only just need an extra bit of caution on voting for cases that may not be so clear-cut than others. Especially when coming from the review queue it occasionally may happen that the first close reasons given was not the best even though there is no dispute that a question was not answerable. I may also be that the question was ...


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a) What is your opinion about what the mission of our main chat room shall be? What are the topic boundaries? The original idea behind chat was the creation of a "third place". So in itself it's neither the main site, nor meta, nor an extension of either. Chat is a place for the community to "meet and exchange ideas". It's a place to discuss the best ...


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Taking another perspective at Mattias’ answer: If there is any doubt as to whether a question should be deleted immediately, it should not be deleted at all (at least by community moderation). If a question is conceivable to be salvagable, then it has some lasting value in the potential of being reopened and thus should not be deleted. On the other hand, if ...


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These are general Stack Exchange guides on how to use the Delete Privilege. Closed questions that are of no lasting value whatsoever should be flagged and deleted. Also, be cautious when deleting questions closed as duplicates; they can serve as a signpost, directing users to useful answers on another question. Related posts on Meta Stackexchange ...


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I don't think we are closing too many questions, but I feel we are closing them pretty fast. Too fast, sometimes. Unless blatantly off topic (like this: German Partner to Talk to?) I never VTC for new users, until They had a "welcome to the site, please change XYZ / give your own thoughts / re-phrase your question / show your own effort" comment and A ...


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Now being with GE StackExchange for about two months, I observed that "opinion-based" as a reason for closing a question is applied quite quickly, too quickly from my viewpoint, and it is often mixed up with "off topic". As an example, some time ago I asked: "Bringt der Import von 'impact' in den allgemeinen Sprachgebrauch einen semantischen Mehrwert? Oder ...


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Alternatives to closing For such borderline questions that are not elaborate, lack research effort, or only show minimal research effort, have issues in providing enough context, or are incomplete in any other way we do have alternatives to closing: Use your votes. Whenever such a questions is answerable, already had a good answer, or is of general interest ...


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Vogel already noted that the chat is supposed to be a third place, strictly separated from the main site (where high-quality questions are supposed to be rewarded with high-quality answers) and the meta-site (where discussion about the main site, its scope, the way users behave, past peculiarities and rules should happen). Let me quickly bring the rules of ...


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The underlying problem of the discussion is the often seen behaviour to try to buy new users by reputation and treating them like childs who wouldn't stand to lose a reputation of 30 points. There is an intention to distinguish comments and answers. Wamp tried to be helpful but used the wrong instruments. What led some users to vote him up is not known, ...


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2 ideas: a) Select, let's say, 5 wrongly closed question by hand. Look, who closed them. If a voter appears at least 3 times, PN them, and ask for improved performance. Depending on how big the problem is, and how many sloppy closers there are, adjust the thresholds or repeat in longer or shorter intervals. b) Let an algorithm protocol, how often a ...


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Aus den Memoiren eines Streithansels Ich bin, glaube ich, auch als eher streitlustig bekannt. Soviele Downvotes wie ich (> 2000) hat hier m.W. niemand verteilt. Dennoch bin ich in 20 Jahren (oder sind es 9?) noch nicht gesperrt worden. Was mache ich richtig? A) Jede Diskussion beginnt bei Null. Es zählt nur, was der andere in dieser Diskussion sagt, nicht ...


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There will always be differences of opinion as to whether a question should be closed. That's why four close votes are needed. One or two close votes on a question are not a sign of a systematic problem. The longer a forum like this exists, the more likely it is that certain themes will constantly recur. One example is the Platzhalter-Es (es ist etc.). ...


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In case we continue to see many such Robo reviews with canned close reasons that do not fit to the questions we will need to inactivate such frequently abused canned close reasons. Because we do not want to do this we consider to take other measures to avoid sloppy reviews. This also includes an earlier issue of review bans.


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The question you are referring to asks about the ‘preeminent’ newspapers and then goes to list what OP considers to be these in the US. There is only a very small set of newspapers, both daily and weekly, that are available nationwide (maybe even across the entire dialect continuum — but since OP didn’t include British newspapers, I suspect they meant a ...


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Nachdem ich ziemlich sauer wegen dieses Vorfalls bin, darf gerne jemand anders meine Stellungnahme ins Englische übersetzen, oder von mir aus auch löschen. Bin das ja schon gewohnt. Erstmal meine Antwort auf die gestellte Frage: Nein. Nicht korrigieren, sondern löschen. Ich möchte aber auch die Vorgänge, die zu dieser Frage geführt haben aus dem ...


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I really fail to see a general problem as to what questions we close here: As already mentioned in a comment, I took a look at last month’s closed questions (except duplicates) and only found one closure I disagreed with and two or three cases in which I think a question has been closed for the wrong reason (but was closeworthy nontheless). There are a few ...


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