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Ganz ehrlich? Auf GSE "kratzen" mich die Tags wenig (Schande über mich...). Tags sind ein gutes Mittel, um auf anderen (z.B. technischen) SE-Sites Dinge auseinanderhalten zu können, die nun so genau gar nichts miteinander zu tun haben (z.B. C- und VBA-Fragen auf SO). Die meistverwendeten SO-tags beziehen sich auf eine Programmiersprache - Übertragen auf GSE ...


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Technically, etymology is only about the origin of certain words, while origin comprises also the history of, e.g., grammatical features. However, for the latter we usually use history, though its tag-wiki excerpt is more restrictive, limiting it only to the history of words. I thus propose to resolve this situation by: Synonymising origin to etymology. ...


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While we are at it: Why do we not get rid of grammar altogether? The following arguments are adopted from the analogous discussion on Meta Latin Language: There is no need for this tag. Almost every question tagged grammar can be tagged with some more specific tag like nouns, pronouns, grammatical-case, tenses, word-order and so on. These are very helpful ...


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Meta-Tag hin oder her: Wenn dieses Tag dafür gedacht sein soll, alle Fragen von Anfängern zu erfassen, müssten wir gefühlt die Hälfte aller Fragen damit versehen, was nicht nur ein ziemlicher Aufwand wäre, sondern auch das Tag ziemlich nutzlos machen würde. Wenn dieses Tag jedoch ausschließlich für Fragen über das Vermitteln der deutschen Sprache an ...


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In meinen Augen ist die Unterscheidung zwischen rechtschreibung und orthographie künstlich und in der Praxis wenig relevant. Bei der Schreibung bestimmter Wörter werden mit Sicherheit die dahinterliegenden Regeln erwähnt werden, während Antworten, in denen es um die Regeln geht, sicherlich mit Beispielen ausgefüllt werden. Ich schlage deshalb vor, beide Tags ...


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Well, this site is about "German language & usage" but it does not state that it must be contemporary German. And any reform is related to the language and its use. That said, it's likely a little difficult to answer questions about things in the past. Most of us will still remember the most recent reform but I'm sure none of us experienced any prior ...


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From the tag wiki of word-meaning: This tag should be used for questions asking about nuances of meaning and definitions of a specific word. […] If you are asking about the definitions or nuances of words, phrases or even sentences, please use the broader meaning instead. I do not understand where the difference is and moreover where it should matter. Tags ...


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You're absolutely right, of course. We're blacklisting the german tag internally, effective immediately, so people won't be able to create it anew in the future.


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Ich möchte eine partielle Gegenmeinung zu Tofro in den Raum stellen. Wie man an meinem Meta-Post von vor einiger Zeit sieht, finde ich das korrekte Taggen »schon irgendwie« wichtig. Vieles ist schlecht getaggt, vieles müsste besser getaggt werden und einiges ließe sich dadurch besser finden, besser einordnen, usw. Unsere Fragen lassen sich meines Erachtens ...


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Wenn man sich die Fragen anschaut, die mit diesem Tag versehen werden, stellt man fest, dass sich viele Fragen damit beschäftigen, wie man Deutsch üben kann bzw. verbessern kann. Allerdings haben diese Fragen bereits eigene Tags, wie bspw. practice oder learning. Das Tag beginners stellt eine künstliche Abgrenzung dar, die unnötig ist. Es bietet meines ...


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Da heute immer seltener Griechisch und Latein gelernt werden halte ich den Begriff "Rechtschreibung" für besser geeignet, als Orthographie, das neue Tag zu werden, weil er für kaum jmd. eine Barriere darstellt.


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I fail to see which purpose those tags would be serving: They are not helpful for finding specific questions and answers, as you cannot necessarily know at what level the asker was or considered their question to be. In some cases, you can make a solid guess, but even then this would require solid tagging, in particular of all past questions. Moreover, at ...


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From it's only 18 times usage on a wide variety of questions I believe that this tag is not really helpful. It is not a fixed term we could easily define for any specific usage or subscriptions. Instead much better tags we have or may have to create, such as history etymology hand-writing kurrent old-high-german middle-high-german ... or any other, that ...


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From just seeing the name, I would have understood old-german to mean the following: languages spoken as part of the German dialect continuum that are no longer proto-Germanic and not yet modern German. That would put the end date of old-german somewhere between Luther and Goethe or at the end of Early High German. Luther still had a somewhat weird way ...


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close-reasons is for questions regarding the site-specific pre-defined close reasons you can find under Close → Off-Topic. on-topic is about what we consider on-topic on this site and what not. As the pre-defined close reasons are only for common types of closure, not every discussion on on-topic-ness pertains to the close reasons. On the other hand, e.g., ...


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I'm really on the fence about this suggestion, because most of these (example) questions are not specific to the German Language, but are rather questions pertaining to the use of computer software in general. This tag might degenerate into a collection of computer-manual snippets, which might often not even meet the general rules of what's a good GL ...


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Following tag was removed from all questions: incomprehensibility Following synonym was created: listening is a synonym and was merged to the master listening-comprehension


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I created a tag curiosities with exactly this in mind, but I have no strong opinion on the name. (If you have, please add an answer, such that this can be voted upon.) However, my criterion is less that such questions won’t bother learners but are about language records, singularities, and so on.


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The german tag was introduced a long time ago (don't know who did it) and many people used it. I remember Takkat asking the very same question in chat a while ago. At that time, he removed that tag from any questions that were using it. I'm afraid but people were using it again of late. Unfortunately, we cannot ban this tag and it's easily recreated any ...


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A lot of these questions are in German, which is to say that they would not "fly" on other, English language site. And other posts tagged with "History," are really about the history of a German phrase or usage, and as such, are more language questions than mainstream history.


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German-to-English questions can be on-topic in my opinion for cases where the German expression is not commonly known, cannot be found in a dictionary, or might carry a specific connotation that is not easily grasped by everyone. They are not suitable for this site when the person who asks very well knows what the German expression means but is looking for ...


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We can not use markup or links in the tag wiki excerpts shown as a pop-up on hovering over a tag, or when tagging a question. Still, we should - in plain text - make a short reference there for similar tags when they may be confused. Similar tags, and synonymized tags shown up in a list to select from when we tag a question. This is different in the actual ...


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Questions on history or on general linguistics may get better answers on our sister sites. This is not true for questions specifically asking for the history of the German language. Language development over time is closely related to history so there will always be some unavoidable overlap but as soon as the emphasis is on language there is no reason to ...


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We have a low-german tag, and that should be used for questions regarding Plattdeutsch. Indeed some of the northern-german questions should be retagged, we should then reëvaluate the northern-german tag and add a warning that low-german may be more appropriate. As for the distinction, I think that a question regarding the pronunciation of "st" in Hamburg ...


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Indeed there has been a lot of discussion on the language tags should be in. The decision to have them in English was made at a very early stage of this site's existence, then there were clearly outlined reasons why we chose English over German. Tags by now are well established and users who subscribe to any of them are used to them. It may not be a good ...


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German-as-foreignlanguage? No, we don't need it at all. Any kind of question should address a particular issue and the tag should indicate the kind of issue. But being non-native is not a helpful information here (Not to mention, that we're able to tell whether someone is native German or not, anyways).


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Could the SX administration provide us with a new feature that simplifies the localization of tags? Something as simple as adding a translation field? Honestly, I don’t care whether the tags are displayed in German or English, as long as they are synonymized correctly. Some tags are still only usable in English, because there is no German equivalent. Right ...


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I think that questions that can be more easily asked, or more easily answered, when the answerers are knowledgeable about German as well as about English, should be allowable on German Stack Exchange, even if they'd also be on-topic for English Language Learners. It's ok for a question to be on-topic on two different Stack Exchange. (I can't recall off the ...


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I think that the first two categories won't be very helpful. Comparing the the first few recent activities of EL&U and ELL, there aren't many differences between the types of questions. Of course, this analyzes is superficial, but I think, that this theme is very common on those sites. Furthermore, this seems to me, like it is creating an artificial ...


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So, das Tag ist als solches verschwunden. Ich habe ein Synonym beginners→learning eingerichtet, damit Nutzer, da es die größte Chance hat, Nutzer, die das Tag zukünftig eintippen, auf das richtige Tag zu verweisen.


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