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I do not think that we should close such questions. Just because something is also on-topic on another site (or even better suited for that site), does not mean that it’s off-topic here. There are many Stack Exchanges which overlap and in those cases it’s at the discretion of the asker, where they ask. As long as these questions involve the German language, ...


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Whenever a questions receives a close vote it will enter the review queue which was created to help users with community moderation. In this reviews we have a limited set of actions, basically we can only: also vote to close which increases the close vote number and helps to get questions closed early. edit a post to improve it. This will immediately ...


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We should keep these questions because: the answers often require a deeper understanding of German sometimes even Low German as opposed to High German there are some 'simpler' cases, where an answer might suggest itself immediately to a native but not to a non-native (although those might even be answerable by googling) German genealogists might not know ...


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Every single close vote was a user saying this question does not fit within the scope of this Stack Exchange site for the reason following. Stack Exchange’s policy is to close a question if five community votes are gathered, or a moderator votes to close or a user with a golden badge in the respective tag votes to close (as a duplicate only). Since every ...


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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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There is a lot of detailed information from the help pages for Stack Overflow regarding privileges: Privilege to vote down Privilege to close vote These guidelines are valid all over the Stackexchange network with only little variation amongst specialized sites. Down votes In summary we may vote down questions or answers for the following reasons: ...


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This particular question was bothering me from the first moment it appears. I gave a lot of hints but OP didn't respond appropriately. He only asked for "being cut some slack". In my next comment I tried again to make clear he had to edit this question. He never responded any more. Until then, there was only my close-vote. After your edit (which I consider ...


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This was the post we are talking about: https://german.stackexchange.com/questions/7165/das-richtige-lokaladverb-zu-verben-der-bewegung We asked the OP for further clarification first as it was rather unclear what they asked. Before we heard anything further an edit to the question title was made which turned it to something else (original question title ...


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There are so-called migration paths and not all sites have them; one of the footnotes in the FAQ about migration says this: 2 Not every site has selectable migration paths; in particular, beta sites, recently-graduated sites, and Meta Stack Exchange don't have any selectable sites (other than the site's per-site meta, if applicable, and vice versa). On such ...


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Ja, können wir. Dies ist ziemlich genau das, was ich mit diesem Vorstoß angestrebt habe (der angenommen wurde). Siehe auch: Wann soll ich welchen Schließgrund bei Fragen nach Übersetzungen, Bedeutungen u. Ä. verwenden? Was das Schließen solcher Fragen betrifft, gibt es folgende Phänomene zu berücksichtigen: Nutzer stimmen dafür, Fragen zu ...


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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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We should close these questions because: the roots of many names are hardly recogniseable for modern-day German speakers. names have often preserved their ancient orthography, making them easier to be mistaken. experts in German genealogy should also be present on genealogy.stackexchange.com aside from the person asking and the three people who share the ...


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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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It is probably a similar approach to these question as has been adressed before: Are question on the meaning of spoken dialogues on topic? The points I made there need little adaption only, so I may repeat myself here. We should allow questions on spoken German, including questions on understanding spoken German. They will help understanding differences ...


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We should take care to not overdo commnunity moderation and keep being open to a wide range of possible questions, from beginners to professionals: Not all question may be of interest to all of us but this alone should not lead to a close vote. Leave questions that bore you to someone else. Let a beginner answer a beginner's question (and help them to ...


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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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I'm in favour of this one. Even with comments that request additional info or note that the question is currently offtopic, there are people who are either oblivious or deliberately ignore this. As we are a rather small regular community within GermanSE, I think putting down the threshold to 3 gives us a faster way to work and ensure the quality of this site....


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Es gibt mehr als ein Wörterbuch, also welche Wörterbücher wurden konsultiert? Diese sollten nicht nur genannt, sondern nach Möglichkeit verlinkt werden, so dass nicht jeder Helfer selbst suchen muss und zitieren und so dass man weiß, was der Stand ist, von dem der Frager ausgeht. Wenn in den Wörterbüchern Unterschiede gezeigt werden, so sollte erklärt ...


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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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Also bitte haltet euch nicht zurück, wenn Übersetzungsanfragen oder Grammatikbuchnachschlagfragen geschlossen werden sollen – es beeinflusst unsere Fragen-pro-Tag-Statistik nicht negativ, hilft aber, die Qualität des Inhalts zu erhalten. Keine Sorge, ich halte mich da nicht zurück - nur nicht so, wie Du es Dir offenbar vorstellst: Diese Fragen bekommen von ...


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No. Accepting proofreading and simple transllation requests will invite more such questions and fast answers instead of discussion to close it, because people like to earn the points. I guess it is a misconception to catch such users and to turn them into users with more valuable questions. They will not return until they have the next translation request ...


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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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The example you gave is not a good fit for what you wanted to tell us here. It is pretty obvious that any dictionary will not help to translate "to last" because both, "andauern" and "dauern" are given on the same line in all dictionaries I consulted. We may ask for an edit of the question to say so but in such obvious cases as this it may be not of such ...


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