Em1
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Closing the question: Der Apfel fällt nicht weit vom Stamm
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Aus Faulheitsgründen antworte ich mal kurz in Deutsch: In der ersten Ausführung klang diese Frage eher nach ner Dummy-Frage. Getreu dem Motto, ich will irgenwas fragen, habe nur leider keine. (...

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Proposal: Close reason for translation questions that require expertise of a language other than German
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The other off-topic reasons start with "This site is about/for". For the sake of consistency I suggest: This site is for questions requiring expertise in German. Requests which mainly rely on ...

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Do we want to allow story-identification questions?
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No. We want to discuss the language; not stories that have been written in that language.

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Old simple question: may non-native users use the site for questions written in English?
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Even people who do not speak any German word are welcome on this site and may contribute if they do have questions (or answers). We cannot expect beginners to be able to put their questions into a ...

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How to type the actual German quotation marks?
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ALT + 0132 = „ ALT + 0147 = “ ALT + 0148 = ” For Linux (Ubuntu at least), with the keyboard in German, AltGr + v = „ AltGr + b = “ And for Guillemets AltGr + y = » AltGr + x = «

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Are Questions on the History of German Language on Topic?
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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 ...

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Spelling mistakes in questions
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I totally agree with user unknown! So, now my opinion on that topic: If I read a question like that first, I would correct the misspelling and add a comment pointing out that it is only a typo/...

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How to deal with 'Is it correct' questions?
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Well, good question. I also often feel it's not worth posting a full answer to a question whose answer is, um, that simple. And though, "writing an answer and elaborating on the topic" is the right ...

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Premature closing of questions
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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 ...

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Why do we have a “german” tag?
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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 ...

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When is a translation request to German off-topic?
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It is scarcely possible to confine the range in where a question is a general reference. There will always be some questions that are on the brink. On top of that, everyone will have a different ...

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Corrupting the users - Begrüßungsgeld
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After reading the other answers I want to add some thoughts further, but I'm going into another direction. In general, I don't like the excessive up-votes on GLU. Of course, sometimes I got a gain of ...

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Italic does not always work
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Workaround if you really want to close and reopen italic tag immediately: italic italic italic italic *not italic ;p* italic (<-note here is a space, but not in precedence to 'not italic') ...

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What do we want to do with questions that mix languages?
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Short answer: A question should either be entirely in a single language (German or English) or it consists of two distinct parts, preferably separated by a horizontal line. Translate a question ...

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Why a tag "deutsch-als-fremdsprache"?
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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 ...

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How to increase visitors per day and get new users?
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Assuming most visitors are not users of the stack exchange network but occasional visits via Google, we need to make sure that questions are likely to hit. We have some questions that are too ...

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Let’s create or improve tag wikis – but how?
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People are also interested in reading the full info tag, i.e. the about field. We should provide more information in this field. Currently we have a mixed-up content. Some of them provide example ...

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Let us clean up comments
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I'd appreciate if we would do so. However, we should carefully consider following thoughts: Editing answer: We shouldn't simply edit answer from other users. The edit feature imho is chiefly about ...

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Why downvote closed questions or answers to closed questions?
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Perhaps there isn't any additional value if a closed question is downvoted again after closing. However, I downvoted the question before the question was closed and I see no reason to undownvote. And ...

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What efforts should we take before we close a question?
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Bzgl. der Votes: Wir sind hier auf GLU noch sehr human, wenn man das mit anderen SE-Seiten vergleicht. Dort werden teilweise Fragen von Moderatoren geschlossen (mit nur einer Stimme), die von anderen ...

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How to avoid too many edits from different users?
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I think I can add some thoughts, while I was one of them who revised it. I think the first two edits by you and me are absolutely acceptable. The first version was in need of improvement, because ...

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Do the current statistics say that we need to increase the daily question rate from 5.1 to 15 in order to leave the beta?
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I guess that main points have been mentioned by Takkat and Wrzlprmft but I'd really like to repeat that we need to focus on having more members in our community who contribute and put in their ...

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What efforts should we take before we close a question?
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Mit den Downvotes ist das so ne Sache. Ich kann eine Frage kommentieren, zwei Tage warten was passiert und dann downvoten. Wenn die Frage dann aber untergeht (OK, auf GLU aufgrund der aktuell geringen ...

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Are illustrations welcome?
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Personally I think most times the pictures are needless but distracting and diverting, maybe even annoying (if they take too much space) (some recent examples: example1, example2). Nice that you ...

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What efforts should we take before we close a question?
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Bzgl. Korrigieren: Soweit es im Rahmen unserer Möglichkeiten ist, sollten wir die Fragen korrigieren; und das machen wir auch schon immer so. Es gab schon oft genug Korrekturen und Verbesserungen, ...

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Voting guidelines?
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I think the comments to both answers yours and Urs Reupke's imposingly show the enormous range of different meanings to - imho - even simple and clear issues. Since there is a broad range you'll ever ...

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Passen wir Fragen der akzeptierten Antwort an?
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Fazit vorweg: Das muss in der Theorie eigentlich für jede Frage individuell diskutiert werden. Da das natürlich nicht im Rahmen des Möglichen ist, so kann man es vielleicht wie die "...

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