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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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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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Are questions related to peer review of a text on topic?

As the title of this question says, are questions like “I wrote this text in German language … Is it grammatically correct?” on topic for this site?
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Should chat discussions preferably be in German?

As of today the topic of our main chat room is worded as follows: General discussion for german.stackexchange.com. You may speak both German and English here. So everybody speaking German or ...
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How do I ask good, on-topic questions for translations or about differences?

What can I do to ensure that my question on translations or differences is on-topic and attracts good and useful answers? Note: This is intended to be a FAQ question to help new users and to be ...
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How do I format the words in German (or another language) we are talking about?

Translated from German Should German words in a discussion be formatted in "quotes", or should they be formatted as monospaced text? Which format is the preferred one? Are there any other ...
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Should we leave a comment when closing a question?

We all know that I am not much of a friend of comments, but sometimes leaving a comment may be helpful. Recently the community closed this question without any further explanation: How do I say the ...
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Why should I edit or answer rather than comment?

Increasingly people only write comments or even lengthy comments to questions or existing answers. I do believe this is bad. To improve this site's content we should put more effort in writing good ...
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Are illustrations welcome?

Comments to this question made me wonder if illustrations are welcome on this site or not. I do admit that in the question above the illustration could easily be replaced with wordy explanations why ...
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Umgangsformen: Du oder Sie?

Als Referenz: Sollten sich die Benutzer dieser Seite eher duzen oder siezen? Only applicable for communication in German, but: should the users of this site use Du or Sie when addressing each ...
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If the same question is asked in German and English is it a duplicate?

If two effectively identical questions are asked but one in English and one in German, how do we handle these. Are they two completely different questions? Should one be closed as an exact ...
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Which language should tags be in?

While questions could vary in language, the tags have to be in one language for obvious reasons. Tag synonyms would work fine, but we'd have to decide whether German tags should point to English tags ...
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Editing orthographic errors

To what detail level should orthographic errors be edited? Obviously, one would edit, if the error occurs in the actual answer. (What is the German word for house? Answer: Hous.) But right now, I ...
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what language should the questions be written in?

Please note: this is supposed to be on "meta". I was about to ask a question on the main website, but was not sure if we are supposed to ask questions in English, or in German, or a mixture, or even ...