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My name is Benjamin Dumke-von der Ehe. I am Stack Overflow Valued Associate #00007, which is just a confusing way of saying that I work as a developer for Stack Exchange.

I am @balpha on Twitter. My blog's "about" page explains the origin of my user name.

I am the creator of Unicornify, the service that gives you these lovable creatures:

I also created Lyfe, a small library adding yield-based generators to JavaScript, and Not a Real Question, a little game that's played with data from various Stack Exchange sites.

I sometimes have a strange sense of humor, but I also like to explain things I fix, break, care about, or come up with.


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reviewed Approve suggested edit on Woher kommt “pfiat di”/“pfiat eich” als Abschiedsformel im bayerischen Raum?
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on translation tag wiki excerpt
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reviewed Reject suggested edit on loanwords tag wiki
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on loanwords tag wiki excerpt
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comment What are informal ways to say “good bye”?
"Guten Tag" as "good bye" for me usually has a "f*** you" connotation, as in "Ich habe keine Lust, das weiter mit Ihnen zu diskutieren. Guten Tag."
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awarded  Organizer
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revised Kommasetzung in einem komplizierten Relativsatz
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on What are informal ways to say “good bye”?
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on Gibt es andere übliche Märchenbeginnformeln neben “es war einmal”?
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on Was ist die korrekte Anrede in E-Mails an Personen, die man nicht persönlich kennt?
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revised Unterschied zwischen schriftlichen Abschiedsformeln
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on Neuter gender for nouns referring to children
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revised What are the differences in punctuation between German and English?
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on What are the differences in punctuation between German and English?
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on Polite alternatives to “Grüß Gott”?
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on Is there a German word to describe sentence parts which are delimited by commas?
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on How can I better learn noun genders?
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awarded  Nice Answer
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comment How rude is “Quatsch!”?
I would usually translate "bullshit" to "Schwachsinn".
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reviewed Reject suggested edit on Gibt es eine deutsche Phrase, die dasselbe bedeutet wie “It is an ill wind that blows no good”?