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Is this the most accurate English translation? Is it accurate at all?

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    I don't get the thing with down votes. If I'm not welcome here, I'm not gonna ask questions any more.
    – Abstract
    Jan 15 '20 at 17:29
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    Welcome to SE German Language Abstract. You can (and should) read about what are considered good on-topic questions at this site in our help center. It's nothing personal, but about the content you're posting. Jan 15 '20 at 17:54
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    Hi Abstract, welcome to this forum. - This forum is not intended for providing translations or for doing spellchecking or proofreading. This forum is intended for questions (and answers) about German language (grammar, expression, etc.). A good question highlights a general problem. Also,a good question has the potential to be of use or interest for other readers. And third, a good question demonstrates your own preliminary efforts to solve the problem. Jan 15 '20 at 21:57
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    @Abstract Yes, it has something of Wikipedia -- arbitrary and not really plausible. That's why I don't ask questions anymore.
    – user41324
    Jan 16 '20 at 9:06
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    Thank you for welcoming me, but I was already "welcomed" by being virtually kicked out. I asked those questions to explore possible contexts in which different English translations could or couldn't apply. Those sentences puzzle me and quite some people use them to study German currently.
    – Abstract
    Jan 16 '20 at 14:57
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It's rather

No, not like that!

It implies that you're doing something but in the wrong way ("so").

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