Which mechanisms exist to prevent excluding users from questions and the discussion on non-english questions. Currently it's possible that users discuss and answer in non-english and receive credit for it. It is highly unlikely that someone who asked in non-english and received a helpful answer (in english or non-english) will translate the question or eventually support translating the answer.

It's clear for me how to deal with non-english questions from pov of the site, just want to shed some light on this issue.

Won't it make sense to introduce a new lock mode (like "off-topic", "protected", etc.) for questions until they're translated?

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Most of these untranslated questions get a translation rather quickly. By the time 5 people voted on it to be closed it probably will be translated anyways. Then it would take several re-open votes or a moderator to re-open it. Too much administrative work for something that seems to solve itself within a few minutes of it being posted.

Besides that the ...


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basically covers this. It is a close vote asking for a better worded question. Fits the bill for translations.

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