Someone created a Brazilian chat room in Ask Ubuntu. When questioned about the language, the room owner advised me to use pt-br for in-room conversations.

Is it OK to create a chat room for users of a certain language and have that language used for chat on that specific room? In case it's OK, what if there are two variants of the same language, as it is the case with pt (Portugal) and pt-br (Brazil)?


I imagine this would go against the whole philosophy behind SE, as they want all the discussions to remain as public as possible. Having non-english languages would prevent many users from participating in those discussions, so I don't think it is permitted.

Yet, if you do, count me in for a Portuguese room ;)

  • I haven't, some other user did. Yet, it's a Brazilian-targeted room, there's a difference between pt and pt-br, I updated that on the question. Jun 24 '13 at 16:51
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    No, you are allowed to have non English rooms, see: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/136259/… However, not many users here use chat, so I'm not sure you would get a lot of users.
    – Seth
    Jun 25 '13 at 5:16
  • That's nice to know! Thanks!
    – Sos
    Jun 25 '13 at 9:45

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