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What to do with non-English questions or answers?

What should we do with questions (or answers) that are written in a non-English language? I'm now talking about: Problem using any docks (Cairo, AWN, Docky) These can be downvoted, but what if the ...
Lekensteyn's user avatar
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Does it make sense to flag non-English questions?

I think that the scope of a flag is to make moderators aware of content that request their intervention. And also I think that this site really only support English. Now, some of moderators can find ...
Radu Rădeanu's user avatar
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Please ask people to translate, don't just close a question

TL;DR : there are people who can translate foreign posts , ask them ; don't just close vote all the things N.B.: The main goal is to edit questions and provide them with clarity. I am not asking to ...
Sergiy Kolodyazhnyy's user avatar
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Are there any plans for localized Ask Ubuntu instances?

Is there a plan to spin off Ask Ubuntu into (community driven) localized versions? What I mean is something like: or where people who are more ...
Lucian Adrian Grijincu's user avatar
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If a question is written in a non-English language with an English translation provided should the non-English part be removed?

In these questions: Al reiniciar tengo que volver a instalar dhcp3-client para conectarme / on every boot i've had to reinstall dhcp3-client to get internet and ¿Como puedo instalar Age of Mythology ...
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Answering questions in OP's language

I sometimes see questions in a foreign language, translated below. Is it acceptable to answer the question in both English and the OP's language(if I speak it) to make the process simpler for the OP? ...
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Translations/foreign language support for Ask Ubuntu

At UDS-R in Copenhagen during the Ask Ubuntu session one feature that consistently came up was foreign language support. This has been discussed quite heavily since the start of the Ask Ubuntu site ...
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How to prevent answers and comments to question in non-english before they're translated?

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 ...
Kalle Richter's user avatar
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Translation service

Posting in other languages, please be friendly but clear The subject must be as old Santa, but there still seems to be a lot of misunderstanding on the subject: Every now and then people post in other ...
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Are questions in other language other than English accepted in AU? (accepting other languages in AU) [duplicate]

So we know the term language barrier but.. Ubuntu lets anyone install the system in different languages. So in the support channel Forum or AU we get problems maybe prolonged by Image based technical ...
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Why comment "This is an English only site"? [duplicate]

On occasion people post questions in a language other than English and within 5 minutes there are multiple comments informing them that this is an English only site. Any user on the site is allowed ...
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Is it OK to post, and how should we deal with, non-English (or partly non-English) answers intended for translation? [duplicate]

Questions in languages other than English, or which contain non-English text and translated text, have been discussed before on meta. But what about answers that are written in other languages? How ...
Eliah Kagan's user avatar
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Can I ask using my first/native language?

Can I use my native language (Malay) to ask or answer a question at Ask Ubuntu? Is there any volunteer to translate my answer/question? Bahasa Malaysia Adakah boleh saya menggunakan bahasa ...
penreturns's user avatar
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Is there a rule which states that all questions and answers have to be in English on this site? [duplicate]

I know that people often tell others that it is a rule here, but I am have never actually seen it written anywhere, so is it a rule that all questions and answers on this site have to be written in ...
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What is the proper procedure when dealing with posts written in other languages? [duplicate]

Firstly, let me point out that there is some mention of the top on this post. But I am still confused on how to deal with some of these posts. It's assumed that the community will handle the situation ...
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