in reply to Non-English posts on Perlmonks
Posting in non-english is not good for the following reasons:Let's assume that someone posting here in a non-English language doesn't have the knowledge to post an understandable article written in English. Their alternative is to not post.
True, but you still might get comments of people understanding your language, which is better than not getting any comments, which happens if you don't post at all.
- You will miss usefull comments of people that dont speak your language.
Yeah, and? It's not going to reduce the size of the "main", English-speaking island. But it might cause additional islands to form, increasing the total land-mass. And if their are people who understand both English and some non-English language, they can act as bridgebuilders, linking the various islands.
- You will divide the power of the perlmonks community into 'islands' of knowledge
I don't get what you are saying with your first two points (maybe that's because I'm not a native English speaker).
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Re: Re: Non-English posts on Perlmonks
by wufnik (Friar) on Jul 10, 2003 at 15:54 UTC