if i cannot understand a posting, it diminishes the information i am able to glean from perl monks.
As talexb said
, it isn't about you
, it is about the community. If someone posts in a language other than one you understand, move on and hope that someone else can answer their question. Perlmonks is a place where people needing help with Perl can come and get it. If they are forced to post in English, they might not be able to ask their question, even if one of the many Perlmonks knows their native language.
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