It's been obvious for some time that when you ask a question on SO has as much influence on how well it is answered as how you ask a question. Of course this is likely related to timezones and culture and such (e.g. asking a question at 12AM GMT will result in a different audience than 12PM GMT because the users online at the time are likely different).
Lately I've found that even when answering questions, you're plagued by the same problem (then again it could just be that my timezone overlaps with 2 distinctly different areas of the earth). This can lead to a very harsh reality that interaction on SO should be discouraged during specific hours (which I haven't yet mastered).
Ignoring the obvious culture shock/lack of basic English language skills (non-english speakers tend to be online posting questions/answers while most people in my timezone are sleeping) it seems obvious that SE would want to provide answers to questions that are relevant to their user's geographic location (or at least to the extent that all of the parties involved speak relatively the same language share similar cultures.
Reading this again it almost sounds as though I want to divide the audiences, though that isn't the case. We've all experienced the "foreigner" (from our perspective) with insufficient language skills to be able to effectively communicate their issues. This results in both the asker and the answerer's frustrated because they can't understand each other.
As far as I've seen, SO strictly supports English (of any common variety) so what is the right way to deal with questions asked by obviously non-English speaking people? I keep looking for a button that says, "Not understandable due to language/culture barriers" but I end up using "Not a question" or "Too localized" because of the lack of options.
I'm not saying I know the right way to handle this situation, short of commenting that it is cumbersome and at least a distraction. It just seems that SO would want to be able to provide a language/culture dependent (or possibly independent) environment that was able to facilitate a more general and cross culture friendly experience for everyone.