Being still somewhat of a new active user of SO I am a bit unsure of the culture here.
I answered a question about converting dictionaries where I had a reason to think that the questioner was either a German speaker or a student of German. (Being a native speaker of German myself) I concluded my answer with 4 simple German words meaning, I hope this helps.
Ich hoffe es hilft :-)
This was edited out (first time anything of mine has been posted) without any explanation. Are these 4 words (easy to google) so threatening? I didn't answer the question in German.
I see SO as a place where people help each other, this strikes me as a bit overzealous (and perhaps slightly unfriendly/xenophobic), what's wrong with a little human touch?
For that matter, should the German words in the dictionary be edited out?
- Am I off with my take here?
- Can I undo the edit (and what's the common practice with regard to this, not really looking for a tit-for-tat)?
Thanks, I'm just trying to get my bearing re culture here.