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I am a little upset with what has happened with my previous post.

It seems to me that one particular user has some problem with my posts and always posts negative comments regarding my poor English. It feels like he's always trying to make fun of my poor English.

Because of this, I would like to delete my account. How can I achieve this?

Is it not possible for people who speak poor English to ask a question on this site?

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As long as you can make yourself understood, your post can be edited by those with a stronger grasp of English. However while poor English is ok, poor questions are not. – fredley May 15 '13 at 13:35
Rude or hurtful behaviour is not tolerated. Feel free to flag such comments for moderator attention. Language is important and constructive criticism fair. Making fun of users because of it is not. – Bart May 15 '13 at 13:36
Going by the sample question you posted, your english isn't too bad. Compared to some other questions we have on meta, it's pretty good. – tombull89 May 15 '13 at 13:38
@IAM HERE - There is no need to quit as your first action, simply ignore the more ignorant people, your English isn't that bad, some people would just rather complain about it than try and help. – Flyk May 15 '13 at 13:39
However, I would avoid using "dear" in questions, comments, and answers, as "dear" in most english-speaking cultures is an affectionate term for someone close to you (but can also be used in a patronizing sense). – tombull89 May 15 '13 at 13:41
Note that the named user has not the required reputation to vote-to-close, let alone delete. – Daniel Fischer May 15 '13 at 13:43
@IAMHERE Top tip: ignore such users if they have nothing helpful to say. Don't debate. Don't talk back. Move on. And whatever you do, don't delete your account because of such users. – Bart May 15 '13 at 13:44
Who knows. Just flag for moderator attention, explain what the user is doing and let them handle it. Don't waste your own energy. – Bart May 15 '13 at 13:46
@IAMHERE I personally think you're getting a little close to the issue, Rüppell's Vulture could have been more understanding and less dismissive of your posts, but I don't think there is any reason for you to feel deeply insulted or want to delete your account. If it's one person causing you trouble, just ignore them – Flyk May 15 '13 at 13:48
Is your question about how to delete your account? – Asad Saeeduddin May 15 '13 at 14:00
you dont have to delete your account because anyone insulted or harshed you what all you need to do is inform to moderator .... and let them handle that switchwation for you i am sure they wont be disappoint you – NullPoiиteя May 15 '13 at 14:08
It's possible (probable?) that other comments have been deleted, but out of your five questions I only saw a single comment by the user you mentioned, and it had nothing to do with your English; he simply expressed an opinion that the question didn't meet the criteria for questions in the FAQ. – Anthony Grist May 15 '13 at 14:13
@AnthonyGrist The comments below the linked question were cleaned up (perhaps due to my flag asking to do so). I don't know about the other questions. – Bart May 15 '13 at 14:14
@IMHERE no, I can't see deleted comments - the best solution I can recommend is that if he says something properly insulting, simply flag his post as offensive and let the moderators deal with it – Flyk May 15 '13 at 14:18
@Bart okay yes, I was unclear about that. Sounds like the user received some poor will before I showed up. But I also need to point out there are content problems too, that will earn DV and possibly close votes in their own right. – djechlin May 15 '13 at 15:18

How to Delete my account?

You can visit this help page, which will guide you through deleting your account.

Is it possible for people who speak poor English to ask a question on this site?

Most people here are willing to help you converse in English, as long as you give them some starting point. For them to understand your post, your English should be at least comprehensible, which in turn can help make sure your question keeps it's context.

Excerpt from a post on official policy for non-English questions:

Now, if askers try to use English and put in “sorry, my English isn’t very good”, that’s fine. Heck, a lot of native English speakers aren’t very good at it, either! The reason we have collaborative editing is to learn and improve together. This is totally fine and even encouraged.

Comment on disputed question

Don't be discouraged by this incident. To quit this wonderful Q&A site should be an extreme last step. I have gone through your question and your English was pretty good. I did see, however, that somewhere in the middle of those counter comments you used words like "psycho". Please avoid abusive words and don't indulge in fights with anyone. If you find any comments offensive then you can flag them or politely ask the commenter to delete them.

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  1. If you can find Stack Overflow in your language, then good for you.

  2. If you still want your question on the main SO, try stating it as clearly as possible.

  3. Maybe you could ask someone to proof-read your questions.

  4. If you are still worried about it, you could add a short note at the end of the question saying so; so people who answer/comment will also abstain from using very complicated words.

  5. If you wrote this Q yourself, I would say you can use SE by yourself. Please think before deleting your account.

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Errr... Why am I down-voted?? – ghosts_in_the_code Apr 4 '15 at 15:04

Abusive users

If a user is posting rude comments flag them for moderator attention. Rude comments are never acceptable. Full Stop

English Language

If you are struggling with the English then consider writing your questions in your native language and using google translate (or similar) to translate into English. The result is unlikely to be "good" but will probably be understandable. You must judge whether the output is better than something you yourself could produce; consider using it as a starting point or a suggestion that you can build on.

Your specific circumstances

That said your quoted question is easy enough to understand so whether you want to go down that route is up to you.

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This normally doesn't have a positive effect on the contents of the question to be fair – Flyk May 15 '13 at 13:33
@kalina A few years ago I'd agree with you but they've come a long way – Richard Tingle May 15 '13 at 13:34
The alternative simply needs somebody with an open mind to spend the time to work out what is being asked. There is no need to treat non-English speakers in this way. – Flyk May 15 '13 at 13:38
@kalina True, but I speak (some) german but if I was posting to a german site I think I'd still use a translation service, it would help me learn and the output would be better than I could produce. – Richard Tingle May 15 '13 at 13:40
Also "It is not the community's goal to teach English." – Richard Tingle May 15 '13 at 13:41
No but it is a requirement as per the FAQ to be courteous to each other. – Flyk May 15 '13 at 13:42
@kalina Of course it is and I agree that making fun of people for their poor english is totally unacceptable. However; that is completely different from someone saying they're leaving the site because people can't understand their english and me suggesting using a translation service – Richard Tingle May 15 '13 at 13:45
There are two issues here: (1) someone is making fun of me for my poor english; solution: Flag it for moderator attention. (2) my english is making it difficult to comunicate; solution: use translation – Richard Tingle May 15 '13 at 13:46
Google translate would be rather worse then native language – NullPoiиteя May 15 '13 at 14:01
As in you'd rather people posted directly in their native language? – Richard Tingle May 15 '13 at 14:03
@RichardTingle that would be at-least comprehensible for native language speaker .... but translated from google .... please give a try to google translate – NullPoiиteя May 15 '13 at 14:05
@N̨ul̕L͑P̯͍̭ȏͣ͛iƞer I often use google translate, I've found it to be very good. I've translated whole websites and the language always sounds a little strange but is easily understandable. If someone speaks moderate english then they should post directly in english. If they speak poor to no english they should use translation. In any event they should be able to use the site. I didn't realise this was such a controversial view – Richard Tingle May 15 '13 at 14:10
This is a terrible, terrible idea. For giggles, try using Google Translate to translate a bit of English text to another language of your choice, and then back to English again. You're unlikely to get the same text back again. – Jack Maney May 17 '13 at 21:39
@JackManey Actually, this is a game my brother and I were playing, but we get bored, because the results were too good. (This message brought to you via german, this is of course 2 translations, the intrrmidiate german looked even better) – Richard Tingle May 17 '13 at 22:27
Google translate has a tendancy to refer to inanimate objects as he and she and mix up the types of past tense but it usually comes out stange but very understandable. If everyone who regarded their english as poor used it then on average I think our questions would be clearer – Richard Tingle May 17 '13 at 22:32

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