I learned from this meta question (update: now deleted for under-10K users) that new quality filters are going to stop certain questions from reaching SO, partly based on proper use of English.
In a big way, this is a relief, but these filters are going to have an impact somewhere around 11:00PM GMT. That's around 6PM Eastern here in America, when a lot of native English speakers start heading home and the quality of English on SO goes downhill. It happens on weekends as well, I've noticed. Folks not from America, England, and so forth are going to take a big hit from this.
- Does the community want to help and encourage these users, or is the majority view that we're better off without them?
- Can anything be done to help non-native English speakers improve their questions enough that they're useful--to us and them?
- Is forgetting to capitalize "I" worth torpedoing somebody's question?
- Finally, can the failure message be something more helpful than
Sorry, we can't accept this question?
I realize there are already incentives for editing others' questions, and well-worded questions are incentivized by better responses. I've still seen a ton of hard-to-understand questions on SO, though, and I wonder what will be left at 8pm on a Sunday if all poorly-worded questions are removed. Is there more we could be doing here?