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Area51 has a proposal for Spanish SO.
Shouldn't this proposal be killed immediately? I mean, if this proposal were allowed to be flourished, then in no time you will see Hindi SO, Hebrew SO, Chinese SO, Dutch SO, Malay SO, Arabic SO and all the same SOes with the same set of content and same target audience except different languages.
In fact this is already happening, just see how the Turkish variant, Portuguese variant, Russia variant proposals littered over Area51 and you will get a sense of how serious the situation is. All these are huge duplication of work and contribute to a great fragmentation of audience, this is of course something SO doesn't encourage.
The longer you allow it to gain steam or even to let it gain supporters, the harder it is to kill it later. So why the mods are not taking action now and kill the proposal immediately?