When going to http://careers.stackoverflow.com/ using a French IP address, a green message pops up saying

Vous visitez de la France? Jetez un coup d'oeil sur la version Careers 2.0 France

(approximate translation : you're visiting France ? Take a look on Careers 2.0 France)

Vous visitez de la France? doesn't make much sense in french, it should be something like Vous êtes en France ? which means "You're in France ?".

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    Doesn’t it really mean “you’re visiting from France?”, which makes some sense while not sounding completely natural? (French is not my first language so I could be totally wrong, though.)
    – Ry-
    Commented Aug 24, 2013 at 23:53
  • @minitech when debating language translation, I am usually going to favor the native speaker :-) Besides, Google translate, which is always perfect, favors the OP's translation. Commented Aug 25, 2013 at 1:17
  • Thanks Andre. We'll run this by our translators.
    – Will Cole
    Commented Aug 25, 2013 at 2:33
  • @psubsee2003: I suppose the interpretation that’s awkward is “you’re visiting some France?”
    – Ry-
    Commented Aug 25, 2013 at 2:42
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    If you drop "de", you get "You're visiting France?". If you replace "de" with "depuis", you do get "You're visiting from France?". But "visiter" doesn't really work if what was meant was "Browsing from France?". If you keep the "de" as is, then yes that doesn't really make sense.
    – Mat
    Commented Aug 25, 2013 at 4:39
  • I don't like either of the above. Why not Vous êtes francophone? or Vous êtes un(e) internaute francophone? Please note that Belgians (Wallonie) and e. g. people from Lausanne, Switzerland speak perfect French and would prefer not to be called "French". Hence by mentioning "France" directly in the headline, you would automatically limit the French-speaking Careers 2.0 to France only, which might not be your original intention. Commented Oct 26, 2013 at 4:33

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The text has now been updated, so when visiting from France you will now see "Vous êtes en France?..."

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