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A question from the Russian language edition of Stack Overflow has appeared in the HNQ: Ошибка Another git process seems to be running in this repository. A significant amount of the title, and the body, are in English because it's quoting an error message.

Previous post from 2015, which indicates the Russian edition of Stack Overflow is blocked: Questions from ru.SO shouldn't become hot


The way this works is, these sites have an additional check run on their titles before they're allowed on the hot network questions list - if they don't look like they're mostly English, they get culled.

This one happens to look mostly English.

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    What's the rationale behind that? Surely, even if the title is mostly English, everything else on the site is still in another language... I mean, I can't even figure out how to create an account to post an answer even if I could understand the question – Cai Jun 2 '17 at 14:46
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    If memory serves, this logic was originally created for sites like German Language, where questions are regularly asked in both languages; thus, it serves to exclude only those which are not English. – Shog9 Jun 2 '17 at 14:53
  • Yeh that makes sense, not so much on the SO language variants though IMO – Cai Jun 2 '17 at 15:12
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    Agree; clearly the proper solution here is to construct a Russian-translated version of git so that error messages appear non-English to the HNQ logic. – Shog9 Jun 2 '17 at 15:38
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    Sure, or ya know, just exclude the foreign language sites completely and keep the checks to the sites about foreign languages :) – Cai Jun 2 '17 at 15:48
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    @Cai surely it is simpler for us to ignore HNQs in a language we don't speak? I see no reason to limit the HNQs to English in the first place. If you don't speak the language, you won't find it interesting and you can just ignore it. But those who do speak the language can get the dubious pleasure of HNQs which is denied them if they are all in English. – terdon Jun 3 '17 at 15:09
  • I see this question, fully written in Italian from Italian Language is now in the HNQ. – fedorqui 'SO stop harming' Sep 13 '17 at 12:37
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    Should be fixed now @fedorqui – Shog9 Sep 13 '17 at 22:21
  • How you explain this one? Not a single English word in the title. (question source) – Shadow Wizard Wearing Mask Mar 3 '18 at 16:21
  • Believe it or not, "sich", "in" and "etwas" all appear in the English word list that we use for this purpose, @Shadow – Shog9 Mar 3 '18 at 16:47
  • Huh. Thanks for teaching me two new words in English! ;) – Shadow Wizard Wearing Mask Mar 3 '18 at 18:39

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