don't you think that Stack Overflow's FAQ should mention that posts should be written in English?

I understand that, since the site itself is English-oriented, it should be clear. Also, there haven't been any problem until now. Nonetheless, clear rules are better than implicit rules, to me :-)


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Probably no need. Non-English questions are extremely rare.

clear rules are better than implicit rules

I would say, less rules is clearer.


Oh, wir gebrauchen schon ganz freiwillig die englische Sprache. [Oh well, we already use the English language completely voluntarily.]

Fact is that German Q&A sites similar to Stack Overflow simply lack the necessary number of users to get your problems solved in a short time. If I want answers, I have to post them here on one of the sites.

If I would post my questions in German, the expected result would be similarly frustrating. I haven't tried.

I've noticed that a number of helpers will silently fix my worst typos (thanks to you) and I can concentrate on the problem to solve.

And all that works without written rules.

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    Ни слова не понял.
    – ЯegDwight
    Commented Dec 17, 2010 at 21:23
  • Yeah if we pointed out we were cleaning up basic grammar issues it would be annoying ;) ... what I hate is when the post is so poorly written in English that I'm afraid I'm going to lose something of value on "cleanup"
    – jcolebrand
    Commented Dec 18, 2010 at 0:40

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