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Is it acceptable to edit broken English?

I've seen (and written) plenty of posts which have been edited by others to correct typos, broken URLs and so on. I think everyone can agree this is a good thing. How about editing for poor/broken ...
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We need to help non-English-speakers somehow

I saw a guy from Portugal today attempt to ask a rather simple question. But the question was so horribly confusing that he started getting down-voted, and close-voted. After discovering where he was ...
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Do posts have to be in English on Stack Exchange?

Otherwise known as 必须用英语吗?(is English required?) ¿Necesito hablar en inglés? ?אני חייב לדבר באנגלית Muss ich auf Englisch schreiben? Do I have to use English when posting a question, an answer or a ...
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We should be able to find questions or answers that we have deleted

I deleted one of my questions and would like to undelete it. This requires finding the question. I think you shouldn't be prevented from seeing your own posts that you have deleted. It should be ...
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10answers
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Meaning of downvotes in Meta vs Main sites?

Upvotes are easy on both Main and Meta sites. You like something, you vote it up. Downvotes are trickier. On Main down-voting a question means that the question is a poor one. Poor meaning badly ...
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9answers
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I think we need a flag for non-English speakers [duplicate]

It would help everyone if we provided a mechanism that people could use to flag their post if English is language they are not comfortably fluent in. A lot of non-English speakers have to go to ...
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What’s the best way to ask a question if English isn't your first language?

First, I really like Stack Overflow and appreciate it. I always get useful answers and information from it. Now, English is my second language. So, when I submit any question, some people can't ...
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An alternative to translation for non-English speakers?

This is in the context of Flagging a question for improvement without voting to close, which suggests that there should be, in addition to a "Close" button, an "Edit" button to indicate that the ...
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3answers
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Meta FAQ page should include more verbiage about downvotes

In the interest of being nice to new players... On the FAQ page for Meta only, since it's bit of a different beast than the others, the verbiage talking about downvotes: If you post something that'...
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Is atrocious English a possible sign of rudeness?

Can atrocious English in a question be a potential sign of rudeness? Background: I'm wondering because of this question, but I'm not certain if the atrocious English is because the person isn't a ...
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Can I ask question in English and let know users they can answer in Spanish?

Can I ask question in English and let know users they can answer in Spanish? this question was born cuz of this: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/2520065/donde-puedo-encontrar-guias-de-...