33 votes

Why is there no French Stack Overflow?

L'avis d'un français parmi tant d'autres :p First, French-speakers aren't helpless: there are already many active online French-speaking communities on computing since 1999 (developpez.net for example,...
user avatar
32 votes

But it is summer!

Quoting the Winter Bash 2014 announcement from the blog: Before signing off, I apologize to our Southern Hemisphere friends for the name. I wanted to go with something season-neutral like HAT ATTACK ...
user avatar
27 votes

Bias against the Australian Broadcasting Corporation

The following regular expression is the culprit: https?://(www\.)?(xxx|xyz|abc|site|mysite|mydomain)\.(com|org|net) It looks like this one could hit a few valid sites. This also looks like a ...
user avatar
23 votes
Accepted

How do I respond to chatroom flags for a site in non English language?

If you don't know the site language, just don't review the flags. It's not obligatory - someone using the site will hopefully come and do it for you.
user avatar
  • 33.5k
22 votes

Why is there no French Stack Overflow?

There has been a previous proposal (since deleted) for a French Stack Overflow, and its purpose was discussed at https://area51.meta.stackexchange.com/questions/1280/french-stackoverflow-translation-...
user avatar
  • 33.6k
17 votes
Accepted

Bias against the Australian Broadcasting Corporation

I was lazy and didn't bother trying to detect the end of the domain. And I'd have gotten away with it too, if not for you meddling foreigners and your crazy domain names! Fixed. Block now matches abc....
user avatar
  • 434k
17 votes

How do I respond to chatroom flags for a site in non English language?

Usually I will follow this pattern: If something is visually very obviously spam, I will handle it as such; If Google translate yields something very disturbing, something that is again very obvious, ...
user avatar
16 votes

I found a bug on a non-English site and I don't speak the language. Can I post it here?

Is it a 'bug', as in the software working in a way you didn't expect? Yes, feel free to post it here. On the international sites, it's not just the content that is in another language, it's also the ...
14 votes

When will other sites follow Stack Overflow Portuguese

Site proposals in other languages have continually been made since this question was asked - and for good reason! The position that Stack Overflow has taken on these matters is that there needs to be ...
user avatar
  • 5,994
11 votes

New Resources for Our Stack Exchange Network - Part 2

When we talk about international sites I think we primarily mean the "Stack Overflow in $language" sites and secondarily the "X language" sites (e.g. German). Do the members and managers of these ...
user avatar
10 votes

When will other sites follow Stack Overflow Portuguese

Until official answer is given, you can see for yourself by search http://area51.stackexchange.com for "Stack Overflow" which currently gives those sites at 100% commitment: Stack Overflow (in ...
user avatar
9 votes
Accepted

Portuguese Stack Overflow help page had mixed English and Portuguese

Now that I looked at it... The Help Center on Stack Overflow in Russian actually looks pretty English-free to me: The site translation definitely isn't complete. All of our sites are constantly ...
user avatar
  • 155k
9 votes

New Resources for Our Stack Exchange Network - Part 2

Originally, there was a community manager dealing with each language site, and fairly familiar with the culture of the specific language Stack Overflow sites. For most part they've been shifted ...
user avatar
  • 131k
8 votes

On non-English sites, Flagging dialogs use a mix of English and the native language

Sadly, it's common problem because each translation are identified by original string. It means, we lost previous translations if SO devs change the string for: Fixing typos Updating URL Improving ...
user avatar
  • 1,261
8 votes

Stack Overflow in ES, PT, RU, JP have mixed-language descriptions

The first issue (for a top bar) is done now: But the rest (on stackexhange site list) still is an issue.
user avatar
8 votes
Accepted

Why do I see a Spanish featured blog post?

Sorry about that. We recently moved our company blog to a different hosting platform (again!), and that caused some issues both with in-English posts being sync'd to community bulletins on localized ...
user avatar
  • 155k
7 votes
Accepted

Are there plans to expand Super User to include languages other than English?

We use a democratic method of creating new sites - you can propose a new site on area51.stackexchange.com, the site that tracks the progress of new site proposals. it would be much easier if I had ...
user avatar
  • 48.1k
7 votes

Are [*-stackoverflow] legitimate tags or not?

Tim Post, a (well-respected) Stack Overflow employee, is now rolling back the tag removal. This alone is a good indication that the tags have their purpose here, for example for posting bug reports (...
user avatar
  • 221k
7 votes
Accepted

Are [*-stackoverflow] legitimate tags or not?

Are these tags legitimate on MSE? Yes, they are. Localization is a tricky business and by its nature involves multiple sites. That fact alone makes such post on topic on this very site. To ...
user avatar
  • 81k
6 votes

Non English Stack Overflow-like sites

There's a Polish Stack Overflow-like site forum.pasja-informatyki.pl. It uses Question2Answer platform. Some stats: 24K questions 55K answers 99K comments 11K users It's the only major Polish ...
user avatar
6 votes

Stack Overflow in ES, PT, RU, JP have mixed-language descriptions

The descriptions on the Site List have been updated. See below for the changes.
user avatar
  • 5,994
5 votes
Accepted

iOS app won't let me post a question on a localized child meta

This will be fixed in the next build. There was a bad (and ugly) assumption that any site starting with meta. had those four specific tags. Now the question editor will start out with no client-side ...
user avatar
  • 33.8k
5 votes

Portuguese Stack Overflow help page had mixed English and Portuguese

The help center articles are not currently in Transifex, the tool that we use for collaborative translation. Hence, they're slower to be translated. We will be getting these strings in the right ...
user avatar
  • 178k
5 votes

Other language localization

The Spanish Stack Overflow will be launched in late October/early November of 2015! The actual work for the site will begin on August 1, 2015. Once the site is launched, we will be taking a break ...
user avatar
  • 5,994
5 votes
Accepted

Is it allowed to customize the required tag-wiki-excerpts and tag-wiki?

Unless the international site has a specific rule requiring tag wikis to be direct translations (which they probably don't), you're free to make a suitable suggestion. In fact, if you were to ...
user avatar
  • 48.1k
5 votes
Accepted

Answering questions that are asked in a language I don't know

I'd say it's fine, and even recommended in a niche tag. Google Translate is good enough at Spanish, Portuguese and Russian* that the intentions of your posts are clear enough after translation; other ...
user avatar
  • 221k
4 votes

We need to help non-English-speakers somehow

Stack Overflow in Portuguese in December 2013 and is now in beta. Here was the announcement and explanation.
user avatar
  • 12.4k
4 votes

Links in the footer in international sites should allow to point to translated pages

I'm not sure that the first link to "cc by-sa 3.0" should be allowed to change on localized sites. Because this is the first place and source of the license text. It can be changed only in one case if ...
user avatar
4 votes

Site name gets cropped while looking at user profiles on international Stack Overflow sites

After a good bit of hunting, looks like the issue is really quite simple (though of course, on the server end I don't know...) Looks like the logo is lacking the _glyph css class in the html. To ...
user avatar
  • 2,997
3 votes

Non English Stack Overflow-like sites

Hebrew Q&A programming site: https://safot.cs.technion.ac.il/ which is an internal Q&A site of a major Israeli University and intended for their own contents, also using Q2A platform. It ...
user avatar

Only top scored, non community-wiki answers of a minimum length are eligible