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3:37 AM
Wondering if anyone has opinions on substantially non-English questions with no translation:
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Q: How would it be relvant to write questions in english in that case?

user2284570Proposal: Law Recently I had many questions to mind which would require a large part of the question consist of citing part of legal texts. It means most of the question including the title will not be written in English. Answering or even understanding them will require to know the language in...

I personally understand the desire to reproduce a text faithfully (as I've noted in my answer) but I don't think posting non-English questions without complete translations is a good idea.
Not even just for the site, because they tend to go unanswered, but also for the asker.
The main problem I think I'm having is the OP here seems to be insistent on the notion that some concepts are "untranslatable" and hence it shouldn't be attempted. Or at least, that's the best I can come up with.
Any thoughts?
 
4:30 AM
@jimsug I'm quite skeptical on the "untranslatable" concept, or more accurately that questions in general will involve those concepts. While there are untranslatable concepts, it's unlikely that every question about a non-UK-based legal system will be about those concepts.
Mentally, I basically have questions divided into the actual laws and stuff (which are in a given language) and the question being asked about them, which is written by the asker
The latter part determines if it makes sense, it's on-topic, etc., and needs to be comprehensible to the community.
 
Pretty much. The thing is, even if we were to allow questions in other languages - and I'm not saying we should - it's not likely they'll be answered.
If there's a concentration of users wanting to ask questions in a particular language, why aren't they all jumping on the meta post, or, indeed, just asking those questions?
OTOH if there's a smattering of users wanting to ask questions in various different languages, is there a benefit to adding to our stockpile of unanswered questions?
shrugs
 
5:00 AM
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