Yesterday some of us have an idea about a cooking site for non english user.

Although there is a site for english users about cooking, Spanish speakers user can't use it, since the cultural difference is huge.

I understand the policy, 6 years ago.

But right now, the policy has no meaning...

  • We have a translation system fully working for every non english site.

  • We have a user base that we can get into the site.

  • We have a couple of CM that speak spanish

Can we at least review the policy?

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    Cooking in Seasoned Advice is full of references to products only available in US market, making it unsuitable to LatinAmerica/Spanish countries. Even raw vegetables aren't the same.
    – Candid Moe
    Aug 6 at 16:00

There are more considerations to be had than just having some existing tooling in place to support it (e.g. do we use something like es.cooking.se.com or different domains entirely, and what happens if someone proposes a non-English site for a topic that has no English equivalent yet). We have absolutely no game plan for supporting different languages of other sites right now and that game plan isn't going to snap into existence any time soon.

Expanding our non-English presence requires a lot more thought than just new proposals on Area 51 from interested parties. For the time being, we are simply not interested in opening new non-English sites and, as the close reason mentions, we will let you all know if/when that ever changes.

  • In that case, update the policy about non english site requests, since that things are not in the original policy... the other things we are pointing, are invalid right now...
    – gbianchi
    Aug 6 at 16:30
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    We already removed the link to the old policy from the close description because we didn't view it as relevant today. The close reason pretty succinctly states the policy: we just don't allow non-English proposals right now.
    – animuson StaffMod
    Aug 6 at 16:32

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