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Proposal: Stack Overflow (in Vietnamese)

I understand SE has no interest in localizing SO platform in another language, and I believe I understand the overhead of translating things to different languages. It’s non-trivial and I don’t expect to have it.

However, do we have any policies against non-english communities to use original English interface but all discussions are non-english? What could’ve been wrong with that? It’s basically just like any other proposal we have in Area51

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    Using a language other than English for all content is not, at all, like "any other proposal ... in Area 51". It's not just localisation of the standard text, but community management and communication, the company must be able to reliably oversee and remain aware of what is happening.
    – Nij
    Oct 29 at 19:55
  • yeah, I should correct that, what I meant was “in terms of technical difficulties”
    – pltc
    Oct 29 at 19:57
  • Are you saying the company currently has responsible to manage all content in SO for Spanish and Portuguese, and it does not entirely rely on community management?
    – pltc
    Oct 29 at 20:16
  • (and I don't get why a downvote here :) It's not like I'm violating anything or asking something "forbidden")
    – pltc
    Oct 29 at 20:20
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    The company does what for sites?
    – Nij
    Oct 29 at 20:59
  • @Nij thanks for the link. In fact, I found most of them before creating my proposal. However, I would disagree with you, because: 1) the latest questions/answers about the same topic are several years old, I don't see any guarantee those are out of date. 2) It always mentioned localizing and other technical issues as blockers, while I propose not to worry about it here. 3) I don't see anywhere mentioned about CM's responsibilities on non-English communities, am I missing anything? 4) since it's not the same question, I'm still seeing the downvote is pretty much unnecessarily
    – pltc
    Oct 29 at 21:40
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    First paragraph, first link. "As of 2015, we are not currently accepting proposals for non-English sites. This is because launching and supporting a non-English site requires a lot of support, from localizing the entire user interface to hiring a community manager that speaks the language in question."
    – Nij
    Oct 29 at 22:16
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    Third link. Second bullet point. "They review proposed sites passing through Area 51, revising, raising concerns, closing, destroying, and preparing for their launch as the situation warrants."
    – Nij
    Oct 29 at 22:17
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    It is very clearly explained why the company cannot and therefore will not accept a non-English-language proposal. You need to read and understand what you're being told by those posts, not just reject them summarily as "out of date" and simply "propose not to worry about it here". Especially when it's the company telling you these things, and the company that makes the decision to close a proposal.
    – Nij
    Oct 29 at 22:19
  • As for the votes, again, read and understand. Second link, everything in it. Your question is not new or different, ignoring the existing answers does not help you.
    – Nij
    Oct 29 at 22:22
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    Also see the very recent discussion and reaffirmation of the company's stance on non-English language communities in this thread: Why a proposal for a non english site is closed, based on a policy from 6 years ago?
    – zcoop98
    Oct 29 at 22:32

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