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On https://area51.meta.stackexchange.com/questions/2567/whoa-what-the, the sidebar looks like this:

Too Much CJK

I propose that a certain proportion of non-English characters (especially in the CJK range) triggers a warning, preferrably with a bold English only visible reason on it.

And please don't misunderstand me; I'm not racist or anything. I speak Spanish and Portuguese and would be equally pissed to see questions in my languages too.

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    Indeed, especially since nearly all of these questions have been closed for not being in English. Perhaps, the sidebar should simply not display closed questions? – laurent Mar 1 '12 at 12:55
  • That's an interesting idea, but what if a question is closed while it shouldn't? I would get less attention and people would not vote to re-open. Besides, there's some good questions closed :) It's nice to see one of these from time to time. I just don't agree with using another language here, because the same time it took for me learning English is time they should take themselves to participate in a global society (and I did not go to a school to learn English, so it's not an excuse if they are. Internet access is as much as it takes if you really care IMHO). – Camilo Martin Mar 2 '12 at 0:19
  • That said, a site like Chinese Language should not feature such a warning... Unless the whole body of the question is in chinese, of course :) – Camilo Martin Mar 2 '12 at 0:24
  • @CamiloMartin - No, the Area51 incarnation of the CL&U site should contain English only, or at the very least English translations. A51 is an English site, even if it spawns mixed-language sites. – Kevin Vermeer Mar 27 '12 at 1:32
  • @KevinVermeer Yes, but I mean that a title such as "�� is to �� as �� is to...?" (with proper Chinese characters) should be accepted in CL&U, because it's relevant there. But a title here containing any character in the CJK range is probably not in the right place. – Camilo Martin Mar 27 '12 at 13:26

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