Proposal: Stack Overflow in Spanish

I was about to write a question about why Robert Cartaino replaced the announcments on this proposal with the message, and then I found this discussion on the appropriate use of announcements.

While I understand you don't want people spamming the announcements, it's important to realize that Area51 currently has no documentation in Spanish. I know you guys are working hard and busy, I don't fault you for that. But, the two announcements that were there were for 1. explaining to people to use their votes and 2. providing a link to the community translated FAQ page.

All I'm asking for is some leeway in this instance since there is no Spanish documentation elsewhere. It's worth noting that it's helped having those announcements as I've seen a rise in people voting on questions instead of just following.

Also, while the discussions area could be used for this, it would be nice to have something "pinned" to the proposal so it always appears.

  • Perhaps you should start a "discussion" under the proposal explaining how the site works in Spanish. Oct 23, 2012 at 3:37
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    @Nicol, in this site is forbidden to start a discussion in a language different from English. In fact, I did with the previous proposal and I was directed to write my discussion in English. I'm not sure about what's going on here, because it looks like the official response to all this stuff is silence, but I want to believe the words I read once that one of the greatest goals of StackOverflow/StackExchange is to make the Internet better, and I think the Internet is a global thing that includes all the other languages, not only English!. I hope not to be wrong about that.
    – jachguate
    Oct 24, 2012 at 4:36
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    It's forbidden to write a discussion entirely in a non-English language. But that doesn't mean you can't have one partially in one. Just write it in English and Spanish. Oct 24, 2012 at 4:46
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    @Nicol, the title, AFAIK, have to be in English. I think that means that non English speakers will not visit that discussion. Just take a look at my own: discuss.area51.stackexchange.com/questions/1233/…
    – jachguate
    Oct 24, 2012 at 5:23


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