I realize this is an old post, but it appears to be the most appropriate one to put my thoughts about language. I speak and read English and French. When I look at public activity on D*, I see tons of posts in German. Many of the postersd also post in English. I was wondering what everyone who cares thinks about this concept:
If posters used the standard hashtags for language (en, de, fr, es) voluntarily, they would indicate what language the post was in. Assuming that was done by even half of them, it would still be a help.
At that point, if code was added to detect the hashtag, check of it was in the user’s settings and NOT show it if it wasn’t on the list of “accepted” languages, I could watch the public stream. Unlike other “ignore hashtag” suggestions, I would propose that this NOT show the post, even if it’s by someone you follow.
The goal is being able to see only posts you can read, thereby removing the distraction of tons of posts you can not read. Anyone think this is a reasonable way to do it? I believe translation should be done by the person who wants it, unless some easy way to do it is found.