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Is there anything wrong with posting a question or generating a discussion in other languages other than English?
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Is there anything wrong with posting a question or generating a discussion in other languages other than English?

Just posting the question here, to get the perception of the community and leaders as well.

Nore: I have seen some webinars in French and Spanish
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What do you think?
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There is nothing wrong with posting questions or comments in other languages. It may limit the number of responses your receive though.
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I agree with Dinah on this.
If the question is written in a language other than English, you may not get lot of responses.
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1 reply by George Lewis
Feb 13, 2018 2:48 PM
George Lewis
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Dinah / Anish - I think is not about the language but the type of discussion posted. I consider worth the gain if there is an interesting topic that a non-native speaker wants to post, he/she should go ahead and post it.

If it is good enough, we could generate an English version of the thread, for the benefit of those that do not speak that native language. (this is just an idea)
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George -

I'd agree with Dinah & Anish - English is a second or third language for many professionals and we want to make everyone feel comfortable contributing so we should welcome this. I've gone to the extent of using Google translate to translate some non-English questions asked on the LinkedIn PMI discussion group and then responded back in English once I understood what was being asked!

Kiron
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1 reply by Mayte Mata-Sivera
Feb 13, 2018 2:08 PM
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I prefer that someone express or ask their questions in his/her native language that post it using google translator, sometimes I observed that there were a lot of misunderstandings.

Kiron, be carefully with google translator...
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I agree Dinah & Anish.

The responses will be limited.

It would be neat if the website could provide a translator option when a non englsh language is used.
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We should write all posts in some common language, be it English or another language. I think we all learn most from seeing many different people's perspectives about a subject. Without a common language posts will generate less participation, and the site's overall effectiveness will diminish significantly.
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1 reply by George Lewis
Feb 13, 2018 2:45 PM
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Eric - I guess what you mean is that the thread should be in a single language right? Regardless of the language you post the discussion, answers should be done in the same language.

Is that what you meant?
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Feb 09, 2018 4:55 PM
Replying to Kiron Bondale
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George -

I'd agree with Dinah & Anish - English is a second or third language for many professionals and we want to make everyone feel comfortable contributing so we should welcome this. I've gone to the extent of using Google translate to translate some non-English questions asked on the LinkedIn PMI discussion group and then responded back in English once I understood what was being asked!

Kiron
I prefer that someone express or ask their questions in his/her native language that post it using google translator, sometimes I observed that there were a lot of misunderstandings.

Kiron, be carefully with google translator...
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George, there is not good or wrong, from my point of view each individual should express as they feel more confident.

There is no rule or place in this site that said "only English", and from my point of view the "wrong" think is asking this kind of questions that can hurt the feelings of those that maybe aren't proficiency in English..as me!

As a contributor of this site, we should promoting and encouraging diversity not using negative adjectives to describe other members participation.
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1 reply by George Lewis
Feb 13, 2018 2:42 PM
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Agreed.

Deacuerdo.

Tres bien.

I definetly think there are lots of non-native english speakers wishing to post a question in the way they feel the best..
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Feb 13, 2018 2:20 PM
Replying to Mayte Mata-Sivera
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George, there is not good or wrong, from my point of view each individual should express as they feel more confident.

There is no rule or place in this site that said "only English", and from my point of view the "wrong" think is asking this kind of questions that can hurt the feelings of those that maybe aren't proficiency in English..as me!

As a contributor of this site, we should promoting and encouraging diversity not using negative adjectives to describe other members participation.
Agreed.

Deacuerdo.

Tres bien.

I definetly think there are lots of non-native english speakers wishing to post a question in the way they feel the best..
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Hopefully everyone feels as Mayte and me.

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