Should I post in English or Chinese?
Questions and answers can be written both in Chinese and English on the Main Site only. The Meta site should be in English only, though. This is a request by the Stack Exchange team so they can communicate with us. So, on the Main site you can choose either language, but we suggest a guideline that has been used on other Stack Exchange sites as well:
- If the question is in English, please answer in English;
- If the question is in Chinese, please answer in Chinese.
In either case, if you're not as comfortable in the question's language, you can provide a brief but complete answer in the original language, and then a more detailed answer in your preferred language. Other users may help improve your translation. Translations are not mandatory, they are just helpful for users who are not fully bilingual. But keep in mind that if your answer is correct without providing a translation, the OP might not consider it as much as it deserves.
I'm just writing to make sure we're all still generally okay with this.
Question: Are posts permitted in both English and Chinese?
When a fundamental claim like this is made, I feel we should have an individual meta post which establishes consensus: a place where users have had a chance to have their say. Moreover, it is useful to have a specific meta post to link to (where the future reader can add their opinions).
Please vote according to agreement:
- Upvote/downvote according to whether you agree/disagree with the general idea that posts are permitted in both English and Chinese. Downvote otherwise.
- Add answers if there is something beyond this you'd like to add.