Language barrier. How to solve the biggest problem on site?
I dont want to write this in patch 2.4 topic, because i think this issue should be taken in seprated disccussion and everyone should think, how we should solve language barrier problem.
Most of the users on site are from Asia. Everyone know Asians have more problems with english than for example Europeans. This isnt something bad and strange, because Asian need to learn new alphabet, latin. So we need to help somehow people that are really bad in english, they also shy and they dont want even to try talk in english. And i talk about people that really dont know english, not like me. I sucks but i think my main sentence are understandable 😉
My first idea is something like that.
Every non-english comment will be detected (i need to talk with webdeveloper to pick best option for that), and in main comment everyone will se translated text by google.
There will be hidden below original text, that everyone can exand (something like our “show description” in posts).
I know google translator isnt good option to translate long sentences, but this is only first step to solve the problem with people, that doing offtop, they advertise something, threaten someone etc.
Second step. We will need people that will want to help their contrymens and they will get special rank – “translator”.
Translators will be able to edit post, to add translated version.
In this way people that have the biggest problem with english can comment without any shy, because really, we need to know opinion of everyone.
This is my first idea, so i waiting for your opinions, and your solution for that problem.