Moving to the Site Feedback category, so it has higher visibility with the Admins and Mods. I think there needs to be a bit of input from them, too.
There is currently no policy in the Terms of Service nor the FAQ-Guidelines requiring english-only posting. As with most things Ubuntu, that means it’s permitted as long as it doesn’t violate the Code of Conduct.
My advice: Start requesting the language tags that you want immediately, and try a few posts in that language.
Problem: It’s difficult to moderate in a different language, which is why the other forums generally won’t.
- Each post must be viewed through Google Translate, a laborious process.
- After translation, the foreign moderator still won’t recognize many cultural and local references that violate the Ubuntu Code of Conduct.
There are a few possible solutions, which are pretty obvious (multi-lingual moderators, etc) but also add to the admin burden,
Personally, I’m willing to give multi-language a try…with the obvious big caveat that communities must self-police and be willing to flag - everybody should feel welcome and listened to (except bullies, trolls, vandals). However, that’s my personal opinion - a quorum of Mods can differ, or the admins may publish a policy.
And by “give multi-language a try”, I mean that it’s an experiment. Some experiments work out well, some do not.