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Should we post in our native language?

rdricco profile image renato ricco ・1 min read

I saw a few posters on last days using their native language here on dev.to. I think this could lead to a very poluted feed, as we don't have any kind of filter to languages. What do you think about it?

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Cesar Aguirre

On my side, I don't post on my native language. But, I enjoy reading posts in Portuguese for example (I'm learning it). I can practice my reading skills and learn the tech vocab in the meantime. So Portuguese writers, keep doing it

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Heiker

Do it. Don't worry about the feed. Creating content in other languages can be a great help to people who don't speak english.

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riidom

Yes. In a sense, the feed is "polluted" anyway – by topics that aren't interesting for a particular user X.

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Avalander

There's plenty of authors posting in languages other than English already. You can configure some languages you want to see in your feed in Settings -> Misc -> Languages. The feature is still in an early stage, but in the future authors may have the chance to set the language for their posts so that they are only shown to users who have configured that language.

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renato ricco Author

Nice! I didn't know about this feature.