On the old forum I noticed that because local forums were “below the fold”, some people would write on the global ones in English while they could have asked their local community which is quite active.
Arguably, people are marginally better at asking questions in their native language. The language barrier makes them incomprehensible maybe not in the literal sense, but just having them ask in as few words as possible, because they can’t fully express themselves in English.
Plus, there are regional specifics for which knowing the country helps a lot.
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