It recently came to my attention that over 24% of Simutrans forum posts are in languages other than English. Some posts (including a few jokes) later FreeGameDev had its first non-English board.
Simutrans Forum Post Languages
Should we really have a section on our board for non-English languages?
- Lurkers who would not post in English would have the chance to contribute in the international forum
- Engaged non-English-speakers are likely to improve English skills over time, attracted by the larger community
- People who might give English a try to contribute will use the international forum out of comfort instead, decreasaing growth of the English-speaking community
- People who use English now, will use the international forum and contribute less to the English-speaking community
- Moderators need to be found
If you would like to help moderate a language forum, please let us know in this thread.