I have a strong feeling that keeping the site English only is going to radiccclay hinder traffic hits from searches.
Not only that, some answer, like this.
I don't read German. But its still a valid answer, right?
As a, multilingual person and software developer I have thought about this for a few days.
Many of friends will search for these questions, in their own Language. Stack Exchange wont come up because search engines do not translate result content.
I would like to propose, something Stack Exchange has been pushing against. Allowing multi languages. OK. Not answering in the Language. but think about this.
If I can speak Polish and English, I will have no problem writing the same the question in Polish and English. So the original question wills tay english but we could have an alternative language question title. This way, when a search engine indexes the site in
en it will see the English question but there can be a localised
pl version, everything in English just the title in Polish.
When this person gets this hit on the search engine with Polish title, using Chrome for example they can use Translate page. Because their browser is set to PL, automatically picking up EN as non localised.
I know some question will apply to many cultures. Maybe that should be left English only. But if something is tagged
Poland we should be able to put in a Polish title. H2?
Search on an English specific search engine yields good Stack Exchange results but on the same search engine in Polish. 0% linked to Stack Overflow.
My proposal will get the attention of Polish users, who are not familiar with SE. The title in Polish is associated with the English entry. Whoever is interested will click on this.