The welcome message of the forum is very misleading.
English is our favorite language, but other languages are welcome
The welcome message also says
we may moderate use of a particular language if we get the feeling things are getting out of hand
I hardly understand what is getting out of hand when I post a link to a Chinese content followed by English replies or not followed by any replies, though the link to the explanation (I guess) of getting out of hand is dead.
If non English contents should be posted with English explanatory sentences because here is an online community in English, it is fine, and I am already following the rule. But, please write it clearly as a rule, and apply it consistently.
It is inconsistent that my link to a Chinese content followed by English replies or not followed by any replies is not acceptable but a continuous conversation in non English language with 10 or more posts is acceptable.
I also cannot get what is wrong with machine translation posts. I understand that the point of complaints of people like @lostinasia is my links to Chinese contents waste their time because they should use machine translate to understand what are the contents on. So, now I post the results of machine translation, which must be almost exactly the same with what they will get, depending on what translator they use, and sometimes I change the spacing of original text to get better results.
I post the contents I think completely on topic and the English is good enough to get the points of what I want to post. The English is better than what I get by machine translation from many other languages to English, and surely much better than from other languages to my language, though I can get the points from the context most times. If people indeed cannot get the points or get confused, they can ask to clarify or they can just ignore those posts as they must be doing on many other posts, or mods can move them to temp.
Maybe the criteria of understandable English here must be much higher than I think, as I witnessed @tempogain pointed out some English probrem on a post and didn’t give an anwwer when what is asked by OP is obvious from the context.
Though I don’t get what is wrong on the machine translations, if machine translations should be followed by the original text or link to the original source to avoid potentilal harms or misunderstangings, it should be written as a rule too, imo.
I had somehow misunderstood that this forum was for mostly foreigners in/related to Taiwan, and had forgot that it is clearly written on the top that here is a community in Engligh. I must have remembered that many English speakers think everyone should speak English and every information should be provided in English whereever they are, like @SunWuKong or @lostinasia do.