Yes English is the main language here. The interface is in English, the cash is in (american$$) English. You do have a lot of people trying to enjoy/participate/write/read/create/post/curate... but can't so much because of the language barrier. If I take myself as an example, I write a lot in English but French is my mother tongue so I can get the pace I want in my text easier that way.
The threat if nothing is done
We will loose users. I came accros this project: russian english
I have mixed feelings about. I like communities coming together but we as Steemians will give more value to the platform if we put contents in quality and quantity. I want everyone to feel he can write or read in the language he or she deems fit.
- Translate the interface: just look at your data to see which country/language should be first added.
- Add/Propose a default language tag to the post submitted. This maybe can be in addition to the 5 usual tags (I personally just use 4)
- Use country top level domain for this default tag. Of course just one tag for a main language( fr for French ...)
So please just standardize the whole language tags so we can discover more culture on Steemit.
I am actually learning dutch so I would like to be able to find those articles (are there any?) easier. And maybe it is the same for anyone trying to learn French.
Don't miss steem, don't miss team.