I think my reply in the related thread explained the reason behind. No offense.
I know it is not a personal critcism.
But DO try yourself using fu***-up on-line translators and see what comes out of it - Gabberish junk unfortunatly not worth posting.
Your post in the police mob thing simply prompted me to start this thread, Ceevee, old chap. I had been mulling it over in the back of my mind for a while and your post simply provided the reminder/impetus for me. No offence meant to you or to anyone. Just a polite request that things get translated please.
It's actually more the posts that go along the lines of...So yeah I was talking to this person the other day about the topic this thread is discussing. So I said to him, "Hey, why do you do this thing?" And he replied, "INSERT LONG Mandarin SENTENCE." And so I was like, WTF. Right guys?
It's the ones where you need to understand Mandarin to really understand the gist of the whole post. I'm all for people speaking Mandarin, no probs at all. But I'd guess that most
of us fall somewhere between the ranks of window licker
and doorknob humper
when it comes to Mandarin proficiency. I personally would prefer to be able to understand the whole post, or have the parts of the post written in Mandarin translated at some point.
Postscript: For some reason you cannot capitalize the word Mandarin
on the flob. Curious.