Non-English-Language Groups?

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Non-English-Language Groups?

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Mar 19, 2010, 3:11pm

I'm pretty sure I'm on the English language version of the site ;-) but there are tons of non-English-language groups in among the newer groups. Is this an error, or are they posting on the wrong "site", or what?

Mar 19, 2010, 3:18pm

The ones I checked had the group language set correctly -- we just appear to have had a sudden influx of Lithuanian members. (Maybe LT had some coverage in a prominent Lithuanian source?)

Ironically, there doesn't appear to be a way to show only English-language groups. English doesn't appear on the list for "Groups by language", and attempting to construct what looks like it should be the right URL ( ) yields an error:

Warning: array_keys(): The first argument should be an array in /var/www/html/groups_new_language.php on line 154 Warning: join(): Bad arguments. in /var/www/html/groups_new_language.php on line 154

Mar 19, 2010, 3:55pm

Ok, so at least I'm not losing my mind :-) Maybe English-only groups should be a feature request?

Mar 19, 2010, 4:16pm

This URL ( ) seems to work, but I haven't examined the resulting list. It seems to be the "old" page (at least as far as format goes). I got there from a individual group page (by clicking on English in the right sidebar). I'm guessing Tim(?) forgot to change the links when he re-did Groups.

And, yeah, for consistency sake, English should be added to the Groups by language (even if it's off to the side or at the bottom/top or something, if it threatens to overwhelm the cloud).

Mar 19, 2010, 4:19pm

Thanks sqdancer!

It may be the old format, but the content is current (at least, it lists "Hobnob with Authors", which was the only new group I could think of off the top of my head.)