This question was asked sometime between today and yesterday. The first sentence is in English, the remainder is in German. (It looks a little bit like what I text friends if I’m learning their language, but that is beside the point.)
Usually our community consensus is to answer English questions in English and German questions in German; if the user provided a translation of the question (i.e. asked the same question twice in both languages but one post) we can choose.
However, I am entirely unsure how this type of mixed-language question is supposed to be handled. One user decided to answer monolingually in English, I decided to answer in both (i.e. translate my answer, effectively having a double answer).
From all I’ve seen so far, our community is very helpful towards those attempting to ask in German if its their foreign language; correcting errors, rephrasing, and often even pointing out why something is wrong in the comments (or sometimes in the beginning of an answer).
So how do we want to deal with mix-language questions?
Do we want to encourage them?
- If so, in what language should we answer?
- If not, would it make a question close-worthy to have mixed languages?