I am a member of russian BTC community. I read the russian forum and see there many people from all over the world. Not all of them, of course, speak russian. I'm sure, soon here will be more national communities.
Automated translation is not perfect, of course, but can help to understand what is discussed. So now forum members reading foreign language posts have to copy and paste text into translation app manually. But why?
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