I composed this, then read it, then decided it was just a rant. I'm posting it anyway. I have to.
Judging from the posts I see here, there are lots of participants with lots of linguistic skills. So I'm wondering if the forum wouldn't benefit from a translation of the smart questions faq into the langauges of new posters.
Or maybe such translations already exist. (I know, I should have googled...)
Because, God knows, there's a need.
I fully realise that this problem is not solely one of difficulty of expression on the part of folk whose first language isn't English. But, frankly, I regard the USAmerican kiddies as a lost cause.