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2012-07-04 12:48 pm (UTC)
I definitely agree with you on #1 - I'm Norwegean, but I mostly (always?) post in English because I can and I know I'll reach a lot more people if they feel like reading. However, I'd love for this to be a way for me to find other Norwegians on DW, and (like mentioned above somewhere) to let them know they could comment to my blog in any of those languages.
For the same reason I agree with #5 - I speak English, but I'm not from any English-speaking country. There are way too many people who live (permanently or for shorter periods) in other countries.
EDIT: I'm not sure where else to put this, as it's sort of connected to language identity but not entirely... would it be able to change the 'Location' field in the profile to include more than one country? And perhaps also include a 'Nationality' field if people want that? Or something else that would be less specific but indicate a connection to more than one country?
I'm thinking along the lines of identification here, like we're talking about with languages people may live in one country/place and consider themselves to be another nationality, and some might want to indicate that.
My own case is a little different but also relevant, as I study in one country and spend my summer/holidays in another, and at the moment I consider both those countries my home. It's strange to have to change my location back and fourth when I feel like I have a connection to both countries all the time, and it's also a bit of work. :~D
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