This question and its answers are a really good example of a problem I've been aware of on this site for a while.
- There are large culture differences between different work environments. Answers often don't reflect this.
Users of this site seem to be from predominately Western culture (I'm considering this Western Europe, USA, Australia/New Zealand) or India. Questions such as the above have a huge cultural affect even between just Western/Indian culture, not to mention regional/industry differences within either.
These differences are routinely ignored in questions/answers. I rarely see this present in either, there seems to be an assumption that all users are in Western culture. I am firmly of the opinion that many questions asked here have answers which are highly localized - by this I mean answers depend on region.
My question is:
- How can be better identify questions for which geographic factors (culture, etc) have significant influence on the proper answer?
Note that this meta question is somewhat related.